This Week in the Corridor
Okoboji Entrepreneurial Institute XV Postponed
The Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation (Corridor) regrets to announce the postponement of the Okoboji Entrepreneurial Institute (OEI) XV scheduled for August 9-13, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event will return to the region in 2021.

The decision to postpone OEI this year was made after extended conversations among Corridor staff, partners and the educational institutions involved. First and foremost, it is imperative that students and others involved not be placed at risk. As well, because of COVID-19 related social distancing restrictions, the networking and community experiences that make the week so valuable and enjoyable would not be possible.

For the past 14 years, OEI has been an incredible experience for over 400 college students across the state. The support from the OEI community has been amazing and is greatly appreciated. This experience is often life-changing for the students involved.

“As a former OEI student myself, I can attest to the memorable experiences the students and community members receive by being a part of the OEI program,” says Corridor Coordinator of Administration and Communication Alyssa Petersen. “With an uncertainty of being able to provide that same high caliber experience to this year’s students, we made the difficult decision to postpone our 15th year celebrations to next year, with plans to come back strong again in 2021.”
Featured Real Estate
Site: 4th Avenue West

Location: 4th Avenue West
Spencer, IA 51301
11 acres

Sale Price: $390,000
(in three parcels)

For more information visit the Corridor website!
Around the Corridor
BVRMC Medical-Surgical unit receives AMSN PRISM Award for exemplary practice

The Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN) Premier Recognition In the Specialty of Med-Surg (PRISM) Award honors med-surg nursing units throughout the world. One such team is at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake. The award honors nursing units that exhibit leadership, recruitment and retention of staff, evidence-based practice, positive outcomes, healthy environment, and lifelong learning.

Learn more about the award!
Estherville Pharmacy Now Open

Congratulations to the Estherville Pharmacy on opening this week!
The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Is Going Virtual

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is an investment to help entrepreneurs create jobs and economic opportunity by providing them with greater access to education, financial capital and business support services. The curriculum focuses on practical business skills that can immediately be applied by business owners, including negotiation, marketing and employee management. Small business owners learn how to become more bankable and position their businesses to access financing and capital.

Read more on how to apply
ILCC to Embrace Virtual, In-Person Options This Fall

Iowa Lakes Community College is offering students a mixture of in-person and virtual options by appointment for campus visits, registration, orientation and placement testing for the fall 2020 semester. They want to ensure safety for their students when experiencing ILCC.

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 !
Sector: Communications & Utilities
Location: Estherville
Description: Estherville Daily News provides news to the people of Estherville, Emmet County and North Central Iowa both in print and online.
Sector: Communications & Utilities
Location: Everly
Description: Evertek, Inc., founded in 1989 and United Farmers Telephone Co. founded in 1905 are headquartered in Everly, Iowa and subsidiaries of Evertek Enterprises. Evertek is a Total Communications provider offering an array of services via Fiber, cable, copper, wireless and satellite. These services include Internet, IPTV, Digital Phone and Cable TV. Evertek also provides Cellular phones, Public Safety as well as Security & Monitoring Systems.
Jobs in the Iowa Lakes Corridor
Post your jobs where quality candidates are already looking:

See current job openings here.
Job Title
Maintenance Tech
Therapy Specialist
Full-Time Cleaning Person

Gutter Installer
Maintenance Tech
Parks & Recreation Tech
Tyson Foods
Seasons Center
Great Lakes Communication Corp.
Custom Cut Gutters
City of Spencer

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