Chamber News
Tuesday, November 3, 2020
VOTE!
Today is the General Election, which includes national, state, and local candidates for a number of public offices. Every vote counts - make sure your voice is heard!
 
Employers, please consider giving your employees a little extra time on their lunch or breaks to vote. For more information on the election, visit the Cerro Gordo County Auditor's website.
 
You must vote at your designated polling place by 9PM tonight.
Mask of Wellness
With the recent rise in cases in North Iowa, it’s more important than ever to take steps to #KeepNorthIowaOpen. Businesses can still sign up and self-certify for the Mask of Wellness initiative at www.maskofwellness.com. Studies have shown these three simple actions are proven to help maintain the safety of employees and customers: 

  • Wear masks in all shared areas of the work environment
  • Practice personal, surface, and distance hygiene
  • Conduct daily health self-certification
 
After you sign up, get a FREE starter kit*
1. Forward your Mask of Wellness confirmation email to chamber@masoncityia.com

2. Pick up your kit at the Commerce Center (9 N Federal Ave, Mason City) weekdays between 9AM-4PM. Contact the Clear Lake Chamber directly if you’d like to pick up your kit there.
 
*Starter Kit includes: 25 disposable masks, a “Mask of Wellness” sign, and a “What We’re Doing” flyer.
 
Additional details can be found here and questions about the starter kits can be directed to admin@northiowacorridor.com. 
CEO Conversations - November 19
Join us for CEO Conversations with Mark Hewitt, CEO of Clear Lake Bank & Trust. He will share his vast knowledge of leadership and experiences in his journey to becoming a CEO. In 2018, Mark received the Chamber's Boss of the Year award, as nominated by his employees!

This session is limited to 20 participants to encourage thoughtful, valuable conversations.
Mark Hewitt
Clear Lake Bank & Trust
Small Business Resources
Small business owners across America are fighting to keep their workers employed and their dreams alive, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is fully committed to helping them recover and succeed. Click here to find financial assistance programs, resources, and advice to help navigate through the storm and how to support other local businesses.


Shoppers are looking for a traditional holiday shopping experience this year but they also want a safe and convenient way to check off all their wish-lists. Check out this list of innovative retail tips for the holiday season, brought to you by ISU Extension.


Facebook recently held a webinar about marketing small businesses on social media. Check out the small business resource guide to learn more about how to build your online presence, engage your community, create ads, and utilize other social media tools.
Wellness Tip
Fitbit.com states on average, folks walk 1.25 miles trick or treating! Click here to find out how many minutes of cycling it will take you to burn off that delicious snickers from your child’s Halloween goodie bag.
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.
  • Congratulations to First Security Bank & Trust for being named best in the nation for high-yield checking account and best online checking account by Newsweek!

  • IOOF Home & Community Therapy Center is offering a unique opportunity to family members and friends of residents. Click here to learn more.

  • The Glen Oak's Community is celebrating their one year anniversary with an open house from 1-3PM on Sunday, November 8 at TimberCrest Apartments in Clear Lake.


  • MacNider's Kids' Club Online: Thanks for Art! program will be online at 6:30PM on Thursday, November 19. Materials can be picked up at the Museum one day prior to the program.
Stadheim Jewelers
20% off regular price item, excludes Pandora & repairs
POET Biorefining
Mason City Chamber | 641.423.5724 | chamber@masoncityia.com | www.masoncityia.com