Fennimore Bucks Make Perfect Gifts No Matter what the season
Fennimore Bucks are a perfect gift and fit into all types of budgets. Fennimore Bucks are available starting at $5 and up; there is no processing fee added compared to charges for many of the gift cards. Call 608-822-3599 in advance and the bucks will be ready for you to pick up at the Promotions Coordinator’s office. Orders received by Monday, December 18 will be processed in time for Christmas giving.
Please note all City offices will be closed Friday, December 22 and Monday, December 25, 2017, and also Monday, January 1, 2018.
Taste of Fennimore – Sat. March 3
The Chamber’s fifth annual Taste of Fennimore will be held Saturday, March 3, 2018. The event will be held at The Cottonwood Supper Club & Sports Bar from 1 to 5 p.m. Advance tickets ($15) are now available at Carr Valley Cheese, Wood Law Office and Fennimore banks, Chamber board members and Taste committee members.
Shop Local – Help Support Jobs in Fennimore!
Thanks to everyone who continue to support local businesses during Black Friday and Small Business Saturday and the Shop Local Win Big promotion that runs through December 13. Money spent locally helps our community thrive. Businesses reported business was good through the entire weekend. The Chamber thanks Jeri Novinska and Kris Fry who chaired another successful Christmas Creations Craft Show.
Shop Small – Win Big!
The Chamber’s holiday Shop Small – Win Big promotion began November 18 and runs through December 13. Watch for Shop Small – Win Big posters at participating businesses and sign up each time you visit. Grand Prize is $300 along with several $25 winners, all prizes paid in Fennimore bucks.
Prize money for the self-funded chamber promotion are made possible by the following businesses: $175 – Peoples State Bank; $125 – Gundersen Boscobel Hospital & Clinics, $100 – Wood Law Firm, American Bank; $75 Goodman Gutters and Sugar and Spice Bulk Foods and $50 Subway.
Businesses participating in the sign up include: American Bank, BD’s, Benders, Brechler-Lendosky Group, Carr Valley Cheese, Casey’s, Cenex, Clare Bank, Fennimore Depot Exchange, Fennimore Times, Fennimore Vet Clinic, Hometown Florist, Kara’s Massage, Krantz Car Quest, Peoples State Bank, Second Shot, Serendipity Salon & Day Spa, Speedy Mart, Subway, The Quilt Peddler and Tina’s Bark’N Beauties.
Santa drew the winners of the “Shop Small – Win Big” promotion during his visit to the Fennimore Fire Station on Saturday, Dec 16. See the list of winners on the Small Business Saturday / “Shop Small – Win Big” information page.
City of Fennimore receives Broadband Forward community certification
The City of Fennimore has been certified as a Broadband Forward community by the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin which distinguishes the city as supportive of increased broadband access by taking steps to reduce obstacles for private and public investment.
Governor Scott Walker signed The Broadband Forward! Community certification bill into law as 2015 Act 287.
“The City of Fennimore is a great example of a rural Wisconsin community working hard to ensure their community is connected,” said Governor Scott Walker. “It’s an important stepping stone into further broadband expansion and economic development.”
“Expanding broadband is critical to the City of Fennimore and we need to take all the steps we can to reduce the hurdles for deployment of additional infrastructure,” said John Wells, Fennimore Industrial & Economic Development Corp board member. “Our Broadband Forward certification sends the signal that we’re serious about working with broadband providers to extend service.”
Read more about Broadband in Fennimore and the community designation.
Cookie Walk – Dec 9
Members of the Bethany Women’s Group will host their annual Cookie Walk on Saturday December 9 from 8 to 11 am. or until they are sold out. Come early for best selection. The cookie walk will be held in the Legion Annex in the Fennimore Memorial building.
Choose from three box sizes, small for $7.99, medium for $9.99 and large $11.99. Cookie helpers assist with filling boxes as shoppers choose their holiday favorites. Simplifying your Holiday baking, giving a sweet holiday gift or buying a box just to enjoy are all good reasons to visit the cookie walk. Proceeds are used to fund camp scholarships and mission projects. For more information, call the Bethany Alliance Church at 608-822-6946
Special Holiday Sale at Creative Appeal on Dec 10
Dec 10 – Wrap up your Christmas shopping. Vendor Show held at Creative Appeal Sweet Shoppe, 685 Lincoln Avenue, please use the back door entrance. Wrap up your Christmas shopping! Creative Appeal will have remaining inventory 60% off. The following vendors will be set up with their amazing items: Fueste Design, lula Rie, Ruby Ribbon, Color Street Nails, Future Creations & more! Enjoy complimentary snacks & drinks while you shop.
Santa Visits Fennimore Fire House Dec 16
The Fennimore Fire Department has received word that Santa will visit the Fennimore Fire Department, Saturday, Dec 16 between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Fennimore area youth and family members are asked to bring along their letters to Santa.
Fennimore Warm Holiday Welcome
Thanks to the efforts of everyone the City of Fennimore is like a Norman Rockwell painting.
