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  • 25 Nov 2019 1:10 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Job Title: Communications & Marketing Coordinator
    Commitment: 40 hours / week
    Pay type: Hourly
    Benefits: Paid Vacation, Simple IRA
    Location: Knoxville Chamber of Commerce - Knoxville, Iowa

    Summary: The Communications & Marketing Coordinator will be a full-time position for the Knoxville Chamber of Commerce and will develop materials and interact with the public to better deliver the organization’s message. The Communication & Marketing Coordinator will be responsible for upholding the brand of the Knoxville Chamber of Commerce.  The position may provide contracted work for other Chamber affiliated organizations.


    • Adobe software
    • Wordpress 
    • Microsoft
    • Facebook, Twitter & Instagram for Business
    • Technical & creative writing
    • Public speaking
    • Create and implement systems
    • Organized, able to work & coordinate with multiple organizations
    • General understanding of marketing
    • Demonstrate professional demeanor 


    • Basic graphic design for promotional material
    • Social media management for Facebook, Twitter & Instagram
    • Update website information on a regular basis
    • Create content for public sharing
    • Compose newsletters
    • Assist with basic event promotion
    • Help with coordination of Knoxville Nationals activities
    • Draft press releases
    • Support Chamber office by answer phones and assisting walk in visitor
    • Responsible for maintaining and carrying out marketing plan and calendars


    • Relevant Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
    • Experience with social media management, marketing, and branding

    This application is now closed.

  • 7 Oct 2019 10:56 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Small Business Saturday is only 53 days away!

    Collaborate with the Knoxville Chamber of Commerce and fellow businesses to encourage local shopping on Small Business Saturday on Saturday, November 30.

    Deadline has now passed. For questions, email

  • 9 Jul 2019 11:02 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Hello, welcome back!

    We’re glad to have you back in Knoxville, we missed you! If this is your first time here, we're excited to see you. Our local Chamber members have been busy and a lot has been going with on since last August and we have some new things we want you to know about.


    The Knoxville Chamber of Commerce introduced a new hashtag to capture all of the good that is happening around here. If you’re posting while here visiting, be sure to use it! We’d love to see what you’ve been up to.

    217 S 2nd S• Knoxville, Iowa
    Facebook •  Twitter •  Instagram


    The City of Knoxville’s newest park was under construction last August. This  August, we’re happy that phase one is completed for you to enjoy. Boarders, bikers, and skaters can utilize the 8,000 square foot skate park which includes a wide variety of terrain for all levels and riding styles. The park also is home to a climbing structure, handicap-accessible Kiwanis Miracle Playground, and new shelter with public restaurants and picnic area. 

    Highway 14 next to VA Campus • Knoxville, Iowa


    This quaint seating area is next door to our Knoxville Community Schools Administration Building and is only a block from Kone Korner. Enjoy an outdoor meal or bring your own supplies to have a fire in the outdoor fire ring.

    309 W Main St • Knoxville, Iowa


    Opening just after Nationals, our public library has undergone an extensive  renovation and is now double the size. The facility has free internet as well as expanded children’s section, increased book and magazine collection, new area for teens, audio and video materials, study rooms, and community meeting rooms.

    213 E Montgomery St • Knoxville, Iowa


    The Well Thrift Store is a new addition to the Knoxville retail scene.  This multi-department and donation based store adds hundreds of items daily, you’ll want to stop by more than once so you won’t miss out on your next bargain or treasure. Friendly staff will help you find anything from furniture,housewares, clothing, toys baby gear, to linens, outdoor items, sporting goods, books, home décor, and more.

    404 W Pleasant St • Knoxville, Iowa
    Facebook  Twitter Instagram


    Baggio's is an authentic, Northern Italian inspired restaurant serving pasta, pizza, veal, seafood, and other homemade specialties. Gluten free menu options are available upon request. Stop in for lunch or dinner and drinks.

    124 S 2nd St • Knoxville, Iowa


    A Knoxville staple for many years is now in a new location. Nearwood Winery and Vineyards is now located on their vineyard. Venture south of Knoxville for picturesque views, wine samples, and a relaxing afternoon enjoying outdoor seating or their brand new indoor event space.

    1699 Hwy 14 • Knoxville, Iowa
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    The Joel Tonda Tennis Courts are in a brand new location across from the Knoxville High School and next to the Knoxville Recreation Center. Eight courts have replaced our previous skate park along with a new, outdoor basketball court. 

    1811 W Madison St • Knoxville, Iowa


    Same location, double the space. The Furniture Boutique has grown its inventory of high quality furniture, home decor, collectibles, and gifts.

