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Elkader Chamber of Commerce Office
Chamber of Commerce Office
207 N. Main St., (563)245-2857
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Chamber Meeting
June 5, 2018
7:30 a.m. at Treats
Occasionally a meeting will be postponed if winter road conditions cause school closing.

Promotion Committee Meeting
Committee normally meets every other Wednesday - 8 a.m.
Please call (563)245-2857 to verify meeting date and location.

2017 Golf Tournament Sponsors
Gold Sponsors:

Central State Bank
Silver Sponsors:
Brown's Sales & Leasing
Bronze Sponsors:
Ehrhardt, Gnagy, McCorkindale & Vorwald
Fennelly's Irish Pub
Hole Sponsors:
Alpine Communications
American Family insurance
Central Community Hospital
Elkader Care Center & Kingston Court
Elkader Cinema,
Gifford Insurance
Johnson's Restaurant
KCTN radio
Northwestern Mutual Financial Services
Signs N Frames
Stender Dental
Wilkes grocery
Cart Sponsors:
Beauty Bar
General Store & More
Heritage Printing
JEM Salon & Spa
Treats on Bridge Street
Zapf's Pronto
A big thanks to all the generous businesses and volunteers who helped make our tourament a success!

Chamber of Commerce
Constitution and By-Laws
as amended on May 4, 2010
(70K PDF file)

Chamber of Commerce

Our Mission: The Elkader Area Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to the marketing and stimulation of the business community through promotion of business and tourism.

The EACC works in many areas, including networking and marketing, business advocacy, community improvement, and membership services. Our goal is to promote every business in the community.

• Chamber Meetings and Minutes

We welcome community participation at our regular meetings. To place an item on the agenda, please contact the Chamber Coordinator at: (563)245-2857 or elkader@alpinecom.net

Chamber Board Minutes

• Promotion Committee Meetings

The mission of the Promotional Committee is to to plan and implement promotions and events for the greater Elkader business community. We welcome ideas from all Elkader area businesses and encourage you to attend our meetings.
Info: (563)245-2857 or elkader@alpinecom.net

• Join the Chamber

Work with other area business people on issues that are vital to your community.

Membership in the Chamber has many benefits. Your membership will help the EACC promote Elkader, strengthen business relationships, and assist people who are interested in moving to or visiting our community. Whether your business is on Highway 13, in the rural areas, or on Main Street, feel confident that your membership in the Elkader Area Chamber of Commerce will be the single strongest advocate for our business community.

Become a Chamber member
Contact Christa Fosse, Chamber Coordinator
at (563)245-2857 or elkader@alpinecom.net

• Chamber Membership Information

Most importantly, you are lending your support to an organization whose primary mission is the promotion of all Elkader area businesses and the betterment of the Elkader community at large.

Local residents will be proud to patronize your business, knowing that your goals include a partnership with your Chamber of Commerce for the success of the community as a whole.

You will be placed on the Chamber mailing list, thus receiving the earliest, most accurate communication on Chamber-sponsored events as well as information that may affect your business including regional and state marketing and tourism opportunities.

You will be supporting ongoing initiatives which you probably already appreciate:

  • Staffing of the Chamber Office in the lower level of the Opera House which includes promoting our members in all responses to requests for community information received by the Chamber office.
  • The “Chamber Bucks” program which encourages local spending by offering gift certificates good only at Elkader area businesses.
  • Raising and maintenance of Welcome and American flags for holidays and special events
  • Newspaper, radio and television advertising for tourism and business
  • “Welcome” program for visitors, new area residents and new businesses
  • Maintaining a fund for replacement of Christmas light pole decorations
  • Collaboration with the Chamber Promotional Committee, Elkader Marketing Committee, Mainstreet and EDC for special events and promotions such as new signage, shuttle buses for Osborne Heritage days and Sweet Corn Days
  • Participation in the Elkader Cultural and Entertainment District program

As a Chamber member, your business receives an enhanced listing in the Business Directory of the Chamber’s www.elkader-iowa.com website. In addition to your business name, address, phone number, and description of your business products and services, we will include a link to your business website and a bold “Chamber Member” logo following your business name. Non-member listings on the Chamber website are limited to business name, address and phone number.

Your membership allows us to plan new projects: those underway include extending the Welcome and American flag displays and Christmas decorations to High Street and improving our website as a promotional tool for our members.

Want to see more? We welcome your input. Contact us.

• Buy Chamber Bucks

The Chamber Buck program is a promotional service for community businesses. Chamber Bucks make great gifts and can be redeemed at any Elkader retailer. Chamber Bucks can be purchased at the Chamber Office, 207 N. Main St., (563)245-2857 or at the City Hall Office, 207 N. Main St., (563)245-2098.

• Small Business Information

SBA online for Small Business
Topics and resources to help with starting and running a successful business. 

Small Business Safety and Health Resource Guide from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This guide will help business owners find free or inexpensive information about protecting their workers. The guide includes:

·More than 30 websites with resources from training guides and courses to workplace regulations, hazard checklists and emergency guidance.

·Contact information for safety organizations and government safety agencies PLUS resources for specific industries such as convenience stores, construction sites, restaurants, and health care settings.

USA.gov - U.S. Government official information portal

BuyerSupplier.org - connecting buyers and suppliers of all types of products and services in NE Iowa

IASourceLink.com - a web-based platform which will connect entrepreneurs and small businesses to technical and financial resources that meet their specific business needs.

• Iowa Business Tax Information and Online Forms

Iowa Annual Sales Tax Holiday, Iowa Department of Revenue explanation of required participation, taxable and exempt sales and reporting.

Starting a business in Iowa, a summary of steps you must take

Iowa Department of Revenue

Department of Workforce Development

Business Taxes, Iowa Department of Revenue and Finance explanation of taxes you may be liable for

Register online for Iowa withholding taxes and receive your permit number for withholding taxes.

Withholding tax forms

workerscompensation.com, a comprehensive resource for Workers' Compensation in Iowa

Unemployment Insurance Information for Employers, includes forms and publications such as
Unemployment Insurance Handbook for Employers

Unemployment insurance tax forms on the website of the Iowa Workforce Development

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