37th Annual Walleye Weekend

Join us for the 37th Annual Walleye Weekend on May 4-5, 2019!

Online Registration is now open!

Click Here to Register! 

In-Person registration will be opening the beginning of April! T-Shirt pre-orders are also available at the above link. Pre-ordered t-shirts can be picked up one week before the event at the IGLA Chamber Office or at the Awards Luncheon on Sunday, May 5th at the Dickinson County Expo Building.

For all tournament rules and regulations, click here. The deadline for the general tournament, and extended contest registration is at 11:59PM on Friday, May 3rd.


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Lunch & Learn Events

We are excited to introduce you to our brand new Lunch & Learn events. These events will be over the lunch hour and fill you with information covering an array of topics from how to market your business to how to take care of your personal well being. Registration will be available soon at www.okobojichamber.comor you can call 712-332-2107 for more information!

Our upcoming dates and topics include:


What about me? My Well Being. – 4 Part Series
March 19th – 11:30 am – 1:00 pm at Arrowwood
April 2nd – 11:30 am – 1:00 pm at Arrowwood
April 16th – 11:30 am – 1:00 pm at Arrowwood
April 30th – 11:30 am – 1:00 pm at Arrowwood


Have a topic you would like us to cover? Email kiley@okobojichamber.com!

March Business After 5

The Outrigger will be hosting the first March Business After 5 with co-hosts MHR Insurance and Stauss Realty on Monday, March 11th from 5-7 p.m.

Okoboji Inn & Suites will be hosting the second March Business After 5 with co-host No Streaking Okoboji on Tuesday, March 26th from 5-7 p.m.

Join your Iowa Great Lakes Area friends and community members for great food, drinks, and networking! Business After 5 is open to the public and all are encouraged to attend this fun and rewarding Lakes Area networking tradition. 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 kiley@okobojichamber.com.


Promoter Level Members

Thank you to our Promoter Level Members: Avera Medical Group – Lakes Family Practice, Black Hills Energy, Consumers Lumber, Crazy Bob’s Foods, Community First Broadcasting, Dowden-Hinn Realtors, Exit Realty Midwest, Fareway, Fillenwarth Beach Resort, Lakes Regional Healthcare, Mayline-Safco, Outrigger, Polaris Industries, 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.

Check out the current roster below. This is the fantastic group of individuals you would get to know through your Commodore involvement.

If you or someone you know is interested in getting involved, email kara@okobojichamber.com today!




Check out what they have been up to!