Cubbage retires; Healthcare Reform forum; Commerical property tax lunch; Business After Hours
Cubbage retires from Airgas
After 31 years with Airgas, Fairfield branch manager Jim Cubbage retired Sept. 27.
Cubbage began his career with Kessler Distributing in 1982, and throughout his career, filled many roles, mostly in operations management.
In the past, when Fairfield was a corporate hub for Kessler and later Midwest Airgas, Cubbage managed the fill plant and distribution for both branch and plant, as well as resupply to other branches. As Airgas grew and evolved, Cubbage fulfilled both divisional and regional leadership roles, assisting many branches in Iowa and Nebraska to streamline operations and improve efficiencies.
With additional acquisitions, the acetylene plant production in Fairfield was moved to Ankeny, and all high-pressure filling was moved to Davenport. Cubbage became branch manager in Fairfield.
Healthcare Reform forum set Oct. 30
The Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce will host a “How the Healthcare Reform will Impact Small Business” forum from 7-8 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Fairfield Public Library.
Steve Ringlee from CoOppurtunity Health and chamber member Alex Kessel of Farm Bureau Financial Services will give a presentation to discuss the latest features in the Affordable Care Act and explain aspects of the law. The forum will include a question-and-answer time with the audience.
On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act. The law puts in place comprehensive health insurance reforms that will roll out over four years and beyond. One part of the Affordable Care Act is the Health Insurance Marketplace, which began open enrollment this month.
Refreshments will be served.
For more information, call the chamber executive director, Nancy Morrissey, at 472-2111.
Commercial property tax topic of lunch
Fairfield Economic Development Association is hosting a lunch-and-learn about recent commercial property tax reform and changes in the law at noon Oct. 29 at Walton Club.
Jefferson County Assessor Sheri Blough Neff will address the changes and answer questions.
A soup and salad bar will be available.
Register with FEDA executive director Tracy Vance by Friday at 472-3436 or email@example.com.
SunnyBrook Living Care Center event
SunnyBrook Living Care Center will host the Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce’s Business After Hours from 5-7 p.m. Thursday.
SunnyBrook will have a special Halloween-themed evening for chamber members, spouses and guests.
To follow the Halloween theme, SunnyBrook will be serving Devilicious Eggs, Spider Web Seven-Layer Dip, Mummy Dogs, Mummy Toes, Witches Fingers, Chocolate Rates, Frozen Hand Punch and a few other surprises.
To add to the fun, a haunted huose and a Thriller Surprise are planned.
Those attending can take a tour of the facility and register to win a gift basket.