NEWS RELEASE (CLEAR LAKE, 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. The Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce received $2,000 in gift cards, which are 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’re honored to partner with ICCE and Fareway to provide this relief,” said Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Stacy Doughan. “Our local Fareway store has always been an outstanding community partner, and this donation will benefit a number of individuals in Clear Lake currently laid off or unemployed due to the pandemic.”

“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 Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce
The Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit membership organization serving more than 430 area businesses. The mission of the Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is to serve its membership and provide value through opportunities in networking, advocacy, and business resources. Visit for more information.

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.