Chamber News
Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Operation Thank You this Thursday
Like everything else this year, our Operation Thank You event will look a little different. We will be distributing membership packets “curbside style" from 10AM-1PM on Thursday, December 10 at the Commerce Center. When you come to pick up your packet, you can enjoy hot cider and treats to go, as well as a goodie bag from co-sponsor, First Citizens Bank.

Our theme this year is #SomethingGood, as we focus on the good things that happened during this challenging year. You can share with us at packet pick up or submit something good on our Facebook page.

If you're unable to pick up your packet on Thursday, we will be sure to get it to you via mail or by dropping it off at your business.
Chamber Bucks
Tis the season for Chamber Bucks! With the holidays approaching, you may see more Chamber Bucks showing up at your business, so we wanted to send you some reminders:

  • This is a great way to encourage local shopping and keep dollars circulating right here in North Iowa.
  • Chamber Bucks are issued by the financial institutions listed below, without charging any service fees.
  • CENT Credit Union
  • Clear Lake Bank & Trust
  • First Citizens Bank
  • NSB Bank
  • Chamber Bucks may be purchased with a $5 minimum and up to a $100 maximum.
  • Merchants redeem Chamber Bucks at face value and simply deposit them at their financial institution as they would a check.
  • Chamber Bucks may be used “for merchandise or service” at any business which is a member of the Mason City Chamber of Commerce.
  • Change can be given to the customer, as merchant will receive full face value of Chamber Buck.
  • These are not limited to retail. They are accepted at doctor and dentist offices, for city services, utilities, insurance agencies, salons, grocers, etc.
  • Click here for a full list of member businesses

Thank you for your support in purchasing Chamber Bucks and for accepting them at your business! Please review the Chamber Bucks information with your employees and call the Chamber (641.423.5724) with any questions.
Picture Day - January 7
Our annual Picture Day is set for 10AM-2:30PM on Thursday, January 7 on the third floor of the Commerce Center. Anthony Djuren Fotography will take professional headshots to use for business cards, company newsletters, online profiles, and more.

The $40 fee includes the professional sitting fee for the headshot and a digital copy of the photo. Each participant will take three photos and select one of the three for retouching.

Click below to register and select the 15-minute time slot of your choice (ample time is allowed between participants to stay physically distanced).
Wellness Tip
Cold air holds less moisture. Show your skin some love during these cold months. This Christmas Cookie Sugar Scrub is the perfect last minute gift.

You might as well bake Gingerbread Cookies too; after all it is ALMOST Christmas!
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.
  • Vision North Iowa is hosting a new resident focus group tonight from 5-6PM via Zoom. If you are new to the area and would like to provide feedback on your relocation experience, please join the conversation!

  • Happy Holidays from Holiday Inn Express and Suites in Mason City! View their Christmas greeting here.

  • The Santa at SERVPRO drive thru event will take place from 5-7:30PM on Thursday, December 10 at SERVPRO. Enjoy the toy drive, Santa pictures, popcorn, special guests, and more!

  • First Citizens Bank wants to "whisk" you a Merry Christmas with a unique holiday open house from 9AM-3PM on Friday, December 11. Click here to view their video invitation.

Ultrasound Studio
4 free prints with package ($10 value)
Cerro Gordo Abstract Company
Mason City Chamber | 641.423.5724 | chamber@masoncityia.com | www.masoncityia.com