Chamber News
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Chamber Annual Meeting This Thursday!
The time has come...the much anticipated premiere of the Chamber's Annual Meeting is this week! We can't wait to see you dressed in your finest Hollywood attire from 10:30AM-Noon on Thursday, October 1 at Cinema West Theatre in Mason City.

Starting at 10:30AM, walk the red carpet and get your photo taken by paparazzi before grabbing movie theatre popcorn and soda and heading into your theatre. The film, featuring award winners and Chamber highlights, begins promptly at 11AM. Attendees will be spread out in the 10 auditoriums to allow for physical distancing.

Tickets are available in advance and at the door for $25.
Network Walking - October 7
Break out of the traditional meeting room and try “Network-walking.” This activity builds meaningful connections and casual conversation on the move. The Worksite Wellness committee is hosting a Network-walking Day at 11AM on Wednesday, October 7 in Central Park!

In 2020, the Healthiest State Initiative invites all Iowans to Team Up for 10 – to help them celebrate 10 years of the annual event. We know that, due to COVID-19, your walk event may look different this year. We still invite you to "team up" – whether that means with members of your household, in a small group, in a socially-distant fashion or even as a virtual team – and walk for 30 minutes!
CMO Card
The Chamber Member Only Card is a win-win for everyone! The cards encourage spending at Chamber member businesses, and users enjoy a discount at some of their favorite establishments. For more information about reserving a space for your business on the 2021 CMO Card, contact Membership Director Colleen Frein. Spaces are limited to 45 members, and the card fills up fast every year!
Wellness Tip
Autumn provides many family bonding activities. Apple picking, leaf pile jumping, hot cocoa snuggles, and pumpkin carving, to name a few! Family bonding is proven to decrease behavioral problems, improve attitude, and lead to healthier choices. Love pumpkins but hate carving? Here are a few alternatives.
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.
  • Treasurer Pat Wright reminds all taxpayers that 1st half of real estate taxes and mobile home taxes are due September 30, 2020.


  • Walk to End Alzheimer's opening ceremony is scheduled for 9AM on Saturday, October 3. There will be a drive through Promise Garden at MCHS from 8:30-10AM.

  • Join the Mason City Family YMCA in their Trunk or Treat event. There is NO entry fee for this event, simply provide candy or other hand-outs for the children as they pass your trunk. Click here for a registration form.

  • Click here for the October All Vets Events Calendar.
NIP Fitness
Buy 6 or 12 month membership get 1 month free
Chad Harrison, CPA PLLC
Mason City Chamber | 641.423.5724 | chamber@masoncityia.com | www.masoncityia.com