In spring 2007, the Area Chamber launched its Buy Here campaign asking local businesses to pledge to shift 5 percent of current expenditures made outside Johnson County to our area.
If every business in Johnson County shifted a mere 5 percent of their out-of-area spending, the change would result in approximately $95 million for our community. This figure equates to new jobs, business expansion; improved public services; streets, parks and schools.
“Now in its second year, Buy Here promotes local spending that will contribute to the area’s economic vigor,” said Nancy Quellhorst, Area Chamber president & CEO. “Shifting non-local procurements to Johnson County creates jobs and strengthens the businesses on whom we depend for tax dollars and philanthropy.”
You're invited to celebrate Buy Here Day at the Buy Here Business Fair on April 23. Partner with local businesses, network with hundreds of attendees and learn how to shift your current non-local spending on goods and services to Johnson County. In addition to complimentary admission, enjoy cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, games and prizes.
BUY HERE BUSINESS FAIR
The Buy Here Business Fair is sponsored by GEICO, KCJJ Radio, McComas-Lacina Construction and Neumann Monson PC Architects.
4 to 7 p.m., Thursday April 23
The Holiday Inn and Conference Center
1220 1st Avenue, Coralville
Complimentary admission, open to the public.
Enjoy cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, games and prizes.
A W Welt Ambrisco Insurance Inc.
Bachmeier Carpet One Floor & Home
Bank of the West
Baymont Inn & Suites
BioLife Plasma Services
CarePro Home Medical
Cedar Ridge Vineyards, Winery & Distillery
Computer Solutions, Ltd.
Corridor Business Journal
Dave Long Protective Products, Inc.
Family First Chiropractic
Freedom Security Bank
Frohwein Office Plus
GEICO Direct Auto Insurance
Heather Woody Unlimited, Inc. - Professional Success Coaching
Hills Bank and Trust Company
HJR Financial Group
Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce
Iowa City Telecommunications Corporation
Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity
Kabel Business Services
Kathryn Henry Coaching
KCJJ 1630 AM
Keystone IT, Inc.
Latta, Harris, Hanon & Penningroth, L.L.P.
Lenoch & Cilek Commercial Supply
McEleney Autoplex, Inc.
Merit Construction Company
Miron Construction Co., Inc.
Old Capitol Screen Printers
Options of Linn County
Quad City International Airport
St. Ambrose University
State Farm Insurance / Adam Schechinger Agency
Tru Art Color Graphics
Veridian Credit Union
Zephyr Printing & Design