Le Mars Chamber of Commerce
2017 Color Me Sweet Run/Walk Saturday June 10 (rain or shine)     Run/walk starts at 10:30am      Zumba at 10:00am
Event: Run or walk the 5k. Wear white and you will be multi-colored when you run through the color stations. This fun run will not be timed. Time: Pre-party fun begins at 10:00am with Zumba®. Run/walk starts at 10:30am.  Where: Willow Creek Golf Course, 935 Park Lane, Le Mars, IA 51031 Course: The 3.1 mile paved trail wraps around the Willow Creek Golf Course and campgrounds. Register:Register online at www.lemarsymca.org.Or pay cash, check or credit card at the Le Mars YMCA. Deadline: Register by May 28 for the early bird rate.   Fee: Register by May 28                      Register May 29-June 8                   Register June 9 - 10 $25 per person (age 18 and over)       $35 per person (age 18 & over)     $45 per person  (age 18 & over) $15 per person (ages 6-17)                 $25 per person (ages 6-17)            $35 per youth   (6 -17) Free for ages 5 and under.                   Free for ages 5 and under.               Free for ages 5 and under   T-shirt Fee: $10.00 (Must order by May 28)                               T-Shirt Size: Adult S M L XL XXL                                T-shirt size:  Youth XS S M L     
NEWSLETTER
2017
  May
2017 Ice Cream Days Parade June 17th - 9:00 AM Le Mars, Iowa   The Le Mars, Iowa Ice Cream Days Committee is in the process of planning the 23rd Annual Ice Cream Days Parade.  This year’s parade will be held at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 17, with line-up starting at 7:00 a.m. at the Plymouth County Fairgrounds, 300 4th Avenue NE. We hope to see all individuals, businesses and organizations that have participated in past parades and would like to invite any new parade units that are unique and entertaining.  We encourage you to decorate your entry to reflect an Ice Cream theme.  Due to extensive planning involved, entries received after May 26th will not be accepted.  After May 26th, you will be mailed a letter with detailed line-up information and line-up number.  Dollars from the parade entry fee will be used to improve the quality of our parade and to reinforce and demonstrate why “Life is Sweet” in Le Mars, Iowa.
Chamber members may register their entry online
All others use this downloadable form
Downloadable Registrations
Parade Entry Forms
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How about a float?
Pick your flavor on Ice Cream Days! Chamber Members Online Entry Form Chamber Members Online Entry Form Download Word Doc Entry Form Download Word Doc Entry Form
Youth on Mainstreet
Main Street Vice President Rich Ziettlow presented Jenny Kayser with her official certificate signed by Governor Branstad and Lt. Governor Reynolds.   Kayser was honored as the Le Mars Main Street Volunteer of the Year.    Kayser is employed at American Bank.  
Chamber Activities
Nominated by P’s Pizza House Staff Every successful big family has a strong, stubborn, hardworking matriarch at the helm.  Audra Grosenheider shines brightest in the most chaotic situations, and sails through at a pace that is impossible to match.  She bends, but never breaks, with the constant pressure that comes with being in charge of an ever-evolving, sometimes dysfunctional, diverse, large family.  Ask anyone who works here, P's is a family, and Audra is our matriarch. A restaurant is a merry-go-round of changing faces, from patrons to servers, from bartenders to cooks, but the one person you can depend on to be here is Audra.  Our guests visit and watch Audra work the floor, waiting patiently for their turn to catch up with her, share a few laughs, and give feedback on their experience because they know she will ask.  It is Audra's mission that our guests have the best experience possible, from the moment they walk up to the building, until the minute they leave.  Our guests know that no matter how large or small their problem may be, Audra will go above and beyond to ensure their needs are met and that they will return again next week.  Her attention to detail borders on obsessive compulsion, but creates a postcard worthy experience every time. With all of the complexities that come with ensuring a positive guest experience, everything going on behind the scenes is 10 fold.  Personalities clash, attitudes are endless, schedules conflict, plates ready to run are not up to standard, a pizza is missing toppings, the bar is out of glasses, again, but Audra takes it all in stride, putting out fires on the fly and making sure nobody has a meltdown because they forgot to split tickets.  She sits and listens to all of our sob stories no matter how insignificant they may be compared to what she has going on at home, well, at least the last time she was home.  She lives and breathes P's.  She continually has her finger on the pulse of P's which is why we continue to grow and succeed year after year.  She is the driving force of forward motion here; always putting everyone else's needs ahead of her own.  She sacrifices time with her real family, in order to maintain a functioning level of sanity with her P's family.  She is the backbone of P's.  She is essential to our day to day, sometimes minute to minute, efficiency.  She is tenacious and diligent.  She is the hardest working, most passionate person in the building.  She is irreplaceable.   And she is ours.   All of ours here at P’s and we love her. Thank you for all that you do Audra.  It truly does not go unnoticed.
Employee of the Month Audra Grosenheider
Employee of the Month
May
ribbon cuttings 3rd 3rd Wednesday	Coffee / Claussens        Wednesday	Coffee / Floyd Valley Healthcare                           Wednesday	Coffee / Plains Area Mental Health    Wednesday	Coffee /   Le Mars Community School Foundation   Wednesday	Coffee / Le Mars Physical Therapy 10th 10th 17th 17th
Upcoming Events to get on your calendar . . .
Ice Cream Days June 14-17, 2017
Golf Tournament, Tuesday August 8th, 2017 Rain date: 8/15
24th 24th 31st 31st
Chamber Coffee Schedule
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Big Brothers, Big Sisters Opportunities in Le Mars ISU Vegetable Patio Pots Workshop 5/16 Feed Just One 5/4-5 ISU Adventure comes To You 5/17