Monday, February 8, 2021 I serving the tri-state region
Chamber Members,

Last week you should have received your new 2021 member packet in your mailbox. Our 2021 investor photo/plaque features the 185th Air Refueling Wing in celebration of their 75th Anniversary in 2021. Please replace your 2020 photo and display the 2021 edition in a visible and prominent location in your business. Also, add the 2021 window cling to your primary entrance. If you need additional clings for multiple entrances, please let us know!
Thur Feb 11 - Ribbon Cutting at 4:30 PM for LaunchPAD Children's Museum, 623 Pearl St. They are celebrating their 5-year anniversary.
Fri Feb 12 - Ribbon Cutting at 2:00 PM for new Chamber member, Lavish Looks Salon, 809 West 7th St.
Thursday, February 11, 2021
12:00 Noon to 1:00 PM
Virtually via Zoom
Meeting ID: 876 3548 8360 and Passcode: 150150
or dial in 312-626-6799

This month's meeting includes a statewide transportation update from Charese Yanney, Commissioner, Iowa Transportation Commission and local transportation updates from local officials.

Click here to join via Zoom.
Community Enhancement
Friday, February 12, 2021
12:00 Noon to 1:00 PM
Siouxland Chamber of Commerce
101 Pierce St.
(In Person and Zoom Available)

Meeting ID: 899 3440 1725 and Passcode: 001257
dial in 312-626-6799 or click here.

Woodbury County Sheriff Chad Sheehan will be our guest speaker. Sheriff Sheehan will discuss top priorities he plans to focus on in his new position. Discussion will also include an update on the progress of the new jail facility.


Tuesday, February 16, 2021
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Siouxland Chamber of Commerce
101 Pierce St.
(In Person and Zoom Available)

Will changes in retail due to COVID be temporary? What are opportunities that retailers have to meet their customers needs? Join Lisa Bates with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach to discuss these questions and more. Lisa will discuss how the Iowa Retail Initiative is helping to address retail needs across Iowa, highlight store design and merchandising tips, and discuss what customers will still want from their retailers after the pandemic.

RSVP to McKenzie for the Zoom link.
Wednesday, February 17, 2021
12:00 Noon to 1:00 PM
Siouxland Chamber of Commerce
101 Pierce St.
(In Person and Zoom Available)

Finding and hiring the right staff is a challenge for all companies. But what if you could turn your interns or externs into your next best employees? Join us for this month's Ag Meeting where Melissa Nelson, Externship Coordinator for Morningside College, will walk attendees through the ins and outs of working with interns/externs.

RSVP your attendance preference to Heidi. A Zoom link will be sent to you prior to the meeting.
Government Relations
Friday, February 19, 2021
7:00 AM to 8:00 AM
Virtually via Zoom
Meeting ID: 885 8035 0419 and Passcode: 255569
dial in 312-626-6799 or click here.

Join us for a Zoom conversation with Kelly Garcia, Director of the Iowa Department of Human Services and Interim Director of the Department of Public Health and Mike Naig, Secretary of the Iowa Department of Agriculture & Land Stewardship. You will have an opportunity to hear from both directors regarding the Governor's legislative priorities and recommendations from the Governor's Economic Recovery Advisory Board. A question and answer session will follow their remarks.
Thursday, February 25, 2021
4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Tyson Events Center

This month's in-person Rush Hour Connect is hosted by the Sioux City Musketeers at the Tyson Events Center. Join their team practice and enjoy food, drinks and networking! There will be adequate space for appropriate social distancing.

Thur Feb 18 - Virtual Legal Update hosted by Siouxland SHRM, at 12:00 Noon to 1:00 PM. This month's topic will be presented by Sarah Kleber, Partner at the Heidman Law Firm. Sarah will cover a wide array of legal topics that you won't want to miss. Free to SHRM Members, $20 for non-members. RSVP here.

Fri Feb 19 - Internships Not Just for Big Business, virtual webinar hosted by Iowa's West Coast Initiative/SIMPCO, 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM via Zoom. Panel includes representatives from Briar Cliff University, Morningside College and Western Iowa Tech Community College. Email Stacy at for a zoom link.

View more Chamber member
events here.

Leslie Gerrish, Owner
6 West Main St.
Vermillion, SD 57069

Ben Uhl, President
26 5th Ave. NW
LeMars, IA 51031

Nolan Shook, Owner
Sioux City, IA 51104
The following businesses and organizations are observing milestone anniversaries as Siouxland Chamber of Commerce investors.

50 Years

35 Years
185th Air Refueling Wing
McDonald's Restaurants of Siouxland

25 Years
Holland Lawn Care
State Farm Insurance/Angelo James

20 Years
Beth's on Fourth

10 Years
Recover Health

5 Years
Ho-Chunk Capital
M G Nash Financial Solutions
Profile by Sanford
US Bank Hamilton
US Bank Morningside

1 Year
A-1 Preferred Duct Cleaning
Best Day Ever Nutrition
Ryan J Canada DMD PLLC
Keller Williams Siouxland-Aaron Tyler
Make A Wish Iowa
Second Skin Wraps
Sweet Indulgence Bakeshop
Table 32 Restaurant
US Cellular - Hamilton
US Cellular - Sunnybrook
What services do you offer? We offer accommodations, meals and other services for travelers and tourists. Our hotel features a gym and free grab and go breakfast.

How many years has your business been a Chamber member? We have been members since 2018 but just recently opened our hotel in downtown Sioux City.

What do you enjoy most about being a Chamber member? We love being connected to our city. All of us working together for the collective good of our community is important.

What is a fun or surprising fact about your business? We have an actual gym, not a repurposed hotel room like most hotels. Also, our hotel brand is made with a sound sleep in mind.
Read the January 2021
Siouxland Business Journal here.