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Join us for a fun and relaxing day while giving a helpful boost to the Chamber’s ongoing activities promoting the Le Mars area.
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A Mainstreet Iowa Community
The Le Mars Chamber of Commerce Golf Invitational is a fund raising event for the Chamber.  The money generated is an integral part of the funding needed to continue the Chamber’s efforts to promote the Le Mars area economy.  The committee works hard to make this an enjoyable event and hope that you have a memorable day. 
Tournament Time and Date: Tuesday, August 7 with a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start (rain date is August 14). Announcements will be made and score cards distributed at 12:15 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7:00 p.m. For those not wishing to play, dinner is available for $10 per person and a reservation may be made by submitting the attached form to the Chamber along with payment.   Lunch (included) begins serving at 11:00 a.m. Registration Information: Entry fee to play is $100 per person; entry fee includes: o  18 holes of golf o  Golf cart (if needed) o  Lunch o  On-course prizes o  Awards dinner Each team is responsible for reserving golf carts, if needed, by contacting the Pro Shop at (712) 546-6849. Please make your golf cart reservations no later than August 1st. Submit your entry prior to July 20th to insure your team's spot in the tournament field. Sponsorship and Donor Opportunities — please see the attached information for details.
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.
Sugar-N-Spice
Le Bloom Floral and Antiques
Old Glory Roofing/Getting Gutters
Center for Financial Education Sioux Center
Plymouth County Eye Care
Aflac-Tia Ten Napel
Get Branded 360 Wins $8,000 in Main Street Competition   Thirteen Main Street communities across the state of Iowa participated in the semi-final round of the 2018 Open 4 Business contest.  The Open 4 Business competition, coordinated by Main Street Iowa, is a grant opportunity to help encourage business development efforts in Iowa’s Main Street districts.  Each of the state’s 54 Main Street organizations could submit one business to represent their program.  The contest is designed to help local Main Street programs provide financial and technical support for business retention, expansion, and recruitment efforts that improve Main Street districts. “ We are delighted that the Schuchs were selected as the winner of the medium population category for the state of Iowa.   They had a strong 15 minute presentation via skype with the judges in Des Moines,” stated Le Mars Chamber of Commerce Main Street Manager Mary Reynolds.   The thirteen business contestants, from across the state, were divided by population with five businesses advancing to the final competition.  The three population winners across the state and two wild choices each received a grant award of $8,000.    A 25% cash match is required by the winners for any grant money received.   Now The Schuch’s compete for the State award of an additional $20,000.  The competition is scheduled for Tuesday, August 28 in Waterloo.  The grant funds are administered by the Iowa Economic Development Authority’s Downtown Resource Center and the Main Street Iowa program. The Brown Family came in second in the state last year and won a total of $18,500.  Collaboration on the submission of the initial application were done by: Mary Reynolds, Rich Ziettlow, Steve Collins and Tom and Lori Schuch and staff.
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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
Connie Arnold  Donegal Insurance Group Employee of the Month
Connie Arnold – May Employee of the Month On behalf of the management and staff at Donegal Insurance Group, we would like to nominate Connie Arnold as the LeMars Area Chamber of Commerce June Employee of the Month. On November 30, 1970 Connie Arnold began her career at LeMars Mutual Insurance Company typing personal lines policies at the exorbitant salary of $1.65/hour!  She worked approximately one month in the Personal Lines Department before transferring to the Claims Department doing transcription.  She went into the area of claims entry, typing up claim labels and claim drafts and then running those drafts thru the old Paymaster.  All of this was originally done on manual typewriters!  Connie started working for the company when they operated from the building on Central Avenue.  She helped move into the current facility in 1986.  She remained in the Claims Department for the balance of her career, supervising the Claims Processing Unit for the past 17 years.  Over the past 47+ years Connie has seen many changes in the technology that is utilized in the company.  She believes this has probably posed the biggest challenge in her career.  Going from punch cards and manual typewriters to the current computers and systems in place has been learning and ever changing experience throughout the years. Connie has also watched many people come and go over the past 4 decades, many friends retired, fellow employees began families, and she watched their children grow-up.  She has indicated one of her fondest memories at LeMars is the many good people she worked with over the years.  Connie also indicated that LeMars has been a very good company to work for and provided well for her and her family.  We all congratulate Connie on this milestone in her career.  We thank her for her dedication to her job and the Company.  We wish her the very best as she enters the next exciting phase of her life.  Best of luck in your travels and enjoyment as you spend time with the grandkids!
Chamber Golf Tournament August 7, with rain date of August 14. Mystery Dinner Theater Thursday, September 6.
Participate, support, encourage. . . stand tall for Le Mars.
Farm to Fork Dinner: Tucker Hill Vineyards Flavors of NW Iowa July 17 After School Program and YMCA Tutoring Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring opps