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Welcome to our blog! You will find the latest news and announcements regarding the life in and around Clear Lake, Iowa. You can also check out our calendar for current activities and events. If you have any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to contact us, we’d love to hear from you!

National Support Your Local Chamber of Commerce Day

National Support Your Local Chamber of Commerce Day

Wait… isn’t that every day? BY: RACHEL WUMKES Celebrated annually on the third Wednesday in October, the purpose of Support Your Local Chamber of Commerce Day is to strengthen local businesses by encouraging people to use the services offered by chamber members. Something we should strive to do daily. The United States...

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Chamber Membership 101

Chamber Membership 101

How to Maximize the Benefit **updated post from September 2019** BY: RACHEL WUMKES I know it sits in the back of your mind.  That little nagging thought urging you to join the Chamber of Commerce.  But for some reason, you push the thought away.  Why?  Is it the fear of the unknown?  The apprehension that you’ll do...

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Lake Leadership 2023 Kicks off at the Lake

Lake Leadership 2023 Kicks off at the Lake

Get ready… Get set… Go be a leader! BY: RACHEL WUMKES It’s hard to believe another Lake Leadership class is about to kick off their inaugural session this week. Lake Leadership is the Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce flagship program. The class meets once a month from September through May on the third Wednesday from...

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Beauty at the Lake

Beauty at the Lake

Orange and Yellow and Red – Oh my! BY: RACHEL WUMKES There are countless articles and books floating around the universe related to taking the time to slow down and enjoy life.  I personally must remind myself at least twice a week to do just that. This morning was one of those times. While on my jog in the wee hours of...

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Feel Good Friday

Feel Good Friday

A weekend of fall fun at the Lake! BY: RACHEL WUMKES It’s easy to feel all warm and squishy today, knowing the incredible weekend that lies ahead.  Today, on Harvest Festival Eve, I hope you all drink plenty of fluids and get an ample amount of rest.  The fun starts tomorrow morning, and you don’t want to miss a single...

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Fall Friday Vibes

Fall Friday Vibes

Another fabulous week at the Lake! BY: RACHEL WUMKES What a week, right? We started out by enjoying the tail-end of summer hanging on for dear life.  Poor thing just didn’t want to let go, and I don’t blame her.  I mean, we sure do know how to do summer at the Lake!  But alas, she did finally release us from her dreadful...

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It’s the First Day of Fall, Y’all!

It’s the First Day of Fall, Y’all!

North Iowa fall fun BY: RACHEL WUMKES Today marks the autumnal equinox – also called the September equinox or fall equinox.  This means it is the official start of the fall season in the Northern Hemisphere and spring in the Southern Hemisphere. All very technical, right? To me, the start of fall means a slew of things. ...

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