May 13, 2013

Please forward this update

Just a reminder that this update only goes to our main contact for each of our Chamber members. We hope that you forward it to your colleagues and staff, and also post it in staff rooms. If you have a staff member who would like to be put on the mailing list, please email us and we'll add them. Thanks!

Iowa Lakes Corridor economic indicators

The Iowa Lakes Corridor is nearing the end of its fiscal year, and has sent out a snapshot of the economic indicators of its four county region. Included in this newsletter are local option sales tax payments, hotel/motel tax summary, retail sales tax by county and city, and building permits and value. Nearly all indicators are positive in comparison to Fiscal Year 2012.

Calendar Events

May Business After 5 hosted by Thrifty's

See you tomorrow, Tuesday May 14, for the May Business After 5 hosted by Thrifty’s! If you haven’t been to Thrifty’s in a while, be sure to come in and welcome new manager Kelli Simmonds and see what’s changed. They are excited to host Business After 5 and hope to see you there!

Time: 5-7pm
Date: Tuesday May 14th
Place: Thrifty’s, 11 North 6th Street, Estherville

North Star Triathlon/5K/Kids Triathlon

The Estherville Regional Wellness Center (RWC) is pleased to announce the date of Saturday, May 25th for their 5th Annual “North Star” Triathlon, 9th Annual 5K Run/Walk, and Kids Triathlon. The RWC is hosting these events to promote fitness and health in Northwest Iowa. The 8th Annual RWC 5K will kick off the day’s activities at 8am and will start and end at the RWC. Please click HERE for the triathlon brochure, and ring the RWC with any questions on 362-8484.

Summer events

Be sure to mark your calendar now for our great summer events!
  1. Downtown Market opens on Thursday June 13 from 5-7pm in Library Square. The first night will feature music by Amber Norgaard. The market runs each Thursday (except July 4) until September 5. 
  2. The Rumbles will be in town for a FREE concert on Saturday, June 29th. We'll open up the grounds at 7pm, with the concert starting at 8.30pm. There will be food for sale, a beer garden so bring a picnic blanket and chairs to Iowa Lakes Community College. It's going to be a great night out in Estherville! Click HERE for more info.
  3. The 65th Annual Estherville Flight Breakfast will be Thursday, July 4 from 7-11am. We'll have our usual great menu of pancakes, eggs, sausages and beverages plus entertainment!
  4. Sweet Corn Days will celebrate its Sweet 16 this year and the dates are August 1-4. 
For details on these and other events in the Estherville area, please visit our community calendar.

Downtown Market vendors wanted

Vendor registration for the third season of the Estherville Downtown Market is now open.  A season pass for vendors is just $20, and that is payable upon registration. Please click HERE for the Downtown Market registration form and HERE for the market rules. If you have any questions, please contact Market Manager Nancy Clark on 712-362-3069, or the Chamber Office on 712-362-3541.
Chamber updates - May 13, 2013

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