January 2015 - Carroll Chamber of Commerce
January 2015 Newsletter
THOUGHTS FROM PRESIDENT JOHN PERRIN
Happy and prosperous New Year to everyone! Thanks to the fine leadership of our new Executive
Director, Shannon Landauer, and 2014 Chamber President, Jair Mayhall, the tireless work of the chamber
staff and the board of directors, the Carroll Chamber of Commerce is stronger than ever.
Thank you to Jair Mayhall. Jair served as Board President last year. He not only guided the Chamber
efforts, but truly led by example by “getting involved and getting results”.
Thank you to the outgoing board members for their contributions to the Chamber. As is often the case,
many will still remain very involved in committees and events, even though they no longer serve on the
board. I would like to wish continued success to Aaron Juergens and Jenni Brown of GSC Juergens, Ann
Fitzpatrick of St Anthony Regional Hospital, Ken Payer of Champion Ford, and Austin Scott of Websites
Welcome to our new board members: Presidential -Appointee Jason Sheridan of Hy-Vee;
Ag-Representative Justin Schenkelberg of Schenkelberg Implement; Peg Sanders of The Graphic Edge;
and Tom Simons of Feld Fire. In addition, thank you to Jill Schweers of Computer Concepts of Iowa and
Andy Reiman of Carroll Glass for agreeing to sign on for a full term on the board. We are excited to have
them join us for 2015!
In true “Carroll-style”, we will not rest on our laurels. We have much work to do and 2015 is going to be
a challenging and great year. We are working on some very exciting new projects in our continuing effort
to better serve our chamber membership. There will be more details in coming newsletters! I appreciate
the opportunity to serve as your 2015 Board President.
2015 Chamber President
NEW CHAMBER MEMBERS
Welcome to Andrew Hilliard, Director of Operations for Dunkin’ Donuts. Dunkin’ Donuts is the world’s
leading baked goods and coffee chain, serving more than 3 million customers per day. Dunkin’ Donuts
sells 52 varieties of donuts and more than a dozen coffee beverages, as well as an array of bagels,
breakfast sandwiches and other baked goods. They anticipate opening in Spring 2015.
CHAMBER ANNUAL BANQUET
The Chamber Annual Banquet will be held Monday, January 19 at the Carrollton Center. Plan to attend
and be a part of all the award presentations. We will recognize the outstanding achievements of 2014.
The presentation of the 2014 Citizen of the Year award will highlight the evening. Social hour will begin
at 5:30 pm followed by the dinner program at 6:30 pm. Banquet tickets are $25 per person, or reserve a
table of 8 for $185. Contact the Chamber office at 712-792-4383 to order your tickets. Check out the
enclosed flyer for more information. We hope to see everyone there to help thank our past 2014 Board
President, Jair Mayhall and welcome our new 2015 President, John Perrin!
BUSINESS APPRECIATION AWARDS
The Carroll Chamber of Commerce will present two business awards at the Chamber Annual Banquet, the
New Business Award and The Heritage Award. These awards serve to honor Chamber member
businesses. Last year’s recipients were Irlbeck Precision Surfaces and Farner -Bocken Company.
Nominate a deserving business today. See details and nomination forms enclosed in the newsletter. Please
return the completed forms to the Chamber office by Monday, January 5, 2015. Please fax to
712-792-4984 or email [email protected]
COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARDS
Each year the community honors some exemplary citizens for their efforts in demonstrating leadership,
involvement and commitment to the community with awards for Citizen of the Year, Humanitarian,
Public Service and Good Neighbor. There are many people worthy of receiving such honors, so your help
is needed in distinguishing those who stand apart from the rest. Awards will be presented at the Annual
Banquet on Monday, January 19. Please send a letter stating the nominee's name, activities and
accomplishments to the Carroll Chamber of Commerce, 407 W 5th St., PO Box 307 by Monday,
January 5, 2015.
CAREER PATHWAY PANELS
Have you signed up to be included in this year’s Career Pathway Panels on Tuesday, February 10? Don’t
forget to contact Katie at the Chamber office to be included: 712-792-4383 or [email protected]
Don’t miss this opportunity to share your career knowledge and work experience. Help students make
educated plans for their future! See the enclosed insert for more details.
CARROLL YOUNG PROFESSIONALS
CYP has changed their name. They were Connect Young Professionals, they
are now Carroll Young Professionals and they have a new logo.
CYP welcomes new members: Jeremy Heuton, Customer Care
Representative at Culligan of Carroll; Holly Onken, Real Estate Agent/
Realtor for MidIowa Insurance and Real Estate.
