Welcome New Member! – Allure & Co.

Welcome to the IGLA Chamber Allure & Co.! We are so excited to have you as our newest member!
From adorable apparel to gorgeous home furnishings and decor, Allure & Co. is your one stop shop located on Hill Avenue in Spirit Lake.
Inside you will find: home decor + rugs | boutique + gifts | furniture + lighting | yoga + barre studio | photographer | hair salon | massage | coffee + food
Stop in M-Sat 10am-5pm and Wed 10am-7pm to see what they have to offer for you!
Click Here to learn more.

Calling All Local Businesses!

A Message from Okoboji High School Principal:

Okoboji Area Businesses,
I hope all is well!  Even though our thermometers may not be showing it quite yet, we all know summer is coming and I am sure you are already gearing up for what will certainly be a huge Okoboji summer in 2021!  We at Okoboji High School have long enjoyed the wonderful relationship we have with our area businesses and employers and are so grateful for the life skills our students learn from working in our area businesses.  The skills of time management, scheduling, teamwork, and personal responsibility take on a whole new meaning as students develop and apply them in your stores, restaurants, and businesses.  Several years ago we worked to establish a Summer Job Fair to connect students with potential employers who are looking for great help in the summer and beyond.  Each year this event has proven to be beneficial for the school, students, and businesses.  We were within days of the event last year when it had to be canceled due to COVID and we are excited to announce the Okoboji Summer Job Fair is BACK for 2021!
We are planning to hold the fair in the historic Roof Garden at Arnolds Park.  We are excited to again work with Marshall and the staff at the park and appreciate their generosity in allowing us to use this amazing venue.  This year we plan to run the fair from 8:30-11:15 on Friday, April 9th.
We would LOVE to have your business/organization represented at the fair.  Please use THIS FORM to communicate your interest in participating and sharing a few important pieces of information with us.  The survey should take less than five minutes total.  If you have any questions about the event please feel free to contact me by email (bdowning@okobojischools.org) or phone 319.855.7007.
Thank you again for all you do for our students, school, and community and we look forward to our continued partnership!
Brian Downing
Okoboji High School Principal
Office: 712.338.2446 Ext 5101
Cell: 319.855.7007

Welcome New Member! – Jane & Kay Cleaning

We are so excited to welcome new member Jane & Kay cleaning service to the Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce!
They offer a long list of cleaning services for residential, commercial, and new construction. 🧼 🧽 This family-based business serves Northwest Iowa and Southwest Minnesota. They stand by their work 100%, and work around your schedule for your convenience. ⏰ 👍
Book them today by calling or texting 712-339-1145 or learn more about their services by visiting www.janekaycleaning.com

Welcome New Member! – The Bend, LLC

Join us in welcoming our newest member The Bend, LLC, Events Barn and Bakery on the River. 😍
Jeanenne and Eric Kinnetz started this beautiful wedding venue in 2020 and have so much to offer for any of your upcoming special occasions. 👰 🤵 In addition to the beautiful barn, you can enjoy their delicious bakery items including cakes and cupcakes. 🎂 🧁
Visit www.thebendllc.com or call 712-320-0921 for more information! 🎉

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The 39th Annual Iowa Great Lakes Walleye Weekend Logo is Here!

Save the date for the 39th Annual

Iowa Great Lakes Walleye Weekend

May 1-2, 2021!

Each year the Iowa Great Lakes Area kicks off walleye season with the Iowa Great Lakes Area Walleye Weekend tournament. Ten walleye are tagged and released in to the chain of Iowa Great Lakes. Starting at midnight on Saturday, May 1st you can cast your chance at catching one of these 10 tagged walleye worth $39,000!

February Chamber Minute

Did you catch us this morning on KUOO Campus Radio for the monthly IGLA Chamber Update with United Community Bank?

Seth Vogel, Vice President, joined our CEO, Blain Andera, to tell us about how United Community Bank has been busy. They’ve been working on PPE Loans, Ag Operating Lines of Credit Renewals, and Re-Financing Home Loans. For more information or to get in touch visit www.UnitedCommunityBank.com or call one of their 5 branches to find out how they can help you!

Blain then shared a few updates from the Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber, including the exciting announcement that Walleye Weekend registration is now open! This year’s tournament is scheduled for May 1-2, 2021 and includes a grand prize of $39,000 for catching on of the 10 tagged walleye! Visit www.okobojichamber.com for more information on this year’s event.

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Registration Now Open!

We can’t wait to see you May 1-2!

Mark your calendars and join us for the 39th Annual Walleye Weekend Tournament! Kick off the 2021 walleye season by trying to catch one of ten tagged walleye. Bring your friends and families for a weekend of fishing fun and cast your chance to win the grand prize of $39,000!


Don’t forget about the Extended Contest!

Fish all summer long in the Iowa Great Lakes for the remaining tagged walleye. THREE tagged walleye were caught in the 2020 Extended Contest, but not one of the anglers were registered, so the prize money went unawarded! Don’t make the same mistake!

Click Here to Register!

Welcome New Member! – NextEra Energy Resources

Welcome New Member: NextEra Energy Resources! We’re excited to have you as a member and look forward to partnering with you in the future!
For more than 20 years, NextEra Energy Resources’s subsidiaries have been helping fuel Minnesota and Iowa’s economic growth and quality of life and moving our country toward energy independence. To date, they have invested more than $551 million in Minnesota, and $2.2 billion in Iowa, including operating wind, solar, and battery storage projects.
Three Waters Wind is a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources and is an innovative wind project proposed for Jackson County in Minnesota, as well as Osceola and Dickinson counties in Iowa, that represents a significant capital investment in Minnesota and Iowa.
Welcome to The Chamber of the Iowa Great Lakes!

Welcome New Member! – Krafty’s Meat Market

Welcome New Member: Krafty’s Meat Market! We’re glad to have you as a member and look forward to partnering with you in the future!
A message from the Kraft family: “Tina works at JBS USA in Worthington and will continue there with her career and will help down at Krafty’s when she can. Nathan is a fireman for the Worthington Fire Department. Jasmine is currently studying at Mankato State University and in the summers she has been working at Snappers in Okoboji. Tyler is a senior at WHS and is working part-time at Hy-Vee in Worthington. Wyatt is our youngest and is in grade school. We love the Iowa Great Lakes and everyone we have met thus far in the area have been nothing but great and welcoming to us! We are all looking forward to meeting new customers and creating awesome relationships with all! Bring on 2021!”
Be sure to follow Krafty’s on Facebook and tag along as construction continues in preparation for a Spring 2021 opening. #supportlocalboji


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January Chamber Minute

Did you catch us this morning on KUOO Campus Radio for the monthly IGLA Chamber Update with GrapeTree Medical Staffing?

Becca Spooner joined our CEO, Blain Andera, to share about GrapeTree’s excitement in being the presenting sponsor of University of Okoboji Winter Games for the third year in a row. They are adding to their talented bunch and have some wonderful benefits for their employees. To learn more and apply for their openings, visit www.grapetree.com!

Blain then shared a few updates from the Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber, including the announcement of the 2021 Winter Games Cheerleaders. Registration is still open for many of the Winter Games tournaments. Head over to www.uofowintergames.com to register today or find out more information about this year’s event!

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