Chamber of Commerce Lunch & Learn


Join us for lunch & an ALICE Active Shooter Training Presentation on Wednesday, Nov. 2nd from 12:00-1:00 pm at the

Forster Comm. Center

 Cost is $8 per person for Chamber members & $10 for non-members

Everyone is invited to attend!!

 Shari’s Kitchen taco bar will be available from 12:00-12:15 pm followed by the presentation by

Lyon County Sheriff Deputy Mark Dorhout

Please RSVP to 472-3456 or by Thursday, Oct. 27th

If you wish to pay in advance, please make a check to Chamber of Commerce & mail or drop it off to 411 1st Ave/PO Box 403

October 19, 2016 - 9:38 am - Posted in Community Calendar

pizza-ranch-comm-impact-logoThere will be a fundraising event at Pizza Ranch in Rock Rapids to benefit Robbie (Sterler) Korthals. The event will take place on Tuesday, October 25, from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Pizza Ranch will donate 15% of your guest check to this benefit during that time. If you cannot attend but would like to make a donation, please call Arlene Sterler at 712-324-3090.

This event is being held to defray medical & accommodations costs for doctors appointments in California for Trigeminal Neuralgia. If brain surgery is needed, she will have to stay there for up to 3-4 weeks.
September 21, 2016 - 8:32 am - Posted in Community Calendar

fish-fry-2Rock Rapids VFW will be holding a Fish Fry from 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. the first Friday of each month from October through April. The date of the first Fish Fry will be on Friday, October 7th.

Rock Rapids Recreation had a coach back out, so they are in need of a coach for 5th-7th grade soccer. They only play on Saturdays this fall.

Call the chamber if you can help out. 712-472-3456

June 15, 2016 - 11:17 am - Posted in Community Calendar

FM Sign


May 11, 2016 - 3:38 pm - Posted in Community Calendar


relay for lifeSaturday, May 14th at 12:00p.m.
Last Call Saloon, 120 N. Main St. George, IA
$10 per person

Come join us for our 3rd annual asparagus hunt! Register teams of up to 5 people. Registration begins at 12:00 (noon), with the hunt beginning at 1 p.m.

You will have 3 hours to go to your “secret” asparagus patch and bring back your stash. Once everyone is back and checks their asparagus in, we will be cooking it. We will also have burgers and brats available for a free will donation.
$1 per person, with a trophy (new this year) to the team with the most asparagus (only usable asparagus will be counted). There will also be prizes for the longest, strangest shape, thickest, and strangest spot you found it (will need photo proof).

Proceeds will go to Lyon County Relay for Life.

January 4, 2016 - 3:57 pm - Posted in Community Calendar

formal dress wrist corsage prom_sxcOperation Prom is a ministry that seeks to bless high school girls in our area and in the process demonstrate God’s love and care for all aspects of their lives. Teens participating in the program are given the opportunity to select a free prom dress and be treated to a day of pre-prom pampering. This year’s give-away dates are Friday, January 29 from 6:00-8:30PM and Saturday, January 30 from 9:00AM-2:00PM at First Reformed Church in Sioux Center.

Ways you can get involved:

-Donate gently used dresses
-Dresses may be donated to the following high schools during regular business hours: Sioux Center, Unity, Western, West Sioux, and Central Lyon.
-There will also be a dress drop off held on Wednesday, January 13 from 6-7PM at First Reformed Church’s Youth/Family Life Center in Sioux Center.
-Donations of shoes, jewelry, lotions, lip gloss, nail polish, etc. are also welcome.
-Volunteers willing to help with the day of pampering should email
-If you wish to give financially, donations can be sent to or dropped off at First Reformed Church Women’s Ministries – Operation Prom in Sioux Center.
-Prayer support

There is also an online link at to register or for more information, check out Sioux Center Operation Prom on Facebook.

January 4, 2016 - 3:56 pm - Posted in Community Calendar

hamburgerThe Central Lyon Education Association will be sponsoring a “Burger Feed” on Friday, January 8th, from 5:30 to 7:00 PM in the Central Lyon high school commons. Cost for the meal is $6.00, which includes a burger, chips, cookie, and a drink. The fundraiser is being held in conjunction with the MOC-FV basketball game, with a portion of the proceeds going to the Central Lyon Foundation.