Cherokee is your place to be…. for a day, a weekend or a lifetime.
 

Cherokee sits in the beautiful Little Sioux River Valley in Northwest Iowa. We are located at the junction of U.S. Hwy 59 and State Hwy. 3, about 60 miles northeast of Sioux City, IA. The Little Sioux River winds through town and provides an excellent recreational source for fishing and canoeing as well as a backdrop to a beautiful park system.

Our Historic Downtown was built in the 1870’s and features many unique shopping opportunities.  Cherokee’s Main Street was designated as a Cultural District by the State of Iowa in 2004.  Live music and entertainment can be heard throughout the year, but especially during the annual Jazz & Blues Festival.

Cherokee is home to the Cherokee PRCA Rodeo, Sanford Museum and Planetarium, Cherokee County Fair, Depot Renovation and Cherokee Symphony.  We also hold annual events such as the Pancake Day Race and Hot Dog Days.

The Cherokee Chamber of Commerce strives to make Cherokee a positive place to live, visit and do business.  Whether you are looking for something entertaining to do this weekend, or a new community to call home, a good place to shop or a place to open a new business, the Cherokee Chamber can help.

The Trend: No More Business as Usual" Workshop
Tuesday, June 2 in Cherokee

The Western Iowa Tourism Region is pleased to present Margie Johnson, a national marketing consultant, making presentations in four locations throughout the region:  June 2nd – The Gathering Place in Cherokee (9 a.m. to 11 a.m.); June 3rd – Iowa State Bank in Sac City (11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. - lunch provided); June 3rd – German Hausbarn Conference Center in Manning (5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. - refreshments provided) and June 4th – Corning Opera House in Corning (9 a.m. to 11 a.m.)
Now and in the near future all businesses need to adopt the premise that they must “prepare for business as unusual.”  2015 ushers in a new era of shopping, dining, and traveling.  Consumers are bombarded with so many choices and so little time.
During this session Margie will explore how small business owners can easily adapt and change their businesses to embrace these trends and opportunities. This fast paced workshop will include a presentation that reinforces the following:  Key trends and factors that are affecting businesses everywhere, as well as trends in consumer buying habits and the impact on retail sales from the internet, social media, new technologies and more. “Retail-tainment” has become a critical success factor.
She will also address how to develop a “hospitality mentality” of service with all frontline staff and you can learn low budget, high impact ways to visually enhance your business.
The workshop is geared to retailers, travel businesses and attractions, Chambers of Commerce, Iowa Main Streets and economic developers and their board members.  
The session targets effective ways that Iowa retailers, restaurateurs and the travel and hospitality industries can embrace many of these trends to enhance their marketing strategies.  Missing this session will co$t you! 
Registration for all sessions is $20 per person made payable to Western Iowa Tourism Region.  Pre-registration is requested. 
This project is made possible by a grant from the Tourism Office of the Iowa Economic Development Authority.    
To register for this workshop go to:  http://www.visitwesterniowa.com/members/pdfs/margie-johnson-presentations.pdf 

Cherokee PRCA Rodeo - May 28-30, 2015
Let Our Family Tradition become yours.... at the 49th Annual Cherokee PRCA Rodeo - May 28-30, 2015
For more information visit: www.cherokeerodeo.com
Schedule of events is as follows:
Thursday, May 28-Family Night at the Rodeo
11:00 AM-1:30 PM— Children’s Miracle Network Annual Cookout, Fareway
5:00 PM—Gates Open- Enjoy Western vendors, FREE kid’s activities, concession stands, and beer garden
6:30 PM—Kid’s Rodeo
7:30 PM—Rodeo Performance
 
Friday, May 29-Ladies Night at the Rodeo
9:30 AM—Chamber Coffee at Fairgrounds
11:00 AM-1:00 PM—Cookout at Holzhauer Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram
6:00 PM—Gates Open- The first 500 ladies in the gate receive a FREE souvenir beverage cup-your ticket to many special offers.
Enjoy Western vendors, kid’s activities, concession stands, and beer garden
7:30 PM—Rodeo Performance
 
Saturday, May 30 Full Day of Fun
9:00 AM— Cherokee Stampede—5K Run/Walk at Fairgrounds
11:00 AM-2:00 PM—Western BBQ at the Depot
12:15 PM—Train Robbery at the Depot
4:00 PM—Rodeo Parade (Parade begins at Washington High School and travels South down Hwy 59 to the Cherokee County Fairgrounds)
6:00 PM—Gates Open- Enjoy Western vendors, kid’s activities, concession stands, and beer garden
7:30 PM—Rodeo Performance
Fireworks to follow Rodeo
 Save money and get your advance tickets for the rodeo!  On Sale NOW!
For more information visit: cherokeerodeo.com or call 225-6414