Partnership Manager Position Available

The Linn County Fair Association is seeking a Partnership Manager to oversee the Linn County Fair’s Partnership program.

Job Specifications

  • Prior fair or event planning experience
  • Quick learner
  • Ability to attend all monthly The Linn County Fair Association board meetings, held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month
  • Flexible schedule with availability to work some weekends
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work a minimum of 20 hours per week
  • A four (4) year degree or equivalent work experience
  • Detail oriented individual
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs
  • Basic computer skills
  • Will need your own computer (preferably a lap top)

Please submit cover letters and resumes via email to: jobpostings@thelinncountyfair.com or by mail to: 
           The Linn County Fair Association
Attn: Personnel Committee
P.O. Box 329
Central City, IA 52214-0329

ldm-generic-logo-color-edit-600x400

Partnership Manager Job Description: 

Partnership Responsibilities

  • Secure and manage all partnerships (new and renewal partnerships)
    • Providing lists, information and handouts for the partnership program
    • Tracking all partnerships in SalesForce
    • Communicate to the Website Manager and Marketing Manager which partner partnerships need to be included on the website and in all advertising
    • Encourage Fair Association members to sell partnerships and train them if necessary on the partnership packages available and how to present to a potential partner
    • Provide a monthly report to the board on partnership process
    • Create and oversee distribution of the “Proud Partner” certificate for all partners
    • Responsible for organizing and the distribution of partnership packets
      • Distribution partnership packets no later than May 15th to all paid partners or to association members that sold the partnership with the completion of all finalized packets by June 1st
  • To work with the Marketing Manager on putting together posters, flyers, etc.; making sure all partners are mentioned for what they partnered, including correct logos and spelling
  • In charge of managing and putting together the partner appreciation invite to BBQ and all necessary “Thank Yous”
  • In charge of partnership signs and banners located on fair grounds. Including but not limited to:
    • Making sure all partnership signs/banners are cleaned and in place prior to fair
      • This includes putting up and taking down during the fair
      • This also includes grandstand signs for each grandstand event placed up in front of the grandstand for their event
    • Placing all vinyl banner signs necessary in front of exhibits throughout the fairgrounds
    • Work with the ticket office manager to make sure all partnership flyers are posted on ticket booth windows, ticket scanner podium and inside the grandstand for that partner’s event
    • Having banners ready and in place for events that banners are sold for (ex. Chuck Wagon Races), in accordance with their partnership agreement
    • Making sure the list of partners is displayed during the fair on the fair kiosk
    • In charge of making sure all partnership signs and banners are cleaned and are stored in the fall to protect against theft and/or weather damage
    • Complete an inventory of all signage and report any damage the fairboard
  • On site fair week duties include but are not limited to:
    • Attend all morning board meetings held during the week
    • Attend all grandstand events
    • Attend non-grandstand events to view for future partnership ideas and event suggestions
    • Make sure partner signs are put up each day on fairgrounds as needed (ex. grandstand, golf carts, kiosk, exhibit area, etc.)
    • Provide a script for the announcer for each event with partners listed
    • Serve as fair host to all current and potential fair partners
      • Give partners contact information so they can call when they arrive at the fair
      • Greet all partners at the fair BBQ
      • Provide tours to partners as needed
      • Determine how partners would like to be recognized at their event

Internal/External Cooperation

  • Attend community events to promote the fair/fairgrounds/network
  • Maintain professional internal and external relationships that are in accordance with the Linn County Fair Association policies and by-laws, code of conduct, conflict of interest policy and social media policy.
  • Work effectively with The Linn County Fair Association

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Check Presented for Beef Barn Renovations

On August 9, 2016 JaLea Horning and the Linn County 4-H Beef Committee presented a check to The Linn County Fair Association in the amount of $13,241.70 to go towards electrical improvements for the beef barn on the fairgrounds. Miss Horning had donated the proceeds of her steer in the 4-H/FFA Livestock Auction that was held on June 27th at The Linn County Fair in Central City. Initial money raised as of July 1st from the auction was $9,855. Additional money was donated by others to bring the total of what was presented to the Linn County Fair Association.

