Dyersville Area Chamber of Commerce

  Living the Dream...

Events

St. Patrick's Day Parade -- see video of the 2018 parade thanks to Dubuque Mediacom -- click here.

Dyersville Area Chamber’s 2018 Golf Outing

Mark your calendars for the Annual Chamber Golf outing, a 4-person best shot tournament on Friday, June 15th at Rolling Knolls Golf Course.  Promote your organization and be a hole sponsor for $100.  $35-18 holes & dinner; $30-9 holes & dinner; $20 dinner only.  Consider donating raffle or door prizes and help make this fundraiser a success! 

Battle of Businesses (B.O.B.)

        Get your co-workers or friends together and put your teamwork and trust to the test! Held in the fall, this event features competitive activities that puts your group up against another business in the battle to win the Traveling Trophy and bragging rights. This is held on a weekday night and food, adult drinks, and surprises are in store for everyone. Click HERE to see how you can sign up your team of 5 or have your business sponsor an activity!

Real Life Academy 
    This program will take students from Beckman High School and Western Dubuque High School, give them a real life scenario (married/divorced, number of kids, occupations, gross income, etc) and challenge them to “live.”
    Students will visit tables and will write monthly checks on necessities: car insurance, utilities, childcare, and decide if they have enough money for amenities such as entertainment and toys. They will also have to be aware of the unexpected expenses from the roaming nurse and the occasional stop by the police department.  The goal of this program is to help students realize what life is like in the working world from a career that they choose.
Here are some of our favorite comments from this year:

·  “It was crazy to think about that my parents go through this every day.” -Beckman HS Senior

· “Family is expensive! Have insurance!”-WD Senior

· “There are so many things you need to pay for.”-WD Senior

· “This information will make me think twice before I buy anything and make

sure I have the money available to pay for my necessities.”-WD Senior

· “Don’t drink & drive!” -WD Senior

Women's Night

Women’s Night is held every Spring. 400 guests begin their night visiting with area businesses and organizations while enjoying a catered meal. Following the speaker, Grand Raffle Prizes are given away with the presentation of the Woman of the Year Award capping the evening.

Chamber Annual Meeting  

        This is a great opportunity to see and hear about all the Chamber has done throughout the year. Sponsorship Opportunities are available


Dyersville Farmer's Market
    The Dyersville Farmer's Market is held on Thursday from 2-5:30pm, May-October.  Visit with area vendors carrying produce, baked goods, wine and more, or become a vendor yourself!  For vendor information please contact the Dyersville Area Chamber of Commerce office.

Downtown Friday Nights
Enjoy a night out with food, music, fun and games.This event is free to attend and held from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. on 1st Avenue in Dyersville. Sponsored by the Dyersville Area Chamber of Commerce & local businesses. 
        Any business or organization can sponsor this event. To become involved, contact the Chamber office at 563-875-2311.

2018 lineup: 

June 8 

Enjoy a night out – street dance-style - with food, live music, fun and games. This event is free to attend and held from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. on 1st Avenue in Dyersville. Band: PlugNickel


July 13

Enjoy a night out – street dance-style - with food, live music, fun and games. This event is free to attend and held from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. on 1st Avenue in Dyersville. Band: Whiskey Revival


August 10

Enjoy a night out – street dance-style - with food, live music, fun and games. This event is free to attend and held from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. on 1st Avenue in Dyersville. Band: Beau Timmerman

Christmas Retail Promotion - Sponsorship Available 
      This annual promotion kicks off in November. Shoppers are encouraged to sign up at participating businesses for a chance to win part of $2,000! All businesses are encouraged to participate and enjoy the rewards from this program that draws over 16,000 participants!
Meet, Greet & Recognize - Sponsorship Available 
        This is a great networking opportunity.  Held monthly throughout the year, this event brings together Chamber Member businesses to spotlight the achievements of individuals and organizations that have had a positive influence on the community, to talk about current issues, hear about new things going on in the area and meet new people. All Members and employees are encouraged to attend.

Legislative Luncheon
        Before the legislative session starts, it is important to relay to legislators bills to pass. This luncheon brings together the Senators and Representatives of the area to answer questions and discuss important issues. This is also a great opportunity to meet our elected officials and become familiar with their views and goals for the upcoming year. 

Legislative Trip to Des Moines 
        If you have not visited the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines, this trip is a must. Members have the opportunity to visit with local legislators, see how they work and hear about what they are working to accomplish in this session. This is something that everyone should do at least once! Traditionally this event takes place in March/April. 
School-to-work and Mentor Program 
        The Chamber assists local school programs by placing students in the business environment. This gives the student an idea of what they would like to do in the future. This is a great opportunity to interest students.
Educational Seminars - Sponsorship Available
    Each year in the Spring, the Chamber sponsors Educational Seminars that are pertinent to the needs of our members. Suggestions and ideas are always welcome - Send your suggestion to the Chamber!