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Baby it’s cold outside, but the Chamber is always a warm place to visit!

Business After Hours –

The calendar is filling up!  February’s BAH will be hosted by AgriVision Equipment Group, LLC on February 22nd. They have so much to share about their business and have some fun things planned for their event.  Watch for details coming very soon!  Interested in hosting a Business After Hours or want to know more about hosting?  Give me a call!  712-623-4821.

ROCIA Annual Meeting –

The Red Oak Chamber and Industry Association Annual Meeting was postponed due to the weather until Wednesday, February 6th. Despite another wintery mix of weather, we were pleased with the attendance.  It was an evening of introductions, reflection of 2018, informing any changes for 2019, honoring the out going Board President Larry Brandstetter and ending the evening with a Q&A session.  This was led by our Exec Committee which allowed our members to ask questions and comment on Chamber related topics. Great questions and wonderful comments were expressed by our members who were in attendance. All in all, it was an informative and enjoyable evening!  If you have any questions or comments regarding Chamber related topics, please contact our office anytime!   A Membership/Volunteer Appreciation Dinner is being planned for October as another event for our ROCIA Investors and valued volunteers. 

Legislative Briefings –

The first Legislative Briefing for 2019 was held on February 2nd at the Montgomery County History Center.  Senator Mark Costello, House Representative David Sieck, and House Representative Cecil Dolecheck were in attendance to address 20 area residents.  Each spoke about the issues they were currently working on and the committees they serve on. The legislators then answered questions and listened to comments by the public. Thanks to Dave & Roxanne McFarland for allowing the Chamber to host this important event at the Montgomery County History Center.  The next legislative briefing is scheduled for 8:00 am on Saturday, March 9th in the meeting room at the Montgomery County History Center.  The third legislative briefing will be held during the SW IA Buy Local Expo on Saturday, April 6th at 10 am in the media center of Inman Primary Elementary. 

Leadership Red Oak –

LEADERSHIP RED OAK will kick off on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 8:00 am in the meeting room of the Montgomery County History Center.  Currently we have 13 participants and have room for two additional.  If you are interested in participating in the Leadership Red Oak Program, please email me or call our office! 

New Members –  

Please help us welcome our newest members of the Red Oak Chamber & Industry Association!

  • American City Bureau
  • Tim & Dr. Kate Fridolph,
  • Rolling Thrones,
  • Vial Insurance, LLC

Business Anniversaries –

Congratulations to the Wilson Performing Arts Center on your 10 Year Anniversary! 

If your business has a milestone anniversary coming up, please let me know!  We want to help promote your business by recognizing those milestone anniversaries!  This year’s milestone anniversaries will be acknowledged at the 2019 Junction Days Kickoff on June 27th in the Fountain Square Park and also at our Annual Membership/Volunteer Appreciation Dinner in October.

For more information about our members, promotions, & events within and around our community, please visit our website www.redoakiowa.com.  If you have questions about becoming a member of the ROCIA or are interested in volunteering opportunities, please contact me at (712)623-4821. 

Stay warm and stay well!

Elaine Carlson

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