13508963_10154989471063626_1319123229104149307_n

JaLea Horning with her steer at the 4-H/FFA Livestock Auction at The Linn County Fair on June 29, 2016

The Beef Committee will be working with The Linn County Fair Association on the project. Depending on what funds are left after the initial electrical project, additional money will be used for additional projects needed in the beef barn from a face list to possibly addition to the barn for more tie outs. Additional projects will be determine with joint partnership between the Beef Committee and Association.
Donations can still be accepted for the Beef Barn project by mailing them to The Linn County Fair Association c/o Beef Barn Project, PO Box 329, Central City, IA 52214. Any questions concerning the Beef Barn Project should be sent to Linn County Fair Office Manager, Deb Zumbach at deb@thelinncountyfair.com.

 

20160809_190750

Jalea Horning presenting the check to The Linn County Fair Association

Thank you again to JaLea Horning, the Beef Committee and the many donors that have donated to the Beef Barn Project at The Linn County Fairgrounds!

20160809_191001

The presenting of Beef Barn check to The Linn County Fair Association: (L to R) TJ  Carrothers – Beef Committee, Bud Blackford -Linn County Fair Board Member, Albert Martin- Linn County Fair Board President, JaLee Horning – 4-H Member, Neal Horning – Beef Committee, Susan Rouser- Beef Committee, Mike Rosuer- Beef Committee, Tammy Varvacheck- Beef Committee

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

2016 Recycled Garden Art Contest Winners

 

The residents of Linn County and surrounding areas had another chance to help keep “trash” out of the landfill and turn it into art as part of The Linn County Fair’s Recycled Garden Art contest.  The special categories this year were “cowboy boots”. There were some very talent people turned their trash into beautiful garden art.

IMG_6937
Overall Winner
Sharon Scott Bowers

Cowboy Boots Category
1st place: Sharon Scott Bowers

Ages 19-64
1st place: Goodwill Day Hab (Tire Lady Bug)
2nd place: Julie M. Scott (Glass Sculpture)

Ages 64 & above
1st place: Kathy Clemens (sheep)
2nd place: Shirley Henle (Tin Can Flower)

Ages 3-11
1st place: Teagan Liebe (Flower)
2nd place:Tessaly Robertson (Glow-in-dark mushroom)

Ages 11-19
No entries

IMG_7821

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

4-H/FFA Livestock Auction Results

Every year many 4-H and FFA members look forward to showing their livestock at The Linn County Fair in Central City. Some then sell their prized animal in the Livestock Auction at the end of the fair that was held on Monday, June 27th this year. The proceeds from the livestock auction goes directly to the 4-H or FFA member. Many save up this money and put it towards college. Others use it to continue raising their other livestock at home and some members pay it forward and donate their auction checks to project dear to their heart.

One of the 4-H members that is donating their livestock auction proceeds to pay it forward is Emma Ries. Emma has donated the proceeds of selling her steer “Sage” to the FFA memorial fund at Maquoketa Valley High School in memory of her cousin Anna Nefzger. Anna had died on June 24th when she lost control of her ATV and crashed near Manchester.

emma.ries.memorialsteer

Emma Ries and her steer “Sage”

Another 4-Her that donated their livestock auction proceeds to a project dear to them was JaLea Horning. She donated the proceeds of her steer back to the Linn County Fair’s Cattle barn electrical improvements.  Approximately $9,855 was raised for the project.
13508963_10154989471063626_1319123229104149307_n

JaLea Horning selling her steer at the livestock auction with John Airy- auctioneer. 

This year The Linn County Fair Livestock Auction consisted of 122 head that ran thru the auction including 45 beef, 24 sheep, 3 goats, 1 poultry and 49 swine.

