G.O.L.F. Tournament

The IGL Chamber is thrilled to be bringing back the Great Okoboji Lakes Finale (G.O.L.F.) Tournament. It will be held on Friday, September 20th at Emerald Hills Golf Club.

Teams of 4 will enjoy an afternoon of 4-person best shot, guaranteed 2-putt golf. Cost is $75/person, or $300/team. Teams are encouraged to embrace the “Tailgate” theme and wear the colors or apparel of their favorite team!

Click Here to Register your team or sponsor a tee box!

Thank you to our G.O.L.F. Sponsors! Be on the look out for them on Friday, September 20th!

Flag Sponsor: Northwest Bank

Drink Ticket Sponsor: Ben Brant Construction

Lunch Sponsor: Bank Midwest

Golf Cart Sponsor: Central Bank

Scorecard Sponsor: Lakes Marketing & Print

Beverage Cart Sponsor: Liberty National Bank

Beverage Cart Sponsor: United Community Bank

Putting Contest Sponsor: GrapeTree Medical Staffing

Party Hole Sponsor: Sazerac Liquor Distributing – Fireball

Tee Box Sponsors: Alliant Energy, Arnolds Park Amusement Park, Bank Midwest, Central Bank, Central Insurance, Farmers Trust & Savings Bank, Farmers Savings Bank, GrapeTree Medical Staffing, Hy-Vee, Keelson Harbour, Land Mark Products, Northwest Bank, Pure Fishing, Ruthven Locker, United Community Bank, Stauss Realty, Wal-Mart, Office Systems Co, Outrigger, MHR Insurance, Beck Engineering, Okoboji Motor Company, Advanced Network Professionals, Dowden-Hinn Realtors, Lakes News Shopper, Schuchert-Lentz Funeral Home & Crematory, Williams & Co. CPA, Winther Stave & Co, ServPro, The State Bank, Pizza Ranch, Spirit Lake Chiropractic Clinic, Great Lakes Motor Company, Premier Communications, Consumers Lumber, Shore Station of Okoboji, IGL Teleconnect, Business Today, Service Master by Rice, Exit Realty, Erpelding Voigt & Co, Plumb Supply, Fareway, Okoboji Physical Therapy, Kozy Heat, Great Lakes Concrete, Harvey’s Five Star Roofing, Midwest Technologies, Bedell Family YMCA, Kuhlman Lake Service & Welding, Smokin’ Jakes


Business After 5

Fall fun is right around the corner for the Iowa Great Lakes area. Get the season started off right at our September Business After Five events! Join your community members and get in the mood for fall fun. Invite your friends to Little Sioux Orchard with co-host Farmers Savings Bank on Tuesday, September 24th for our second networking event of the month. Make your way south of Milford to 2618 160th Ave, Milford to enjoy fresh apple picking, a corn maze and more from 5:00-7:00pm!


Learn more about these wonderful Iowa Great Lakes Area businesses and what they have to offer for you while enjoying food, drinks, prizes, and networking! Business After 5 events are open to the public—all are encouraged to attend this fun and rewarding Lakes Area networking opportunity. 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. For a full schedule of Business After Five events, visit www.okobojichamber.com.


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

University of Okoboji Oktoberfest

2019 marks 28 years of fun!

Start the morning off with the classic and beautiful 24-mile bike ride around Lake Minnewashta and West Lake 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 see this year’s route map!

Call up your friends, gather your family, and register today! With so many new activities for attendees of all ages to enjoy, you won’t want to miss out!

Click Here to register for the bike ride!

The fun doesn’t stop there.. It’s just getting started!

Start your morning off with a stroll down Lake Street and enjoy the Farmers Market in the Park from 8:30am-1:00pm. Enjoy live music, kids activities, tasty treats and more!

The bike ride kicks off at 10:00am, but the real fun begins back at Preservation Plaza at noon. The energy will be kicked up a notch with live music from Shirts & Skins, a cover band out of Minneapolis, sponsored by Ruthven Meat Locker. You’re sure to enjoy their crazy energy and amazing voices!

Oye Oye! There are so many activities to enjoy from 12:00-4:00pm. Take part in the Bean Bag Toss Tournament sponsored by KUOO, Keg Toss Competition sponsored by MHR Insurance, or test your arm strength in the Stein Holding Competition! Enjoy delicious Bavarian Food options while singing along to some of your favorite songs.

Not in the mood for competition? That’s okay! Bring out your inner child with a fun ride down the 22 foot tall Hot Lava Inflatable slide, or challenge yourself with the 40 foot long inflatable obstacle course. We have so many fun games for you and your friends and family to enjoy from giant connect 4 to Hammerschlagen! Each of these activities, plus some of the Arnolds Park Amusement Park rides will be available at Preservation Plaza for you to enjoy for FREE!



Kick-Off Your Morning

BRAND NEW this year is the Farmers Market in the Park! We are so excited to have them kick off the University of Okoboji Oktoberfest fun. From 8:30am – 1:00pm enjoy farm fresh vendors, tasty treats, and so much more! Grab your breakfast fuel before the bike ride, listen to live music, and so much more! This summer event has one last hurrah before it’s in hibernation for the season!


Amusement Rides, Inflatables, & Games. Oh My!

Gather your friends and family and enjoy the University of Okoboji Oktoberfest fun. New this year are inflatables, giant yard games, and Arnolds Park Amusement Park rides! All of these activities are completely FREE for attendees to enjoy!


Challenge Yourself!

Take part in one or more of our fun competitions and tournaments! There are so many activities for you to enjoy. Join the fun and take a chance to win $100 in the Bean Bag Toss Tournament sponsored by KUOO. Limited spots remain!

Click Here to Register! 


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, 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 kiley@okobojichamber.com today!

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