Chamber News
Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Happy Thanksgiving!
The Commerce Center continues to be open by appointment only. The Chamber will be closed November 26-27 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Remember to support your fellow Chamber members in retail for Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and throughout the holiday season!
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Breaking Glass - December 3
December’s Breaking Glass session, sponsored by CENT Credit Union, features author, professor, and international speaker, Rev. Dr. Norma Cook Everist.

Norma faced glass ceilings and rigid institutional barriers for women who wished to serve professionally in the Church. However, she persisted and paved the way with many “firsts” in her field.

This session will be held virtually from 8-9:30AM on Thursday, December 3. For more information and to register, click below.
Rev. Dr. Norma
Cook Everist
Operation Thank You: #SomethingGood
Like many things in 2020, Operation Thank You will look a little different this year. Chamber staff and party sponsor First Citizens Bank will hand out 2021 Membership Packets “curbside style" from 10AM-1PM on Thursday, December 10 at the Commerce Center. Pick up your packet including Membership Certificate, CMO cards, Membership Directory, and more. Members will also enjoy hot cider, treats, and a goodie bag from First Citizens.

During this time of challenges, the Chamber invites you to share “something good” that happened over the past year. Chamber staff will have the camera rolling during packet pick-up, or members may submit their moments of cheer by clicking the button below.
YIELD Project Donations
This year’s YIELD class decided to restore Mason City’s beloved Prairie Playground for their community impact project. They are passionate about restoring a place they grew up playing and want it to be available for future generations to enjoy.

The group plans to stain the playground, make needed repairs on the equipment and structure, and potentially purchase engineered wood mulch (an ADA-approved fall surface material), if funds allow.

Students are collecting donations this fall and will execute updates in the spring. Those wishing to contribute to the project can send monetary donations to the Chamber of Commerce (9 N Federal Ave, Mason City). Please note “YIELD project” in the memo. Donations will be accepted through the end of December 2020.
Wellness Tip
Thanksgiving is upon us; bring a healthier side dish options to your table. These Honey Roasted Sweet Potatoes will hit the spot (and heat up great for leftovers!) Have a safe and healthy Thanksgiving!
Member News
Do you have an announcement for your business or an upcoming event? You can submit your events to our online calendar here, and we'll post it in this section of upcoming Chamber News emails.
  • Want to serve on a board but aren't sure of the responsibilities or skills needed? Join the United Way of North Central Iowa's Board Orientation and Leadership Development (BOLD) series to learn more. Click here for details.

  • Participate in the Virtual Run with Rudolph 5K run/walk this Thanksgiving weekend. Details can be found here.

  • MacNider Museum's Artoberfest 2020 runs November 30-December 7 as an online auction.
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