Estherville Update

$30,000 Business Boost Giveaway!

The Spencer Radio Group is hosting a contest to giveaway $30,000 in advertising!! Click here for more information and to enter!

PPE Available

Are you looking for personal protective equipment for yourself or employees? Heather Howell of the Heartland Coop has a PPE source if you are in need. You can purchase items through her by contacting her by phone at 712-260-9691 or by email at

Facebook Group

Please follow and use the "Estherville Information - Covid 19 Business Changes" Facebook Group to announce any business changes during the pandemic. Please use this group to notify the public of any information you think is pertinent about your business. Also restaurants and retail establishments are encouraged to post how customers can still shop with them! Together we will get through this!! Stay strong and please let us know if there is anything we can do for you!

Public Notice

Governor Reynolds issued a proclamation on 3/19/2020, that waives late penalty on PROPERTY TAX PAYMENTS through April 16, 2020, to help give some assistance to Iowans dealing with the impact of COVID-19’s arrival in our state. Payments must be postmarked by April 16, 2020, paid online at
www.iowa by April 16, 2020, or dropped off in the drop box on West side of Courthouse by April 16th to avoid a late penalty.  The Emmet County Treasurer’s staff are still in the office handling workflow and answering questions by phone and email. 
If your DRIVER’S LICENSE has an expiration date of January 16, 2020 or later, you do not have to renew your license at this time.  It will remain valid until the declared disaster is lifted.  It is also considered valid to fly with an expiration date during this time period.
If your VEHICLE REGISTRATION expired January 2020, or later, it will be considered valid until the declared disaster has ended. 
If you purchase or transfer a vehicle, you will not be required to obtain a title and registration within 30 days.  This will remain in effect until the declared disaster is over.  Carry your purchase documents/bill of sale in your car when driving until it is transferred into your name and plated. The bill of sale is also needed at the treasurer’s office to complete the transfer.
All of this could change if there is an extension to the proclamation. If you have questions, call the Emmet County Treasurer’s office at 712-362-5679. 

Job Postings

Did you know you can post job openings on the Iowa Lakes Corridor website and on Go HERE to submit a job posting to the Corridor and HERE to view ads and submit to the Chamber! Not only will it be on their website it will also be included in their newsletter! 

Follow Us on Facebook

Do you follow the Chamber on Facebook? You should! We post lots of information about upcoming Estherville events and projects! It's a great way to stay in the know of what's going on! 
Follow Us!

You can follow the Estherville Area Growth Partnership too!
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Chamber Info!

The Chamber Office doors are locked during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please call or email us.
Contact us!
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Estherville Small Business Grant! - Important!!!

The City of Estherville has made available up to $50,000 in grant funds to small business with 10 or less FTE employees located within the city limits of Estherville. Grants of up to $1,000 per business are available for application now! Grant applications will be reviewed tomorrow, May 12th so turn in your applications today! 
Find more information and a grant application at the link below:

Thank You

Thank you to Northwest Bank for partnering with us to do a social media salon gift card giveaway!
Watch our Facebook for contest details!

Downtown Market

The 2020 Downtown Market Season will begin on Thursday, June 4th. We are currently accepting vendor registrations. At this time we are limited to food vendors only per the Governors orders. We will monitor the situation and if things change we will notify our regular non-food vendors. We will also put in place other precautions to keep market shoppers and vendors safe. Find the vendor application form here. 

Summer Events

A quick update on the Chamber's Annual Summer Events. 
At this time no decisions have been made to cancel any of our summer events. We are closely monitoring the situation and listening for guidance from the Governor. Once we are able to make a decision we will make announcements to the public! Thank you for your patience and understanding! 


U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Jovita Carranza announced today that agricultural businesses are now eligible for SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advance programs. SBA’s EIDL portal will reopen today as a result of funding authorized by Congress through the Paycheck Protection Program and Healthcare Enhancement Act. The legislation, signed into law by the President one week ago, provided additional funding for farmers and ranchers and certain other agricultural businesses affected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

See the attached press release for additional information.

Library Curbside To Go

The Estherville Public Library has many options available for our community at this time! Consider Library curbside to go - reserve books and materials online and pull up to have them delivered to your vehicle! You can also check out books online through the Library!! So many options to help you stay entertained through the epidemic!

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