Fareway donation supports area small businesses

Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Pictured are Spirit Lake Fareway employees Marie Stricker, Adam Gerleman, Branden Brown and Bryan Odendahl.
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Fareway Stores, Inc. recently announced a $200,000 donation to the Iowa Chamber of Commerce Executives (ICCE). The donation provided for $1,000 or more in gift cards to ICCE chamber of commerce members in the communities Fareway serves.

ICCE distributed the Fareway gift cards to its chamber of commerce members. Spirit Lake Chamber of Commerce received $2,000 in gift cards, and the Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber received $1,250 in gift cards."Local chambers have the pulse in each community and how best to serve its small business members during this time of need," said Fareway President and CEO Reynolds W. Cramer. "We hope this relief reduces some of the stress our community business partners are facing."

The gift cards will be distributed to local small businesses and their employees.

"Our members work diligently every day to strengthen communities throughout Iowa," ICCE Executive Director Lane Till said. "Through this generous donation from Fareway, our members will have the ability to help support the small businesses that create the heart of each of their communities."

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