The Oskaloosa Area Chamber & Development Group Scholarship Golf Tournament is set for Friday, May 11 with registration beginning at 9:00 AM and a shotgun start at 10 AM at Edmundson Golf in Oskaloosa. To register a team, call 641-672-2591.
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Golf enthusiasts, pros and amateurs alike, are invited to join us for the annual Oskaloosa Area Chamber & Development Group Golf Tournament on Friday, May 11, 2018. The event will take place at Oskaloosa Public Golf with a 10 AM Shotgun Start. For more information, contact the OACDG by calling 641-672-2591 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Thursday, May 10, the Oskaloosa Area Chamber & Development Group will hold the OACDG Annual Awards Banquet at 5:30 PM in the William Penn Cafeteria, located in the Dana M. Atkins Memorial Union. Meal options include steak, chicken, salmon, or vegetarian. Get tickets prior to April 27 for $30 at the Oskaloosa Chamber office. After April 27, ticket prices increase to $40. The OACDG Annual Meeting will be held from 5:00 – 6:30 with a social hour, followed by dinner, awards, and a dessert auction. Call 641-672-2591 for tickets or to nominate award recipients.
According to the Oskaloosa Area Chamber & Development Group, Fall in Love with Junk will be held on Saturday, April 28 at the Downtown Square in Oskaloosa from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. For more information, please call 641-673-7004.
According to the Oskaloosa Area Chamber & Development Group, Healthy Kids Day will be held at the YMCA in Oskaloosa on Saturday, April 28. This event will be from 8:00 – 11:00 AM, according to the YMCA Facebook Event and is free and open to the public. Activities include athletic gams, a bounce house, and community booths.
Oskaloosa Public Golf will be holding a Business After Hours event on Thursday, April 26 from 4:30 – 6:30 PM, located at 2214 South 11th Street in Oskaloosa. The event will be held in celebration of a Grand Re-Opening and will include refreshments and door prizes. For more information, contact the Oskaloosa Area Chamber & Development Group at 641-672-2591.
(OSKALOOSA, Iowa) – The last Eggs & Issues forum, hosted by the Oskaloosa Area Chamber and Development Group, will be held tomorrow (Saturday, March 24) at Smokey Row in Oskaloosa from 8:30-9:30 AM. This final session of the season will feature local residents running for elected positions in the Oskaloosa and Mahaska County community.
On the panel will be:
Holly Brink. Brink is running for Iowa House District 80. The area that is included in this district is East Mahaska, West Wapello, Monroe, and Appanoose County.
Henry “Willie” Van Weelden. Van Weelden is running for re-election to the Mahaska County Board of Supervisors.
Dustin D. Hite. Hite is running for Iowa House of Representatives District 79. The area that is included in this district is Western Mahaska County, all of Oskaloosa, University Park, and North East Marion, including Pella.
The final Eggs & Issues moderator will be Oskaloosa Mayor Dave Krutzfeldt.
After a brief introduction by each panel member, they will be open to take questions from those present, as this is an open forum.
(MAHASKA COUNTY, Iowa) – The Oskaloosa Area Chamber & Development Group (OACDG) will again be presenting several civic awards at their annual meeting to be held Thursday, May 10 at the cafeteria located at William Penn University. Chamber members as well as area residents are urged to submit their nominations for these awards. The categories are as follows:
Retail Business and Service Business of the Year–The most outstanding retail or service business in the Mahaska community during this past fiscal year must be in business for minimum of two years, demonstrate success, with evidence of commitment and contribution to the community.
Industry of the Year–The most outstanding industry in the Mahaska community during the year will have a stable employment history, will have been in business for minimum of two years, showing evidence of commitment and contribution to the community and a commitment to sound management practices.
Business Person of the Year–This individual will have demonstrated those qualities which have distinguished him/her in business: proven commitment and contribution to the community, a commitment to ethical business practices, recognized within their profession, a Mahaska County resident, a history of success in their business.
Citizen of the Year–This individual will have demonstrated outstanding involvement in and support of his/her community over an extended period of time.
Community Improvement Award–This commercial or industrial property will have made improvements which enhance the appearance and /or economic vitality of the Mahaska community through new development or through the redevelopment of an existing property.
Educator of the Year–This individual from a Mahaska County school will display a true passion and devotion to the betterment of students.
To make any nominations or to contribute an innovative idea for a “special award” pertaining to exceptional achievement in a category not mentioned, call 641-672-2591, email email@example.com with “OACDG Award” in the subject line, or fax 641-672-2047. Nominations must be received by Friday, April 6.
(MAHASKA COUNTY, Iowa) – Eggs & Issues, a forum hosted by the Oskaloosa Area Chamber and Development Group, will again be held at Smokey Row in Oskaloosa this Saturday, March 10 at 8:30 AM.
The panel for this week’s Eggs & Issues will consist of Executive Director of MCDG Tom Flaherty, Main Street Director Emily Brown, and Oskaloosa Area Chamber and Development Group Director Ann Smith. According to a news release from the OACDG, the three will share updates about what is going on in Mahaska County and Oskaloosa. After the three are done sharing their respective updates, questions from the public will be welcomed by special moderator Andy McGuire. Free coffee will be provided by MidWest One Bank.
The final Eggs & Issues for 2018 will be Saturday, March 24 at Smokey Row from 8:30 – 9:30 AM. The panel will consist of anyone who is running for an elected office in the community, county or district.
Those interested in participating in the final Eggs & Issues who would like a seat on the panel, email Ann Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the OACDG at 641-672-2591.
The Main Street Program of the Oskaloosa Area Chamber & Development Group has held the Young Ambassador Contest for several years to raise funds to promote the Lighted Christmas Parade. The contest is fun for kids and parents all across Mahaska County. Main Street is seeking area boys and girls ages three through kindergarten to enter, as well as businesses willing to display the canisters of one or more children. The Young Ambassadors will be Oskaloosa representatives at the 2017 Lighted Christmas Parade, November 30, 2017. This Year’s Theme is “30 Years of Christmas Past”.
Entries for candidates will be accepted through Friday, October 20; so enter today! To enter, submit to the Main Street Office of the OACDG (222 1st Ave East) a recent photograph (no larger than 3 x 5) with the name, address, phone number, date of birth of the child, the parents’ name on the back of the picture and $5.00 fee for registration.
Businesses may request to sponsor their own children or children of their employees. Business sponsors are asked to display a secure bank that will be provided for collecting monetary votes for the candidates. Voting will take place October 30 through November 27, 2017.
The Young Ambassadors will be determined based upon amount of money they receive in their canisters.
The Young Ambassadors will be announced Monday, November 27 at 6:00 PM in Center Court of Penn Central Mall. All participants will receive prizes. In addition, all candidates will be invited to participate in the Main Street Lighted Christmas Parade, Thursday, November 30.
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