The Algona Area Chamber of Commerce was officially formed on August 1, 1936. Previously, the Algona Community Club, formed in 1925, served as an organization dedicated to the betterment and advancement of the community. Volunteer businessmen worked hard to turn Algona into a prosperous community. We are proud to say, as a community organization, that we share that commitment today.
With over 260 businesses strong, the dedication shown by our fathers, mothers and grandparents continues today. Member businesses are categorized by their specific business type. The Board of Directors selection is representative of those categories and directors are elected by the membership. Officers are elected by the Board. Ex-officio members of the Board include City of Algona staff, media and Ambassadors. This ensures that we perform our responsibility as the voice for community businesses with a well-balanced perspective. We also have a student representative from each school system to further expand the working relationship between employment and school.
The Algona Area Chamber of Commerce promotes the local business community, helps businesses collaborate, and produces popular events like Leadership Algona, Women Networking Together, Taste of Algona, Autumnfest Craft Show and Band Day.
Working for the Success of the Algona Area: Community Focused, Business Oriented.
Vicki Mallory - Executive Director (on left)
Vicki has been the Executive Director of the Algona Area Chamber of Commerce since April 1, 1993. Vicki is originally from Ledyard and she and Steve have lived in Algona since 1988. They have 4 adult children and 11 grandchildren.
Di Lorenzen - Administrative Assistant (on right)
Di is the new Administrative Assistant at the Algona Area Chamber of Commerce, and started on Febrary 26, 2018. She recently moved to Algona, upon accepting the position. Di has two grown daughters, and a son-in-law. She is from the Iowa Great Lakes Region and brings a wealth of knowledge with non profit organizations and event mangament.