NEWS RELEASE (URBANDALE, IA) – 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. Urbandale Chamber of Commerce received $2,000 in gift cards, which are currently being distributed to local small businesses and their employees.

“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.”

“We cannot thank Fareway enough for this generous donation,” said Tiffany Menke, President of the Urbandale Chamber of Commerce.  “We have been on the front lines helping our businesses during this unprecedented time.  Fareway’s generosity affords us the opportunity to provide a bit of relief to our businesses and their employees. Together, we are Iowa Strong; we are Urbandale Strong,” said Menke.

“Our members work diligently every day to strengthen communities throughout Iowa,” said ICCE Executive Director Lane Till. “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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About the Urbandale Chamber of Commerce
The Urbandale Chamber of Commerce is a membership-based business organization comprised of more than 750 businesses in Urbandale and throughout the metro.  The Chamber’s mission is to serve, protect and promote its members and community.

About Fareway
Fareway Stores, Inc. is a growing Midwest grocery company currently operating 123 stores in a six-state region. Fareway’s mission is to provide the highest quality products, while treating customers like family, and valuing dedicated employees. Its stores are known for their unmatched, full-service meat departments, farm-fresh produce, and exceptional to-your-car customer service. Fareway is a family-owned business, recognized as a top 10 employer in Iowa, and has more than 12,000 total employees. Visit for more information.