Category Archives: Chamber Blog

We Need Angels Now More than Ever

BY: RACHEL WUMKES As we turn the calendar to April this morning, it's hard to look at the mostly empty page.  All the ‘ahead of time’ plans now have a big red X through them, cancelling all the planned fun and organized activities.   There’s not a whole lot to look forward to, really. Except there’s still one...
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Together We Can Make a Difference!

BY: RACHEL WUMKES The Japanese writer, Ryunosuke Satoro said it best, “Individually, we are one drop.  Together, we are an ocean.” This beautiful metaphor describes a very simple, practical idea that by working together, people can accomplish far more than they can alone. In North Iowa, we are doing just that.  Banding together.  Working as one cohesive unit...
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Not your Mama’s Salon

BY: RACHEL WUMKES It’s a right of passage at some point in everyone’s life.  There’s a big family function coming up or a family picture, and mom forgot to schedule haircuts for the kids. So, she grabs a scissors and attempts to give her children a little trim on her own. It never ends well. [caption id="attachment_5340" align="alignnone" width="300"] Read more

Checking in on TRI Clear Lake

BY: RACHEL WUMKES As communities, the country, and even the world adjusts to our new normal of social distancing, it seems the uncertainty of the future weighs heavily on all of us. We had plans.  Lots of plans.  Plans for concerts and parties and graduation ceremonies. Triathlons. I wanted to provide you all with a quick check in.  For...
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