Happy New Year!!!
For the chamber, 2018 means new activities and ideas, new members, as well as new board members. It also means we continue to work with a great group of chamber businesses and individuals.
The Creston Chamber is proud of what our community has to offer and will continue working to build upon these areas as we explore opportunities. Creston continues to be the regional hub of southwest Iowa for shopping, education, health care, recreation and tourism, as well as many other services. The chamber will continue to promote and showcase our community, and at the same time, be a leadership organization that unifies the community.
With this in mind, the chamber would like to again thank the many businesses in Creston who took the time and financial commitment in 2017 to update and improve their property. Your continuing support of Creston is greatly appreciated.
The chamber would like to welcome four new chamber board members as we begin the year. They are Ron Bernard of Creston Super 8 and Supertel Inn and Conference Center, Julie Lanning of First National Bank, Paul Lorenz of PCSB Bank and Juliann Sinn of Java J’s and Creston True Value. Thank you all, for your commitment to the chamber and Creston.
We realize the chamber and its membership cannot do this alone. We believe the more people we can involve, the stronger our community can become. Our image as a people and a city are extremely important to the well being of Creston, now and in the future. We can all benefit by working together and sharing knowledge and experience to make Creston the best it can be in 2018.
Upcoming legislative coffees
The dates for the 2018 legislative coffees have been set. These coffees provide you with an excellent opportunity to ask your legislators, Senator Tom Shipley and Representative Tom Moore, questions you may have, or just listen to what your elected officials have to say. The Coffees will be held Feb. 3, March 3 and April 7. They begin at 8 a.m. in the mealsite at the restored Creston Depot and last for an hour. The coffees are free and the public is invited to attend.
Hi-Five honorees for January
The following individuals were honored with the Hi-Five Honor in January. They are Chris Linderman of Iowa State Savings Bank, Carol Ott of Creston Community Public Schools and Karen Drake of Wal-Mart Super Center. Congratulations to you all.
The Hi-Five for Service allows us to recognize those who make shopping and doing business in Creston a rewarding and positive experience. Please call the chamber with your honoree.
Gold Star Business honoree
The chamber honored Java J’s this month as the January Gold Star Business. They were nominated by their fellow Crestonians because of the appearance both inside and out of their building and property. Congratulations. Please call the chamber to acknowledge a business property for the Gold Star.
Have a wonderful month, a great 2018 and as always, “Creston - A great place to visit, work and call home.”