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101 Ways To Take Advantage of the Chamber

Hola’ Siouxland!

We hope you’re having an enjoyable little Friday here in Siouxland…

In recent Chamber news, “101 Ways to take Advantage of the Chamber” has relinquished its throne amongst the ‘holy grail’ that is the Siouxland Chamber blog site.

41) Location, Location, Location-  You have an excellent tool at your finger tips in utilizing a Chamber that has members from three different states!  You can do business and meet people across state lines; a luxury not every business has.

42)  The Chamber is a multi-faceted company- We specialize in having our hands in just about everything that goes on in the community whether it be area events (Fridays on the Promenade, ISU Tailgate etc.), to economic development, to quality of life initiatives, name it and we do it!

43) The Staff-  Our staff is aligned perfectly to format all different types of business.  We have individuals who are geared towards moving the community and your business in to the 21st century productively & effectively.  Our staff specializes in technology, marketing, promotion, running an effective budget, and lobbying for the community at the state and federal level.

44) Quick resources- If your product or business can benefit from chamber_siteanother business here in the community we will point you in the right direction.  We have over 1,000 members to pick from to aid you in getting started and flourishing.

45) Want to market an event?? Great, we will help you!  We can do two blogs a year for each company, we can do a guest blog, we can help get the event out in area papers, and the Siouxland Business Journal.

46) Schedule an appointment- Not sure whether you want to be a member or if you want to start a business?  Call down to the Chamber and ask for Beth, the Director of Investor Relations.  She will take you through the process and any questions you may have :).

47) Know what’s going on!-  There is always something going on in Siouxland, if you don’t think  there is…come to this blog.  We will feature nearly every entertainment activity throughout Siouxland.  The Chamber understands that business coupled with quality of life is crucial and we want to make sure its members are enjoying what the community has to offer.

48) Giveaways!- Check this blog or our website every now and again, because we will be giving away tickets to events, prizes etc.

49) Politics and Business-  You could have one fantastic product and you could even be a great businessman/woman.  With that being said, there are still so many different areas to cover when having a successful company.  We lobby for you and the community to receive tax breaks and necessary funding to boost the community and take pressure off of you.

50) Trouble seeing the future…? Yea, we have that problem too :).   I think everyone does, but we like to think we know a little about the community and its people and would love to sit down and help foresee outcomes that are short and long term with your company.

Well, that’s all for now Siouxland.  Don’t forget to come on out to Chesterfield’s for the ISU Tailgate party tomorrow.  We don’t care if you’re “Rock-Chalk Jayhawkin” or “movin’ your body like a Cyclone,” we’re all about fun tomorrow!

-Ian Banks, Social Media Intern

ISU Tailgate-The Bands

Here is a quick rundown of the tailgate party for October 10, 2009, as well as some info on the bands!!

11:00a.m.-The party starts down at Historic 3rd & Virginia

11:30 a.m.- Kick Off of ISU v. Kansas gameiowa state

3:00 p.m.- Performance by The Kelly Quinn Band

5:00 p.m.-Performance by The Magnificent Board of Directors

7:30 p.m.-Bonfire

8:00 p.m.-Performance by Damon Dotson

11:00 p.m.- Party ends

The Kelly Quinn Band

kelly quinn band

The Kelly Quinn Band has recently been voted Siouxland’s Best Band.  These guys are all Sioux City natives and if you haven’t seen them play, you’re missing out. Their music includes renditions of Sublime, The Flies, Petty, Cash, Cure, Tootone, BHTodd, O.A.R., Hendrix, Doors, Nirvana, PJam, Ect.

The Magnificent Board of Directors- This band features local music teachers and veteran players, performing the hits of artists: Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Rolling Stones, The Blues Brothers, Chicago, and classic hits from the 60’s and 70’s.

Members of the band have performed with prominent national acts such as The Temptations, Molly Hatchet , Kansas and Foghat to name a few. The band was inducted into the Iowa Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2001.

Damon Dotson is from Okoboji, Iowa and came upon the Midwest music scene in 2003.  Starting his way from the bottom and working just about any event thrown his way, Damon has become a star in the Midwest.

His voice is reminiscent of Dave Matthews & Coldplay and is sure to give crowds a great show wherever he plays.   He has played in many different venues, such as: Minneapolis, MN, Mankato, MN, Okoboji, IA, Lincoln, Ne, Chicago, Illinois, Iowa City, IA and many more.

I hope that gives you a little more info. on the fun-filled weekend going on down on Historic 3rd Street.  Come on down and enjoy some good food & drinks, football, bonfire and live entertainment.  We can’t wait to get this party started!!!

-Remember there is a $15 admission and the proceeds go to benefit the ISU Design West Studio here in Siouxland.  To purchase tickets early follow the link.. http://www.siouxlandchamber.com/isu-tailgate-party.html

-Ian Banks, Social Media Intern

ISU Tailgate Party!


O we will fight, fight, fight for Iowa State,
And may her colors ever fly.
Yes, we will fight with might for Iowa State,
With a will to do or die,
Rah! Rah! Rah!
Loyal sons forever true,
And we will fight the battle through.
And when we hit that line we’ll hit it hard ev’ry yard for I. S. U.

On Saturday October 10, 2009 we’re going to be tailgatin’ down on Historic Third Street and Virginia, in Sioux City Iowa.  This will be a special 12-hour (that’s half a day :)) event filled with the big game, three local bands, a BEER tent, and a bonfire.

Wait a minute, hold up….I forgot to mention who is playing ISU!
The Kansas Jayhawks will be hosting the ISU Cyclones, so instead of traveling to the game come on down to 3rd Street and watch the game.  KU fans are welcome, but they will have to pay double the price. (just kidding)
The day kicks off at noon and will run all the way until midnight with non-stop entertainment from start to finish.  The cost is only $15 and that includes the entertainment, but the food/drinks are separate.
Stay tuned to the Siouxland Chamber blog for all the updates on this event.  In the days leading up to the game we will be showcasing the bands and providing more information.
To purchase tickets online for this event, go to: http://www.siouxlandchamber.com/isu-tailgate-party.html
-Ian Banks, Social Media Intern