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 David Howe / Daniel GradertTHANK 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 PaulingWe 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.
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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.
Terry Claussen – Boss of the QuarterTerry Claussen – 2020 4th Quarter Boss of the QuarterNominated by Stacey MahlkeOn behalf of the employees of Claussen’s Clothing Store in LeMars, we would like to honor Terry Claussen as the LeMars Area Chamber of Commerce 2020 4th Quarter Boss of the Quarter. Terry Claussen owns Claussen's Clothing Store and has been a dedicated businessperson for over 40 years in the retail business, 30 of those right here in LeMars. Terry has been an outstanding boss and leader for many employees throughout the many years. When you work for Terry, you are not just another employee. He has a special way of making you feel like you are a part of his family.They say when you love your job it does not feel like work and for me and several others, that is exactly the case. I truly look forward to going to work every day.Terry is laid back, open minded, and always lends an ear when needed. He gives direction without being "bossy" and is always interested in listening to other points of view. Terry deserves recognition for a job well done this year and every year. Thank you for being the best boss ever! For these reasons we choose to salute Terry Claussen with the LeMars Area Chamber of Commerce 4th Quarter Boss of the Quarter award. Congratulations!
LaunchPAD Offers Covid-Friendly Santa ExperienceFOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Laura Brighton 712.229.6917 Sioux City, Iowa — Santa Claus is coming to town, and he’s making a stop at the LaunchPAD Children’s Museum! On Dec. 17, LaunchPAD will be hosting Sweet Treats with Santa. Kiddos will be able to decorate their own cookie, listen to a story told by the Jolly ole man himself, and the kiddos will be able to tell Santa first-hand what they want for Christmas this year. On top of that, each kid will have the opportunity to take their picture with Santa. This event was designed to provide families with a safe and COVID-friendly environment so that families will still be able to experience the joy and Christmas spirit of visiting Santa this holiday season!LaunchPAD is asking that all guests over the age of 2 wear a face mask. The LaunchPAD staff will continue to limit the number of overall admissions to 50 guests per two hours, fogging the museum between time slots, and continuing to clean throughout the day in order to keep all guests and staff healthy and safe. The classroom, where the event will be held, will be set up in accordance to physical distancing guidelines. This experience is $25 for one kid and $15 for each additional kid in the family. If you wish to reserve a time slot just for your family (10 kiddos max), we can do that too! Members can rent out a time slot for Sweet Treats with Santa for only their family for $200, and non-members can do the same for $250!The following time slots are available for Sweet Treats with Santa. •9:00 – 9:45•10:00 – 10:45•12:00 – 12:45•1:00 – 1:45•3:00 – 3:45•4:00 – 4:45•6:00 – 6:45•7:00 – 7:45Spots are limited to only 10 kiddos (2 immediate adults per child) per time slot. Please visit LaunchPAD’s website or call to reserve your Santa experience! Donation link: http://www.launchpadmuseum.com/donations Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date with developments. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LaunchPADChildrensMuseum Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/launchpadcm/ 623 Pearl Street • Sioux City, IA 51101 • 712.224.2542 •
The book on Le Mars' history, which recently won a state award, will be reprinted if a minimum of 50 books are ordered. Red's Printing will be handing the reprint so call Pam at Red's 712-546-5174 to place your order. If you missed out on getting a book before --- here's your chance to purchase a copy of this award-winning book.