The Le Mars Area Chamber of Commerce Ice Cream Days Committee would like to inform you of our 2021 plans for a vendor event. The festival will run Wednesday, June 16 to Saturday, June 19, 2021 with Saturday, June 19 the day that vendors are featured in downtown Le Mars. This year we are consolidating many of the ICD festival events and activities to our downtown. The City of Le Mars completely renovated the Olson Cultural Event Center into a green space with wonderful seating, gazebos, flower beds, etc. Three streets surrounding the event center will be closed off allowing all vendor participants to be in this location. We hope you will choose to be a part of the 2021 Ice Cream Days Festival. This year, the parade will be Saturday, June 19. The parade will once again line up on Stadium Drive, near the Le Mars Community High School. The Parade will travel along Central Avenue starting at 8th Street South and continuing to 6th Street North, then East on 6th Street to the Fairgrounds.
We’re In: Larry Petersen / Steve Albert / Adam & Amy Schmidt / Who’s next?John & Debra Ahlers / Jean Witter / Norm & Ruth Barker / Lynn HartterSteven Albert / Dr. Leslie and Iris Hemmingsen / Joel DeJong / Kevin EekhoffCole Sitzmann / Brad and Brenda Schindel / Aaron Bouma / Adam Schroeder David Howe / Daniel Gradert / Steve & Stacie Webner / Phil & LeAnn ArensCandice Nash Farrer / Benjamin and Janelle JohnsonTHANK YOU to our new Associate Members: Bill and Mary Bomgaars / Mike DonlinDr. Robert Embree / Her Health Women’s Center / Jack & Kathy FrusJames & Carol Beckwith / Jerry & Audrey Scholten / Jim & Roxie AndersonJim Gergeni / Julie Langel / Kathy Sitzmann / Lon & Jeanine PenningLynn & Donna Nuebel / Marlys Pelz / Micah & Mckenzie Lang Dr. Wayne & June Marty / Brian & Kay Michaelson / Randy ReardonBob & Jeanne Rust / Todd Wendt / Richard Ziettlow / Kent & Terri PaulingBill & Jill YoungWe appreciate the support of every member. If you or someone you know might be a potential Ag Advocate or Associate Member, call the Chamber for further information.
Coming Up . . .
Le Mars is on the move!
Thursday Ribbon Cutting / Kwik Star Open House 10am to Noon.Ribbon Cutting at 11 am.Get your Coffee / Opening / After 5 on the calendar. Call the Chamber at 546-8821
All coffees are 9:30 to 10:30 unless otherwise noted
YMCA Ribbon Cutting
Beyond Chiropractic Ribbon Cutting
UPTOWN Event Center
Ice Cream Days June 16-19Volunteers are needed -- Call Heidi at 712 546-8821Fliers will be available soon!!Ice Cream Flavor Contest Sponsor is HyVeeSaturday, June 19 Noon Olson Cultural Event Center 10 local families will compete - Make a new flavor of ice cream!Judges select the winner.Chamber Cash Mob Sponsored by the Chamber Business Improvement CommitteeFriday, June 11A downtown Chamber member is drawn and all people attending commit to spending $20 in that store. Small Business supportRAGBRAI starts Sunday July 25Lots of fun, music and activities on Saturday, July 24Chamber BINGO boothPly. Co. Fair July 28 thru Sunday, August 1Wed., Thurs. & Friday 6:00pm to 10:00pmSat. and Sun. 1:00pm to 10:00pmChamber Golf Tournament Tuesday, August 10Willow Creek Golf Course Call Heidi to sign up your team 546-8821
Farm to Table Meal Sponsored by the Le Mars Ag. Committee, Ply. Co. Extension and the Main Street Committees.Thursday, September 95:30pmOlson Cultural Event Center More details to come! Limited tickets will be available.Designer Purse Bingo Fundraiser Thursday, October 7Le Mars Golf Course Party roomDetails to come!Restaurant WeekMonday, October 18 thru Saturday, October 23For one week – find unique specials at area restaurantsHalloween Trick or Treating for ChildrenSaturday, October 3010:00amDowntown and Olson Cultural Event Center Santa Fun Run/Walk Saturday, November 27Time yet to be determinedSponsors Le Mars Chamber and the Le Mars YMCAStarts downtown Keep your eye out for Santa, Mrs Claus and elf costumes. More details to come!Chamber Bowling Tournament Friday, December 34:30pmSweet 16 LanesMore details to come!
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.
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•Paycheck Protection Program This loan program provides loan forgiveness for retaining employees by temporarily expanding the traditional SBA 7(a) loan program.•EIDL Loan AdvanceThis 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.
All,I am happy to announce the 1st Annual Big Brothers Big Sisters of Siouxland (BBBS) Plant Sale to benefit their mentoring program! I wanted to give each of you the opportunity to purchase a plant(s) and help Grow Potential in Children! As you may know, I am on the BBBS Board and we are asked to reach out to others. I am also a Big in the mentoring program and have been for the past 8 years in LeMars. I also hope you will share this e-mail with as many people as you can to promote the sale. If you are following BBBS on Facebook and/or Instagram, please share their promotional posts to your personal pages as well.The flowers and plants are beautiful and will be delivered fresh to people’s homes or businesses. We are also selling special Tribute Baskets for healthcare workers at Mercy One and UnityPoint Hospitals in Sioux City, and
Floyd Valley Hospital in LeMars. Delivery areas include Sioux City, Sergeant Bluff, South Sioux City, North Sioux City, Dakota Dunes, Hinton, Merrill, and LeMars. Attached is the brochure and order form that can be filled out and returned to me, or people can go to https://www.bigbrothersbigsisters.com/plantsale/and order online.Plant sale orders will be taken March 22nd – April 18th and delivered to homes and/or businesses May 6-8, just in time for Mother’s Day! Thank you for your consideration.Kevin Eekhoff