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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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  • Chamber Bowl 2019

    The 26th Annual Chamber Bowl is a 9-pin winter bowling event set for February 5, 6 and 7th at Mystic Lanes. Based on feedback from last year, this year's event will feature more...

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  • Australia & New Zealand Info Session

    The Chamber is headed to Australia & New Zealand October 29 - November 12, 2019.  Join us for a special presentation and preview of the destinations offered on this spectacular trip!...

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  • YIELD Project – Movin’ Groovin’ Mason City

    This year’s YIELD (Youth Investing Energy in Leadership Development) class is looking to brighten up Mason City with some new artwork, while also encouraging residents and visitors to get out and move more. They...

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  • Frein and Weitzel Receive Scholarship

    Membership Director & Community Concierge Colleen Frein and Program Director Kativa Weitzel were recently awarded scholarships to furthering their professional development and better serve the members of the Chamber of Commerce. Frein and...

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  • South Pacific Wonders: Australia & New Zealand

    Journey down-under to Australia and explore the Great Barrier Reef, Cairns, and the beautiful city of Sydney. Then, travel to the south island of New Zealand to enjoy the breath-taking scenery it...

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  • Picture Day – January 17th

    Start your year off with a professional headshot! The Chamber will be hosting a "Picture Day" from 10:30AM-3PM on Thursday, January 17, 2019 on the third floor of the Commerce Center. Christy...

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  • Ag Tour 2018

    The Chamber’s annual Ag Tour is scheduled for September 13 at Progressive Rail’s Iowa Traction Railway (IATR) in Mason City. In this unique experience, Chamber members will take a 3.5-mile (1 hour)...

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  • Chamber Award Nominations Due

    Each year, the Chamber honors a small business, a leader, and a workplace that have made significant impact within their organization or the business community. Chamber members are encouraged to nominate fellow...

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  • Chamber Members Golf Special

    Golf Special for Chamber Members  Highland Park Golf Course is offering discounted golfing rounds to Chamber Member employees!  This is a great opportunity to network with other golfers in the community.  You may...

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  • 2018 Golf Outing Wrap Up

    Thank you to all of our teams and sponsors for participating in last Thursday's Golf Outing at the Mason City Country Club. We appreciate your flexibility with the Iowa weather this summer. Read More

  • Krull Earns IOM Credential

    Marketing & Leadership Development Director Allyson Krull has graduated from the Institute for Organization Management program and has received the recognition of IOM. Awarded to all graduates of the Institute program,...

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  • Moonlight Bike Ride

    Moonlight Bike Ride The 2018 Moonlight Bike Ride is scheduled for Saturday, July 28. The Chamber's Worksite Wellness Committee encourages community members to think healthy this summer. Participants may enter as an individual...

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  • NIBF Award Winners, Royalty Announced

    80th North Iowa Band Festival Award Winners, Royalty Announced MASON CITY— For the first time in recent history, the North Iowa Band Festival parade marched through Mason City without the threat of rain. ...

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  • Meet our Sponsors!

    Meet the DRUM MAJOR Sponsors for the 80th North Iowa Band Festival

    As we are approaching our 80th North Iowa Band Festival (NIBF), we know that the success of the event wouldn’t...

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  • College Connections

    North Iowa Businesses are encouraged to involve summer interns in a program designed to connect young workers to our community and to each other! “College Connections,” coordinated by the Mason City...

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