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WHO-HD's RVTV to Make a Stop in Norwalk for Cy/Hawk Street Party

Norwalk Chamber of Commerce Events in DSM

August 16, 2018

Chamber name

Norwalk Area Chamber of Commerce

Elected leader for 2018

Amanda Reid-Raper, NACC Board President

Professional Staff Leader of the Chamber

Lucinda Sperry, Executive Director

Number of Members  


What inspired you to first get involved with your Chamber?

I joined Norwalk Chamber of Commerce to get involved with my community and grow my business connections.

What’s a signature offering of your Chamber?

We are offering a new benefit to new Members this year that has been successful. During the onboarding process, the Grow Norwalk Ambassadors visit new Members, invite them to the next Chamber event and then create a short intro video of the new Member and let them introduce themselves and their business. This video gets put out to our membership through our e-newsletter and on our social media. This way the new member feels welcomed and still gets introduced to the entire membership.

What is your Chamber’s biggest accomplishment in the past 12 months?  

Our biggest accomplishment has been creating a new onboarding process for new Members.

Any initiative or project that you are looking forward to in 2018?   

I’m looking forward to improving our Norwalk Nexus app to connect the community, school, businesses and city better.

What upcoming events should people watch for?    

Norwalk Music Fest

Sept. 2  |  Noon – 9 p.m. at Warrior Run Golf Course

Norwalk Music Fest is an outdoor live music event featuring Norwalk-based bands with street vendors, food trucks, kids zone and a beer garden. There’s free admission and parking. Bring your lawn chair and join us!

RVTV Cy/Hawk Street Party

Sept. 4  |  3 – 10:30 p.m. at the corner of North Avenue and Main Street.

All Cyclone and Hawkeye fans are invited to celebrate with food, a beer garden, activities for all ages and WHO-HD’s RVTV broadcasting live at 4, 5, 6 and 10 p.m.


Oct. 6  |  4 – 8 pm at Norwalk City Park

Norwalktoberfest is a family friendly event held at the Norwalk City Park. Sample Norwalk business and brews while listening to a live polka band. There will be activities for all ages, craft beer and a home brewing contest. Proceeds to benefit the Norwalk Chamber scholarship fund.

Norwalk Tree Lighting

Nov. 25  |  4 – 8 p.m. at O’Leary Funeral Home parking lot

Come watch as Santa lights the big tree in Norwalk for the holidays. There will be cookies, cocoa, crafts and caroling to get you in the holiday spirit.


May 11, 2019  |  Warrior Stadium, Norwalk High School

Run or walk through Norwalk for a good cause. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Norwalk Food Pantry. The event will feature a timed 8K, 5K and walk starting at 8:30 a.m. Little kids can join for the Kids Fun Run. It promises to be a great time for the whole family!

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Amanda Reid-Raper

Amanda Reid-Raper is the AVP, retail branch manager and lending officer at City State Bank and serves as the president for the Norwalk Chamber of Commerce.