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
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
People Works, Inc.
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.
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
Call Sue or Mary at 712.546.8821
Village Northwest Unlimited, Sheldon
Le Bloom Floral and Antiques
Old Glory Roofing/Getting Gutters
Center for Financial Education
Plymouth County Eye Care
Aflac-Tia Ten Napel
Bill & Mary Bomgaars
Brian & Kay Michaelson
Tom & Susan Hoffman
Paul & Deb Parmelee
Get them in the line up for 2018. Contact Kevin.
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.
encourage. . . stand tall
for Le Mars.