    207 E Main St  Knoxville, Iowa

  • 31 May 2019 10:41 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

      Eat • Drink Race T-shirts

    “Unity is strength - where there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.” – Mattie J.T. Stephane

    Join the Knoxville Chamber of Commerce and fellow local businesses in promoting unity, supporting local, and welcoming race fans to Knoxville.

    Order shirts for your staff to wear on Friday, August 9, 2019 during the Knoxville Nationals.

    • $15 / shirt

    • Orders due on Friday, July 12

    Participants will be featured on the Knoxville Chamber of Commerce social media on Friday, August 9.

    Pre-Orders are now closed. There will be a limited quantity available at the Chamber office during Nationals.

  • 9 Apr 2019 10:14 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    The Knoxville Chamber of Commerce is seeking seasonal, part-time help in administrative services for June – August of 2019.  Applicants must have a love for Knoxville and desire to serve others. New hire will join our office of 1 full-time Director and 1 part-time Admin. Applicants will be required to work 2 days during the work week from 8:30-5:00 pm. 

    Duties Include:

    Communication and Customer Visits
    Answers inquires and comments via phone and email. Greet customers and visitors who come to the Chamber office.

    Take checks and make deposits to the bank as directed. Take direction from Treasurer and external account.

    Keep the office tidy and organized
    Assist in ordering and maintaining advertising materials as directed by Executive Director.

    Enter and update membership information in database

    Manage/Collaborate Events
    Assist Board and Executive Director on executing events
    Knoxville Nationals
    Field calls and assist visitors to request housing match
    Field calls and assist participants in filling out entry form
    Field calls and assist visitors in request for parking

    Other Office Projects as Assigned

    Applicants Must:
    Have a vast knowledge of Knoxville
    Be proficient in Microsoft programs as well as Gmail
    Have experience in customer service
    Be willing to work in a team setting
    Show up to work with a positive attitude

    Please apply by emailing a cover letter and resume to Hannah Vander Veer at by Wednesday, May 1.

  • 29 Mar 2019 10:35 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    City of Knoxville staff will present to Knoxville City Council on the possibility of moving forward with a Rental Inspection Program at the Monday, April 1 Council Meeting at 6:15 pm at City Hall. 

    The goal of the program would be to provide safe living environments, improve and increase housing stock, and increase the quality of life and aesthetic of the community. 

    The program could look similarly to current Rental Housing Inspection Program in Oskaloosa. 

    Monday's presentation will be high level information to simply introduce the program to City Council. If a decision is made to move forward, work will begin to create the plan structure. 

    If you are interested in listening to learn more, we recommend you attend the meeting. If you are unable to attend, you can look at the presentation slides

  • 18 Mar 2019 3:46 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Have you heard? People are CHOOSING Knoxville! If you haven't yet, check out #IChooseKnoxville's Instagram feed and look at all of the over 850 vibrant photos being captured around town.

    Help us to continue to promote this hashtag and our community. We are offering to paint the stencil on the sidewalk at your business. 

    The goal is to draw attention to the hashtag when people are out and about enjoying our community so it stays at the top of their mind when they are getting ready to post their photos on social media. 

    All you need to do? Fill out this form to request your stencil. If you are leasing your property, please check with your landlord first. 

  • 28 Feb 2019 10:45 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    On Tuesday, February 26 the Knoxville Chamber of Commerce held it's Annual Gathering at The Grand Theater to discuss progress made in 2018 and new things that will be happening in 2019. Sixty-eight people from different businesses around Marion County came together to celebrate. 

    It was a great event that was made possible by sponsors Iowa State Savings Bank, Knoxville Hospital & Clinics, Christian Opportunity Center, Accura Healthcare of Knoxville, KNIA/KRLS Radio, and DeVore Homes. Hy-Vee provided appetizers and Peace Tree Brewing Company and Nearwood Winery supplied local libations. 

    At the event, Hannah Vander Veer, Knoxville Chamber of Commerce Director, gave a 2018 Annual Report and previewed the 2019 Business Plan

    President Megan McKay shared some words as well as Gene Meyer, President of the Greater Des Moines Partnership

    If you have any questions, feedback on the event, or would like to get involved in the Knoxville Chamber of Commerce, please email

  • 5 Feb 2019 11:33 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Bring your Valentine, Galantine, or treat yourself to some self-love because there are plenty of options to indulge with Knoxville Chamber of Commerce members this Valentine’s Day.


    Valentine Wine & Food Pairing ♥ 5:30-6:30 pm ♥ Elk Rock Grille

    Just in time for the holiday, Nearwood Winery & Vineyards is teaming up with Elk Rock Grille to bring a delicious wine and food pairing. Treat your sweetie to a fun evening and learn something about how you can pair wine and food anytime. You will be served sumptuous small bites of Elk Rock Grille specialties together with pre-selected, paired Nearwood wines. Nearwood Winery will provide entertaining guidance on why certain foods and wines go together and how to achieve an optimal dining experience whether you eat out or cook at home.

