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IGLA Chamber 2020 Annual Meeting Update

The Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Meeting is going to look a lot different this year. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber has decided to switch their Annual Meeting to an entirely virtual format. This FREE virtual event will highlight the many successes that the Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber and its members had over the last year and will be featured on their Facebook page early December.

2020 brought its challenges to our local business community and the Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber, but there are many successes that we would still like to celebrate. An entirely new aspect to the event has been created for the 2020 Annual Meeting to highlight local businesses who went above and beyond in the last year. The Chamber is seeking nominations for the following awards: Large Business of the Year, Small Business of the Year, Social Media Superstar, and Member of the Year. Nominees must be current Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber members. Nominations will be open on the Chamber website from Wednesday, October 21st to Friday, October 30th and voting will be open from Sunday, November 1st to Sunday, November 8th. 

Stay tuned for more details on a date and time for this year’s virtual Annual Meeting. For more information on the Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber and their upcoming Annual Meeting & Awards Banquet, please contact the Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce at 712-332-2107 or by email at kiley@okobojichamber.com. Be sure to follow the Chamber on social media at facebook.com/okobojichamber and instagram.com/okobojichamber.

Vote For Your Favorite Local Businesses

Help us award our local businesses for their hard work over the last year! Click the links below to nominate your favorite IGLA Chamber Member businesses in the following categories.

Click Here for a full list of IGLA Chamber Members.

Nominations will be open from Wednesday, October 21st to Friday, October 30th. Voting will be open from Sunday, November 1st to Sunday, November 8th.

Large Business of the Year

Awarded to a Chamber member business with 25 employees or more who has demonstrated leadership and drive, making the business a leader in our community. Exhibits dedication and participation in the Chamber through consistent support of the Chamber. Has allowed and encouraged employees to participate as volunteers in Chamber committees and events. Shows evidence of contributions towards the welfare of the community.

Small Business of the Year

Awarded to a Chamber member business with less than 25 employees who has demonstrated leadership and drive, making the business a leader in our community. Exhibits dedication and participation in the Chamber through consistent support of the Chamber. Has allowed and encouraged employees to participate as volunteers in Chamber committees and events. Shows evidence of contributions towards the welfare of the community.

Social Media Super Star

The recipient of this award is a Chamber member that has demonstrated strong and innovative social media campaigns over the last year. Promoting their business in unique ways through various social media outlets.

Member of the Year Award

The recipient of this award is a Chamber member that has demonstrated strong business growth and performance, sound business practices, unique and innovative approaches and community/chamber involvement.