Don’t miss one of the highest attended Business After Hours of the Year! Come to Business After Hours at The Nelson Company on Friday, December 20th, 2019 from 4pm to 7pm. Food and drinks will be provided in addition to tours of the plant. The Nelson Company is located at 1200 West Stone Avenue.
The Nelson Company’s trained machinists make machine parts that are sent worldwide to be used in the assembly of mostly agriculture-related equipment. They buy aluminum, ductile iron and gray iron castings and machine them into usable parts. They assist customers in placing their tooling with the appropriate foundry to best suit their needs.
The Chamber Business After Hours is a free, monthly networking event open to Chamber Members, their guests and the general public. If you are interested in hosting a Business After Hours, please contact the Chamber at 641-472-2111 or by email at Info@FairfieldIowa.com.
The 2019 Holiday Trade Fair at the Fairfield Arts and Convention Center will be held on Saturday and Sunday, December 14th and 15th.
Are you interested in hosting a vendor booth at the 2019 Holiday Trade Fair? Read on for further information!
Click Here for the vendor map with booth pricing and spaces.
Click Here for the vendor application.
After reviewing the vendor map, please fill out the vendor application and indicate your top 3 choices of booth space with your vendor application. You will be notified which booth space is available for you.
As soon as payment is received either by the Donate link, or check by mail; you will be contacted to confirm that your booth space is secured.
Checks made out to:
Fairfield First Fridays Art Walk
P.O. Box 632
Fairfield, IA 52556
Please contact Marla Brader with Fairfield First Fridays if you have any questions;
641-233-8883 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2019-2020 Leadership Fairfield class held their December session on Tuesday, December 3rd. Each month Leadership Fairfield meets at the Fairfield Arts and Convention Center for a full day of learning about leadership; December's theme was City and County Government.
The class started the day with a little journalism; what they liked the most about Fairfield, the least about Fairfield, how it could be improved and why. Following the journal activity, everyone joined together to participate in a group activity called the Human Knot. The Human Knot activity was intended to get everyone problem solving and thinking in a creative way and how that applies to leadership in the workplace.
Tuesday was a busy day full of tours around Fairfield! The group toured the Jefferson County Courthouse in the morning and learned about the extensive renovations that the building has undergone since it was built in the late 1800s (1890-1893). Following the Courthouse, the group toured the Fairfield Fire Station. They learned about how the Fire Station is managed and staffed and even witnessed staff heading out on an emergency call.
After enjoying a lovely lunch at a famous local cafe, Revelations Cafe & Bookstore, the group walked and toured the downtown Fairfield square to see the annual holiday decorations. After gaining some behind-the-scenes knowledge of Fairfield's holiday decor and very recent upgrades of the Santa House thanks to JC Huffman Cabinetry of Fairfield, they stopped at the Chamber of Commerce. Subsequently, the main afternoon tours consisted of visiting City Hall and touring the Fairfield Police Station. At City Hall, the group had the opportunity to sit in the main conference room and listen to Fairfield City Administrator, Aaron Kooiker, discuss the daily operations of City Hall. At the Police Station, the group received a tour and had the opportunity to ask local jailers and the deputy sheriff questions. In Fairfield, the local police force and the Jefferson County Deputy Sheriff's office operate out of the same building.
Upon returning to the Fairfield Arts and Convention Center, the group enjoyed listening to a Panel discussion focused on city, county and state government. Special thanks to panel participants Michael Halley (Fairfield City Council), Lee Dimmitt (Jefferson County Supervisor), Dee Sandquist (Jefferson County Supervisor) and Jeff Shipley (Iowa House District 82 Representative).
The group looks forward to meeting again on Tuesday, January 7th, after the holidays and the New Year.
JC Huffman Cabinetry, Fairfield, IA
Mantel Décor Ideas
The season of winter means cozy nights by the fire. Mantels are natural focal points, when you walk into a room that has a mantel, your eye is immediately drawn to it. There are many décor trends to consider when styling your mantel, and we are here to help. Before we get to the mantel décor ideas, let’s discuss what is above your mantel. If you have a television above your mantel you must be mindful in choosing tall items, but if you have a piece of art above your mantel, you can be more versatile with item height. There are many ways to decorate your mantel, whether you are decorating for the holidays or for an everyday look, we have the ideas for you! To start, the first thing you should do is choose your theme.
Farmhouse Mantel Decor
Thanks to popular TV shows, Farmhouse style is a hot trend. Whether you have a rustic wood mantel or a sleek white mantel, a farmhouse theme will be very complementary to that style. Farmhouse décor is also a style that goes with all the seasons!
Simple Mantel Decor
If you already have a busy living room with lots of patterns and textures, a simple mantel is perfect for you!
Christmas Mantel Decor
We all get excited about bringing out Christmas décor! Your mantel is the perfect place to hang the stockings. Continue your Christmas tree décor throughout your mantel to create a winter wonderland. There are many different Christmas color schemes to choose from; green and silver, red and gold or blue and white!
Artwork Above Fireplace Mantel
A painting over the mantel is a traditional look but can still be stylish. There are many different styles of paintings that exist now which makes it easy to find one that fits you! A painting can tie everything together with its unique pattern of colors.Need a mantel to decorate? Our custom mantels are available for nationwide shipping! Give JC Huffman a call (641) 472-8385 or stop by our showroom for more information!
As we are quickly approaching the holiday shopping season, the Chamber would like to invite customers of Chamber merchants to participate in our Holiday Chamber Bucks drawing. We will be giving away five $50 Chamber Bucks gift certificates, for a total of $250!
The drawing entry period will be from Tuesday, November 26th, through Friday, December 20th. 5 winners will be drawn on Monday, December 23rd. Shop at any one of the participating Chamber Member locations listed below to enter!
Participating Members (this list may continue to be updated):
Cedar Valley Winery
Chamber of Commerce
Frontline Print & Web
Iowa State Bank
Overland Sheepskin Co.
Pickle Creek Herbs
Stuff A Bear & More
**Times available to enter the drawing will vary depending on business hours of each location.