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May Chamber Happenings

This month, the Creston Chamber of Commerce would like to acknowledge the many businesses that call Creston home.

As we all know, COVID-19 has been an extremely difficult time for all of us, local businesses in particular. We feel it is important to recognize the contributions that our Creston small business community adds to Creston. Please take a moment to think about the impact on our local economy and community that these local businesses have. Look at the people they employ, the number of people that shop in Creston because of our businesses, but may not necessarily live here to impact our tax base, naming but a few areas that our small business community directly impacts. Just as importantly, they are our friends and neighbors. Together we are stronger.

When you stop to think about all that we have available to us here in Creston – great grocery stores, an outstanding hospital, great medical facilities, a five-day-a-week newspaper, local radio station, great shopping and dining experiences, great schools, golf courses, Southern Prairie YMCA, Southwestern Community College, as well as the numerous parks and lakes to name but a few of the things that add to our quality of life – we really are fortunate to call Creston home.

Please reach out to these businesses and let them know how much you appreciate them. I know these hard-working folks will appreciate it. May I also suggest that we not stop there, but remember them in the upcoming weeks and months as well – remember to shop and buy local year around now more than ever. 

Creston businesses really do make Creston and Union County a special place to live, work, shop and call home. Thank you for being here and all that you do for our great community now and in the future.

Chamber Log

The Chamber has been maintaining a daily “log” and posting the information on the Chamber of Commerce website of what is taking place in the community as a result of COVID-19.  They also have a list of the restaurants in Creston and their status. 

For those on Facebook and/or Twitter, these sites are other great resources of where you can learn what is happening in Creston. Staying informed is critical.

Paint Creston Program

The Image Enhancement Committee of the Chamber is currently planning to again offer paint and paint supplies through the Paint Creston program to five Creston owner occupied home in 2020. If able to proceed in 2020, selected homes would join the other 52 homes from the past 10 years who have been part of the program.

This year we have been fortunate to have received financial help once again from First National Bank. Applications are available on the Chamber website home page at or they can be picked up at the Chamber office, 208 W. Taylor St. Completed applications must be returned no later than 5 p.m. May 8.

2020 Census

A reminder for all in the area to complete the 2020 Census form either online at, or complete the paperwork and return. For more information contact 844-330-2020.

Stay safe, stay healthy and remember social distancing.

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