CYP will host their annual Meet the Members event on Friday, January 23 from 7-10 pm at the Carroll
Country Club. This year’s event will feature a Trivia Night with the chance to win cash prizes. The
event is open to anyone ages 21-45. You do not have to be a member of CYP to attend. It is a great
opportunity to network and learn more about CYP. Mark your calendar and plan to attend. See the
2015 CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MEMBERSHIP
As a member of the Carroll Chamber, you are investing not only in your business, but
in your community. The Chamber has worked hard creating a business
environment for growth, offering opportunities for business exposure and
networking. 2015 membership statements were mailed in December. If you haven’t
already done so, please return your 2015 investment and proudly display your 2015
membership window sticker. Thank you for your continued support.
The Carroll Chamber of Commerce will again be holding legislative forums during the 2015 legislative
session. The forums will be held every two weeks throughout the session on Saturdays from 10-11 a.m.
Senator Mark Segebart and Representative Brian Best will share their comments, hear your concerns and
answer any questions you may have. The first forum will be held Saturday, January 31 at Adams
Elementary School in the cafeteria. The public is invited to attend.
15 7 AM
Rotary Club Raffle &
@ Swan Lake
22676 Swan Lake Drive
1730 Hwy 71 N
8-9 AM Coffee
Relay for Life of
Carroll County @
St Anthony Regional
311 S Clark St
Coffee for Carroll
@ Haley Equipment
19054 Hwy 30 W
Meeting @ CR
Board Meeting &
Photo @ BR
Coffee @ Kuemper
109 S Clark St
CCLI @ St Anthony
311 S Clark St
7 PM—CYP Meet the
Members Trivia Night
@ Country Club
20069 Olympic Ave
Coffee @ Platinum
833 N Griffith Rd
Legislative Forum @
1026 N Adams
CARROLL COUNTY VISITOR GUIDES AND CITY/COUNTY MAPS
The 2015 Carroll County Visitor Guide and the City/County maps are at the printer. The information in
the guide will also be available on the Chamber’s website in flipbook format. If you would like guides or
maps for your customers, stop by the Chamber office to pick up a supply in mid-January. A big thank you
to all the advertisers that make these two publications possible!
HOOP IT UP YOUTH BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
The Chamber will host the Ninth Annual Hoop It Up Youth Basketball Tournament
Saturday & Sunday, February 28 & March 1, 2015. Last year’s tournament hosted
73 teams. The committee anticipates even more teams and fans in Carroll for that
Boys, grades 4-9, and girls, grades 6-8, from around the state are
invited to attend. See the attached flyer to promote your business. The cost is
minimal for the exposure you will receive. Team registration forms are available
online at www.carrolliowa.com.
WE WELCOME AND ENCOURAGE YOUR PATRONAGE TO CHAMBER MEMBERS:
821 W US Hwy 30
Carroll, IA 51401
Email: [email protected] Website: www.sipsipbite.com
February 10, 2015
February 11, 2015
February 28-March 1, 2015
Carroll County Leadership Institute
Hoop It Up Youth Basketball Tournament
The Carroll Chamber of Commerce is a membership organization dedicated to promoting Carroll area
businesses and developing community assets and resources to encourage growth within the area.
www.carrolliowa.com / Phone: 712-792-4383 E-mail: [email protected]arrolliowa.com
2015 Board Members
John Perrin - President
Kimberly Tiefenthaler - Vice-President
Andy Reiman - Secretary/Treasurer
Jair Mayhall - Past President
K’Lynn Ludwig Tom Simons
Travis Osterlund Dr. Michelle Sturm
Shannon Landauer- Executive Director
Rosanne Nees - Business Dev. Director
Sue Schrad - Program Director
Katie Lawler - Reference Coordinator
Anne Sturm - Administrative Assistant
U.S. Postage Paid
Carroll, IA 51401
Permit No. 188
Address Service Requested
407 W 5th Street – PO Box 307
Carroll, Iowa 51401
Irlbeck Precision Surfaces receives
Chamber’s New Business Award
Wayne Seaman receives the
2013 Citizen of the Year Award
5:30 p.m. Social
6:30 p.m. Dinner & Program
Tickets available at the
Aaron Juergens is awarded a plaque honoring
him for his service as 2013 Chamber President.
Jair Mayhall begins his term as
Chamber President for 2014.
Individual tickets - $25
Reserve a table for
Seating for 8 - $185
Carroll Chamber of Commerce
Annual Business Appreciation Awards
2014 Call for Nominations
The Carroll Chamber of Commerce invites nominations for the 12th Annual Business
Appreciation Awards. The awards serve to encourage and showcase Chamber
member businesses that strive for business excellence in product, service and
Anyone may nominate a Chamber member business.
Self-nominations are accepted.
Award recipients will be recognized at the Annual Banquet on Monday, January 19,
In order to be eligible for nomination, the business must be a Chamber member.
New Business Award
Celebrating a new business started within the last 3 years, which has made an
impression in the community by successfully providing selection of product and
service. This business helps to complete Carroll’s position as a regional center.