The City of Fennimore is all decked out showing our pride and Christmas spirit this holiday season. Many city residents and businesses have decorated their properties along with the lovely street light decorations on Main Street installed by the City Utility crew to the beautiful Unity Tree adorning the grounds of Dwight Parker Library. Several Fennimore businesses decorated their business places and have entered the Chamber’s Holiday decorating contest. The top three winners will be announced Dec 12 during the WGLR live radio broadcast “Life at the Crossroads” held at Century 21 office and also in the Dec 14 Focus on Fennimore column in the Fennimore Times.
The holiday season was kicked off on November 25 with the Unity Tree ceremony where many people gathered to light the Annual Unity Tree. Following the tree lighting, refreshments and entertainment were held at the Fennimore Memorial building. We thank Cindy Arndt and her faithful crew for stepping forward to continue this community event. All proceeds from the Unity Tree are targeted to benefit the Dwight Parker Library for items not covered in the City budget.
Holiday Decorating Winners Announced
After a very successful fall decorating contest the Fennimore Area Chamber of Commerce decided to sponsor the Festive Fennimore holiday decorating contest. The following businesses received the top three prizes: 1st Place – Depot Exchange Thrift Store, they received a bag of goodies provided by chamber businesses a $200+ value. Second place went to Clare Bank, their prize was $50 Fennimore Bucks and third place went to Serendipity Salon & Day Spa, they received $25 Fennimore Bucks. We appreciate all of the businesses who took the time to decorate their businesses. Watch for more details on 2018 Holiday Decorating for Businesses which will be changed to include residential decorating.
Fennimore Chamber Holiday Party
The sixth annual Fennimore Area Chamber of Commerce Holiday party will be held on Wednesday, Dec 13 at The Cottonwood Supper Club. Chamber members and guests are encouraged to come enjoy refreshments and take the opportunity to network and socialize with other successful Fennimore businesses between 5 to 7 p.m. (See the Chamber Holiday Party poster)
Give the Gift of Life This Holiday Season
Give a meaningful gift this holiday season. Donate blood at the Fennimore Blood drive scheduled for Thursday, Dec 28 at the Fennimore Memorial building. The blood drive opens at 11:30 and runs to 5:30 p.m. Bring a friend and help save lives together. For an appointment call 1-800-RED-CROSS or 800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org. Walk-ins are welcome.
WMC and NAM partner on Manufacturers Marketplace
Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) and the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), the largest manufacturing trade association in the United States, announced the debut of the Manufacturers Marketplace, a new and first-of-a-kind digital marketplace featuring interactive listings and detailed information on more than 300,000 leading U.S. manufacturers, including more than 9,000 in Wisconsin.
“The Manufacturers Marketplace is a valuable tool for all manufacturers in Wisconsin,” said WMC President/CEO Kurt R. Bauer. “Our goal is to empower manufacturers of all sizes to realize their potential, and this tool makes it easy to find potential supply chain partners that best fit a company’s unique needs.”
“Manufacturers in the United States need the best tools available to compete and win — and the Manufacturers Marketplace is unlike any resource the industry has to create new business and support more American jobs,” said Jay Timmons, president and CEO of the National Association of Manufacturers. “What Google and Yahoo did for online searches, Manufacturers Marketplace will do for buyers and sellers in the manufacturing economy — whether they’re large or small firms. As only the NAM and our state partners can do, we’ve created the most comprehensive, simple to use and innovative industry network in the market.”
The Manufacturers Marketplace works by including businesses of both large and small in the Marketplace — whether they are a member of the NAM or a leading state manufacturing association. As manufacturers access the Manufacturers Marketplace, they are prompted to search and then claim their listing. From there, registered users are prompted to expand their listings with detailed information, including additional locations, certifications, equipment, capacity and much more.
As businesses add information to the listings, the Manufacturers Marketplace becomes an even more powerful tool — a tool that enables manufacturers of all sizes, sectors and points in the supply chain to find and be found, mitigate risk for their business and increase visibility among the largest pool of potential partners.
For more information on the Manufacturers Marketplace, visitwww.wmc.org/ManufacturersMarketplace.
Alternate Side Parking begins November 1 and runs through April 1, 2018.
Vehicles shall not park on the North or West side of any street in the City of Fennimore during any hours between midnight and 7 a.m. on odd numbered sides of the street on odd numbered days. Vehicles shall not park on South or East side of any street in the City of Fennimore during hours of midnight to 7 a.m. on even-numbered days of the month.
Recently there have been some exceptions added to winter parking in the City of Fennimore. Physicians on emergency calls are exempt. Winter parking restrictions do not apply on portions of the following streets
- 1200 block of 7th Street;
- 1200 block of 11th Street; and
- 1200 block of Cleveland Street.
- At a time with no snow on the travel lanes and/or intersections of the City streets for the previous 48 hours.
Keep in mind the day starts at midnight. For questions, please contact the Fennimore Police Department 608-822-3215.