Citizen of The Year

“Doing what’s expected of you can make you good, but it’s the time you spend going above and beyond what’s required that makes you great!” — Josh S. Hinds

The Spirit Lake Noon Kiwanis Club is looking for a deserving person in our community that has dedicated years of volunteer service to others. This is a very distinguished honor that our Kiwanis club has bestowed upon an area resident, since 1947, that has given of themselves tirelessly and unselfishly to make this a better community. If you know of someone that you would like to be considered, please email for a nomination form. The deadline is November 19th.

Promoter Level Members

Thank you to our Promoter Level Members: Avera Medical Group – Lakes Family Practice, Black Hills Energy, Crazy Bob’s Foods, Community First Broadcasting, Dowden-Hinn Realtors, Exit Realty Midwest, Fareway, 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 today!




Check out what they have been up to! 

November Business After 5

The Ritz will be hosting the November Business After 5 on Tuesday, November 13th from 5-7 p.m. with co-host Walker Insurance Agency. Join your Iowa Great Lakes 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.


Click here for the full 2018 BA5 schedule. Contact the Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce for more information at 712-332-2107 or e-mail

Chamber Games

Teams of 4 individuals will participate in a variety of competitions throughout the afternoon. Points will be awarded to those who place 1st – 3rd in each game or activity. The team with the most points at the end of the event will not only get bragging rights and the traveling trophy, but they will also get to choose the non-profit to which 100% of the proceeds will be donated.

We aim to provide a networking opportunity for Chamber Members, enhance team building and communication skills, give back to the community through charitable donation, and provide a source of fun competition through relays and challenges.

Check-in will begin at 12:30 PM on October 19th. Participants will receive their final schedule, name tags, and drink tickets.

Get registered today!