Community Businesses and Leadership Gather for a Galloping Good Time

At the OCMS / CCDC Annual Dinner Friday night, there was plenty of celebration adding up to a “Galloping Good Time!” 😉
With area businesses, community members and local leadership coming together to celebrate the past year’s achievements and offer awards and recognition to those who made a significant impact to the community, the evening was full of warmth and joy (even with negative temperatures outside).
Click through to check out the latest feature to see a slew of photos, some video and more on the 2024 OCMS/CCDC Annual Dinner!

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Fletcher Honored With 75th Annual Community Service Award

Friday night was an evening of celebration at the OCMS and CCDC Annual Dinner. One celebration that stood out was the 75th Annual Community Service Award that went to Mr. Duayne Fletcher from Osceola, Iowa. With heart-felt nominations from the community and his family, a humble Mr. Fletcher received Friday Night’s award.
Click through to the most recent update to read about Duayne and his award-winning dedication to the community…

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A Night of Celebration – Osceola, Clarke County Businesses Recognize Community-wide Achievements

It certainly was a Night of Celebration! On Tuesday night, more than 150 Osceola and Clarke County businesses, community leaders & volunteers gathered to highlight the past year’s achievements… click the link to read more, see some great photos and video!

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Join Osceola Chamber Main Street In “Light Up Osceola!” Special Event

It’s the HOLIDAYS! And what would be a better way to celebrate than to gather on the square this Thursday at 5pm for Osceola Chamber Main Street’s “Light Up Osceola” event! The Osceola courtyard is the initial phase to a big lighting program by OCMS and Thursday, OCMS, Santa (did we say SANTA?!? YES!!!), and the entire community will be on hand to flip the switch on the new courtyard lighting!
You can read more about the event and the plans for lighting up Osceola through the link…

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Pulling for Pork – When Community Comes Together, Businesses Win

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Timber Ridge Country Market’s experience with the Iowa Pork Producers Association’s Pulled Pork Madness showed what real community support could do. The businesses in Osceola and Clarke County, Iowa thrive on community support. From small, family-owned shops to big manufacturers, businesses of all sizes depend on the

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With $50K CCDC Grant, OCMS Launches New Building Improvement Opportunities

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In the March 10th meeting of the Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC), the board unanimously approved a $50,000 grant to Osceola Chamber Main Street (OCMS) to seed an exciting new building improvement program throughout the city. The program, designed and managed by the OCMS Board, is focused

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Lakeside Casino and OCMS Join to Bring ‘Holiday Giving Trees’ to Osceola

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The management team at Lakeside Hotel & Casino in Osceola, Iowa could sense the need for a little extra holiday cheer in their community this year. So, they placed a quick call to Ashleigh Eckels, Executive Director at Osceola Chamber Main Street to discuss a festive idea

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OCMS, Osceola Foods & 4th Of July Fireworks – The Show Must Go On!

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As the Governor moves the state to re-open, many scheduled events are still feeling the impact of social distancing and the COVID-19 crisis. Many budgets have become stressed from months of inactivity, dwindling sponsorships, or fear of a secondary surge. So, when Osceola Chamber Main Street announced

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Kimes Receives Honored Community Service Award

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Each year, Osceola Chamber Main Street and the Clarke County Development Corporation join in hosting a celebration of local business and achievements for the past year. Tuesday’s event saw leadership from Osceola and Clarke County government, local businesses and non-profits joining together to celebrate – in 20’s-era

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New Digital Updates Help Users Find Local Activities

The latest updates to the Web site have been made to help users find Osceola and Clarke County’s local activities through a simple, mobile information portal. With the growth of the community and organized groups becoming more abundant, tracking and coordinating information for activities throughout the

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