Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Chamber Legislative Committee Schedules Two Important Events in May

Mark your calendars for both forums.

On Monday, May 3, House District #51 Candidate Forum will be held at the Gene Vincent Auditorium at Carroll High School beginning at 7:00 p.m. This is a great opportunity to get to know the candidates before the upcoming election and to give the candidates an opportunity to present issues facing the district. Candidates will answer questions submitted prior to the forum, questions from the audience in attendance, or by calling 712-830-4788 beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Monday the 3rd. Individuals who wish to submit questions prior to the forum may do so by either mailing or delivering written questions to the Carroll Chamber of Commerce Office at 407 West 5th St., PO Box 307, Carroll, IA 51401 or you may email chamber@carrolliowa.com. The forum is open to the public and will be broadcast live on radio station KCIM 1380AM.

On Tuesday, May 4, the Carroll Chamber of Commerce Legislative Wrap-up will be held at Des Moines Area Community College, Room 142 beginning at 7:00 p.m. Senator Steve Kettering and Representative Rod Roberts will cover the 2010 legislative session. The forum will include opening comments from legislators and ample time for questions from the audience.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Carroll Chamber of Commerce Ag Scholarship Recipients

The Carroll Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce two recipients of  Carroll County Agricultural Scholarships in the amount of $250 each. Scholarships are open to all Carroll County residents continuing their post high school education in an Ag-related field.
Carroll Chamber of Commerce Ag Scholarship Committee member Mike Franey presented scholarship winners Zachary Collison and Holly Onken their award certificates. Zachary is the son of Curt and Kris Collison of Arcadia. He is a Kuemper Catholic High School senior and will be attending DMACC in Ankeny and then onto Iowa State University to pursue Agricultural Studies and Marketing.
Holly is the daughter of David and Betty Onken of Glidden. She is a Carroll High School senior and will be attending Iowa State University studying Agricultural Business.
Congratulations and best wishes to Holly and Zachary!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Welcome New Chamber Members!

Welcome to Joe Halbur of Halbur Law Firm.  Halbur Law Firm is available for all your legal services.

Welcome to Anita McLaughlin, owner and esthetician of Renuvis Salon & Spa.  Renuvis Salon and Spa offers full service hair care, cuts and styles.  Spa services include facials, manicures, pedicures and waxing.

Welcome Travis Osterlund of the Pirahna Club.  Some of the Pirahna Clubs specialties are:  steaks grilled to perfection, Tuesday night 35 cent wings, Thirsty Thursday has $1 domestic bottle beer from 4-8 pm, and Thursday, Friday and Saturday includes a prime rib offering.

We welcome all these new members to the Chamber!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Carroll County Leadership Institute Class 2009/10

Carroll County Leadership Institute Graduation Class of 2010
Graduation was held Wednesday, April 14 at the Carroll Chamber of Commerce Boardroom. Leadership Institute started in 1999 making this the 11th class. A total of 206 people have graduated from the program. Kim Hackett, Vice President and Jim Gossett, Executive Director of the Chamber of Commerce shared their thoughts on leadership and encouraged the group to get involved, accept the challenge of leadership roles and help direct the future of Carroll County.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

The Chamber Office is Here for the Duration!

It has been official since August 2007,
but now it is written in stone and bronze.
And it feels good. 

This morning Steve Larsen from Steve's Signs Shop installed the bronze letters in the seat wall in front of the Chamber Office.  It looks great, thank you Steve.  Now visitors will be able to locate the Chamber office with ease.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Wash Away Winter

Kudos to everyone who have been working hard to clean-up after all the tree damage and mess caused by the long hard winter. 

On a spruce-up note, the City and Fire Department will be washing the sand off the downtown city streets on Monday, April 19th from 7-9 PM.  The City will be working with the IDOT on Tuesday morning April 20th to wash Hwy 30 from East to West in Carroll.  The grass is turning green and flowers are starting to bloom.  Thank you to everyone who does their part to make Carroll a beautiful place and enhance the quality of life.  Carroll is looking forward to whatever the "next chapter" brings.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Chamber Dialogue on KCIM

A big thank you goes out to Carroll Broadcasting for giving the Chamber the opportunity to let the general public know what the Chamber is up to during the monthly Chamber Dialogue on KCIM.  It airs the first Wednesday of every month at 10:30 AM and again at 6:30 PM.  The dialogue gives the Carroll Chamber of Commerce, your BUSINESS ADVOCATE, the opportunity to spread the word about networking, business marketing opportunities and how your business can get involved.  If you haven't heard the dialogue tune in every Wednesday.

Make the Most of Your Membership - Get Involved. Get Results.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Connect Young Professionals

 Nearly 100 young leaders attended CYP's Meet the Members event on Friday, March 26th. Featured speakers were Adam Haluska and Chuck Offenburger.  Attendees had a good time networking with their peers and enjoyed inspiring speeches from Adam and Chuck.
If you are 21-45 years old and are interested in learning more about CYP contact the
 Carroll Chamber of Commerce - CYP is an affiliate organization of the Chamber