ROCIA Committees

Marketing & Tourism Committee

The Autumn Home Tour, featured above, is a great event that brings in people from outside of community to experience our beautiful turn-of-the-century homes. 

Marketing & Tourism Committee

Purpose – A committee that is focused on improving how the ROCIA markets Red Oak to Red Oak and to the outside world.

Goals (est. Feb. 2022)

  • Promote Red Oak and enhance community spirit through all platforms
  • Gain recognition for Red Oak as a tourist destination in SW Iowa by at least one regional or national publication/media source
  • Finish up Red Oak Re-branding Project, help city and community adapt to it and use to their advantage
  • Plaques for the Historic buildings, starting with the downtown square, moving on to other public buildings on Historic Registry, and lastly private homes.
  • Improve online presence of Red Oak, IA
  • Gain recognition for Red Oak as a tourist destination in SW Iowa by at least one regional or national publication/media source

Chairman – Ashley Soat

Time – Meet on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 5:30pm at the Chamber unless otherwise stated.


Crazy Days occurs the last weekend of July. This weekend is filled with sidewalk sales and great deals all across the community.

Business Promotions Committee

Purpose – A group for ROCIA members with businesses to discuss, plan, and cross-promote events, activities, and promotions occurring within Red Oak.


  • Promote Red Oak Businesses and organize many business/sales based events in Red Oak
  • To work together with other ROCIA members for the betterment of Red Oak’s economy.
  • To improve cross-promotion of each other’s events and store promotions.
  • To share knowledge and wisdom between ROCIA members to help with the advancement of each other’s businesses.

Chairperson – Diana Hietbrink, Pudgy Pumpkin Owner and associated with Rubey Realty

Time – Meet on the 4th Wednesday of every month at 5:30pm at the Firehouse Restaurant unless otherwise stated.

Some of their annual events include:

  • Galentine’s Day
  • Spring Open Houses
  • Crazy Days
  • Fall Open Houses
  • Sip & Stroll
  • Black Friday
  • Holiday Open Houses
  • Small Business Saturday
  • Ladies Night Out
Rural Commerce Committee

The Rural Commerce Committee’s Ag Appreciation Dinner features a presentation by a prominent figure within the ag industry along with a free dinner.

Rural Commerce Committee

Purpose – Promote Agri-Business development through support and encouragement in the Red Oak Community.

Goals (est. Jan 2022)

  • Expand the impact of this committee beyond event-based programming.
  • Promote Agriculture on social media a minimum of once a month in 2022
  • Expand this committee’s membership

Time – Meet on the 1st Monday of every month at 12:00pm at rotating restaurants unless otherwise stated

The Rural Commerce Committee also organizes the Ag Appreciation Dinner annually on National Ag Day.

They organize programs at the Red Oak Schools and Red Oak Farmers Markets to educate children and adults on the Ag Industry.

Want to be on a committee?

If you have any interest in the above committees and would like to speak to someone further on it or get signed up please email or call the Red Oak Chamber at 712-623-4821 or [email protected]

ROCIA Communicator

The ROCIA Communicator is a weekly newsletter that’s sent out every Wednesday morning highlighting the various events and promotions throughout our community.