About Estherville Area Chamber of Commerce



The Estherville Area Chamber of Commerce provides you an invaluable ally in helping your business and the community succeed. The success of your business depends on the growth and prosperity of Estherville.

The Chamber tries to provide opportunities for members to meet, exchange information and work together.

The Chamber has been instrumental in planning and organizing events that bring our community together, bring visitors into Estherville, and create the great quality of life that we enjoy in Estherville. These events include Sweet Corn Days and Flight Breakfast.

Our Mission: "To promote and encourage economic growth while enhancing our community and quality of life."

Our Vision: "To advance the civic, educational, commercial, industrial and agricultural interests and the stimulations of public sentiment to those ends of the city of Estherville, Emmet County, Iowa and surrounding areas. "

Chamber members not only receive direct benefits such as referrals, publications, and networking opportunities, but they also support activities that help to make Estherville a more vibrant, healthy community.
The Chamber works to address the concerns of the community and work for growth. You can find these specific benefits and opportunities listed below, or in our Member Benefits Brochure.

  • Business Contacts– the Chamber can put you in touch with new clients/ customers/suppliers.
  • New Member Recognition in newsletters and on the website
  • Opportunities to give your opinion and help your community through committees.
  • An Estherville Area Chamber of Commerce Membership Decal identifying you as a member of a team that is working for a strong community.
  • Access to exceptional professional networking opportunities, including Business After Five, held monthly at various member businesses for members to meet, exchange ideas, and network.
  • Administrative staff devoted to responding to your needs and concerns.
  • Special advertising and sponsorship opportunities in the Chamber’s marketing campaigns and events.
  • Business referrals for your product or service to those contacting the Chamber via phone, fax, email, and online.
  • The Chamber’s Administrative Staff and Ambassador Committee’s assistance to coordinate and promote events such as ribbon cuttings, special anniversary events and other celebrations.
  • Special rates to participate in many Chamber sponsored activities and promotions- Farm and Home Show, Holiday Promotions, Maps and Brochures
  • A listing in the Chamber’s online business directory
  • Estherville Bucks Redemption
  • Best of all is the knowledge that you are a partner in a community-based organization dedicated to enhancing and maintaining the Estherville area as a great home for business and families.

Why not become involved in the community and help make Estherville a better place?

To join, click here or feel free to contact us to discuss membership.

Who we are

Estherville Area Chamber of Commerce team:

Board Members:
  • Chris Fuhrman, Chair (Pelzer Law Firm)
  • Joe Van Otterloo, Vice-Chair (Northwest Bank)
  • Darin Olson (Pizza Hut)
  • Tara Paul (ELC School District)
  • Bob Grems (Regional Wellness Center)
  • Scott Stokes (ILCC)
  • Jared Colegrove (State Farm Insurance)
  • Bruce Knutson (Pepsi)
  • Isaac Gerdes (Good Samaritan)

Estherville Ambassadors

The Estherville Ambassadors serve as the charitable arm of the Estherville Area Chamber of Commerce. They welcome new businesses to the community or new owners to existing businesses and educating them on the benefits of Chamber membership. They host the Annual Golf Outing, Emergency Services Appreciation Banquet, and the Chamber’s monthly Business After Fives.

Downtown Market committee

Every Thursday from June through September, vendors will converge on Downtown Estherville to showcase their wares. Musical performers will also entertain the customers.

Sweet Corn Days Planning Committee

Mission: To plan and coordinate Estherville’s biggest festival of the year—Sweet Corn Days. Group meets when necessary throughout the year, but at least once per month from March to May, and then more frequently until August.