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Join us! Ribbon Cutting & Open House!

Join us on Thursday, August 25th from 4:00-6:00pm for beverages, tasty food, music, goodie bags, giveaways and more!

New Member: Boji Boardwalk Bar & Grill

Run don’t walk down Queens Court to Boardwalk!!! With a beautiful view and amazing food, enjoy dinner by the Lake!

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University of Okoboji Homecoming Races Cross the Finish Line

The races welcomed over 700 participants from 19 different states who competed in the Triathlon, Team Triathlon, Half Marathon, 10K and 5K races on Saturday, July 16th. 

New Member: Golden Buys Truckload Outlet

Welcome to their Spirit Lake location!!

New Member: Boji Balloon Bar

NEW MEMBER Welcome Boji Balloon Bar !!

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Homecoming Races Donation

Shelby won $500 for placing 1st place overall in the Half Marathon this weekend at our U of O Homecoming races!

Our new Marketing & Events coordinator!

Introducing.. Our New Marketing & Events Coordinator!

Promoting the lakes area businesses and events in the communities is a dream job for her and she’s so excited to be a part of our team!

New Member: What A View Window Cleaning

Happy new member Monday! Help us welcome What a View Window Cleaning! In need of window cleaning service? Give Ryley Smith a call today at 712-320-2314! Check out his page for more information and give him a follow!

IGLA Chamber Awarded Community Event of the Year for University of Okoboji Winter Games

Mid-America Chamber Executives (MACE) announced the recipients of their 2022 Annual Conference Awards at their spring conference in May. MACE is comprised of chamber professionals in the six-state area of Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

Humane Society of NW Iowa & No Boundaries Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

What a fun Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Humane Society of Northwest Iowa last Thursday, June 2nd! So amazing to hear and see what the No Boundaries team all accomplished to turn this room into a cozy, Meet & Greet room for visitors!  

Keller Williams Okoboji Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

It was a great time meeting the Keller Williams Okoboji team and celebrating their new space here in the Great Lakes with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony & Open House!

BOJI SURF CO. Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

On Thursday, May 26 we welcomed Boji Surf Co. to the Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber! Stop in to find all things boating lifestyle – apparel, decals, coozies,, hats, and more! Head to 290 U.S. Hwy 71 S, Arnolds Park to stop in!

You’re Invited! Ribbon Cutting Ceremony & Open House: Great Lakes Dental

  You’re invited! On Friday, June 17th join us for a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Open House for Great Lakes Dental Associates!! 

New Member: BOJI SURF CO.

  Join us in welcoming our newest member, BOJI SURF CO.!

40th Annual Walleye Weekend is a Wrap!

Congratulations and thank you to everyone who was involved in the efforts that went into another successful Walleye Weekend! There’s still 10 tagged walleye waiting to be hooked! Good luck to all that are registered for the Extended Contest Thank you to our sponsors: The City of Arnolds Park, Fisherman’s Factory Outlet, Oak Hill Outdoor, … Read more

Walleye Weekend 2022 Results!

Another awesome Walleye Weekend in the books! This year there were over 2,000 anglers from 16 different states! Congratulations to the following contest winners: Heaviest Stringer of Walleye (Under 19″) 1st Place: Mark McAlpine of Bozeman, MT with 6.88lbs 2nd Place: Luke Christiansen of Spencer, IA with 6.76lbs 3rd Place: Dana Veen of Worthington, MN … Read more

You’re Invited! Ribbon Cutting Ceremony & Open House: Keller Williams

Mark your calendars! In two weeks, join us to welcome Keller Williams Okoboji to the Great Lakes! Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 4 p.m. and Open House following! See you there!

New Member: Drip Okoboji

Join us in welcoming our new member, Drip Okoboji Drip Okoboji offers a variety of IV hydration services including the athletic performance blend, beauty and glow, hangover infusion, vitamin B12 and D injections, and more! Check out their social pages and website (www.dripokoboji.com) to learn more or set up an appointment!

Welcome New Member – Amazon Last Mile Delivery Partner Program

Help us welcome our newest member – Amazon Last Mile Delivery Partner Program! Boost your business and your community when you become a partner! How it works: – Stay focused on your business and earn extra money – Use your staff, mobile devices, and vehicles to deliver during downtime or with existing deliveries all within … Read more

Welcome New Member – Phillips Electric

Help us welcome our newest member, Phillips Electric in Spirit Lake!

Welcome New Member – Kemna Okoboji Rental Cars

Our newest member, Kemna Okoboji Rental Cars, is the #1 rental vehicle service in the Lakes Area! Check out their page and give them a call if you or someone you know is in need of a rental car

Welcome New Member – Sportsmen’s Business Alliance

New member Monday! Help us welcome Levi Wittrock with Sportsmen’s Business Alliance!

Welcome New Member – Trek Financial

We are excited to announce one of our newest members, Trek Financial! Check out their website to learn more at https://lifeaudit101.com!

Walleye Weekend Grant Process

  Angling has always been a major part of the Iowa Great Lakes culture. In appreciation of the anglers who have supported our local businesses and the tradition of 40 years of Iowa Great Lakes Walleye Weekend the Iowa Great Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce a new grant application program.  A portion … Read more

Welcome New Member – Lakes Laser Engraving & Cutting

We are excited to announce our newest member, Lakes Laser Engraving & Cutting! Check out their Facebook page – so many cool custom projects!

Welcome New Member – Portside Pizza Pub

Join us in welcoming our newest member, Portside Pizza Pub!

Walleye Weekend – 2022 Online Registration Open

  Calling all fishermen and women: get ready to kick off the 2022 walleye season in the Iowa Great Lakes during the 40th Annual Walleye Weekend on May 7 and 8. The fun weekend forming memories with friends and families is reason alone to get excited, but there is one other aspect that you can’t … Read more

UofO Homecoming Races Return

The Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the return of the University of Okoboji Homecoming Races. The Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce will be organizing the 2022 event scheduled for Saturday, July 16th.   “The University of Okoboji homecoming races are personal to so many people. Everyone involved … Read more

Winter Games 2022 Bean Bag Tournament Check Presented

  The Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber presented a check for $1,000 to the Spirit Lake Noon Kiwanis Club last Thursday, February 24th. Funds were raised during the 42nd Annual University of Okoboji Winter Games Bean Bag Tournament held on Saturday, January 29, 2022 on West Lake Okoboji in front of The Gardens. Sixty-four 2-person … Read more

Welcome New Member – Elite Salon

Join us in welcoming our NEWEST member, Elite Salon! Owner of Elite Salon, Amber Mortenson, has 20+ years of experience in the hair industry. Elite Salon is located at 610 Okoboji Ave. in Milford! Interested in learning more about what services are offered? Join Amber next Friday, March 4th for an Open House and Ribbon … Read more