About Estherville Area Chamber of Commerce


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

Who we are

Estherville Area Chamber of Commerce team:
Board Members:
  • Board Chair - Gene Haukoos (Estherville City Council & Estherville Ambulance)
  • Vice Chair - Nancy Anderson 
  • Treasurer - Cody Newgard (Northwest Bank) 
  • Past Chair - Dale Hustedt (Avera Holy Family Hospital) 
  • Bob Grems (Regional Wellness Center)
  • Scott Stokes (Iowa Lakes Community College)
  • Holle Smith (NorthStar Bank and Agency)
  • Erin Guge (Camden Photography)
  • Crystal Pluth (Citizens Community Credit Union)


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, Fright Hike, the Defiance Trail Run, Downtown Market, Flight Breakfast and more! 

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. The main goal of the Chamber is to make sure that Estherville continues to be a community that businesses want to be in and people want to live in! Overall a thriving community will have and support thriving businesses. In the long run a successful community means a successful business. We work to build and foster community growth and economic and community development that grows your business!

You can find specific benefits and opportunities of Chamber Membership in our Member Benefits Brochure. 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.

Estherville Ambassadors

The Estherville Ambassadors serve as the charitable arm of the Estherville Area Chamber of Commerce. They welcome new businesses to the community, new owners to existing businesses, new locations or new staff and educate them on the benefits of Chamber membership. They host the Annual Golf Outing in late June at the Estherville Golf Course, a 4-person best ball tournament with an afternoon shotgun start and networking lunch. The Ambassadors are also the hosts of the Law Enforcement and Emergency Services Appreciation Banquet in September. ​The Ambassadors are the goodwill and charitable arm of the Chamber and they raise money to donate back to the community. Requests can be made at any time through the Chamber office.

If you are a new business or have new staff, please be sure to let the Chamber office know. We'd love to schedule an Ambassadors visit.

Estherville Bucks Program

​The Estherville Bucks program has been in effect for a number of years, and is a great way to support the local economy.

Estherville Bucks are an initiative of the Estherville Area Chamber of Commerce, and the point of the program is to encourage local shopping to strengthen the area’s economy and support business growth.

The Estherville Bucks work just like cash and they can be purchased any time at the Chamber office for face value. The bucks are an ideal incentive or holiday gift for employees, friends, customers and family.

The Estherville Area Chamber of Commerce sold more than $30,000 worth of Estherville Bucks, last year which were in turn spent in Estherville at participating Chamber member businesses.

To purchase Estherville Bucks, please call the Chamber at 712 362 3541 or come into the office at 620 1st Avenue South.