Business After 5

The fun has only just begun for the summer season in Okoboji. Join your community members at our August Business After Five networking event. The fun event will be held on Tuesday, August 13th at Snook’s of Okoboji with co-host Okoboji Wholesale Home Goods. The event will be held from 5:00-7:00PM.


Come enjoy food, drinks, prizes, and networking! Business After 5 events are open to the public—all are encouraged to attend these fun and rewarding Lakes Area networking opportunities. The cost is $5 per person.


Contact the Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce for more information at 712-332-2107 or e-mail


Check out the full schedule for the 2019 year! BA5 Schedule 2019

University of Okoboji Oktoberfest

University of Okoboji Oktoberfest originated 28 years ago with the bike ride. Cyclists have been able to experience the Iowa Great Lakes area in all of its fun & beauty even after what most people recognize as the “summer season” for Okoboji. With the leaves changing to their breath-taking shades of colors to the glistening waters of the lakes, Okoboji is definitely the place to be this fall!

Join us for a weekend of the classic bike ride, live music, food, drinks, games and activities. Click here to find out all about the fun that will be happening that weekend!

Registration NOW OPEN for the bike ride!

Bean Bag Toss Competition, Sponsored by KUOO – Click Here to Register! 

Interested in highlighting your business at this fun event? Click Here for Oktoberfest Sponsorship Information!


President’s Level Members

Thank you to our President’s Level Members: Alliant Energy, Arnolds Park Amusement Park, Bank Midwest, Central Bank, Farmers Savings Bank, Farmers Trust & Savings Bank, Grapetree Medical Staffing, Hy-Vee, Keelson Harbour, Land Mark Products, Lakes Regional Healthcare, Northwest Bank, Pure Fishing, Ruthven Locker, and United Community Bank.

Promoter Level Members

Thank you to our Promoter Level Members: AmericInn, annLeo, Black Hills Energy, Consumers Lumber, Crazy Bob’s, Cutty’s, Dowden-Hinn Realtors, Exit Realty, Fareway, KUOO-Community First Broadcasting, Fillenwarth Beach Resort, Safco-Mayline, Okoboji Motor Company, Outrigger, Polaris Industries, Premier Communications, Snook’s of Okoboji, The State Bank, The Three Sons, Village West, and Walker Insurance.

Iowa Navy Commodores

Are you looking for a way to meet new people and get more involved in your community? Become an Iowa Navy Commodore!

The mission of the Commodores is to generate enthusiasm, promote membership, and portray a wholesome quality of life in the lakes area throughout the year. They are ambassadors for area businesses and organizations that assist with everything from Chamber events and Business After 5s to ribbon cuttings that welcome new businesses and chamber members.

If you or someone you know is interested in getting involved, email today!

Check out what they have been up to!