Small Business Saturday
There has been great support from the business community for the Chamber’s Small Business Saturday promotion. The Chamber’s marketing committee will finalize all of the details by the November 6 deadline. Businesses registering by Nov 6 will be included in promotional materials. Participation in this event for chamber members businesses is FREE and simple. You are required to have a promotional offer, either of product sale or discount good Friday Nov 27 and Saturday Nov 28. Each participating business have official entry tickets to give to customers. All entries will be collected and combined in a drawing taking place Dec 7 during the chamber board meeting. Prizes will we awarded in Fennimore Bucks.
The Chamber’s goal of this promotion is to remind area customers that shopping small businesses during the holiday season benefits them and the community in which they live. To participate or for more information, please contact Rick Nelson, Denise Deaton-Tolzman, Brian Muldoon or the Promotions Coordinator.
Public Information Meeting Nov. 9
A public hearing will be held on Monday, Nov 9 at 6:00 PM at the Fennimore Memorial building, 860 Lincoln Avenue, Fennimore, Wisconsin, to discuss and review the Facilities Planning Document for proposed upgrades to the existing wastewater treatment facility. The project is needed to comply with current and future Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources permit requirements, repair or replace equipment that is nearing the end of its useful life, and upgrade the facility to meet the City’s current and future needs. A copy of the full document can be found online (8Mb – 292 pages) or paper copies at Dwight Parker Library and the City Clerk’s office.
During the public hearing the following information will discuss:Population and Design Projections, Current and Future Permit Requirements, Alternatives Evaluate, Review of Alternatives Selected, Implementation Schedule, Environmental Effects and User Charge System Impacts
The City of Fennimore is also in the process of applying for USDA Rural Development funds to complete the proposed modifications to the wastewater treatment facility. The specific objective of this application is to receive low interest loans and grant assistance.
All interested parties are encouraged to attend or send their comments, in writing, to the City of Fennimore, 860 Lincoln Avenue, Fennimore, WI 53809. Comments will be accepted up to 15 days past the hearing date. If there are any questions, please contact Amy Bares, P.E., our consulting engineer, Town & Country Engineering, Inc. 608-273-3350 or Dennis Biddick, Director of Public Works 608-822-6501.
Fennimore Veterans Day Service
This year’s Fennimore Veterans Day service will have Fennimore High School students involved with the Veteran Day program. Students are researching and creating reports on how and when the Legion was formed and details on how, when and why we celebrate Veterans Day. Pete Finnegan reports this is a special program all community residents will want to attend. This year’s program will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the Fennimore High School gym. So mark your calendar and save the date. Watch for more details in future columns in the Fennimore Times.
Bucks Season Awaits – Fennimore Bucks that is!
While many people have “bucks” on their minds at the Fennimore Area Chamber of Commerce office I’m preparing for Fennimore Buck season. Fennimore Bucks are available to purchase all year, however, the sales of Fennimore Bucks escalates the last two months of the year. If you are starting to put your gift giving list together keep in mind Fennimore Bucks make perfect gifts. They are a great way to show your appreciation to neighbors who have helped, postal or paper delivery persons, clergy or simply a random act of kindness.
Purchasing Fennimore Bucks is easy. Order forms are available outside the Promotions Coordinator’s office or may be printed online. Fill out the form and slide it under the Promotions Coordinator’s office door or mail it to 850 Lincoln Avenue, Fennimore WI 53809, or call ahead and I will have them ready for pick up at my office. Bucks can be made in any amount starting at $5 on up. There is no service fee added to your purchase unlike gift cards. If you want $100 worth I would suggest four $25 bucks. Bucks are good for full face value – for instance if you spend $23.25 cents paying with a $25 buck, the cashier will give you $1.75 back in change.
Although the name is generally added in the “to” section, this can also be left blank. If you end up with too many Fennimore Bucks, then use them yourself at the grocery or convenience store, pay your local utility bill….or at any of the 120 plus chamber member businesses (listed on the bucks).
Also keep in mind any new members paying 2016 dues now will also have their name included in the list of businesses accepting Fennimore bucks.
Keep in mind you don’t have to own a business to create jobs right here in Fennimore? Your investment in Fennimore bucks or shopping locally is a way you can create jobs right here where we live. Your investment keeps the money in our community and contributes to keeping a strong job market and healthy economic climate right here in Fennimore.
