When I arrived for my first day on the job as intern for the Sioux Center Chamber, I admit I was a little apprehensive. This was the first time I would be taking the things I learned from my college classes and applying them to real life. Talk about intimidating. While I was nervous, I was also excited to learn about Sioux Center and specifically connecting with Chamber businesses. Over the past few months I have met so many people at events like Summer Celebration, Chamber meetings, and ribbon cuttings. This has been one of my favorite parts of my internship, connecting with people. (Even if I don’t remember everyone’s names J).
I don’t need to tell you that Sioux Center is growing with business, the Chamber membership speaks for itself. With 240 current members, business is booming! Whether its retail, dining, agriculture, finance or other avenues, Sioux Center is a great place to do business. According to the Iowa Workforce Development, the unemployment rate for Sioux County for the month of June was 2.6%. This is a great number, making Sioux County tied for second in the state of Iowa with the lowest unemployment rate. This is especially great news for young college graduates (like me) looking for work opportunities. The Chamber is here to help foster the healthy economic growth of our community. We provide service and support to membership and the community through promotional activities, cooperative action, information, education, and visionary leadership. In other words, our Chamber exists to serve the needs of its members, it’s all about you! Contact us and let us know how the Chamber can help your business!
As my internship nears its final days, I want to say a special Thank You to Barb and Heather. These women are passionate about their jobs, and it shows. I am excited to see what the future has in store for the Chamber and the city of Sioux Center. No doubt this town is going places.
Jacquelyn Jacobsma, Chamber Summer Intern
Barb Den Herder is the Executive Director of the Sioux Center Chamber, an inexperienced blog writer, and an advocate for over 250 chamber businesses.