BOJI SURF CO. Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

On Thursday, May 26 we welcomed Boji Surf Co. to the Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber! Stop in to find all things boating lifestyle – apparel, decals, coozies,, hats, and more! Head to 290 U.S. Hwy 71 S, Arnolds Park to stop in!

40th Annual Walleye Weekend is a Wrap!

Congratulations and thank you to everyone who was involved in the efforts that went into another successful Walleye Weekend! There’s still 10 tagged walleye waiting to be hooked! Good luck to all that are registered for the Extended Contest
Thank you to our sponsors: The City of Arnolds Park, Fisherman’s Factory Outlet, Oak Hill Outdoor, Okoboji Gas Company, Pure Fishing, Mediacom Spirit Lake, Stan’s Bait and Tackle, Walker Insurance Agency, and Okoboji Motor Company.
Thank you to all bait shops and weigh-in stations that we are fortunate enough to work with: Fisherman’s Factory Outlet, Oak HIll Outdoor/The Hook Up, Kabele’s Trading Post & Lodge, Stan’s Bait & Tackle. Thank you to Pure Fishing and Fisherman’s Factory Outlet for generously donating over $3,500 in prizes for our 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in the heaviest fish categories.
Thank you as well to the many Chamber members who donated a variety of items to the prize packages given out at the Awards Luncheon. With your help, we were able to award over 100 raffle prizes!
Thank you to the dedicated Iowa Navy Commodores and other volunteers for their time spent registering participants late into the night on Friday and for their additional help at the Awards Luncheon on Sunday.
Thank you to ALL of you for taking part in the 40th Annual Walleye Weekend. Mark your calendars for the 41st Annual Walleye Weekend May 6-7, 2023!

Walleye Weekend 2022 Results!

Another awesome Walleye Weekend in the books! This year there were over 2,000 anglers from 16 different states! Congratulations to the following contest winners:
Heaviest Stringer of Walleye (Under 19″)
1st Place: Mark McAlpine of Bozeman, MT with 6.88lbs
2nd Place: Luke Christiansen of Spencer, IA with 6.76lbs
3rd Place: Dana Veen of Worthington, MN with 6.76lbs
Heaviest Northern Pike
1st Place: Josh Sundall of Tea, SD with 12.9lbs & 38″
2nd Place: Daniel Schneider of Denison, IA with 10.26lbs & 34 5/8″
3rd Place: Dustin Williams of Sioux City, IA with 9.66lbs & 34 3/4″
Heaviest Stringer of Bullhead
1st Place: Ben Andrews of Dunkum, IA with 17.22lbs
2nd Place: Aiden Pullen of Holstein, IA with 14.48lbs
3rd Place: Brayden Whitte of Cherokee, IA with 14.22lbs
Heaviest Stringer of Panfish
1st Place: Connor Creegen of Jackson, MN with 7.39lbs
2nd Place: Brandon Chonko of Lakefield, MN with 7.22lbs
3rd Place: Tony Holland of Golden Valley, MN with 6.08lbs

New Member: Drip Okoboji

Join us in welcoming our new member, Drip Okoboji 💧
Drip Okoboji offers a variety of IV hydration services including the athletic performance blend, beauty and glow, hangover infusion, vitamin B12 and D injections, and more!
Check out their social pages and website ( to learn more or set up an appointment!

Welcome New Member – Amazon Last Mile Delivery Partner Program

Help us welcome our newest member – Amazon Last Mile Delivery Partner Program!

Boost your business and your community when you become a partner!

How it works:
– Stay focused on your business and earn extra money
– Use your staff, mobile devices, and vehicles to deliver during downtime or with existing deliveries all within a 10-mile radius of your town’s center
– Decide how many packages you want to deliver daily
– Help your community get packages in 2-4 days instead of up to a week

Learn more by visiting