    This event is reservation only and will be presented at the Elk Rock Grille on Thursday, Feb. 7, at 5:30pm. Must be 21 years of age or older to attend. Call Elk Rock Grille at 641.226.1678 for reservations for the Wine & Food Pairing event.


    Wine & Chocolate Pairing ♥ 10:00 am-6:00 pm ♥ Tassel Ridge Winery

    Celebrate Valentine’s month with a Wine & Chocolate Pairing at Tassel Ridge Winery. Tassel Ridge Winery has paired four Tassel Ridge wines with four different chocolates from Chocolaterie Stam. Taste all four and find your favorite(s)! $10 per person, plus tax—Harvest Club Member & 1 Guest: $5 per person, plus tax.


    Valentine's Day Wine & Dine ♥ 5-9 pm ♥ Elk Rock Grille

    Treat your special someone to an incredible Valentine's Day Wine & Dine experience with live music by acoustic guitarist Tom Buckmiller from 6-8 pm. Menu options include: lobster tail and Filet de Bergo; shrimp scampi and bacon wrapped filet; salmon and Filet de Bergo; Prime New York Strip and shrimp; and chicken Alfredo. A full menu can be found at

    Please make reservations by February 11 at or by calling 641-226-1678.

    Valentine's Day with Peace Tree & Cranberry Stone ♥ 4-6 pm ♥ Peace Tree Brewing Co.

    From 4:00-6:00 pm, buy a half dozen of Cranberry Stone Bakery cupcakes and get $2 off your choice of 6 pack. Cupcakes available for purchase include: Dutch Letter, White Raspberry, Triple Chocolate, White Wedding Cake, Homemade Hostess, and Sweet Strawberry Cream. $10 for 6 cupcakes or $20 for 12 cupcakes.

    There will also be taproom special from 4:00-10:00 pm (while supplies last). Imperial Blonde will be tapped that evening so pair a 5oz Imperial Blonde and a mini
    Cranberry Stone Bakery cupcake for only $6!

    Valentine's Specials ♥ 5-9 pm ♥ One Eleven Public House

    Indulge on specials of lobster lasagna or prime rib and enjoy red velvet layered cake or crème brûlée for dessert.

    Morgan Wallace of MW Images will be on hand with a set up to take photos, candid or posed! You’ll be able to purchase the photos from her website. 

    Reservations required for groups of 5 or more.

    Valentine's Day Dinner ♥ 6-8:30 pm ♥ Atlantic & Pacific Pub

    Treat yourself and your Valentine to a Valentine’s Dinner at Atlantic & Pacific Pub! Cocktail hour will begin at 6:00 pm. Appetizers will be set out to enjoy while you mingle.

    At 7:00pm guests will be seated and served soup & a mixed green salad. Following is the main course consisting of steak topped with shrimp, twice baked potato, bacon green beans, and a dinner roll. Dessert will be served shortly after.

    All guests must RSVP and pay ahead of time. Deadline for reservations and payments is 5:00 pm on Tuesday February 12th. You can RSVP through the Facebook page, call the Pub @ 641-828-8008, or in person at the Pub or Candi’s Flowers. Cost is $90 per couple or $50 for an individual.

    Valentine's Day Dinner ♥ 5:30-8 pm ♥ Coffee Connection

    A special dinner menu and live music will be available all night long. No reservations required.


    Valentine's Wine Dinner ♥ 6 pm ♥ Tassel Ridge Winery

    Treat your Valentine to a romantic evening at Tassel Ridge Winery. Begin with wine tasting in our Tasting Room and then enjoy a gourmet three-course dinner. A mixed greens salad with dried cranberries, feta, pistachios, and balsamic vinaigrette paired with Tassel Ridge Prelude will be followed by prime rib with roasted fingerling potatoes and bacon-wrapped grilled asparagus paired with Tassel Ridge 2014 Iowa Marquette, or if you prefer a sweeter wine, Iowa Candleglow® Red. For dessert, indulge in a chocolate molten lava cake paired with Tassel Ridge Oskyfizzante® Pink.

     Advance prepaid, non-refundable, reservations required by Thursday, February 14. Call the Winery at 641.672.WINE (9463) to make reservations. $55 per person, plus tax—Harvest Club Member & 1 Guest: $50 per person, plus tax (includes wine tasting, dinner, wine paired with each course, and gratuity).


    Do you want to have your Valentine’s event included in this blog? Email us at

  • 27 Dec 2018 2:03 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    December 2018

    Mark On Your Calendar!

