Le Mars Chamber of Commerce
2019
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A Mainstreet Iowa Community supporting our ag community
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Agri-Business Dinner 2019
Call the Chamber Office 546-8821 to make your reservation for this fun and informative evening!
Employee of the Month Boss of the Quarter
Mandy Weiland – Gehlen Catholic School Nurse January Employee of the Month
Jon Penne – Culligan Water Conditioning February Employee of the Month
Get them in the line up for 2019. Contact Kevin.
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Nominated by Gehlen Catholic Faculty, Staff, Students January 2019 Chamber Employee of the month…Mandy Weiland Mandy serves as Gehlen Catholic School’s Pre K-12 school nurse. A 2000 graduate of Gehlen Catholic, Mandy has served in this position for 10 years. Mandy’s family is a heritage family as her grandfather, parents, brothers and sisters have all attended Gehlen Catholic. Today, she is happy to serve her alma mater where her 4 children, a niece, and nephew attend and where her mother also serves Gehlen Catholic. Mandy is an excellent employee and truly demonstrates Gehlen Catholic’s mission to “instill Catholic values in a caring challenging and prayerful environment.” Mandy cares for the medical needs of students and staff, maintains student medical records, distributes medications, teaches health and safety lessons, serves as a facilitator for the Student Wellness Committee as well as being the local coordinator for Diocesan Wellness Program. She assists in supervising students during recess and lunchtime, distributes weekly LeMars BackPack supplies, serves as a student supporter/cheerleader for the elementary PBIS check-in/check-out program, coordinates health screenings for student/staff and maintains communications with families. Mandy and her husband Aaron served as the chairs for the 2018 Friends of Gehlen Ball. Mandy is always willing to assist and does so without hesitation. Mandy’s calm manner, her work welcoming smile, skills as a nurse and mom, friendly personality and caring approach to others as well as her strong faith make her a great fit for Gehlen Catholic. She works tirelessly to assure students and staff are healthy and ready to learn. It is through the dedication of such employees as Mandy that Gehlen catholic is able to continue to serve families in Northwest Iowa with a quality education based faith. Congratulations Mandy for the January 2019 LeMars Area Chamber of Commerce Employee of the Month.
Jon Penne – February Employee of the Month Nominated by Culligan Water Conditioning, Inc. Staff February 2019 Chamber Employee of the month…Jon Penne The staff of Culligan Water Conditioning, Inc. has a special congratulations to extend this morning to Jon Penne for being selected as the February 2019 LeMars Area Chamber of Commerce Employee of the Month. Jon was hired in February 2004 and celebrates his 15 year anniversary of service work with Culligan Water in LeMars. When Jon started he was newly married to Angie and just 24 years old. He and Angie now have three kids; Ian, Ava and Tye, and two are already teenagers. Being a serviceperson can definitely have its challenges, and even after 15 years it still doesn’t appear that Jon has any gray hair because of it. We do know that the gray hair will be here soon, especially given the fact that he is a die-hard Iowa Hawkeye and Minnesota Viking fan. Jon’s expertise and knowledge have been an important part of Culligan and have contributed to his success. He is a hard worker and a very talented serviceperson. He is very well liked and respected by his coworkers and his desire to have fun and his infectious laugh definitely make working with him more enjoyable. Jon………Dave and Kim want you to know they appreciate your hard work and dedication to the job for the past 15 years and wish you and your family continued success. Congratulations Jon Penne for the February 2019 LeMars Area Chamber of Commerce Employee of the Month.
March
ribbon cuttings Wednesday	Coffee / Le Mars Arts Center                                                                                  Wednesday	Coffee & 10:00 AM Ribbon Cutting / Shepherd’s Floral    Wednesday 	Coffee / Habitué Coffeehouse & Cakes to Remember 6th 6th 13th 13th 27th 27th Ice Cream cocktails and biz tales New Opportunities and growing success
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Floyd Valley Auxiliary Fundraising Sale March 18th After School Program and YMCA Tutoring Pancake Breakfast and Fly-in June 16 Friends of Gehlen Catholic Ball April 27 Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring opps Y ears  O ld 150 Le Mars