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  • Mask of Wellness – FREE Starter Kits

    Vision North Iowa partners believe that Public Health = Economic Health and have adopted the Mask of Wellness initiative. This positive movement supports and promotes ‘COVID-Conscious’ businesses so together we can...

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  • North Iowa Band Festival Spirit Week

    Despite the heartbreaking cancellation of the 2020 North Iowa Band Festival, the community can enjoy “spirit week” activities – from a distance. Daily activities will honor Mason City’s rich musical heritage and...

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  • CEO Conversations – March 26

    POSTPONED - more information will be sent out when rescheduled date is in place.

      The second session of the CEO Conversations series is scheduled from 11:30AM- 1PM on Thursday, March 26 at...

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  • Ag Breakfast Tickets Available

    The Ag Breakfast is set for 7AM on Thursday, March 19 at The Music Man Square.  This annual event brings together hundreds of attendees to connect farm and business for an...

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  • February Breaking Glass

    Local plant managers, Janelle Kruger (Kraft Heinz) and Jessica Reith (Cargill Protein), are leading the way in the predominately-male field of manufacturing. The third session of the Breaking Glass Leadership Series, sponsored...

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  • Ag Tax Seminar

    Agricultural Taxation Updates: Stay up to date with current laws and regulations in the agricultural world Kristine Tidgren is an adjunct assistant professor in the Agricultural Education & Studies Department and the director...

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  • Leadership North Iowa 2020

    The Leadership North Iowa (LNI) program is designed to identify and develop future leaders in our community. Good leaders know the importance of lifelong learning and networking; LNI provides both by connecting...

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  • India Info Session/Webinar

    The Chamber is offering a travel program to India, November 15-23 2020. This 9-day tour of incredible India explores the three highlights of Northern India: Delhi, Jaipur, and Agra. Join...

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  • Breaking Glass Leadership Series

    U.S. Senator Joni Ernst is the inaugural speaker for the new “Breaking Glass Leadership Series” at 8AM on Friday, October 4 at the North Iowa Regional Commerce Center. “Breaking Glass” is intended to...

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  • Russia Info Session

    A travel presentation and no-obligation information session for the Chamber’s upcoming Russia trip will be held at 4PM on Wednesday, September 12 at the Commerce Center (9 N Federal Ave)....

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  • Netwalking Week

    Break out of the traditional meeting room and try “Netwalking.” This activity builds meaningful connections and casual conversation on the move. The Worksite Wellness committee will host three Netwalking sessions in September...

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  • Frein Earns Professional Guide Certification

    Iowa State University recently announced that Colleen Frein has earned the recognition of Certified Professional Guide. Frein is the Membership Director and Community Concierge for the Mason City Chamber of Commerce. The Professional...

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  • Moonlight Bike Ride – Friday, August 2

    Ride under the light of a summer moon on Friday, August 2, as the Chamber’s Worksite Wellness Committee hosts the 2019 Moonlight Bike Ride. The event organizers encourage community members to engage...

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  • Golf Outing Winners

    Teams enjoyed the 2019 Chamber Golf Outing and spent a beautiful day at Highland Park Golf Course. Thanks to all of the sponsors and volunteers who made the annual event a success!       Congratulations to...

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  • Puerto Rico Info Session

    The Chamber’s trip to Puerto Rico, February 9-16, 2020, will be a familiarization tour of Puerto Rico’s customs, people, and workforce. While it is a U.S. territory, there is...

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  • Chamber Announces Band Festival Entertainment

    Entertainment for the 81st Annual North Iowa Band Festival will include a variety of musical genres. To kick off the entertainment on Friday evening the Mason City High School Jazz Band will be...

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  • Mental Health Awareness Certification

    The Worksite Wellness Committee and Mason City Youth Task Force are partnering to offer two courses on Mental Health First Aid. Attendees will learn to identify signs of mental health challenges and disorders, get...

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  • Friends of the Festival Campaign Begins

    Thanks to generous financial contributions, the annual North Iowa Band Festival remains a free family event. The North Iowa Band Festival Foundation recently announced its annual “Friends of the Festival” fundraising campaign. In...

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  • 2019 Klempnauer Award

    Klempnauer Award – Dixie Ouverson The Klempnauer Award was named for Dan Klempnauer, a long-time volunteer and festival supporter, and is intended to honor an unsung hero who volunteers for the festival in...

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  • 2019 Grand Mashal Award

    Grand Marshal Award – Sharon & Gary Lindgren The Grand Marshal Award recognizes a person or people of local or national prominence who have made a significant contribution to the development, history, or...

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  • Mason City Shines in Cost of Living Data

    Mason City ranks favorably among Iowa communities in the most recent Cost of Living Index Report, which averaged data submitted in 2018. Each quarter, chamber staff members collect data to assist the Council for...

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  • College Connections Sign-Up

    College Connections will be starting up soon, and the Chamber is looking for summer college interns in the North Iowa area! Businesses are invited to enroll summer interns in a program designed to connect young...

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  • Ag Breakfast – March 20

    The Ag Breakfast is set for 7AM on Wednesday, March 20 at a new location: The Music Man Square. This annual event brings together hundreds of attendees to connect farm and business for an...

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  • Renaissance Project Moving Forward

    Progress is being made every day on the River City Renaissance project. Stakeholder meetings are held weekly at the City Hall to share the latest information and to maintain the aggressive timeline...

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