Chamber Connection & Blog

March 29, 2018

In a time when so much shopping is done online, businesses have to get creative in this digital era! The Trio Boutique is a home-based boutique that has been structured to be flexible; primarily selling products online, at pop-up parties and at local vendor events....

March 29, 2018

July Jubilee is scheduled for Friday, July 13, through Sunday, July 15, this summer and planning is in full force. As some may have read in the paper last week, our committee is trying to move evening activities onto Main Street this year! If you are a Main Street busi...

August 16, 2017

Please help us in welcoming Uptown Fitness to the chamber! Uptown Fitness, which grew out of the Jazzercise franchise owned by Heather Yeoman and started in Lake Mills 10 years ago in 2007, set up shop on Main Street in March of this year. The fitness facility boasts 4...

May 18, 2017

A fashion and beauty power-partnership, Bestie Boutique (a clothing boutique offering cute and affordable clothing for ladies) and Salon 304 (a full service salon) have joined teams to provide Lake Mills residents with services and products to help them feel awesome! W...

November 3, 2016

At a Professional Developers of Iowa conference I recently attended with Teresa Nicholson of Winn-Worth Betco., workforce issues were in the spotlight. Preparing for a new wave of generational changes will be essential in the near future as it is no secret that busines...

November 2, 2016

Some major topics discussed at the 2016 Iowa Chamber of Commerce Executives Fall Conference was the Fair Labor Standards and the new Final Rule changes.  The following is a recap of information I have gathered, but as always - for official information - look to the fed...

November 1, 2016

October is National Manufacturing Month, so we teamed up with the Lake Mills Community Schools and Winn-Worth Betco to host a weekly presentation where we had local manufacturers come in and  speak about what is happening being the closed doors of their facilities. Our...

August 26, 2016

[UPDATE - Kari Out Wine & Spirits was purchased and is now Mill Street Liquor.] Kari Jacobson, owner of Kari Out Wine & Spirits, is no stranger to the liquor store business, having built up 14+ years of experience before purchasing the former WJ Liquors at 107 N Mill S...

July 30, 2016

In this issue: Office Hours Change, Snapchat for Business, Ambulance Volunteers Needed, National Night Out, Stay Connected links, Business Tax Incentives. 

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June 14, 2016

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America’s SBDC Iowa and Local Economic Development Groups Sponsoring Workshops

AMES, Iowa – America’s SBDC Iowa (SBDC) has teamed with Hancock County Economic Development, Lake Mills Chamber Development Corporation, Forest City Economic Devel...

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