The Fort Madison Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to offer FMConnect, a wonderful networking opportunity for you and your employees. This group is loosely based on the “young professionals organization” model, but our motto is “Anyone who wants to meet new people and learn about Fort Madison is welcome!” Originally developed out of response from businesses looking to acquaint new employees to the area, FMConnect has grown into much more. The group does indeed serve as a “welcome wagon” for new employees and also offers professional development and social activities.
Since 2010, the group has been the host of the community day at Carver-Hawkeye Arena! Over 400 people from Fort Madison head to Iowa City to an Iowa Hawkeyes Basketball game, which has been dubbed by the Iowa Athletics Department as “Fort Madison Day.” In addition to cheering on the team, Our participants are able to visit areas normally not open to the public, venues changing annually. Since 2010, Fort Madison’s own Matt Morris has opened the game with the singing of our National Anthem. This is an annual event that FMConnect is proud to spearhead.
We welcome anyone from any industry at any stage of their career to join us: build your professional network, meet new people, learn new things, and CONNECT to our community!