A Mainstreet Iowa Community
Main Street Le Mars Mission Statement   “ The mission of the Main Street Le Mars program is to maintain and improve the downtown historic character through preservation and restoration efforts, to strengthen, promote and expand the cultural and economic base of downtown Le Mars, and to market the downtown as a quality place to live, shop and invest. ” Le Mars Main Street Vision Statement  The future downtown Le Mars will be known for its restoration of unique buildings, friendly and safe atmosphere, and progressive attitudes.  It will continue to be our goal to maintain regional pull power, community loyalty and a healthy variety of retail and service businesses.  The area’s economic vitality will demonstrate the high quality of life enjoyed by the citizens of  Le Mars.  Tourists visiting the community, because of its distinctive status as Ice Cream Capital of the World ®, will be drawn to the downtown through tours, marketing/promotions and the effort of the businesses to provide exceptional customer service and products.  A sense of unity will have been established through a strong leadership provided by the Le Mars Area Chamber of Commerce, as well as partnerships with the City of Le Mars, the Historic Preservation Commission and other local businesses and organizations. Through these cooperative efforts the Main Street division will continually strive to achieve a downtown that is economically strong and asthetically beautiful.   
Floyd Valley Healthcare plaza dedication
Holiday Inn Express and Suites ribbon cutting by Chris Carey, General Manager
Thank you to everyone who made the Chamber’s  presence at the Plymouth County Fair a success!
Professional Development Workshop Thursday, October 4 8:30am to noon Kathy Peterson presenter – founder of People Works, Inc. Topic  “Work and Life – Balancing in a Chaotic World” At the Le Mars Convention Center upper level  Cost is $40 a person Call 712-546-8821 to make a registration. This leadership workshop is sponsored by: ISU Extension and Outreach Plymouth County and the Le Mars Area Chamber of Commerce
Kathy Peterson People Works, Inc.
Overview: Yes, there is always plenty to do (especially in today’s electronic 24/7 world), but we don’t have to do things in a way that causes stress, burnout, and exhaustion.  Too much stress can lead to frustration, and too little stress can lead to boredom. Stress itself is neither good nor bad. It is our reaction to the stress that creates a positive or negative result.  Come to this interactive session where we will explore how to worry and stress less and better manage/prioritize the demands of your work and your life.
Objectives: In this program we will discuss: What it means to be balanced. Ways to reduce or cope with stress. What’s within your control and what’s outside of your control. Three of the most important tools to striking the right balance. How to renew your commitment to things that are important to you.
Arnold Motor Supply
Jake Bell State Farm
Welcome New Members! helping Le Mars reach for the sky!
Call Sue or Mary at 712.546.8821
If you want to join in . . .
Village Northwest Unlimited, Sheldon
Bonnie Rasmussen
Impact7g, Inc.
Le Bloom Floral and Antiques
Old Glory Roofing/Getting Gutters
Center for Financial Education
Plymouth County Eye Care
Aflac-Tia Ten Napel
Larry Petersen
A Mainstreet Iowa Community
Bill & Mary Bomgaars
Brian & Kay Michaelson
Tom & Susan Hoffman
Paul & Deb Parmelee
New Members A Mainstreet Iowa Community A Place to Enjoy Life
Employee of the Month Boss of the Quarter
Get them in the line up for 2018. Contact Kevin. 
Office: 712.546.7811
  Direct: 712.541.6501
Dr. Steve Meis  Senior Physician Floyd Valley Healthcare Boss of the Quarter
Dr. Steve Meis – 2018 3rd Quarter Boss of the Quarter Nominated by Floyd Valley Healthcare Staff On behalf of Floyd Valley Healthcare employees and staff, we would like to nominate Dr. Steve Meis as the LeMars Area Chamber of Commerce 3rd Quarter Boss of the Quarter. Not a boss in the traditional sense, but our senior physician has proven leadership skills and is our nominee for Boss of the Quarter.  He first started as a member of the medical staff at Medical Associates in 1993 and remains on the staff of Floyd Valley Clinics.  Looking back as we celebrate his 25 years of healthcare in LeMars, Dr. Meis has held the following positions: He has served as Medical Staff President 2 terms,  He has been the Pediatrics Medical Director since 2002, He has served on the Ethics Committee 2002 through 2008, He has been the Physical Medicine Medical Director since 2005, He has been a member of the Plymouth County Board of Health since 2008 (serving as Chair), and He has been the Cardiac Rehabilitation Medical Director since 2013. Since 1993, Dr. Meis has accomplished the following: 1.) Welcoming 509 babies into the world, 2.) Taken care of 6,689 inpatients, and 3.) Treated 2,165 patients through the Emergency Department.  In addition to working with multiple hospital staff members, Dr. Meis leads his care team including his Patient Service Coordinator and nurses every day for family medicine.  Congratulations Dr. Meis as the LeMars Area Chamber of Commerce 2018 3rd  Quarter Boss of the Quarter.           
See you at Mystery Dinner Theater Thursday, September 6. Chamber Annual Dinner Thursday January 24.
Participate, support, encourage. . . stand tall for Le Mars.
Modified Moves Maximum Results
ISU Extension and Outreach Open House September 23, 2018 After School Program and YMCA Tutoring Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring opps