NEWS RELEASE (December 14, 2020) – 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 provides for up to $2,000 in gift cards to IACC chamber of commerce members in the communities Fareway serves.
“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.”
Each IACC chamber of commerce member will work to distribute gift cards to those most in-need in the coming week.
“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.”
Fareway has also made donations to chambers in its communities outside of Iowa. Chamber communities that Fareway serves in surrounding states will be contacted directly. 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.
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.