Chamber Update!

Sweet Corn Days Thank You!!!

Thank You to the Sweet Corn Days Committee Members, Volunteers, Sponsors and to everyone who came out to enjoy this wonderful event! 
We are very happy with the success of this year's event and we couldn't have done it without all of you! 

Downtown Market

Join us from 5-7pm this Thursday Saturday from 9-11am in Library Square!!!
Produce is now starting to be sold at the market!
 We are still accepting vendors 
click here for more information and a signup form!

Member Sales and Promotions

August BA5 - Next Week!

August Business After 5 will be hosted by Bank Plus!!! Join us Tuesday, August 12th from 5-7pm at Bank Plus for Top Hat BBQ!!! It is sure to be a fun and tasty evening!! Meet up and mingle with friends while enjoying pulled pork, all the fixings and your choice of beverages! Don't miss all of the fun! See you next week!

Parade Winners Announced!

We are known for having one of THE BEST parades in Northern Iowa! The parade judges have spoken and the 17th Annual Estherville Sweet Corn Days Parade winner for the non-commercial category is the Haukoos Family Reunion Float! They had a near perfect score!! In the commercial category we have a TIE!!! Echo Plus and the Emmet County Water Trails Association both came in with a high score!!! All 3 floats were great and fit this year's theme very well!!! Congratulations!!! 

Duck Dive Winners!

The revamped Duck Dive was a successful and fun event this year at Sweet Corn Days!! Thank you to Greg Diem and Chris Fuhrman for being our Celebrity Duck Divers!! 
The Winners this year are: Rose Hanson, Kelly Horner, Mike Martens, Dale Hustedt, Mavis King and our $500 winner is Betty Romero!

Connect @ Iowa Lakes Community College

Connect @ Iowa Lakes Community College

Connect @ Iowa Lakes is a new opportunity to provide work-based learning opportunities for area high school students that benefits local employers by giving them the opportunity to teach students about the desired skills, education requirements, and jobs that are available in our community.  Employers are able to address the skills gap and build workplace readiness to improve the quality of future applicants, develop work ethics, while also educating youth about career opportunities. For more information in the ways to participate visit and click on Partnership Opportunities on the left.  To participate in this opportunity fill out a Business Interest Form and return to Molly Bates at or return via mail.  More questions? Call Molly at 712-362-0441.

Retail Business Training

Attached is a flyer for a fantastic retail training opportunity coming to Spencer on September 23 that we would Iike to share with all area retailers. The Friedman Group is a nationally recognized training company that specializes in training retailers to maximize their business. This event is cosponsored by Carey's Electronics and Farmers Trust and Savings Bank.
Please help us spread the word so as many local retailers as possible can take advantage of this wonderful opportunity. More information HERE!
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