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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

Now Hiring

We’re Hiring!

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.



What will you do with the extra day we get this Leap Year? Let’s spread kindness together this February 29th, 2020!


Winter Games 41 & 42 Concept Contest Now Open!

After an awesome 40th year celebration, we are anxiously looking ahead to the 41st and 42nd Annual University of Okoboji Winter Games. The Winter Games Committee is seeking design concept ideas for the upcoming games scheduled for January 28-31, 2021 and January 27-30, 2022.


2020 Iowa Great Lakes Walleye Weekend

Calling all fishermen and women: get ready to kick off the 2020 walleye season in the Iowa Great Lakes during the 38th Annual Walleye Weekend on May 2 and 3. 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 forget: the $38,000 GRAND PRIZE!


January Monthly Chamber Minute

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

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December Monthly Chamber Minute

Did you catch us this morning on KUOO Campus Radio for the monthly IGLA Chamber Update with Richie from The Throwing Post? 😎 Catch up now!

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Northwest Bank is Making a Difference

Join Northwest Bank in making a difference in a child’s life. Donate all month long at any of their locations in the Lakes Area to the Backpack Programs at both Okoboji and Spirit Lake schools.


November Monthly Chamber Minute

Did you catch us this morning on KUOO Campus Radio for the monthly IGLA Chamber Update with Dana Evaro from Land Mark Products?

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Winter Games: Registration and Apparel Available!

Stock up on apparel and get signed up for your favorite Winter Games events today! Mark your calendars for January 23-26, 2020!

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Citizen of The Years

The Spirit Lake Noon Kiwanis Club is looking for a deserving person in our community that has dedicated years of volunteer service to others. If you know of someone that you would like to be considered, please email for a nomination form.

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Chairman’s Council

Thank you to our Chairman’s Council Members: Northwest Bank, Stauss Realty and Walmart.


Annual Meeting & Celebration

We invite all Chamber members to join us on Monday, November 4th at the Parks Boat Club for our Annual Meeting. Social hour will begin at 5:00PM, with a program to follow at 6:00PM. Come celebrate another wonderful year in the Iowa Great Lakes Area!

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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, The Throwing Post and United Community Bank.

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38th Annual Walleye Weekend

Join us for the 38th Annual Walleye Weekend on May 2-3, 2020! Online & In-Person Registration will be opening soon!


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!