The Rock Rapids Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary organization of citizens dedicated to the enhancement of the quality of life by implementing programs and services which promote commerce, industry and agricultural interest, enhance the social and cultural environment, and serve to unify the community as a whole.
The Rock Rapids Chamber of Commerce serves as the chamber of commerce and retail trade association. The Chamber acts as a public relations agency as well. It works to create a favorable, positive image of the community. Acting as an information clearinghouse, all inquiries about the town are answered by the Chamber. People are encouraged by the Chamber to do business with fellow members. The Chamber Director, Angie Jager, works full-time and year-round for the overall improvement of the community and local economy.
A community-wide calendar of events is maintained at the Chamber office. The Chamber acts as the River Valley Players box office and coordinates the United Fund drive and annual Farm & Home Show. Directories of community organizations, a list of Central Lyon alumni, telephone books, and state maps can be found there.
Responsibility for coordinating the annual Heritage Days celebration is done at the Chamber office with planning done by a steering committee. The Retail Trade Association meets monthly at the Chamber office with promotional events coordinated there.
The Chamber also serves as a legislative voice on issues affecting Rock Rapids, and acts as the center for tourist information, consumer complaints, and newcomer information.