February 18, 2013

Farm and Home Show

Last call for vendors for the Farm and Home Show! We still have just a few spaces left so please get in touch TODAY if you are interested. The Farm and Home Show will be held on March 1-2 at the Regional Wellness Center - hours are Friday 4-8pm and Saturday 9am-2pm. Call us today on 362 3541.

Open House at Good Samaritan Society

The Good Samaritan Society will host an open house to welcome its new administrator, Isaac Gerdes, on Wednesday February 27th from 2-3pm. All are welcome!

February Special from Sleep Inn

The Sleep Inn is running a great special for February! Stay any day during the month of February for a romantic getaway: receive a bottle of Meier's Sparkling Grape Juice and two glasses along with a rental of one of our whirlpool suites for only $85 plus taxes per night (for 1-2 people)!

Do you have a special you want promoted in this newsletter? Please send it to echamberdirector@gmail.com!

Before you read this newsletter, please forward it to your colleagues and staff!

This update is a great source of info for all Chamber member businesses, but each business only has one email address attached to it in our database so we encourage you to forward this to all your employees or coworkers so they can also see the news. You could also print it out and put into staff rooms. If anyone wants to be added to the newsletter list, please ask them to email echamberdirector@gmail.com or call us on 362 3541.

Free web presence seminar

We're holding a free web presence seminar with Morphew Studios this Thursday February 21 from 7-9pm at the Estherville Public Library. You are invited to learn what you should be doing to make the most of the digital age. From better websites to social media, the seminar will look at options and answer questions to help guide you and your business, including:

• The importance of a professional website
• The importance of a web strategy
• Why social media?
• Importance of good photos and logos
• Free ways you could be promoting your business online
• Taking advantage of the Chamber website and social media

All are welcome to attend this free event. Numbers are limited, so indicate your interest by calling the Chamber on 362 3541.

Legislative Town Meetings

The Chamber will again sponsor Legislative Town Meetings with state legislators from our area. The first meeting will be Saturday March 2 at the Regional Wellness Center (alongside the Farm and Home Show) at 10am. Congressman Steve King, Representative Tedd Gassman and Senator Dennis Guth will all be present to update the public about what's going on at the Capital, and this is your chance to ask questions or bring up concerns.

'Why I love Estherville' contest

Excel! Estherville has partnered with KILR to run a contest asking locals why they love Estherville! We encourage you all to enter - all you need to do is send an email to kilrradio@hotmail.com and tell us the reasons you love living in Estherville. The Excel! brand committee will choose the best entry, and the winner gets $100 in Estherville Bucks. The contest runs all throughout February. 

February Business After 5

Thanks to Woman to Woman Clinic and Estherville Lincoln Central School District for hosting our February Business After 5 event! Northwest Bank will host the March BA5 on Tuesday March 12th so please mark your calendars now.

Iowa Lakes Job Fairs

Statistics from Iowa Lakes show that 91% of students graduating from Iowa Lakes stay in this area.  That’s why the college wants to invite you to our Job Fairs that will be held this spring.  If you choose to attend this FREE event, Iowa Lakes will provide a table and chair for your business (+ electricity, if requested.)  The dates are March 11, 12 and 13. Student Senators will be on hand to assist you with moving in your materials or setting up your display. Complimentary coffee and rolls and a noon lunch will be provided.

Please click HERE for more info on the job fair, and HERE for a letter to employers.

Do you have a job opening?

The Chamber's new website has the ability for classified ads and we'd love to get this up and running. The classified ads are located here. If you have a job opening, please feel free to list it on this site and we will link to this page in our chamber updates. The public can also submit ads for a number of items, including garage sales, household items, cars and more. We hope to get the classified ads to be a great resource for the area.
Chamber updates - February 18, 2013

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