News & Announcements
The Missouri Valley Chamber presented it’s $500 scholarship to Evan Gutzmer. He is attending Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa and held a 3.97 average this past semester. He is working towards music education as his major. Megan Zimmer, Vice President of the Chamber Board presented the check. Congratulations, Evan!
WOW! Missouri Valley residents out did themselves this year with fantastic light displays at their homes. Congratulations to all of the winners.
Thank you to Lisa Dozier who owns Dozier Day Care. She finds the time in her very busy schedule to collect and organize the addresses of the residents who want to be listed on the Holiday Lights Tour map. The Missouri Valley Chamber also wants to thank the local Verizon store for sponsoring this event for the second year.
So here are the winners:
1st Place: 609 Glenn St 2nd Place: 2482 Liberty Ave 3rd Place: 419 N 3rd St People’s Choice Award: 809 E Michigan
1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place People’s Choice Award People’s Choice Award
Congratulations to the 4 winners of the Small Business November Bingo Game!
Tonya Radil $175
Rene Hiller $100
Linda Koefoed $100
Pastor Jean McCartney $75
Thanks to the 17 local small businesses that participated in the bingo game and donated the gift cards from their businesses. Be sure to support them!
Busy Bees Playground, Casey’s, Campo Azul Mexican Restaurant, D&R Treasures, Fisher’s Petals & Posies, Foodland, Hair Flyers Salon, Harrison County Welcome Center, Little Threads, Missouri Valley Antique Mall, M.J.’s Flowers & Balloons, Pizza Ranch, The Bucksnort Restaurant, Town & Country Sales, Valley Arms, Verizon, and Zaiser’s Embroidery.
The Missouri Valley Chamber of Commerce has made a decision to not hold the annual Chili Cook Off fund raiser event in January 2021. We want our community to stay safe and healthy during this pandemic timeframe. We will miss tasting all the different variations of soup, and the fun time spent with family and friends, that this event gathers together. This will give an extra year to create the BEST CHILI EVER, to those participants that will compete in 2022!
The Missouri Valley Chamber of Commerce opened this window decorating contest to any business that wanted to participate, whether they were Chamber members or not. Thank you to the businesses who made the effort and took the time to make Erie street look festive and bright for the Christmas season.
1st Place winner: Integrated Therapy Resources … Received $50 prize money and the traveling trophy to display all year!
2nd Place winner: Little Threads Children’s Resale and Boutique … Received $35 prize money
3rd Place winner: Fisher’s Petals & Posies … Received $25 prize money
Congratulations to all of the winners!
The next meeting date for the 150th planning committee will be on Dec. 10th, at the Eagle’s Club from 6 – 7 PM. Please wear a mask, so we all stay healthy and can continue to meet. Let me know if you are able to attend. If you can’t make the meeting, please call me and give me an update of your event information, so it can be forwarded to the group. See you then.
Before ….. And NOW……..WOW!!!
This highlighting of the Caboose Park was an effort of the Park Board to make the park a focal point in Missouri Valley, for those who travel through our community, from the east or west.
Thanks go to Jensen Lawn Solutions who did the installation.
Join us in the Tree Lighting Ceremony, December 4th, at 6 PM, around the tree at Crossroads Place, near the gazebo.
Santa will be there to visit with the kids.
Great photo opportunity of kids and Santa!
Enjoy Christmas caroles sung by Rick Powell.
Event partnered this year by the Missouri Valley Chamber and the Rand Community Center.
Our next 150th Celebration planning meeting will take place on November 12th at the Eagle’s Club, from 6 – 7 PM. We will be voting on the logo selections. Updates of event plans will be requested. Bring your budget estimates for your events. See you then! Volunteers to help are always welcomed!
From the City of Missouri Valley…..After much deliberation, the Watson Station Board has decided it will not be holding their annual Halloween Party or Polar Express events. We appreciate your understanding.