2013 winner – Irlbeck Precision Surfaces
2012 winner – Salontief
2011 winner – WCI Basement Repair
2010 winner – Pizza Ranch
2009 winner – Anytime Fitness
2008 winner – Career Options, Inc.
2007 winner – Clausen Landscapes, Inc.
2006 winner – MAC’s Corner Café
2005 winner – edge2 Sportswear Outlet
2004 winner – The Club House Bar & Grille
2003 winner – Rancho Grande
Celebrating a business that has made a long-term commitment to preserving the
integrity and character of Carroll. This business demonstrates that community
involvement is key to operating a successful enterprise.
2013 winner – Farner-Bocken Company
2012 winner – Daily Times Herald
2011 winner – Drees Company
2010 winner – Ike Auen Distributing Company
2009 winner – Carroll Broadcasting
2008 winner – Prenger’s Slumberland
2007 winner – St. Anthony Regional Hospital
2006 winner – Badding Construction Company
2005 winner – Wittrock Motor Company
2004 winner – Carroll County State Bank
2003 winner – Carrollton Centre
Carroll Chamber of Commerce
Annual Business Appreciation Award
2014 Nomination Form
Award Category (choose one)
New Business Award
The primary justification for the award must be included in a narrative summary. (Please
attach a separate sheet for the summary). Explain why you believe the nominee
deserves this award. In your summary, please answer the following questions:
1. When was the business started?
2. What type of product or service does the nominee provide?
3. How many people are employed on a full time/part time basis?
4. What successes has this business experienced since its inception?
5. Why do you feel this business is deserving of this award? (refer to Eligibility Criteria)
Submit nominations via fax 712-792-4384, hand deliver or mail to the Carroll Chamber of
Commerce at 407 West 5th St, PO Box 307, Carroll, IA 51401
Deadline for submission is Monday, January 5, 2015.
For more information, call 712-792-4383 or email [email protected]
Nominated by: __________________________________________________________
Nominating Firm or Organization: ________________________________________
How to contact you if we have questions: ___________________________________
2014 COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARDS
The Carroll Chamber of Commerce presents Carroll Community Service Awards annually to individuals who
have demonstrated exceptional interest and effort on behalf of Carroll over the years. The awards will be
presented at the Chamber’s Annual Banquet on Monday, January 19, 2015.
Nominations must be presented in writing to the Chamber office before Monday, January 5, 2015.
Nomination letter must include nominee’s name, activities and accomplishments and name of the person
making the nomination.
Past Recipients of the Citizen of the Year Award:
*H.C. “Red” Schogren
*Msgr. Leo Lenz
*Dr. L. B. Westendorf
Mary N. Baumhover
*William S. Farner
*James W. Wilson
*Joe H. Gronstal
*Dr. Walter Anneberg
*Dr. Michael Hall
Arthur A. Neu
Dr. Norman Schulz
Dr. J. G. Donovan
*James B. Wilson
Dr. David Martin
Past Recipients of Humanitarian Service Award:
*Sister Susan Till
Cathe & Joe Vanderheiden
* Fr. Jim McCormick
*Helen Evans Bronner
Margaret & *Howard Gowin
The Franciscan Sisters of
Community of Concern
Holy Spirit Sisters
Fr. Tim Johnson
Past Recipients of the Public Service Award:
Region XII Council of
*Joseph D. Halbur
Carroll Co. Pheasants Forever
Dr. R.Q. Christensen
Daily Times Herald
Carroll Volunteer Fire Dept.
Dr. John & Nicole Carroll
Past Recipients of the Good Neighbor Award:
Larry (Doc) Sporrer
Dr. Richard Hawkes
*Gus & Lil Schroeder
Please send nominations to:
Community Service Awards Committee
Carroll Chamber of Commerce PO Box 307
Carroll, IA 51401
Email: [email protected]
The Garst Family
*Warren H. Timmerman
Wes Hall & T.J. Juskiewicz
Jim & Peg White
ROTARY CLUB OF CARROLL’S
Raffle & Fundraiser
JANUARY 18, 2015
SWAN LAKE CONVENTION CENTER
Raffle Tickets being sold are:
$25 each, $40 for two or $50 for three or $100 for ten
Pre-order yours today! See details below on order form!
Prizes included are….
• Set of Cobra Irons with bag– donated by Sharp Funeral Home
• $250 Gift card for “Night on the Town”-donated by Gerald Clausen
• iPad Mini – donated by Verizon Wireless/Select Communications
• $1,000 Gift card– donated by Sound & Service/Computer Concepts
• Ariens Compact 24” Snow Blower-donated by Haley Equipment
• Two person sauna– donated by Bob Fasbender
• 2 minute Shopping Spree– donated by Hy-Vee
• Weekend at Kings Pointe
• Cannondale bicycle– donated by Lakeshore Cyclery & Rotary
Poker Tournament begins at noon with
$1,000 in cash prizes GUARANTEED!
