Honoring bosses, employees, business and community difference makers for the past year and kicking off a new year of community building. This is our prime time to encourage each other and build for the future! It doesn’t happen without YOU!
Make your reservation: Annual Dinner Thursday January 23
About JuliMultiple award winning teacher, humorist and author, Juli makes an amazing connection with her audiences. She is able to entertain with the ability of a headlining comedian while either motivating or training with ease as a nationally recognized speaker. Juli has been honored by her state as Artist of the Year because of her ability to help improve people’s lives through humor and effective use of communication tools.She has worked in all 48 continental United States and Canada, and has been commissioned by a variety of associations from the National Endowment for the Arts to Fortune 500 companies to develop training programs that stick. She has filmed for Showtime and HBO, along with making numerous guest appearances on radio and television programs. Her humor is insightful, delightful, universal and enlightening which ever topic she presents.
On behalf of all of the Police Officers who work at the LeMars Police Department, we would like to nominate Officer Manager Wendy Cody and Office Assistant Amy Augustine for the LeMars Area Chamber of Commerce November 2019 Employees of the Month.Both Wendy and Amy are dedicated employees who help the Police Department run smoothly and efficiently. They greet guests and visitors who are not always happy to have interactions with our department. They do this with a smile and kind words, usually. Over the past year the Police Department has seen many changes. The move to the new building was a huge undertaking considering every file, record and report needed to be physically moved. Wendy and Amy helped make this move a smooth success. In 2019 the Police Department also made a change to a new records management system. Both Wendy and Amy made this transition and change as efficient as possible. Their work over the past year has been outstanding and we are proud that they are a member of our team. Thank you Wendy and Amy for all that you do for the City of LeMars, the citizens and your coworkers. And congratulations on being awarded the LeMars Area Chamber of Commerce November 2019 Employees of the Month.Kevin Vande Vegte, Chief of Police
The staff of Northwest Bank has a special congratulation to extend to Gloria Dreckman, the December 2019 LeMars Area Chamber of Commerce Employee of the Month.Gloria started her career with Northwest Bank 30+ years ago in August 1989 as a teller, advanced to Lead Teller, then the bookkeeping department and is now in Quality Control for the past 10+ years. Her supervisor says “Gloria is a vital part of the Quality Control team. Her years of banking experience in various roles and her friendly demeanor makes her well respected among her co-workers and customers. Gloria is a hard worker and a true team player who is always willing to help out with any task that needs completed. Gloria celebrated her 30 year work anniversary in August, and our organization is blessed to have such a dedicated and knowledgeable employee.”Gloria exemplifies these qualities on a daily basis as she works with both bank customers and staff alike. Always looking for opportunities to be of service, she has been a familiar face for our Bank helping out in many activities, including the BackPack Program, various parades and making sure our South Bank location is always looking neat, both inside and out. Gloria will be retiring in 2020 leaving behind a career dedicated to Northwest Bank and the banking industry. She will be enjoying the new opportunities retirement brings, including more walks, bike riding and spending time with her 4 children and 5 grandchildren. It’s with appreciation and best wishes for the future that Gloria Dreckman is nominated as the December 2019 LeMars Area Chamber of Commerce Employee of the Month.
Wendy Cody & Amy Augustine– Le Mars Police Department November EOM
The LeMars Arts Council is so pleased to introduce you to the newest addition to the Arts Center family, Program Director Annie Laursen! Annie just moved back to Northwest Iowa from the Des Moines area this summer. She is originally from Storm Lake. Annie is a ceramic artist, potter, and Art Teacher, and has also worked administratively in the fields of banking and city government. She is excited to bring some fresh and modern ideas to the Art Center, and to be able to serve the community through this organization. Please come by the Arts Center and say hello! Welcome Annie!