Stronger Together – Thank you for your continued support of Fennimore Area Businesses
We urge everyone to follow Governor Evers #SaferAtHome order…be safe, stay well.
The Fennimore Area Chamber of Commerce encourages you to shop small and shop local. Our community businesses are the backbone of our community.
With the Easter holiday fast approaching FACC suggests you consider gift certificates from Fennimore area businesses to add to Easter cards or baskets
The following businesses are abiding by the Governor’s “Stay at Home” order for the safety of their staff and customers…
Businesses indicating, they offer gift certificates includes:
Fenway House Hotel, 1096 Lincoln Avenue, Fennimore WI. Having company coming to visit later this summer? Fenway House Hotel offers gift certificates in any amounts. Send a check payable to the Fenway House Hotel and Renee or Sherry will send you the gift certificate. Although doors are locked they can offer lodging for those who call and make arrangements 608-822-3782.
Hickory Grove Golf Course-14562 Hwy 61, Fennimore, WI. If you haven’t had a chance to dine at HG since the new owners Greg & Heather Norsby took over, you are missing out. Currently they are abiding by the Stay at Home order. They are busy doing maintenance preparing to reopen for food and golf as soon as the order is lifted. They offer gift cards. Let’s all think positive that the golf season isn’t far away.
Kev’s Pet World LLC – 555 Lincoln Avenue, Fennimore, WI 53809
Mail a check and Kev will send you a gift certificate. For more details he can be reached by phone 608-822-3477.
Linen and Pearls & Ruby Ribbon, 960 4th Street, Fennimore, WI. Marsha offers gift certificates for her alteration businesses as well as Ruby Ribbon. Mail Marsha a check or call her for more details 608-822-6571.
MQ Signs & More – Angie Monroe offers gift certificates to her business. Currently Angie is only taking orders and making arrangements for pick up. She offers gift certificates for future purchases. Send checks to Angie’s home address 4937 Plum Valley Road, Fennimore, WI 53809
The Cottonwood Supper Club, Pat Reynolds reports she is busy preparing to reopen supper club and sports bar once the Stay at Home order is over. They offer gift cards – mail check to 526 N Centre Street, Mt Hope, WI 53816, Fennimore or leave a message 608-822-6314
The Lemon Door – 1030 Lincoln Avenue, Fennimore, WI 53809. Send your check to Melodie and she will send you a gift certificate by return mail.
The Quilt Pedder, 4420 Hwy 18, Fennimore, WI also accepting product orders for shipment.
“Essential” businesses the following Food Related Fennimore Businesses continue to remain open for business for carryout orders. Please call your order ahead and it will be ready for you for pick up.
Benders Foods – 325 Lincoln Avenue, Fennimore WI – is open 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. They suggest those customers who fall in the “at risk” category shop early mornings when the store is less crowded. They also offer gift cards which could used personally or given to someone in need.
BD’s Eagles Nest – 690 Lincoln Avenue, Fennimore, WI 608-822-6510 – carryout 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. – Also offer gift cards.
Fennimore Bowling Lanes – 1160 12th Street, Fennimore, WI 608-822-6518
Carryout hours Friday & Saturday 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. – We offer gift cards send your check and order to address listed above.
Friederick’s Family Restaurant– 430 Lincoln Ave, Fennimore WI call 608-822-7070. Currently offering carryout service from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 8 p.m.
Owner, Sarah Fisher also offers gift certificates.
Second Shot –1260 7th Street – Owner Jerry Day continues to offer carryout meals at this time but also offers gift cards for future use when customers can once again come back inside for dining, pool and darts once the Stay at Home order is over.
Speedy Mart – 435 Lincoln Avenue – Angie Faith is open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.
Offering fuel, grocery, beverage, cheese and frozen meat. Also offers gift certificates.
This list was put together with input from businesses received by April 6. Please note, if a business is not listed and you want a gift card. Please contact them directly. We thank you in advance for your continued support of Fennimore area businesses and your shop small – shop local support!
