Business of the Year Nominations
The Le Mars Area Chamber of Commerce is currently
accepting nominations for "Business of the Year".
All Chamber Member businesses are eligible regardless
of size or type. Recognition will be awarded based on
one or more of the following criteria: community
involvement, job creation, innovative practices,
employee benefits, major expansion or overcoming an
adversity. Businesses can self nominate or be
Nomination forms are available at the Chamber Office,
50 Central Avenue SE. They must be filled out and
returned no later than November 21 at 5:00 P.M.
The award presentation will take place at the Chamber
Annual Dinner on Thursday,
January 24, 2019 at the Le Mars Convention Center,
upper commons. Make plans to attend this special
Citizen of the Year Nominations
Do you know someone who exemplifies dedication and
service through personal involvement in the
community? If so, nominate him/her for the Citizen of
the Year. Nominations are being sought and accepted
at the Le Mars Area Chamber of Commerce office.
Letters of nomination must be submitted to the
Chamber by 5:00 P.M., November 21
Any information that would acquaint the committee with
the nominee's qualifications is confidential. The Citizen
of the Year will be selected by a committee from the
Chamber and will be based on the individual's record of
dedication and service to the community.
The award will be presented during the Chamber
Annual Dinner on Thursday, January 24, 2019 at the Le
Mars Convention Center, upper commons. Make plans
to attend this special evening.
THE LIGHTED CHRISTMAS PARADE IS
6:00 P.M. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1.
Now is the time to be working on your floats!
For info call 712-540-1631
LUNCH & LEARN
Sponsored by the Le Mars Chamber of Commerce and the ISU Plymouth County Extension
SPEAKER – Robin Bostrom – Business Specialist with the State of Iowa Main Street Program
Topic – ERSI Report - Specific information about Le Mars statistics for 2018 and
projections for 2023.
December 10, 2018
Location- Board Room at the Le Mars Convention Center
Cost is $12.00 a person
To make a reservation contact the Le Mars Chamber 546-8821
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7 THRU SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10
HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE
Participating businesses include:
4 Brothers Bar & Grill Bling n Fashions Brown Gift Gallery Claussens
Cork It! Get Branded 360 Godfather’s Pizza Habitue’ Coffeehouse
Hardware Hank Hotopp Jewelry & Gifts Joba’s Décor & Gifts Pizza Ranch
Le Bloom Floral & Antiques ONE Office Solution Premier Communications P’s Pizza House
Sugar n Spice Sunshine Natural Foods Wireless World/Verizon
2018 PIONEER VILLAGE CHRISTMAS WONDERLAND
It is time to start making plans for the Pioneer Village Christmas Wonderland at the
Plymouth County Fair Grounds. You or your organization is invited to decorate a tree that will be
on display in Century Hall. We hope to have as many trees as possible this year, so we truly need
The Pioneer Village Christmas Wonderland will be open during the weekends of Saturday and
Sunday, December 1
and Saturday and Sunday, December 8
. Century Hall will be
open for viewing the trees during the hours of 5:30-8:30 p.m. The lighted parade is scheduled for
Saturday, December 1
beginning at 6:00 p.m.
You may decorate your tree on Friday, November 16
and Saturday, November 17
9:00-4:00 p.m. There are trees provided, however you may use your own if you prefer. Sorry no live
trees! Please take your decorations down either on Sunday evening, December 9
or Monday, December 10
from 9:00-4:00 p.m. These times will be strictly enforced! If you
need to make an appointment please contact us. We must ask that you adhere to the decorating
and take-down schedule that we have set. This is a busy time of the year for everyone,
including the village volunteers. If you can’t make these times contact me and we can try to
make other arrangements.
We will attempt to keep someone watching the displays during the viewing hours, however we
ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE for items placed on or under the trees.
Below is a form to reserve a tree for you or your organization. Please fill out and send to the
address listed below.
The Pioneer Christmas Village Committee
____________We will supply our own tree ______________Please reserve a tree
Please return this form by November 12
Ann R. Crosgrove
14101 Kestrel Ave
Le Mars, IA 51031
Get them in the line up for 2018. Contact Kevin.
Sandi Tritz Murphy, Collins, Bixenman & McGill
Employee of the Month
Nominated by Staff
Our Attorney partners at Murphy, Collins, Bixenman & McGill,
LeMars Office would like to take this opportunity to recognize
Sandi Tritz as the LeMars Area Chamber of Commerce
Employee of the Month for October.
Sandi started working with our firm approximately 4 years ago
as a receptionist/legal assistant. From the day she started
working she has contributed to the success of our entire team.
Sandi has extended great effort in helping and assisting her co-
workers in meeting deadlines and challenges concerning
various work activities.
Sandi is always timely and efficient in performing her work
duties. She meets all challenges head on with a positive
attitude and her patience in time of extreme pressure
concerning our many deadlines is an outstanding quality she
During these years with us Sandi has displayed great
enthusiasm to learn and grow professionally. She has recently
accepted advancement to a new position with the firm and we
look forward to her continued dedication as a valued member
of our legal team. It is an honor to have such a dedicated and
pleasant employee such as Sandi.
Congratulations Sandi for the October 2018 LeMars Area
Chamber of Commerce Employee of the Month.
Chamber Annual Dinner Thursday January 24.
Welcome new Chamber Boardmembers:
Margaret Catton M. Catton & Co.
Jennifer Scholten Jobas
Dr. Steve Webner Superintendent, LeMars Community Schools
Dana Wendt Bling-N-Fashions
encourage. . . stand tall
for Le Mars.