City of Guthrie Center
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City Wide Garage Sales


2020:  June 5 & 6




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Aquatic Center - 332-2989

Utility Billing Inquiries - 332-2190

City Clerk/Administrator - 332-2190

Zoning Questions- 332-2190

The above link is for a Membership Application.  Please complete the form and submit to gcchamberofcommerce@gmail.com


You may contact current President Kristen Crouthamel at 641-755-2799 or Secretary/Treasurer Becky Benton at 641-747-3678

69.11  SNOW REMOVAL.  During snow events, when plowing will be necessary, the City will implement an Emergency Parking Ban.  No person shall park, abandon or leave unattended any vehicle on any residential street, alley, or City-owned off-street parking area during an Emergency Parking Ban.  An Emergency Parking Ban shall be defined as commencement of the fall of snow and accumulation of such snow to a depth of two (2) or more inches and/or accumulation of ice covering the entire surface of streets. 

  

1.         A snow emergency parking ban shall continue until the snow has ceased to fall and has been removed or plowed from said street, alley or parking area. 


2.         All motor vehicles and vehicles of any other kind shall be removed from residential and/or commercial streets during an Emergency Parking Ban and/or when snow removal operations are in progress and before such operations have resulted in the removal or clearance of snow from the City streets.  Any City Official may direct motor vehicles of any kind to be removed from City streets. 


3.         The vehicles shall be removed and not left standing or parked on the streets, as provide above, in order to facilitate snow removal.  Snow removal shall include the action of any and all snow equipment necessary to remove snow from the City streets to provide access and proper use of said streets.

 Vehicles left standing or parked in violation of this Chapter may be towed at the owner’s expense, may be fined, or both.


 Penalties.  Vehicles left standing or parked in violation of this Chapter shall be fined in accordance in Chapter 70.03


 

136.03  REMOVAL OF SNOW, ICE AND ACCUMULATIONS  Within ten (10) hours after the accumulation of snow and ice, property owner's must remove such snow and ice from sidewalks.  If not, the City may do so and assess the costs against the property owner for collection in the same manner as a property tax.  (Chp 136.03)

The Guthrie Center Chamber of Commerce would like to welcome you and your new business to town! It’s so exciting when people work hard to make their dreams come true! Our Chamber members include all kinds of businesses – service oriented (including professional, health & beauty, auto-care, etc.), manufacturing, retail/dining/shopping, and some members are simply individuals and/or retired community members who believe in Guthrie Center and the future of our business environment who want to see our community (and business owners) thrive.

 

Our Chamber of Commerce has a lot to be proud of and we’re taking this opportunity to invite you to become a member. The Chamber takes the lead on community events such as:

 

Class Night: Providing a special reception for guests at Class Night (seniors graduating AC/GC).

Heart of Guthrie County Garage Sales: We have teamed up with the Panora Chamber of Commerce the past several years to have a “Highway 44-Wide” community-wide garage sale. Participants pay a $5 fee to have their sale listed on a map that shoppers use. Our Chamber members are encouraged to advertise any specials and deals on these maps the weekend of the sales, as both communities will have a lot of traffic that weekend. Always held the 2nd weekend of June, so mark your calendars now!!

Summer Daze / Sidewalk Sales: Retailers or other businesses downtown are encouraged to participate, on the Highway 44 sidewalks in front of their stores, with sales & discounts to bring shoppers to town. This event is usually held in July.

Food Drive: Collection of non-perishable food, hygiene & clothing items for New Opportunities.

Teacher Coffee: Welcoming new and returning teachers & staff at AC/GC beginning of the school year.

Rockin’ Retro Car Show: Sell beverages and promote chamber with a booth at this large event held annually downtown – draws hundreds of people to Guthrie Center in September.

Fall Festival & Trick or Treat: Beggars night starts with the downtown businesses handing out candy/goodies to the trick-or-treaters, before they make their way to the residential neighborhoods. The 2nd Saturday of October we partner with Main Street Guthrie Center to hold a Fall Festival downtown for children in costume to play games and win prizes!

Christmas Festival: Again, we partner with Main Street Guthrie Center to hold a Christmas Festival downtown for children to meet Santa and his helpers and even his live reindeer! The children play games, make treats and crafts to take home and also win prizes!

 

Our community-wide events draw significant community support and participation. 


The Chamber also lends support to other community efforts as well by putting up a Christmas light display at City Park and donating to the AC/GC Booster Club and AG/GC After-Prom activities. The Chamber is also a member of Midwest Partnership Development, Guthrie Activity Center and the Guthrie Center Area Economic Development Group.

 

The Chamber strives to promote shopping local and using the local services of our members by giving away Chamber Bucks in many of our promotions. We also encourage the public, civic groups and businesses to use Chamber Bucks as gifts. A business needs to be a Chamber member in order to redeem Chamber Bucks. The Chamber has also set aside an annual advertising budget to help promote your business through local newspapers and Social Media “boosted” posts. We also record regular interviews on the local Raccoon Valley Radio Network on their popular “Let’s Talk Guthrie County” segment. We publicize our Members list when/where we can, as a way to show the community your support.

 

We meet monthly, on the second Tuesday at noon, at various locations. At these meetings we discuss upcoming events and business promotions and our committees report on their events. If you can, feel free to attend one of our meetings to see if it’s a fit for you before committing to becoming a member.

 

Once becoming a member, you will receive reminders, agendas, minutes and other emails pertaining to Chamber meetings and events. Your business is also welcome to send to our Chamber email address promotions or items of interest you would like to share with other members, and we’ll forward those and post the information on our Facebook page as requested and/or necessary.

 

Our annual dues structure was developed and approved by our Board to be as equitable as possible. Special recognition is given to our Bronze, Sliver and Gold Members who give extra support to the Chamber. Dues are listed on the attached membership application page.

 

We hope you are interested in showing your pride and support for Guthrie Center by becoming a Chamber member. If so, membership forms and dues can be mailed or dropped off to Becky Benton at State Street Insurance, 316 State Street, Guthrie Center, IA 50115. Upon receipt of your dues and application, a member of our membership committee will reach out to you to schedule a ribbon cutting ceremony, which will be publicized as well.

 

Questions: Email or contact current President Kristen Crouthamel at 641-755-2799 or Secretary/Treasurer Becky Benton at 641-747-3678.



THANK YOU for considering membership of the Guthrie Center Chamber of Commerce!