Local businesses to visit UNI

Karla DeBruin, Managing Editor

Business and community fair postponed due to rain – rescheduled for Oct. 20

On Wednesday, Oct. 20, local Cedar Falls businesses will be on UNI’s campus including restaurants, boutiques, service organizations, financial institutions, medical providers and more. University Relations is hosting an event to showcase businesses and community in the Cedar Valley for the first time.

“It’s an opportunity for businesses and organizations from across the Cedar Valley to come to campus and introduce themselves, their services and their opportunities to our students and employees,” Cassie Mathes, director of University Relations said. 

Mathes said there will be about 75 local businesses on Lawther Field, with food trucks, music and inflatables for attendees to enjoy. 

The goal of the fair is to strengthen the relationship between campus and surrounding businesses in the Cedar Valley area. Students will get the chance to discover more about local businesses. Lots of students do not have the time or opportunity to leave campus, so the fair gives businesses a chance to come to them. 

Between classes on Wednesday enjoy some food, go ziplining or even throw an axe from Hurling Hatchet. The event will be held next Wednesday on Lawther field from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.