#MemberMonday: Junior League of Sioux City

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How many years has your business been in Siouxland? We’ve been in Siouxland almost 100 years!

What services do you offer? We are a volunteer women’s training organization. Our main fundraiser is our Discovery Shop. With that, we help provide funding to projects right here in Siouxland.

How many years has your business been a member of the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce? We’ve been members since 1985.

What do you enjoy most about being a Chamber member? We enjoy connecting with other members and learning about what they do in our community.

What is your favorite Chamber event/memory? We held a Rush Hour Connect at our Discovery Shop!

What is a fun or surprising fact about your company/business? We are one of the oldest Junior Leagues in the country!

Guest Blog: Goosmann Law Attorneys Selected as Great Plains Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

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Goosmann Law Firm’s CEO and Managing Partner, Jeana Goosmann was selected to the 2019 Great Plains Super Lawyers list. Iowa licensed Goosmann attorneys Cesar Juarez, William Hale, Nicholas Montague, and Lawrence J. Roland were selected to the 2019 Super Lawyers Great Plains Rising Stars list.  Both Great Plains Super Lawyer and Rising Stars lists are issued by Thomson Reuters. Goosmann attorneys received an honor that is limited to no more than 5 percent of lawyers in the Great Plains.

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To become a 2019 Great Plains Super Lawyer, a candidate must go through the Super Lawyer selection process. Those who are not selected to the Super Lawyer list, but meet either of the Rising Stars eligibility requirements, go through the Rising Star selection process. The Rising Star list is developed using the same patented multiphase selection process used for the Super Lawyer list except the candidate must be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less. Goosmann attorneys went through a rigorous selection process that results in third-party validation of their professional accomplishments and recognizes those who have distinguished themselves in their legal practice. A description of the selection methodology can be found at http://www.superlawyers.com/about/selection_process.html.   

Goosmann is the CEO’s attorney and guides them through their most important matters while developing strategic plans and keeping the client’s goals top of mind. Cesar Juarez is a bilingual problem solver that advises business owners, executives, and human resources professionals to facilitate the accurate communication of personnel policies and procedures. William Hale focuses in business and intellectual property litigation when sensitive, confidential, and proprietary information, ideas, and concepts are compromised. Nick Montague assists Goosmann Trust Law Counsel clients with peace of mind in knowing that their assets and family members will be taken care of when they are gone. Lawrence J. Roland is a versatile advocate that solves problems involving trucking and transportation, employment and labor law, litigation and trial law, banking and finance, business and administrative law, cyber and telecommunications, and estate and business succession planning.

Disclaimer: This rating system does not guarantee client results. For more information about Super Lawyers, visit SuperLawyers.com. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of Iowa.

The Goosmann Law Firm helps business owners win disputes, protect their wealth, and spend time on what’s worth it. They are one of the fastest growing law firms in the United States with locations in Omaha, Nebraska, Sioux City, Iowa, and Sioux Falls, South Dakota. To learn more about the Goosmann Law Firm, visit their website at www.GoosmannLaw.com or call (855) 843-4531.

#MemberMonday: ISU Extension & Outreach – Woodbury County

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How many years has your business been in Siouxland? We’ve been in Siouxland for over 100 years!

What services do you offer? We offer educational information and programs (4H & Youth Agriculture, Economic Development, Health & Wellness)

How many years has your business been a member of the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce? We’ve been members of the Siouxland Chamber for 26 years.

What do you enjoy most about being a Chamber member? We enjoy the opportunity to stay connected and informed.

What is your favorite Chamber event/memory? Our 100-year anniversary tailgate and after hours event was our favorite event.

What is a fun or surprising fact about your company/business? There is an ISU Extension office in every county in Iowa!

July New Members

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Help us in welcoming our new Chamber members for the month of July!

#MemberMonday: Williams & Company Communications Inc.

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How many years has your business been in Siouxland? We’ve been in Siouxland since 1929.

What services do you offer? We offer business telephone (both traditional and hosted VoIP) and managed support services.

How many years has your business been a member of the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce? We’ve been a member for 20 years – since 1999.

What do you enjoy most about being a Chamber member? We enjoy interacting with existing and new friends regarding business relationships and services available.

What is your favorite Chamber event/memory? Our favorites are the golf outing and the Chamber dinner.

What is a fund or surprising fact about your company/business? We are always thought of as a CPA firm. The CPA and Consulting firm split years ago with both keeping the Williams & Company name. A highly respected and recognized brand in Sioux City.

#MemberMonday: GiGi’s Playhouse – Sioux City, LLC

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How many years has your business been in Siouxland? We have been in Siouxland for a little over 10 years.

