COVID-19 UPDATE
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
North Iowa Strong: Living and Leading Through COVID-19
The way we work and live has changed dramatically, and "normal" has taken on new meaning. "North Iowa Strong: Living and Leading Through COVID-19" will provide tools to manage your own mental health and ways to lead your team (whether at work, volunteering, or at home) during this crisis.

Pastor Dan Gerrietts will present via Zoom at 10AM on Thursday, May 14 . Registration is limited to the first 100 participants. The meeting will be recorded and shared online following the presentation.
Pastor Dan Gerrietts
Trinity Lutheran Church
North Iowa Corridor EDC Announces Grant Recipients
The North Iowa Corridor EDC began distributing awards from the Small Business Recovery & Continuity Fund this week to 119 local businesses totaling $416,995. The fund, created in partnership with the City of Clear Lake, the City of Mason City, and Cerro Gordo County provides essential financial relief to small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. 
Marketing Wednesday: Re-opening for Retail
The NIACC Pappajohn Center & SBDC is hosting a free Zoom webinar: Marketing Wednesday: Reopening for Retail at 9AM on May 13. Robin Bostrom, Business Specialist with Main Street Iowa and the Iowa Downtown Resource Center, will discuss strategies for retail businesses as Iowa transitions through a phased re-opening.
North Iowa Strong: Q&A with Senator Chuck Grassley
Join us for a Zoom webinar at 2:30PM on Tuesday, May 19 with U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley. Senator Grassley will provide an update from Washington, listen to concerns, and answer questions from our members.

Please submit any questions you have for Sen. Grassley when you register, or email them to cfrein@masoncityia.com . Registration is limited to the first 100 participants. The meeting will be recorded and shared online following the call.
Senator Chuck Grassley
Wellness Tip
The Healthier Workforce Center of the Midwest created a mini podcast series called, “Workplace Matters.” In this series they tackle a broad range of cost-efficient approaches that will impact the well-being of today’s workforce. One of their recent podcasts is “Mental Health during COVID-19.” Click here to listen or to read the transcription.


For mental health resources, click here or visit our health & wellness page on our website.  
As your local Chamber of Commerce, we will do our best to continue sending important information as we receive it, without overburdening you with emails. For additional resources and information on COVID-19, please visit our website . 
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