Important Information From the Chamber – COVID-19

A Letter From Our CEO

Dear Members,

The purpose of the Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce is to promote the business, civic, tourism, and agricultural interests of our members and area residents. This includes serving as a resource for businesses during times of emergency.

In response to the recent updates regarding community spread of the COVID-19 virus in our great state of Iowa, it is with great caution and concern for our community that we have decided to cancel Chamber events for the next few weeks.

We are aware that many of you have also made the difficult decision to cancel, postpone, or limit your events as well. During this challenging time, one of the most important things we can do is remember to stay positive and support each other. Our local businesses are the livelihood of our community and our community thrives because of the continued support and encouragement we give to each other.

With that said, we encourage you to find safe, creative, responsible ways to support our local business community. We have provided some ideas on our website and hope you will consider participating as you see fit.

As always, you can reach out to us with questions regarding local business or event updates and we will do our best to assist you; however, moving forward, we strongly encourage you to visit the links provided below to ensure you have ht most accurate and up-to-date information related to COVID-19 in our area.

Warmest regards,

Blain Andera

Cancelled Events

The following Business After 5 events have been cancelled.

  • Monday, March 23rd
  • Tuesday, April 14th
  • Tuesday, April 28th

We will continue to provide updates on chamber events, so keep an eye on your email and social media Chamber profiles.

Important Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Iowa Department of Public Health


Avera Lakes Regional Healthcare

World Health Organization

U.S. Small Business Association