ATLANTIC – The Atlantic Chamber received $2,000 worth of gift cards as part of a $200,000 donation from Fareway Stores, Inc. to Iowa Chamber of Commerce Executives (ICCE. Donations are given to chambers in communities with Fareway stores. They will be given to small businesses in the Atlantic area that have been negatively impacted by COVID-19.
“We’re extremely thankful to Fareway and the ICCE for donating $2,000 to our community,” Bailey Smith, Executive Director at the Atlantic Area Chamber of Commerce said. “We are working with Tony Schmidtke, Atlantic Fareway Store Manager, to distribute 40, $50 gift cards to small businesses in the area that have closed or are experiencing shortages due to COVID-19, which has had a negative impact on their employees. Our hope is this money will give workers a boost during this unprecedented time.”