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This Week in the Corridor
Okoboji Entrepreneurial Institute Recap

We had a fantastic week at the 14th Okoboji Entrepreneurial Institute! Thirty-two students from 5 different colleges and universities across Iowa spent the week in Okoboji networking with entrepreneurs, professionals, and community leaders of our area. They also completed a start-up business simulation competition, visited with Governor Reynolds, and were welcomed into the homes of our gracious host families!

Thank you to everyone who continues to make this event possible every year!
Featured Real Estate

Site: Spirit Lake Shell Building
Industrial, Warehouse/Distribution
Location: 540 5th St. E.
                Spirit Lake, IA 51360
30,000 sf.
   Sale Price: 

For more information, visit  the Corridor website!
News to Know
Ribbon cutting ceremony held at New Roof Garden
History was made Friday evening as a ribbon cutting ceremony was held for the new Roof Garden at Arnolds Park. Jeff Vierkant, CEO of Historic Arnolds Park, Incorporated, says the new venue is intended to entertain and serve thousands of people in the decades and century to come

Listen and learn more about the ceremony  here!

Northwest Iowa communities hosting National Night Out
National Night Out is a nation-wide annual community building campaign that promotes police, community, partnership, and camaraderie to make neighborhoods a safe and more caring place to live. Keelson Harbour hosted Spirit Lakes event on Tuesday evening. Sioux Center also  recently held an "Ice Cream with Heroes" event as their version of National Night Out this week.  

Read more about the  Spirit Lake and  Sioux Center events!

Okoboji Blue Water Festival this weekend
A celebration of the water quality at the Iowa Great Lakes, the Okoboji Blue Water Festival, takes place this Saturday, August 10 at Preservation Plaza in Arnolds Park. Highlights include a keynote speaker, live music, and a theatrical walking play in conjunction with Iowa Lakeside Labs. 

Read about the event  here!
Investor Spotlight
Each week, we want to feature and thank the businesses and individuals that have committed to economic development and growth in our communities. To learn more about these investors and others, visit our Business Directory !
NorthStar Bank
Sector:  Insurance & Financial
Location: Estherville
Description: Their bank is a locally owned and managed independent bank whose focus is to work hard to serve your financial services needs. Their goal is to assist you as you pursue your goals and dreams. They strive to serve you the way they would like to be served. This has been the focus of their bank's founders since the bank was formed in 1997. They have since grown to be one of the largest banks in the Iowa Great Lakes Area and the largest in Emmet County, their home county.

Northwest Bank
Sector: Insurance & Financial
Location: Arnolds Park, Estherville, Milford, Spencer, Spirit Lake
Description Northwest Bank is a family owned bank based in Spencer, Iowa and they're proud to serve a growing number of locations in Iowa and Nebraska. They are active members of the communities they serve and their bankers make decisions locally-a commitment you can bank on.

Jobs in the Iowa Lakes Corridor
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