Business of the Year NominationsThe Le Mars Area Chamber of Commerce is currently accepting nominations for "Business of the Year".All Chamber Member businesses are eligible regardless of size or type. Recognition will be awarded based on one or more of the following criteria: community involvement, job creation, innovative practices, employee benefits, major expansion or overcoming an adversity. Businesses can self-nominate or can be nominated.Nomination forms may be picked up at the Chamber office, or call 546-8821to receive one via email. They must be filled out and returned no later than November 22nd at 5:00 P.M.The award presentation will take place at the Chamber Annual Dinner on Thursday, January 23, 2020 at the Le Mars Convention Center, upper commons. Make plans to attend this special evening.
Citizen of the Year NominationsDo you know someone who exemplifies dedication and service through personal involvement in the community? If so, nominate him/her for the Citizen of the Year. Nominations are being sought and accepted at the Le Mars Area Chamber of Commerce office. Letters of nomination must be submitted to the Chamber by 5:00 P.M., November 22nd.Any information that would acquaint the committee with the nominee's qualifications is confidential. The Citizen of the Year will be selected by a committee from the Chamber and will be based on the individual's record of dedication and service to the community.The award will be presented during the Chamber Annual Dinner on Thursday, January 23, 2020 at the Le Mars Convention Center, upper commons. Please join us for this special evening.
Nominated by Iowa State Bank StaffOctober 2019 Chamber Employees of the MonthThe Iowa State Bank Staff has a special congratulation to extend to Julia Deiterman, Jennifer McDougall and Terri Schroeder, as they have been selected as the October 2019 LeMars Area Chamber of Commerce Employees of the Month.In 2016 Iowa State Bank was looking for a location in LeMars to start a new branch. They bought the former Great Southern Bank building on Plymouth Street and opened the doors in October of 2016.In doing this, Iowa State Bank hired three exceptional women from the LeMars area -- Julia Deiterman, Jennifer McDougall and Terri Schroeder, to be the “heart” of the LeMars location.Julia, Jennifer, and Terri take great pride in providing top-notch service to the customers of Iowa State Bank. From the moment a customer walks in the lobby, goes through the drive-up, or calls on the phone, this team of three greet the customers with a smile, and a “how can we help you today” attitude.“They are team-oriented, dedicated financial professionals, and working with these three ladies is a pleasure,” said Mike Dreckman, Manager of Iowa State Bank’s LeMars Branch. “They always bring a smile to your face.” It’s with great pleasure that Julia, Jennifer and Terri are nominated for recognition as the October 2019 LeMars Area Chamber of Commerce Employees of the Month.
On behalf of the employees of Dean Foods we would like to nominate Loren Johnson as the LeMars Area Chamber of Commerce 4th Quarter Boss of the Quarter.Loren is retiring on October 3rd, 2019 after being employed for 42 years with Dean Foods and Wells Dairy in Quality Assurance. He started his career as a lab tech in the Wells Dairy milk plant lab. He was promoted to QA supervisor and then to QA manager, which is his current position. Loren has managed quality standards, government regulatory compliance, food safety standards and trained our employees in good manufacturing practices with the highest level of proficiency and professionalism. These are just a few of his many responsibilities to our plant. We are very grateful and appreciative of his many years of dedicated service to our company. In Loren’s personal life he is very active in his faith - he serves as a worship team leader at LeMars Bible Church, is very ‘versed’ in scripture memory and enjoys being a prayer warrior for AWANA. He also enjoys doing woodworking in his spare time. Loren’s mother is 91 years old and resides at Park Place in LeMars.We wish Loren a great retirement and hope he and his wife Jill enjoy many wonderful years together, including extended visits for many years to come with their three sons, Ethan, Ezra and Eric, their wives and their 12 grandchildren.Thank you and Congratulations!!
Julia Deiterman – Jennifer McDougall– Terri SchroederEmployees of the Month