U of O Winter Games Apparel is LIVE!
The countdown is on for University of Okoboji Winter Games 41! Get your gear for this year’s celebration. Apparel is now available for purchase online.
2021 UofO Winter Games Chairs Announced!
The Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the Chair & Co-Chair of the 41st Annual University of Okoboji Winter Games scheduled for January 28-31, 2021.
Annual Meeting & Business Award Nominations
The Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Meeting is going to look a lot different this year. The Chamber is seeking nominations for the following awards: Large Business of the Year, Small Business of the Year, Social Media Superstar, and Member of the Year.
National Support Your Local Chamber of Commerce Day
Show your support on October 21, 2020, and every day, by continuing your membership investment and encouraging other businesses to join the Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce.
30 Days to Shopping Small
On each of the thirty days leading up to Small Business Saturday®, the IGLA Chamber will promote local businesses through social media, including video features of various locations where you can shop, eat, and support local business.
October Chamber Minute
Did you catch us this morning on KUOO Campus Radio for the monthly IGLA Chamber Update with Hy-Vee? Catch up now!
Fall Festival 2020 Update
The Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce made the difficult decision to postpone the upcoming Fall Festival scheduled for Saturday, October 17, 2020.
September Chamber Minute
Did you catch us this morning on KUOO Campus Radio for the monthly IGLA Chamber Update? Catch up now!
Welcome New Member! – Cottage Gardens
Welcome New Member: Cottage Gardens! We’re glad to have you as a member and look forward to partnering with you!
G.O.L.F. 2020 – That’s a Wrap!
120 golfers, 73 sponsors, and endless amounts of laughter. We are already counting down the days until next year’s event!! Thank you to all who attended, sponsored, and volunteered!
Welcome New Member! – Be Radiant
Welcome New Member: BE RADIANT Laser Skin Studio! We’re glad to have you as a member and look forward to partnering with you!
The Iowa Great Lakes Fall Festival is BACK!
Mark your calendars for a SPOOK-tacular event for the whole family! The Iowa Great Lakes Fall Festival will be held Saturday, October 17, 2020 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm at Camp Foster YMCA. This is event is FREE to the public and promises a fun, family-friendly, festive, Fall time!
Calling All Vendors!
Apply today to be a part of this year’s Outdoor Vendor Show! Join us Saturday, September 26th from 10am-5pm for Oktoberfest fun!
August Chamber Minute
Did you catch us this morning on KUOO Campus Radio for the monthly IGLA Chamber Update with Northwest Bank? Catch up now!
Oktoberfest Registration is Open!
The 29th Annual University of Okoboji Oktoberfest registration is OPEN! Don’t miss your chance to save! Registration is $30 per person through September 17th and includes bike ride, t-shirt and 1 drink ticket. Starting September 18th, the cost per person increases to $35 (t-shirts are not guaranteed). Register early to save!
Win a FREE Registration for Two!
Registration for University of Okoboji Oktoberfest 2020 opens in less than a week and we are so excited we want to give away a FREE registration.
July Chamber Minute
Did you catch us this morning on KUOO Campus Radio for the monthly IGLA Chamber Update with Walmart? Catch up now!
Tagged Walleye Caught
Three of the 10 tagged walleye have been caught so far in the Extended Contest. One of the three was released back into the Iowa Great Lakes, leaving 8 tagged walleye up for grabs!
June Chamber Minute
Did you catch us this morning on KUOO Campus Radio for the monthly IGLA Chamber Update with Stauss Realty? We were so excited to be back this month for our monthly Chamber Minute.
Big Bangs Cost Big Bucks! Donate to the 4th of July Fireworks!
Help the Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber light the night sky this 4th of July over majestic West Lake Okoboji!
The Great Okoboji Lakes Finale, or G.O.L.F., Tournament returns on Friday, September 4th! Join the fun and register today!
38th Annual Iowa Great Lakes Walleye Weekend: COVID-19 Update
If you’ve already registered for the 2020 Walleye Weekend tournament, registrations will be refunded. While the weekend’s events have been cancelled, the Extended Contest will remain open and occur as usual.
Join The Virtual Easter Hunt
Easter Sunday is April 12th and although we may not be able to meet in-person together as we have in the past, we can still celebrate the holiday by bringing the community together with creative ways to show support for each other.
Dickinson County Iowa Emergency Management
Some of you may be returning home from winter locations or opening your summer homes. It’s likely that you’ve traveled on planes, come from out of the country or out of the state which raises your risk of having been exposed to COVID-19. As a result, we respectfully ask you to remain in your home for 14 days after your return, in case you may have been inadvertently exposed to the COVID-19 virus and may be contagious to others.
Ways to Support Local Business During COVID-19
Our local business community needs our support during this difficult time. Check out these ways to help support our business community while still practicing social distancing!
Important Information From the Chamber – COVID-19
We encourage you to find safe, creative, responsible ways to support our local business community. We have provided some ideas on our website and hope you will consider participating as you see fit.
Business After 5
Learn more about these wonderful Iowa Great Lakes Area businesses and what they have to offer 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.
March Monthly Chamber Minute
Did you catch us this morning on KUOO Campus Radio for the monthly IGLA Chamber Update with Lakes Regional Healthcare? Catch up now!
February Monthly Chamber Minute
Did you catch us this morning on KUOO Campus Radio for the monthly IGLA Chamber Update with Central Bank & Central Mortgage? Catch up now!
The Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce is looking to fill the position of Assistant Coordinator of Events & Communications. The position performs a wide range of support duties for the Chamber Staff, and the organization’s programs, events, and members; all to facilitate efficient day-to-day operations.