2020
October
Le Mars hasn’t been biding time in 2020. We’re positioned for Opportunity, Growth and Quality of Life. The future is bright!
Municipal Park Camping
Le Mars Stadium
Cleveland Park Playground
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 Kathy Sitzmann Kent and Terri Pauling
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 Randy Reardon
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.
Spooktacular Sponsors that contributed to the ghoulish goodies and prizes: American Bank Well’s Visitor Center & Ice Cream Parlor BoDeans Brown Gift Gallery Claussen’s Fareway Hardware Hank Iowa State Bank Jobas Nor-Am Piece of Cake Red’s Printing Sherwin Williams Total Motors YMCA Arts Center Friends of the Library McDonald’s
Business Information Center 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.
Employee of the Month Boss of the Quarter
Wayne Heien  – Employee of the Month Position Title: Sr. Vice President & Cashier, Primebank Years of Service: 40 Innately inquisitive and attentive to detail, Wayne Heien was destined for a career in accounting and auditing. A rural Le Mars native and graduate of Le Mars Community Schools, Wayne attended WITCC, where he studied accounting. Following graduation and brief employment with a financial institution, Wayne returned to his studies enrolling as an accounting major at Westmar College. Upon his graduation from Westmar in 1980, Wayne joined the staff of Primebank as their first full-time accountant and in-house auditor. Eventually earning distinction as a Chartered Bank Auditor, Wayne has been a key player on the Primebank team for over forty years. In addition to his work in the accounting and auditing arena, Wayne was an early advocate for the rapidly growing use of technology and computerization in banking. With this interest in mind, Wayne quickly established himself as one of Primebank's "go to" employees, when the need called for computer support. Having long since turned his involvement with computer support over to others, Wayne continues to serve on Primebank's Information Technology Committee. In addition to his long-standing dedication to Primcbank, Wayne has also demonstrated his dedication to community service through both his membership and his leadership in the local Optimist International club. It's with great pleasure and appreciation that we nominate Wayne Heien as the Le Mars Area Chamber of Commerce's Employee of the Month.
Dave Hill – 2020 3rd Quarter Boss of the Quarter Nominated by Total Motors Staff On behalf of Total Motors of LeMars we would like to honor Dave Hill as the LeMars Area Chamber of Commerce 2020 3rd Quarter Boss of the Quarter.  Dave has helped shape what Total Motors is today.  Not only through organizational development, but through actual physical development as well.   During the new facility building project you could find Dave working tirelessly morning and night on making Total Motors what it is today.  During these hours you could find him doing a variety of things from operating equipment, shoveling rocks, sweeping floors, placing ceiling tiles, inspecting work, all while transitioning to run dealership operations during the working day. His leadership example has never been to sit behind a desk and tell you what he wants done.  Instead his display of leadership has been to lead by example, which he has continued to do since his time with Total Motors.  His years of experience and skills has been essential and has helped shape our culture which has created a pleasant and welcoming experience for our employees and customers. Dave displays selflessness outside of work with the Knights of Columbus, his local church and countless fundraisers and volunteer projects.  It is nothing abnormal to see Dave helping someone out by organizing a fundraiser meal and cook for 200+ people.   At times, his expectations may seem high, only because he is pushing us to become better versions of who we are able to become.  Dave is a big reason why Total Motors has been able to grow and become who we are today. That is why Dave Hill deserves the LeMars Area Chamber of Commerce 3rd Quarter Boss of the Quarter award.  Congratulations!
                                                                                              
Hy-Vee Flu Shot Clinics for your  business Le Mars Sesquicentennial Book Opportunity Le Mars Arts Center Adult Programs Fall 2020 Le Mars Fire and Rescue “My Heart Bag” promo at Hy-Vee during October Le Mars Arts Center “Chaos Within” 10/1 to 11/28 Le Mars Arts Center Youth and Family Programs Fall 2020 Welcome new Chamber members
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