September 17, 2012

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Register now for Octoberfest Fun Run/Walk!

Online registration is now available for our new Octoberfest 5K Fun Run/Walk at Fort Defiance State Park. The event kicks off at 4.45pm with a kids' 1/2 mile run, followed by the 5K at 5pm. Earlybird registration is $25 which includes a tshirt (cost is $30 after September 24).

After the run there will be a Picnic in the Park with brats, smores and drinks - all for a freewill offering! The public are all welcome to join in the picnic whether they take part in the run or not, and starting at 6.30 there will be a free concert - it's going to be a great night so hope to see you there. Event info, including the link to registration, is found here.

Business Trick or Treat

It's hard to believe Halloween is not too far away. We'll be in touch soon about the annual Business Trick or Treat, which will be Thursday, October 25.

Upcoming events

New website, new look newsletter!

Our bi-weekly chamber update has a new look!  This newsletter is just one of the features of our new website, which went live on Friday. Be sure to check it out!

There's so much to tell you all about the new website, and what opportunities and benefits there are for member businesses. These benefits include a free website (if you don't already have one, the ability to have an online store, share daily deals and so much more.

We are sure the new site will help promote our member businesses and the town and be useful for locals and potential visitors! It's very much a work in progress as we are busy trying to make sure all the content and business information is correct so if you notice anything just let us know. The new business directory includes a category search, so if you're not happy with yours please let us know.

Members will be receiving some information about the new website and what it means for you in terms of free opportunities and benefits. Look out for this with your membership renewal invoice. 

Please get in touch if you want more information, but we will also talk about the new website in depth at the October membership meeting.

October membership meeting

Save the date October 9 for the Annual Membership Meeting! It's our turn to host and we look forward to seeing many of you from 5pm at the Estherville Golf Course.

We'll have nibbles and drinks available for some socializing before the formalities get underway. You'll get a chance to hear updates from the Chamber and EIDC and we'll have a forum for any topics you want to discuss.

Invitations will be in the mail soon, and please RSVP so we can manage numbers for catering purposes. We'll have  a trivia contest, prizes and more.

Bring a non-member to go into a special prize drawing - we want to see lots of members and prospects so we look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, October 9.

To RSVP, click here.

Ambassadors Law Enforcement/Emergency Services Appreciation Supper

The annual Ambassadors Law Enforcement/Emergency Services Appreciation Supper will be held tomorrow night, September 18, at the Estherville Golf Course.  Tickets are still available at the Chamber office and are $14 each for a steak dinner with baked potato, salad and garlic bread. Beer and soft drinks are provided. This event is held to say thanks to the many dedicated people who provide necessary services throughout the year. Click here for full information on the event. 

Scam alert

We've been given the following information about a scam attempt last week in Manchester - please read the following and be on alert if you are contacted by anyone calling themselves SRI or America's Youth.


Send us your news!

This chamber update is send bi-weekly to all Chamber businesses. If you have any news to share, please email it to Stephanie.

Chamber updates - September 17, 2012

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