2020
August
2020 Chamber Golf Outing Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Rain date: August 25th
LeMars a mainstreet Iowa community
Le Mars Chamber of Commerce
Answering the call
Thank you! Thank you!
Bill and Mary Bomgaars Bob and Jeanne Rust Brian and Kay Michaelson Dr, Wayne and June Marty Dr. Robert Embree Her Health Women's Center Jack and Kathy Frus Tom and Susan Hoffman
James and Carol Beckwith Jerry and Audrey Scholten Jim and Roxie Anderson Julie Langel Lon and Jeannine Penning Lynn and Donna Nuebel Micah and Makenzie Lang Norm and Ruth Barker
Welcome new Associate Members . . .
The opportunity to become an Associate Member is always available. If you know someone or desire to become one yourself, call the Chamber Office.
Kevin Eekhoff presents Madison Otto with the 2020 Ag Committee Scholarship certificate and a $500 check. Madison will be attending Western Iowa Tech Community College in Sioux City, IA, where she will be studying to become a Veterinary Assistant. She plans to work with large animals after she finishes college.  Congratulations Madison!
2020 Ag Committee Scholarship Awarded to Madison Otto
Special Information Edition Covid-19 Information to help you
Le Mars area businesses, organizations and nonprofits may submit their information here. If your information changes submit a new form. We will remove your previous information.
SBDC counselors are your first stop for navigating through the COVID-19 crisis. SBDC offers one-on-one counseling that can be done through zoom (skype or hangout) meetings or phone conference calls. We can help you through loan application process or other business issues that this crisis is causing including distribution, sales, buying, marketing, HR Issues and more.
Priority and Action Items
Resources . . .
Small Business? Here are your options. (click above or links below)
Paycheck Protection Program This loan program provides loan forgiveness for retaining employees by temporarily expanding the traditional SBA 7(a) loan program. EIDL Loan Advance This loan advance will provide up to $10,000 of economic relief to businesses that are currently experiencing temporary difficulties. SBA Express Bridge Loans Enables small businesses who currently have a business relationship with an SBA Express Lender to access up to $25,000 quickly. SBA Debt Relief The SBA is providing a financial reprieve to small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Save Small Business Fund is a $5,000 grantmaking initiative offering short-term relief for mall employers in the United States and its territories.
It is critical for our community and area to have full participation in the 2020 census. You and your employees can do it right here.
Iowa Sales TAX HOLIDAY
Get out and support our local retailers and encourage others to do so!
Dates: Aug. 7-8, 2020 What’s tax-free: Clothing and footwear, less than $100 Get all the info here
Tristate Cruisers “Scoop the Loop” will be coming up on Wednesday September 23rd
Contact: Mick Even   More info to come
Coming Events, Chamber Coffees, and New Members
5 after
August 2020
ribbon cuttings
ISU Extension Outreach Progamming Opportunities Le Mars YMCA Sprint Triathlon Toastmasters Online Opportunity Launch PAD Camps Le Mars Sesquicentennial Book Opportunity Life Skills Foundation 23rd Annual Quilt Auction August 1-10 Gehlen Catholic Adult ESL Classes open to all