Economic Relief for Small Businesses

Resources for businesses COVID-19 | Aug 2020 Need help for your business? The NIACC Pappajohn Center & SBDC has established the North Iowa Small Business Help Line to answer questions from entrepreneurs about the Federal Coronavirus Relief programs including those contained in the CARES Act such as the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL), and other …

Denim Fest Country Music Festival

DENIM FEST COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL AT HERITAGE PARK OF NORTH IOWA – MAY 26, 27, 28, 29. Headliners and all band announcements, ticket purchasing, camping reservations and much more will be available on the official Denim Fest website soon! .

Summer Events in Forest City

Whether you are a local or visitor, you will enjoy the summer lin-up of events.  We’ve got you covered for Summer Events in Forest City! DENIM FEST COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL AT HERITAGE PARK OF NORTH IOWA – MAY 26, 27, 28, 29 . Headliners and all band announcements, ticket purchasing, camping reservations and much more will be available on the …

Shop Local Stamp Card Promotion!

Shop Local this Holiday season! Visit the following Chamber members in Forest City to get your card stamped and entered into a drawing! Cards can be found at any participating business, or can be printed out.   5+ stamps= entered in drawing for $20 in Chamber Bucks 8+ stamps= entered in drawing for $50 in Chamber Bucks 10+ stamps= entered …

November News from the Chamber

Good Afternoon Chamber Members! First, thank you to all the businesses that participated in the Treats on the Streets on Halloween! We had hundreds of youth and parents around town participating. It’s in our plans to do it again next year. Let us know if you have any suggestions to improve the event. Welcome new Chamber members The Modest Daisy, Core …

Forest City Holiday Sip and Shop

Forest City Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Holiday Sip and Shop Event on November 19th, downtown Forest City! This event is designed to kick of the Holiday Shopping Season and promote shopping local and bring shoppers to the community.   Three wineries will be offering free taste testings at the following downtown Forest City locations – Windy Hill Winery at …

Trick or Treat at local Businesses

We’re starting something new in Forest City! TREATS ON THE STREETS OCTOBER 31ST  |   5 – 7pm If your Forest City business will be open to distribute treats (don’t forget to hand out a business brochure or coupon) on Halloween between 5 and 7pm, let the Chamber know by October 20th and we’ll add your business to the Halloween …

Child Care Study in Forest City

We want to hear from you! Child care has been identified as an urgent need in the Forest City area. To better understand the need so that potential solutions can be identified, City of Forest City and Forest City Economic Development, with assistance from First Children’s Finance (FCF) is conducting a child care study and we need your help! We’re …

Forest City Community Partnership Awards 2022

October 12, 2022 The Community Partnership Awards Luncheon hosted by the Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development, and the City of Forest City exemplifies our three entities partnering together to help better our community. This years awards were given to: John K. and Luise V. Hanson Lifetime Achievement award: Tony and Sue Coloff FCED Economic Impact Award: Hanson Family Foundation Merit …

Homebuyer Education Workshops

  Spending too much on rent?  Is home buying an option for you?  Find out at these educational workshops! Join Home-Buying expert Kelli Exell at John V. Hanson Career Center (124 Nerum Dr., Forest City) on any of the following dates –   October 4th at 4pm,   October 14th at 4pm October 15th at 1pm    

New Housing in Forest City!

The City of Forest City and Economic Development have partnered with Soyland Homes to offer 5 new homes in our community. These homes are 1025 sf, 3 bedroom, two bathroom, offer a two car garage and come with appliances. Ta   Take a 3d tour and find information  at https://soylandhomesforestcity.com  or at any local realtor. Listing prices start at $235.000 Pre-construction …