Fennimore Halloween Activities Planned
Check out the calendar of events for area halloween activities. The Fennimore Police Department has set the official Trick or Treat Hours for the City of Fennimore. They suggest youth are accompanied by a parent during the hours of 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, October 31.
FUMC Turkey Supper and Fall Bazaar
Members of the Fennimore United Methodist Church Women would like to invite the public to attend their annual Turkey Supper and Fall Bazaar on Thursday, November 5 at FUMC 1450 2nd Street. The bazaar opens at 3:30 p.m. and meal is served from 4:30 to 7 p.m.
The menu includes turkey and dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, special recipe green beans, cranberry salad, homemade pie, rolls and milk and coffee. Tickets are available at the door at a cost of $10 for adults, $5.00 for children 6 to 10 years and youth five and under free. Carryout meals are also available.
Fennimore Writers Group Meeting
The next Fennimore Area Writers group meeting will be held on Friday, Nov 6 from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. at The Cottage Baker. Anyone interested in writing or listening to articles from others is encouraged to attend.
High School Musical Nov 6 & 7
Fennimore High School students will perform “Oklahoma” as this year’s musical production. The public is encouraged to come enjoy an evening of entertainment and talent of area youth. Tickets are now available at the Fennimore High School office cost is $4 for adults or $3 students/ youth in advance or $6 and 4 at the door. The play will be held Friday and Saturday Nov 6 and 7 starting at 7:00 p.m.
Kiwanis Pancake Supper
The Kiwanis organization will hold one of their famous pancake suppers on Monday, November 9 at the Legion Annex. Serving will be from 4:30 to 7:00 pm. Tickets are available at the door $6 adults, $4 students, Under 5 free. Questions, contact Kiwanis President Pattie Wells.
Fennimore Times Wants To Hear From Veterans
The Fennimore Times continues to work with the Fennimore Memorial Park Committee to bring more awareness to our veterans’ service to our country as we all anxiously anticipate the new Veterans Memorial in our community. The Fennimore Times has been publishing area Veterans photos and brief bio as they are received and as space is available in the newspaper. The Times has now published all the Veterans info that has been submitted. They encourage veterans they have not heard from to send their information so they can continue to share this information with readers.
If you are a veteran or know of a veteran who has served our country (previously or currently) in any branch of the military, please fill out the form and return it to the Fennimore Times at 1150 Lincoln Ave., Fennimore, WI 53809 or e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Along with your information, please send along a photograph, in print or digital form, of you or the veteran you would like to be featured in the newspaper. This picture can be a current one or a picture from the time of service. (Please do not send photocopies of pictures or printouts from home computers, which are of poor quality.) All mailed pictures will be returned to their owners.
Copies of the profile sheets are available at the Fennimore Times, at the Memorial building hallway. Special thanks to WebWise Design and Marketing for also setting up the profile form online.
Fennimore is The Place To Be Thanksgiving Weekend
The Chamber’s 40th Annual Christmas Creations Craft Show will be held at the Fennimore Memorial building and Fennimore Elementary School gym on Saturday, Nov 28 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.. Forty-five vendors will be in the Fennimore Memorial building gym and elementary school. A wide assortment of handmade items will be available perfect for home decorating and gift giving!
Dwight Parker Library will offer the popular Scholastic Book Fair in the Fennimore Memorial building. The book fair offers a wide assortment of books perfect for gift giving and stocking stuffing. Book fair sales proceeds are used to purchase books for Dwight Parker Library.
The Fennimore Area Chamber of Commerce encourages residents and holiday guests to support local businesses during our Shop Local – Small Business Saturday November 27 & 28. Before you head out to the big cities and malls, stop by Fennimore businesses and take a closer look at their goods and services they offer. Do you know you can help create jobs in Fennimore simply by shopping local?
The Chamber will sponsor a Small Business Saturday marketing promotion November 27 & 28. The Fennimore Times and QueenB Radio will offer discounted advertising rates to Chamber member businesses interested in promoting special products and services. Please contact your local sales representative for details.
Another change for 2015 is moving the 21st Annual Unity Tree Lighting ceremony ahead one day to Saturday, Nov 28. The Unity Tree event will begin on the grounds of Dwight Parker Library with Santa arriving at 6:10 p.m. The Tree lighting will take place at 6:30 p.m. refreshments and entertainment will follow in the Fennimore Memorial building. The Friends of the Library projects will be the recipient of Unity Tree funds raised this year.