October 2020

Good October morning! Notes from the Chamber for the month of October –   If you have a chance, drive by the Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center on 4th and Street to view the updated exterior!  We think it looks great! Let us know what you think. Support our Chamber Member, Summit Tribune by welcoming the new Summit Tribune …

Halloween 2020

Forest City Trick or Treating – Forest City community trick or treating will be on October 31, 2020 from 5 – 8 pm. See recommendations from the County Emergency Management and Winnebago County Public Health on our Facebook page if you choose to participate in trick or treating in Forest City. Police Department Drive Thru Meal – The Forest City …

What’s Happening in Forest City?

You don’t have to look to far to find an activity in Forest City! Check out our list of local activities and events – See the latest email blast here: https://conta.cc/30m3Tp6 10/14 – Public Trap Shooting @ Florence Recreation Area Trap Shooting Range, 5 – 7 pm Cost to shoot: $3/round of 25 targets. All shooters need to bring their own …

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 …

Chamber of Commerce remains open for membership

Date: March 17, 2020                                                                      Press Release Contact:  Norma Hertzer, Executive Director norma@forestcityia.com , 641-585-2092    Forest City Chamber of Commerce is Open for Business – Closed to Pedestrian Traffic   Forest City – Following the direction and guidelines of the CDC and Iowa Department of Public Health and the City of Forest City, the Forest City Chamber of Commerce will not be open to pedestrian …

July 4th area activities

7/3 – Buffalo Center Street Dance @ Buffalo Center Volunteer Fire Department, 7pm – 12am. *POSTPONED to August 1* 7/3 – Mason City/Clear Lake Fireworks @ North Iowa Events Center, 10pm (rain date 7/4)Limited parking will be available, and vehicles must be spaced apart to allow for lawn chairs. There is no grandstand seating. The gates will open at 7pm, and …

Shop Local Gift Certificate Promotion – Round 5

Spread the news! We’ve got one more Shop Local Gift Certificate Promotion that will launch Wednesday, June 3rd at 12 noon. Our goal is to give everyone a chance to buy a $35 gift certificate for $25 – so this round is only open to those that have never purchased a gift certificate before. Yep, we’ve kept track! 😊 If we have any left over, we’ll …

Small Business Recovery Fund

PRESS RELEASEDate:  May 4, 2020  Contacts:          Beth Bilyeu, Forest City Economic Development beth@forestcityia.com 641-585-5560 Barb Smith, City Administrator barb@forestcityia. com 641-585-3574  Norma Hertzer, Chamber of Commerce  norma@forestcityia.com, 641-585-2092          Announcement of the Small Business Recovery Fund. Forest City, Iowa – Today Forest City announced the launch of the Small Business Recovery Fund, a partnership with the Chamber of Commerce, City of …

Business Survey

The Forest City Chamber of Commerce is conducting a business survey to measure the impact of COVID-19 and to design a local loan/grant program that can offer effective relief for local businesses. If you are a business owner, please take a moment to complete this quick survey. http://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07eh1cpv2wk91k2ec1/start

Virtual Easter egg hunt

Easter is a time for families to gather in celebration. With COVID-19 social distancing guidelines in place, we are all experiencing changes with the upcoming holiday. Heritage Park of North Iowa usually hosts an Easter egg hunt with tons of candy, drawing several hundred children in the area. That event has been cancelled this year. In an effort to provide …