13508903_10154989256418626_8871144473299585229_n

The Linn County Fair Association helps put on the auction every year and with the help of Farmer State Bank clerking this event it is a successful event every year. Special thanks to this year’s auctioneers John Airy and Louis Zumbach. The auction brought in several new buyers this year and many long time buyers. Special thanks to the many supporters of the Linn County Fair 4-H/FFA Livestock Auction:

BUYER(S) NAMES City
ABBE CREEK AG Mt. Vernon
BECK’S HYBRIDS/SLOAN FARMS Alburnett
KYLE BETENBENDER Coggon
PHIL BRECHT FAMILY Central City
CARSON & BARRON FARMS/PIONEER SEEDS Rowley
CARSON FARMS/RJ CARSON Marion
CHANNEL SEED/BETH LINCOLN Colesburg
COMMUNITY SAVINGS BANK Edgewood, Cedar Rapids
DAVID & CARLY MARTIN SHOW PIGS Marion
DAY RETTIG MARTIN PC/RON MARTIN Cedar Rapids
EXCHANGE STATE BANK Springville
F & M BANK Cedar Rapids
FAST GENETICS Jefferson
FARMERS STATE BANK Marion, Alburnett, Hiawatha, Cedar Rapids
GEHRING ORTHODONTICS Toddville
GLOBAL WATER DEVICES/KENNY KEEGAN FAMILY Cedar Rapids
GRASS CARPET LAWN SERVICE Ely
GRIEBEL FAMILY Ely
HATCH FARMS/DONALD HATCH Center Point
JEFF HENNESSEY  Harper
HILLS BANK & TRUST Mt. Vernon, Marion, Cedar Rapids
INTERSTATE GRAIN SERVICE Center Point
JUNGE CENTER POINT/RON JACKSON Center Point
KEYSTONE BANK Center Point
LINN COOP OIL COMPANY/PIONEER SEEDS Alburnett, Marion, Springville
LINN COUNTY CORN & SOYBEAN GROWERS Central City
MARK’S LOCKER Rowley
MARTIN FAMILY FARMS/MYCOGEN SEEDS Springville
METRO HARLEY DAVIDSON Cedar Rapids
MATT MORRIS Central City
MT. VERNON BANK & TRUST CO. Mt. Vernon
NEIGHBOR INSURANCE SERVICES-JENNIFER DUNN  Marion
NEIGHBOR INSURANCE SERVICES-MARK NEIGHBOR Hiawatha
NXT INSURANCE Central City
P & K MIDWEST EQUIPMENT Mt. Vernon
RJ CONSTRUCTION Marion
RS& M FARM/STEVEN ROSS Alburnett
JEROME RIES Ryan
BRETT SHULISTA Central City
THEISEN’S Cedar Rapids
TITAN MACHINERY Center Point
TROY LOUWAGIE/HERTZ FARM MANAGEMENT Mt Vernon
WALKER STATE BANK Walker
KIRK WEIH Mt Vernon
Ema Ries’ benefit steer buyers: Jim & Lil Nefzer, Tom & Verna Kintzle, Community Savings Bank, Sean & Jennifer Dunn, Airy Farms,  Coggon Clippers 4-H Club, Klye Betenbender, Dandy Doers 4-H Club.

 

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Linn County 4-H Youth Council Scholarships Presented

 

The Linn County Fair Cook Out Program on Wednesday, June 22 was the setting for the 16th Annual Linn County 4-H Youth Council Scholarship presentation.  Scholarships are given to Youth Council Senior members who apply and reach the following criteria:  Must be a 4-H member for 3 years, be an active Youth Council member for 2 years, fulfill Youth Council Contract requirements and attend the Scholarship interview.

27651917250_926a77c3d8_z

This year eleven Linn County 4-H Youth Council members received scholarships.

                                    Jesse Martinson, Cedar Rapids                           
                                    Meredith McDonald, Marion                                 
                                    Sara-Anne Kettelkamp, Marion               
                                    Kelly Breja, Cedar Rapids                                     
                                    Molly Hogan, Coggon                                             
                                    Lydia Brown, Cedar Rapids                                  
                                    Kacee Dixon, Walker                                             
                                    Jessica Etten, Prairieburg                                    
                                    Nathan Williams, Cedar Rapids                           
                                    Jacque Murray, Ely                                                
                                    Haley Griebel, Ely                                                   

Recipients receive the awarded scholarship amount after their first semester.

