Chamber of Commerce

2020 Holiday Events in Akron

The Akron Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce several holiday events and promotions for 2020.


Holiday Lighting Contest
Show your holiday spirit and WIN by decorating your home and/or yard in the holiday lighting contest!  Entries must be registered by December 1 to be included in judging.  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER, or email


Prizes include:

1st place – $200 in Chamber Bucks

2nd place – $100 in Chamber Bucks

3rd place – $50 in Chamber Bucks


SHOP LOCAL Promotion
Make your dollars go further by shopping locally!  On Friday, Nov. 27, and Saturday, Nov. 28, participating businesses will list promotions or activities on a scorecard.  Once you’ve completed your scorecard, you can take it to Thorson Drug to receive a free shopping bag that MAY CONTAIN Akron Chamber Bucks.  More details to be announced soon!


Discount Chamber Bucks

The holiday discounted Akron Chamber Bucks program will allow people to purchase Akron Chamber Bucks at a 20 percent discount, then use those Chamber Bucks at member businesses.  Discounted Chamber Bucks will be sold at Peoples Bank and Security National Bank on Nov. 19-20 and Dec. 2-4, or until a total of $20,000 in discounted Chamber Bucks are sold. A maximum of $250 in discounted Chamber Bucks can be purchased per adult.


For example, someone paying $80 will receive $100 in Akron Chamber Bucks, which can be used at any Chamber Business.  This results in a 20 percent savings on the end purchase.

Click here to see where you can spend you Akron Chamber Bucks.


Hometown Christmas

Watch for details on the annual Hometown Christmas celebration to be held on Wednesday, December 2, including an opportunity to visit Santa!!

 Why Join the Chamber?

Together, we are making a difference for businesses and citizens in our community.

The Chamber is your opportunity to network, build your business, and make Akron a better place to work, live and play.

Annual memberships are available for business, non-profit and individual members.

2020 Membership Form

Supporting businesses and encouraging residents to shop locally
  • $2,100 in Chamber Bucks awarded in quarterly receipt rebates
  • Sales of discounted Chamber Bucks during holidays
  • SLAM (Shop Local Akron Merchants) holiday kickoff promotion
  • Celebrate 48 event to welcome back South Dakota residents after bridge re-opening
  • Facebook page to share events and business promotions

Coordinating events to make Akron a great place to live and work

  • Easter egg hunt and activities
  • Farmers Market
  • Fourth of July celebration and fireworks
  • Summer “Night Out” event
  • Halloween parade and Trunk or Treat
  • Hometown Christmas
  • Participation in Homecoming parade, Scarecrow Festival and other events

Providing networking and promotion opportunities

  • Monthly membership meetings
  • Ribbon cuttings and open house events
  • Annual Chamber Banquet
  • Free booth space to members at Farmers Markets

Jennie Roed, President
PO BOX 151
Akron, IA 51001