    Mon, Dec 31
    New Year's Eve
    Office Closed

    Tues, Jan 1
    New Year's Day
    Office Closed

    Tues, Jan 8
    Marion County Childcare Needs Strategic Planning

    Tues, Jan 22
    Marion County Childcare Needs Strategic Planning

    Thurs, Jan 24
    Lunch & Learn - Marketing Planning

    Tues, Jan 29
    Marion County Childcare Needs Strategic Planning


    Furniture Boutique 

    Take Advantage of your Chamber Resources

    Greater Des Moines Partnership

    Community Event Calendar

    Chamber Event Schedule

    Ribbon Cutting Criteria

    Chamber Social Media Posting Guidelines

    Chamber News 

    Happy New Year!

    The start of a new year can go one of two ways, it can be refreshing or it can be stressful. Let's choose the better of the two, shall we? Here at the Knoxville Chamber of Commerce, we are starting 2019 on great footing with a Business Plan in place. Feel free to take a look at what we'll be adding to our already existing programming in 2019. Please note that our Business Plan is a living document meaning we'll use it to guide our actions but if it needs tweaked, we will do so.  

    All of this will be presented at the Annual Gathering as well. The event will take place in late February. Look for details soon. 

    Lunch & Learn - Marketing Planning 

    Our first Lunch & Learn of 2019 is going to be one you will not want to miss; to make sure you start the new year organized in your business. Join us on Thursday, January 24 from noon-1:30 at the Knoxville Community School District Administration Building located at 309 W Main Street.

    Local marketing professionals, Mike Benson of Peace Tree Brewing Company, Dena Gray-Fisher of Knoxville Hospital & Clinics, and Dave Hoke of Iowa State Savings Bank will be on our panel answering questions and giving tips on the importance of focused and strategically planned marketing. The session will touch on 5 of the biggest struggles for small business marketing:
    • Lack of time
    • Lack of understanding of target customer
    • Lack of resources/money
    • Lack of focus
    • Lack of differentiating 

    You will leave this session with a calendar resource of local events to help you with your promotions for the year. You will also have a chance at the end to bring your questions and struggles that can be answered in a small group setting with one of the speakers. 

    Lunch WILL be provided by Iowa State Savings Bank
    There is no cost for members and $10 for non-members.
    Reserve your spot.

    Partnership Perk

    Members of the Knoxville Chamber of Commerce are now automatically Members of the Greater Des Moines Partnership. We collaborate with The Partnership to provide tools and resources to help make your business more efficient.

    One of those tools is the online Career Center, which offers access to employment information and enhanced tools to help employers and job seekers find each other more quickly. Businesses may post as many job openings as they wish and review a database of resumes. Job seekers, including students who are seeking internships, can upload their resume and browse open positions. The Career Center also pulls job postings from within a 60-mile radius of Greater Des Moines (DSM).

    Now is a great time to search the site for candidates as the fall semester campus recruitment season has come to a close and there are many new candidates for full-time and internship positions. There continues to be growing interest in careers in DSM from students all across the Midwest. Access the Career Center on The Partnership website today.

    The Career Center is another way that our Chamber Members can tap into The Partnership’s regional network. To learn more about the opportunities our regional membership model offers and how to connect with fellow Partnership Regional Business Members, go

    Order #IChooseKnoxville Shirts for your Staff

    If you are a business wanting to purchase #IChooseKnoxville t-shirts for your staff you can order them online now. All shirts must be ordered by 11:59 pm on Monday, December 31

    Cathy Struecker of Cairn Yoga & Wellness Studio started her own movement on social media. We think it's a great idea and everyone is welcome to join! "

    I'm starting my own personal  t-shirt Fridays... tag a local business or friend & join me if you'd like!" - Cathy

    If you'd like to join, snap a photo of you or your staff wearing #IChooseKnoxville shirts, post on social media why you choose your community, or just go out and do something good. If you're willing to share, make sure you tag us at the Knoxville Chamber and use #IChooseKnoxville.

    City Launches VA District Redevelopment Website
    With the help of Knoxville Hospital & Clinics and the Knoxville Chamber of Commerce, the City of Knoxville has launched awebsite to help better inform residents about the progress of the Veterans Affairs Campus. 

    The project itself is called The Va District Redevelopment Project and entails the City of Knoxville and Marion County working collectively to gain local control of the land and building formerly known as the Veterans Affairs Campus. 

    We encourage you to take a look at the website to learn the latest progress of the project and have all of your questions answered.

    Follow Us on Social Media

    If you don't already, follow us on FacebookTwitter & Instagram to get more timely updates and Knoxville Chamber happenings.  

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