13524502_1026649137389564_3553882389166259802_n

In addition to these educational scholarships, the Youth Council membership has presented partial scholarships to 4-H  members who participate in the Linn County 4-H Junior Camp, Linn County Intermediate trips, Iowa State 4-H Youth Conference, and the Citizenship Washington Focus trip.  These scholarships are supported by proceeds from the annual pie auction held at the Linn County Fair.
###

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

2016 4-H Communications Results

The Linn County Fair 4-H Communications competition was held on June 24 and June 26 at the Linn County Fairgrounds.  Winners will represent Linn County at the Iowa State Fair in August.

Working Exhibit winners are:

Junior – Alaynah Rieck, Center Point, “Histoy of Catapults”

Intermediate  – Katie Edwards,  Mt. Vernon and Megan Baumler, Lisbon – “Colorful Chromatography”

 27371090744_729a2bbbaa_z

 

Extemporaneous Speaking winner:   Sean Hamilton, Cedar Rapids

On Sunday afternoon, June 26, the competition for the Share the Fun entries were held.      

Share the Fun:

               Senior:  Mikala  Bowen, Center Point, Vocal Solo

            Senior:  CJ Waybill, Central City; Patrick Hansen, Monticello and Melaena Holm presenting a Mime.

Senior:  Amanda Dragon, Mt. Vernon, Storytelling

27984326095_45231aec94_z

For more information about joining 4-H – as a volunteer or as a member, contact the Linn County Extension Office, 383 Collins Road NE, Cedar Rapids, or phone 377-9839.  4-H Youth Development programs provide youth experiences in project learning, communication, citizenship, leadership and personal decision making skills.

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

2016 4-H Dog Show Results

Linn County 4-H exhibitors showed their dogs at the Linn County Fairgrounds on Monday, June 27,  2016.
dogshow2016

Winners in the Obedience Classes were:

  • Champion Advanced Obedience:  Natalie McAllister, Cedar Rapids
  • Reserve Champion Advanced Obedience:  Anna Gardner, Central City
 
  • Champion Regular Obedience:  Delaney Sturtz, Alburnett
  • Reserve Champion Regular Obedience:  Anna Gardner showing for Meredith McDonald, both from Central City 

Winners in the Agility classes were:

  • Champion On-leash 16” and over:  Emmilee Bean, Center Point
  • Reserve Campion On-leash 16” and over:  Annelise Barkalow, Springville
  • Champion On-leash under 16”:  Emily Anna Armstrong, Center Point
  • Reserve Champion On-leash under 16”:  Michaela Rowell, Marion
  • Champion  Advanced – Under 16”:  Sadie Flatland, Springville
  • Reserve Champion  Advanced – Under 16”:  Anna Curtis, Toddville
  • Champion – Advanced – 16” and Over:  Natalie McAllister, Cedar Rapids
  • Reserve Champion Advanced – 16” and Over:  Anna Gardner, Central City
Those winning the Showmanship and Grooming classes were:
  • Champion – Junior – Grades 4th  – 6th:  Rionna Stickley,Springville
  • Champion Intermediate Showmanship & Grooming Grade 7th – 8th: Emily Anna Armstrong, Center Point
  • Reserve Champion Intermediate ShowmanshipMichaela Rowell, Marion
  • Champion – Senior Showmanship – Grades 9th  – 12th :  Sadie Flatland, Springville:
  • Reserve Champion – Senior Showmanship Grades 9th-12th :  Eva Dolan, Cedar Rapids :

4-H, the youth component of Iowa State University Extension, offers opportunities to choose from among fifty different project areas.  The 4-H program is open to all urban and rural youth kindergarten through 12th grade.  For more information about 4-H, contact the Linn County Extension Office, 383 Collins Road, Cedar Rapids, IA or call 319-377-9839.

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized