March 18, 2013

Free web seminar

We had to postpone our Web Presence Seminar due to the weather, and we are set to try again on Wednesday March 27th at the Estherville Public Library Community Room. Call the Chamber to put your name on the list so we can track our numbers on 362 3541.

Legislative Town Meetings

Our first Legislative Town Meeting alongside the Farm and Home Show had a great turnout! We'll hold another meeting with Representative Tedd Gassman and Senator Dennis Guth on Saturday April 6th at the Library Community Room at 10am. Coffee and donuts will be served - please come along to discuss your questions and concerns with your legislators! This will be the final town meeting for 2013.

Business After 5

Thanks so much to Northwest Bank and Don Jose for hosting March's Business After 5 event! What a great evening and of course delicious foods (see pics here). The April Business After 5 will be hosted by Inman Electric/Radio Shack on Tuesday April 9th - mark your calendars now!

Update to FMLA

The Department of Labor has revised the Family Medical Leave Act law again. Please click HERE for the updated information.

Easter Shop Hop

We are having an "Easter Shop Hop" from 4-6pm on Thursday March 21st. It's not too late to join in - we can still provide you with a poster and direct people to you through our Facebook page (and you can tell your customers!) Participating businesses will give out Easter treats and have instore specials and/or hand out coupons. We hope that moving the Easter promotion inside stores will encourage a bit of extra shopping. Thanks to the businesses that are taking part.

If you have space in your business to help advertise the evening HERE is a poster - we'd be very appreciative of any help to promote the night!

Easter Bunny at the library

Once again this year we will have the Easter Bunny at the Estherville Library for area children to visit. On Thursday March 21 from 4-6pm, the Easter Bunny will hand out Easter treats to kids and pose for a photo! Then Easter Story Time will be offered from 6-7pm. 

Welcome new Chamber members

Daybreak Foods
Mark Valen

Jan Greig
Associate Member

Farm and Home Show

Thanks to all of you who were vendors and visitors to the Estherville Farm and Home Show! Despite a smaller crowd due to the state basketball tournament we still had great feedback from vendors about the quality of visitors. 

Ambassador visits

Do you have a new staff member, or are you relocating your business? We need extra eyes and ears in order to stay on top of things for our Ambassador visits. If you have hired a new staff member and would like the Ambassadors to come visit your business, please call the Chamber on 362 3541!

Check out photos from our recent visits on our Facebook page here.

Sweet Corn Days sponsorship

Hard to believe, but we've already been meeting regularly to plan the 2013 Sweet Corn Days! We have sent our sponsor letters to our 2012 sponsors, but if you didn't receive one and are interested in learning about sponsorship please give us a call! We are excited to bring Estherville another great event - in its 16th year!
Chamber updates - March 18, 2013

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