Please complete your Census form…it’s important!
By now you should have received your Census information. Please take just a few minutes to fill out your form. There has never been a more important time for 100% participation than now. Information is used to calculate our area’s share of tax dollars and funding for schools, roads, city and township funding and more. Fill it out to help all of US!
A Message from the Fennimore Area Chamber of Commerce
FACC board of directors held their monthly board meeting last week by conference call. During the meeting the board decided to coordinate a buy local “gift card” promotion encouraging people to purchase gift cards for use a at a future date as a way to show your support of businesses and bring a little cash flow into businesses who have had their normal business interrupted due to COVID-19.
Other updates – FACC’s official garage sales dates for mid-May will be postponed until a summer time frame. Watch for more details to be coming on this. In the mean time keep cleaning those closets and basements so you’ll be ready to turn your unwanted items into Cash.
As we all work together in uncharted waters the City, Chamber and Economic Development offices overseen by the Promotions Coordinator continue to share pertinent information and resources with area businesses and residents. WebWise Design and Marketing has set up a COVID-19 link on fennimore.com for us to continue to post new messages and links to resources offering assistance until we are thru this crisis.
Currently the City of Fennimore offices are locked down to comply with social distancing. As of Wednesday, March 25 I continue to work remotely Monday thru Friday. I am available by phone 608-822-6462 between the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by email at this time please send messages to both of my accounts TomLin1967@outlook.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
Other City departments are available by phone and most of us are available by email to serve you. We will do our best to continue to assist everyone.
The Chamber’s Facebook team of Peggy Miles and Amanda Dagenhardt have been posting business and community information posts on Facebook…like us and visit us often. Also keep updated from Facebook posts from Mayor Boebel and The City of Fennimore. For those with internet simply go to www.fennimore.com and you will find a link to all three of these on the homepage. At this point everyone should consider all community events to be cancelled or postponed. The best policy is to call ahead before visiting essential businesses. Fennimore dining options ask you to phone your orders in advance for pick up.
For the community residents and customers, we thank each of you for your efforts to shop small – shop local during these unusual times. Remember the best way to make sure business is operating as usual is to call.
Spring has sprung and at Dwight Parker Library so has the storybook walk. Thanks to local volunteer Cindy Arndt she has put up the story book walk on stakes on the grounds of Dwight Parker Library. While families are out getting some fresh air and exercise take a stroll along the sidewalk and read the pages of the book. Cindy, an active member of the Fennimore Optimist organization had put the storybook walk together previously for the public.
The Chamber will post updates on Business Resources on a regular basis…go to www.fennimore.com and click on chamber to find the link.
The Grant County Economic Development Corp also is a good resource for which businesses are still offering carry out food. They are also listing current info on area events…some businesses are now streaming church services, etc. Check the link www.grantcounty.org
Depot Exchange Food Pantry Info
For the safety of staff, volunteers and customers the Depot Exchange has closed temporarily however; they will hold Depot Food Pantry days as usual. They ask you to watch their facebook posts.
Marsden Park Shelter Project Update
Just a brief update from Marsden Park trustees who are currently seeking financial donations towards a new park shelter to be built in Marsden Park. The estimated cost of the building is $55,500. Trustees report the building would be large enough to hold community activities and is an investment in the future of Marsden Park.
Marsden Park Trustees has received word from an anonymous donor they will match the first $25,000 of donations. With the current donations there is just $6,980 needed to meet the $25,000 match.
Did you know Marsden Park is not a city-owned park? Wm Marsden bequest in his will funds to establish and maintain a park for the community of Fennimore. As per Wm Marsden’s will, Marsden Park is overseen by a judge from the Grant County Court system; who governs a 3-member board of trustees. The current board of trustee members include: Mary Ann Stenner, Larry Novinska and Dan Stepank who recently replaced Robert Callahan after his recent move.