Chamber Merchants Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

Join the Orange City Chamber merchants for decorating and lighting of the downtown Christmas tree on Thursday, Dec 6th. 4:30 to 6:00 pm. Decorating the tree will start at 4:30 p.m., and attendees are encouraged to bring decor to add to the tree. The tree will be lit at 5:30 p.m. for the Christmas season. Join in the fun at Stadscentrum with cider, hot chocolate, and treats!

windmill park jewelers hosts chamber coffee

Join us for Chamber Coffee at Windmill Park Jewelers May 25 at 9:30 AM

Going Global Export Assistance Seminar

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Registration and details available at

Pre-registration is required by May 21, 2018, as seating is limited. Registration is nonrefundable; however, a replacement for your representative may attend.

Contact Northwest Iowa Development representative, Kathy Hill at 515-229-5712 or, with questions.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn or update your knowledge of export basics, and network with valuable resource providers to expand your organization’s international capabilities.

  • Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. – Seminar hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

  • Location: Northwest Iowa Community College, Building C, Room 328, 603 W. Park Street, Sheldon, Iowa

  • Cost $25 per person and includes all materials, continental breakfast, breaks, and lunch.


    • Export Overview from a Corporate Perspective
    • INCOTERMS® 2010
    • Importance of Distributor Agreements
    • Trade Finance Solutions
    • NAFTA Trends
    • Global Iowa Export Award Presentation

    Resource Table Speed Dating

    • Cozen O’Connor
    • International Trade Office, Iowa Economic Development Authority
    • Northwest Iowa Development
    • Scarbrough International
    • Trade Acceptance Group Ltd.


    • Mr. Steve Meyer, Export Operation Manager, Staples Promotional Products
    • Ms. Peggy Kerr, Team Leader, International Trade Office, Iowa Economic Development Authority
    • Mr. Steve Dickinson, Co-Chair International Practice, Cozen O’Connor
    • Mr. Curt Hanson, Principal, Trade Acceptance Group Ltd.
    • Mr. Kevin Ekstrand, Vice President – Sales & Marketing, Scarborough International
    • Ms. Debi Durham, Director, Iowa Economic Development Authority
    • Lt. Governor Adam Gregg (invited)

    Hosted by Northwest Iowa Development in partnership with the Iowa Economic Development Authority