What services do you offer? We offer free therapeutic and educational programming to individuals with Down syndrome and their families.

How many years has your business been a member of the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce? We have been a member of the Siouxland Chamber for 10 years.

What do you enjoy most about being a Chamber member? The Chamber helps us spread the word to change the way Siouxland views Down syndrome.

What is your favorite Chamber event/memory? The ribbon cutting – open house for our new location was our favorite event.

What is a fun or surprising fact about your company/business? Down syndrome is the largest chromosomal disability in our country and yet, it is the least funded.

#MemberMonday: Community Action Agency of Siouxland

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How many years has your business been in Siouxland? We’ve been in Siouxland for 47 years.

What services do you offer? We offer early childhood programs, heating assistance, weatherization, food bank, senior employment program, emergency/rental/general assist, child & adult care food program, family development, angel cars, welcome home and crossroads.

How many years has your business been a member of the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce? We have been a member since 1991.

What do you enjoy most about being a Chamber member? We enjoy meeting new people, building relationships and support within the community.

What is a fun or surprising fact about your company/business? We provide services to over 15,000 low-income individuals per year.

Guest Blog: Simplifying the Loan Process

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Congratulations on your new home search! Whether it’s your first home or your forever home, you need a mortgage team to help make the process as easy as possible.

Here are four main steps involved in obtaining a loan.

DETERMINE HOW MUCH YOU CAN BORROW
Before you fall in love with a home, you need to know if you can afford it. What kind of monthly payment are you looking for? Your unique credit and employment history, income and debt, and goals all impact how much a lender will loan you. A short conversation with one of our mortgage lenders is all it takes to provide you with the right loan amount and best program for you.

PRE-QUALIFY FOR YOUR LOAN
This is where Primebank really starts to save you money. After providing information on your current job, assets and residence history, we’ll pull your credit score and report. After we review the information, we’ll give you a pre-qualification letter. This letter is extremely useful for buying your new home. Buyers will know you’re serious and it will help your REALTOR® negotiate the best deal for your new home. When you do find “the one,” you won’t have to spend precious time waiting to be pre-qualified; you’ll know exactly what you can afford.

APPLY FOR A LOAN
After you’ve made the offer and the sellers accept it, it’s time to apply for the loan. It’s very easy; you can apply right on Primebank’s website, primebankmortgage.com. Your mortgage lender will also order an appraisal of your new home.

YOUR LOAN IS FUNDED
Your REALTOR® and the sellers will work together to decide on a title company to take care of the funding of your loan. We’ll coordinate with this company to make sure all the papers your lender needs are in order and you will probably sign everything at their office. We work with the title company to set your closing date. Because you will not have to coordinate this process, you get to think about moving logistics, painting, carpet, and all the details of getting your new home.

You’ve answered a few questions, given us lots of information, applied online, and before you know it, you’re moving! When you work with Primebank, it really can be that simple! To see what Primebank can do for you, contact one of our mortgage lenders in Le Mars, Sioux Center or Sioux City today.

#MemberMonday: Jumpy Monkey® Coffee Roasting Co.

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How many years has your business been in Siouxland? We have been in Siouxland for 15 years.

What services do you offer? We offer coffee for your home, office, coffee shop, cafe, restaurant, wholesale and retail. We also offer fundraising opportunities for a variety of organizations.

How many years has your business been a member of the Siouxland Chamber? We have been a member of the Siouxland Chamber for 2 years.

What do you enjoy most about being a Chamber member? We enjoy meeting new individuals and businesses in the Siouxland area and collaborating with other members to develop new ideas / opportunities for small businesses.

What is your favorite Chamber event/memory? We enjoyed being one of the first groups of people to tube down the hill at the Cone Park ribbon cutting!

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Each Monday a Siouxland Chamber member is featured on our blog and Facebook page. If you are a member of the Siouxland Chamber and would like to be featured, simply complete this questionnaire and return it to McKenzie Matasovsky, Manager of Member Engagement. Each week we randomly select a business who has turned in their completed form. This is a great way to receive an extra plug for your business and we LOVE to brag about our members!

#MemberMonday: Scooter’s Coffee

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How many years has your business been in Siouxland? We’ve been in Siouxland for 3 years.

What services do you offer? We offer coffee, smoothies, tea, breakfast sandwiches, burritos and pastries.

What do you enjoy most about being a Chamber member? We enjoy the connections and networking.

What is your favorite Chamber event/memory? Our favorite memory is the celebration of our 20 year anniversary last August. Having everyone come and celebrate with us meant a lot. We were able to announce the winner of the Caramelicious contest. The winner, the Peanut Butter Mocha Caramelicious will be our feature drink beginning July 24th!