($50 buy-in to Play Poker, $75– for Poker and Raffle Ticket, $100– for Poker, Raffle ticket and 5 football squares)
AFC/NFC Championship Games broadcasted
($5 a game of pool, with winners for end of quarter scores)
Many event prizes to be won!!
Silent Auction and Red raffle prizes!! As well as the Raffle prizes above!
Purchase of Raffle
Entry to event*, food, and beverages.
Other prizes to be won:
-Red ticket prizes ($1/ticket)
-Silent Auction Items (COME check them out!)
*Must have Raffle ticket to enter or purchase raffle ticket at the door. $25 for 1, $40 for 2, $50 for 3, or $100 for 10
PLEASE SEND ORDER FORM AND PAYMENT TO:
ROTARY CLUB OF CARROLL
C/O GERALD CLAUSEN
PO BOX 525
CARROLL, IOWA 51401
1 FOR $25
2 FOR $40
3 FOR $50
10 FOR $100
WE WILL DROP
OFF OR MAIL YOU
NEED NOT BE PRESENT TO WIN. DRAWING WILL BE HELD ON JANUARY 18,
2015 AT THE FUNDRAISER EVENT. PROCEEDS GO TO FUND OUR VARIOUS
SERVICE ACTIVITIES THROUGHOUT THE YEAR, INCLUDING OUR DICTIONARY
PROJECT, HELMET PROJECT, RYLA SPONSORSHIP, AND MANY MORE. WE
ARE A 501C3 ORGANIZATION. ASK YOUR TAX CONSULTANT HOW YOUR DONATION CAN BE TAX DEDUCTIBLE. THANK YOU FOR YOUR DONATION.
Business Panel Presentations
Carroll and Kuemper Schools
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
To give students an opportunity to learn about jobs and
professions they may be interested in pursuing for their
YOU can be a panel participant by calling the Chamber
office at 712-792-4383 before Tuesday, February 3. Each
panel will need three or four business people, with each
person giving a short presentation. A question and answer
session will be available during this time period. Feel free
to bring visual aids or items that will enhance your
What career pathways are available?
Agriscience and Natural Resources Pathway
Are you a nature lover? Are you practical, curious about the physical world,
and interested in plants and animals? Do you like to be physically active? Do
you like to observe, learn, investigate, or solve problems? This may be a career
pathway for you!
Arts and Communications Pathway
Are you a creative thinker? Are you imaginative, innovative, and original? Do
you like to communicate ideas, work with audio, visual, graphic, or written
media arts? This may be a career pathway for you!
Business/Information Management/Marketing Pathway
Are you organized, accurate, and self motivated? Are you able to write and
speak well to communicate ideas to others? Do you enjoy being a leader,
organizing people, planning events, and working with numbers or ideas? Do
you like operating computers or other business machines? This may be a
career pathway for you!
Engineering/Industrial/Technological Sciences Pathway
Are you able to analyze problems and to understand and pay close attention
to standards? Are you good in math and science? Do you like to create, build,
install, and maintain physical systems? Do you enjoy drawing detailed plans
or patterns or working with diagrams? This may be a career pathway for you!
Family and Human Services Pathway
Are you able to be flexible and adapt quickly, and to make quality judgments
under stressful situations? Do you like working with diverse groups of people
and serving the public? Do you possess emotional stability and strong selfesteem? This may be a career pathway for you!
Health Sciences Pathway
Are you interested in your own health and wellness? Are you able to remain
calm in a crisis? Do you have an interest in working with people who are
injured or sick, promoting wellness, and sharing knowledge with others? This
may be a career pathway for you!
Saturday, February 28
Sunday, March 1, 2015
Advertise and promote your business at
more than 140 basketball games with over 700 players.
Fans will have free time between games and overnight
to Shop — Dine — Experience Carroll.
Only Chamber members can take advantage of this marketing opportunity.
Tournament program ads - programs will list game schedules and locations. They will be
distributed free to attendees at all sites.
Businesses can purchase a black & white ad / coupon in the program.
Full page ad 5” x 8” - $100
Half page ad 5” x 4” - $70 Quarter page ad 5” x 2” - $35
T-shirt sponsors - each of the 700 players will receive a commemorative tournament T-shirt.
Business logos will be printed on the back of each T-shirt in black & white.
T-shirt sponsorship is $150
Contact the Chamber 712-792-4383 to participate.
Black & white ad copy and a high resolution JPEG or PDF
of your company logo can be emailed to [email protected]
Call today to reserve your ad space.
Deadline for artwork is Monday, February 2nd.
Teams can register for the tournament at www.carrolliowa.com