15 Jan FAREWAY PROVIDES SECOND $200,000 DONATION TO SUPPORT SMALL BUSINESSES AND THEIR EMPLOYEES
NEWS RELEASE (Muscatine, IA) – Fareway Stores, Inc. recently announced a second donation in the amount of $200,000 to the Iowa Association of Chambers of Commerce (IACC). The donation provided for up to $2,000 in gift cards to IACC chamber of commerce members in the communities Fareway serves.
The Greater Muscatine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GMCCI) received $2,000 in gift cards, which were distributed to local small businesses and their employees. This round, GMCCI focused on giving to gift cards to local restaurants, entertainment and small businesses greatly affected by the global pandemic.
“We are excited to continue our support of small businesses and their employees during this holiday season,” said Fareway President and CEO Reynolds W. Cramer. “As small businesses continue to face challenges, we are proud to again partner with IACC, which understands how best to serve its small business members during this unique economic time.”
“We are thrilled to partner with Fareway and IACC to further assist local businesses and their employees impacted by COVID 19. We are thankful for the opportunity to show our appreciation and support,” stated Shelley Sides, GMCCI Director of Member Services.
“Our members work diligently every day to strengthen communities throughout Iowa,” said IACC Executive Director Lane Till. “Through this generous additional donation from Fareway, our members will have the ability to help support the small businesses that create the heart of each of their communities.”
In 2020, Fareway has provided nearly $500,000 in support to small businesses in partnership with IACC and local chamber of commerce members. Follow the movement on Facebook with #FarewayShopsLocal.
Founded in 1944, the Greater Muscatine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GMCCI) is a catalyst for advancing our region’s economy, improving our quality of life and enhancing our members’ success. The Chamber is involved in an aggressive program of work designed to create a prosperous economic and business climate through Muscatine County. Both today and in the future, the Chamber will strive to provide value, meet our members’ needs, be innovative and offer a wide range of professional and business development programs for enterprises of all sizes. Learn more about GMCCI at www.muscatine.com.
Fareway Stores, Inc. is a growing Midwest grocery company currently operating 124 stores in a six-state region. Fareway’s mission is to provide the highest quality products, while treating customers like family, and valuing dedicated employees. Its stores are known for their unmatched, full-service meat departments, farm-fresh produce, and exceptional to-your-car customer service. Fareway is a family-owned business, recognized as a top 10 employer in Iowa, and has more than 12,000 total employees. Visit Fareway.com for more information.
Lead with Love is part of Fareway’s mission aimed at supporting local communities through charitable giving efforts and other initiatives by direct involvement and donated resources. Lead with Love is a valued philosophy held by Fareway and inspired by its outstanding employees. Visit Fareway.com/LeadwithLove for more information.
Formed in 1916 to enhance the development of chamber professionals, the Iowa Association of Chambers of Commerce continues as the first stop for reaching the business community of Iowa. Innovation with economic development, entrepreneurs and job creation are critical to the growth of Iowa communities. IACC’s mission is to prepare chambers and business leaders to meet the changing demands in Iowa communities.