Shop Local Weekend!
Nov 27-28, 2015
Thanks to everyone who supported local businesses Black Friday and Small Business Saturday as well as throughout the year. Money spent locally helps our community thrive. Businesses reported excellent business traffic through the entire weekend. Many of the craft show vendors reported this was the best craft show they exhibited at for the year!
Congratulations to the winners from entries collected from 27 business locations during Fennimore Area Chamber of Commerce Small Business Saturday promotion. All prizes are paid in Fennimore bucks which may be used the same as cash at over 100 chamber member business locations.
Twenty $50 winners include: Pat Payson, Sue Chapman, Ingeborg Froiland, Dennis Govier, Diane Alm, Robin Rosemeyer, Kristy Wiest, Cindy Arndt, Roger Strack, Arlene Mulrooney, Sherry Swim, Pat Heberlein, Cindy Krantz, Lenora Heilmann and Laura Kirschbaum all of Fennimore; Barb Reuter of Lancaster, Janice Withrow and Annie Fiedler both of Platteville, Joanne Gunderson of Boscobel and Angel Wagner of Buffalo, MN.
Prize money was made possible by these generous sponsors!
Corporate Sponsors: American Bank, Fennimore Times/Reminder, Fennimore Good Samaritan Society, Goodman Gutters, Gundersen Boscobel Area Hospital and Clinics, Immuno-Dynamics and Wood Law Firm, LLC.
Gold sponsors: Nelson Properties, Brechler-Lendosky Insurance, Hall Automotive, Kwik Trip and Clare Bank.
Silver sponsors: Barb Romberg Photography, Fennimore Utilities and Midwest Builders, Inc.
2015 Fennimore businesses that reported their Small Business Saturday specials include:
Thank you to these twenty-seven Fennimore Chamber member businesses that participated and offered specials in their stores. “Shop Small and Shop Local” in Fennimore all year!
- BD’s Eagles Nest $1 off sandwich basket or $1 off pizza;
- Bender’s Foods, Cool Whip or Stovetop Stuffing 99 cents each;
- Carr Valley cheese, mention special and receive 15% discount;
- Carquest/Krantz, 5% discount on parts/products 11/27 & 28;
- Children’s Clothesline all clothing buy 1 get 2nd item free (no limit-must be of equal or lesser value;
- Creative Appeal 15% off merchandise (excluding consignment)
- Creative Appeal Bakery 15% off prepaid holiday bakery orders;
- Fennimore Depot Exchange 15% off storewide, sign up for gift basket give-a-way;
- Fennimore Lumber 20% Regal Rail;
- Fenway Tavern $1 off homemade bread bowl soup and sandwich;
- Future Creations 25% off in-stock & custom orders or 50% off all summer and second time around items;
- Hammerand Farms local produce – buy one get one free (produce only);
- Hardees BOGO Bacon Egg Biscuit breakfast special or BOGO Big Roast Beef during lunch hour;
- Hartig Drug (Friday only) buy one giftware item get 50% off second item, spend $25 on giftware and receive $5 off total purchase;
- Hometown Florist 25% cash and carry Nov 27 (hours 8 to 5 and Nov 28 8 to 4)
- Ideal Art Sources 50% off most items – in-store drawing for Terry Redlin plate.
- Kwik Trip offering pizza specials thin/$4.99 or Traditional $7.99;
- Lengthz and Lengthz x 2 (Saturday only) 30% off product or purchase a $100 gift certificate for just $80 – offer good through Dec 24;
- The Quilt Peddler 10% off all fabric and kits;
- Serendipity Salon and Day Spa Black Friday bag sale 15% off anything you can fit in our Serendipity bag or 15% off gift certificates (not good on services);
- Speedy Mart save $2 on a 2# bag (raw, deveined and peeled);
- Subway purchase a sandwich or salad ad get a bowl of soup for just $1;
- Sugar and Spice Bulk Foods holding annual open house – lots of free sampling and 10% discount when you mention our special;
- The Cottage Baker receive a gift certificate with a $15 purchase – also offering extended hours on Sat Nov 28 offering our delicious cream puffs and beverages prior t the Unity Tree lighting;
- Timothy’s Cafe Friday check out our breakfast, lunch and dinner specials. Saturday lunch special – order any menu lunch sandwich and receive our soup, salad and dessert bar as a Super Saturday bonus;
- World of Variety Black Friday bag sale 20% off and Saturday and Sunday $5 off (with in-store coupon on $10 minimum purchase).
This promotion replaces the Chambers Annual Fill Santa’s Stocking promotion.
40th Annual Chamber Christmas Creations Craft Show Nov 28, 2015
The Fennimore Area Chamber of Commerce 40th Annual Christmas Creations Craft Show and Sale was held on Saturday Nov 28. More than 45 vendors were on hand offering a wide assortment of handmade craft items perfect for holiday decorating and gift giving.
The show was held at the Fennimore Memorial building gym (860 Lincoln Avenue) and Fennimore Elementary School gym (860 Madison Street).
The Memorial building was also the site of a Scholastic Book Fair sponsored by Dwight Parker Library. The book fair offered a wide assortment of books and stocking stuffer items. Proceeds from the book fair are used to purchase items for the library.
Fennimore Auxiliary Activities
Legion Auxiliary members served coffee, juice, rolls, biscuits and sausage gravy along with a lunch menu. They also held a silent auction of kitchenware items, some believed to be of collectible value.
Contact the Promotions Coordinator’s office for additional information email@example.com or 608-822-3599.