June 22nd, 2024

SCIA Ribbon Cutting at Historical Museum 20th Anniversary

June 22, 1 p.m. SCIA Ribbon Cutting for the 20th Anniversary Open House of the Greater Shenandoah Historical Museum at 800 W. Sheridan Avenue. See new displays and improvements at the museum. Open 1- 4 p.m.

June 20th, 2024

Everly Brothers Family Heritage Day

June 20th Shenandoah observes Everly Brothers Family Heritage Day comemorating Everly Brothers History in Shenandoah. Harmonies from Heaven documentary will be shown at 3:30pm at Public Library & later Everly Brothers Childhood Home 800 W. Sheridan Ave. Free concert at 6pm by Touch of Grey band at Depot Deli 101 Railroad St. Visit Everly Brothers Childhood Home and purchase Everly Brothers Childhood Family Home t-shirts at the concert or online



June 12th, 2024

Shenandoah Senior Villas Apts. Ribbon Cutting

North Star Housing LLC & Excel Development Group invites everyone to the June 12 Open House and Shenandoah Chamber & Industry Association Ribbon Cutting at Shenandoah Senior Villas Apartments 11:30 am, 1401 W Sheridan AvenueHelp us celebrate Shenandoah's new senior housing property. Tour the facility and enjoy refreshments and Snacks Served.

May 23rd, 2024

June 1st Shenandoah Disability Awareness Walk Seeks Sponsors, Walkers, & Volunteers

      Shenandoah Chamber & Industry Association (SCIA) along with Nishna Productions, Inc. and the Depot Restaurant are organizing the 9th annual Disability Awareness Walk in Shenandoah June 1st. This year the route is on Shenandoah’s downtown street scape and around Priest Park.

     Participants are encouraged to register with a signed waiver. Entry forms are available at SCIA, NPI, and the Depot Restaurant. NPI is celebrating 50 years in business this year. Other sponsors for the event are The Fuller Center, El Porton Mexican Grill, and Subway. More sponsors are welcome to contribute. Contact SCIA to contribute monetary donations or in-kind contributions. Items needed are bottled water, hot dogs, buns, chips, cookies, and inexpensive items or gift cards for the door prize drawings.

      The free walk starting at 11 a.m. is for all ages and all abilities and is open to the public. This regional event begins at the Depot Deli 101 Railroad St. Walkers will travel east on Sheridan Avenue downtown street scape to Sycamore St. and head back west on the southside of Sheridan Avenue to Blossom St. heading south behind the Public Library to 5th Avenue and south again on Elm St. to Priest Park. Gatorade and water will be available at the park. The walkers will travel around the park and head back north on Maple St. to complete the one-mile course back on Sheridan Ave. at the Depot Deli finish.

     The route can accommodate wheelchairs and a golf cart will be available to assist walkers. Volunteers will be needed for walker assistance and to act as crossing guards. Reflective vests will be provided for street crossing guards. Volunteers are also needed to help with set-up and cleanup, pass out beverages at the half-way point and medallions at the finishing line.

     “This is an excellent opportunity for members of the community to interact and engage in a fun way with individuals with disabilities. The hope is to build foundations for friendships,” said NPI Development Specialist Emily Martin.

     The first 50 participants with disabilities to finish the 1-mile walk/ride will receive an event medallion. The after party under the big yellow tent at the Depot will feature a free hot dog lunch, root beer floats donated by the Depot, and music by the band B Side 3. There will be a drawing for door prizes from area businesses.

     B Side 3 band is an acoustic band that plays for the enjoyment of performing live.  They are made of local performers Eric Nelson on guitars, lead, and harmony vocals,

Greg Brower on Keyboards, lead, and harmony; and Phillip Lamb on base guitar and vocals. They also perform many song requests.

     “Everyone from the surrounding area is welcome to participate in this special event,” said SCIA Marketing Director Shelly Warner. “It’s a fun, rewarding afternoon to get outside to enjoy nature, interaction with friends, music, and exercise.”

     All volunteers and sponsors should contact SCIA to sign-up volunteer 712-246-3455, The registration form can also be viewed at the website or Shenandoah Chamber & Industry Association Facebook page.


May 20th, 2024

Priest Park Farmers Market Opening May 22

The 2024 Shenandoah Garden City Farmers Market open earlier in the season with extended hours in Priest Park, 707 7th Avenue. May 22 is opening day with new Wednesday hours 2- 5:30 p.m. through October 30.

     The Market is open each Wednesday afternoon and Saturday morning 9 a.m. to noon with parking available. Shenandoah Farmers Market is a state certified market which allows vendors to accept WIC coupons. With the extended days and hours, it gives vendors more opportunities to sell products and customers nearly a month more to purchase fresh produce, baked goods, crafts, and plants.

     It is free for vendors to sell at the market in Priest Park, but they must register and sign the Pesticide Affidavit and Waiver of Responsibility before setting up and selling statement ensuring they don’t use pesticides. A copy of the rules for the market and registration forms are available through market manager Mary Lou Woolhoy or at Shenandoah Chamber & Industry Association at 619 W Sheridan Avenue.

     Early in the season customers can expect produce like radishes and lettuce, baked goods, Rhubarb, and plant starts. Crafts, baked goods, herbs, honey, Jams and Jellies are always available. In June strawberries, cherries, onions, carrots, and green beans are offered as well as flower bouquets. In July and August tomatoes, sweet corn, and many other vegetables are available. September and October are months for pears, apples, gourds, popcorn, Indian corn, and pumpkins.

     For more information about the Shenandoah Garden City Farmers Market contact market manager Mary Lou Wolhoy at 712-303-0100 and follow the posts on the Facebook page

May 6th, 2024

SCIA Publishing New Shen Community Guide

Attention Shenandoah Businesses and Organizations! Be part of the new 2024 Shenandoah Community Guidebook which will be published this summer in print and online at Contact Jennifer at 402-378-0821, to place an ad. Please review the previous edition business directory in the book. Send any updates or changes to your entry to or call 712-246-3455. Only SCIA members are listed in the business directory. New members or returning members after an absence of 3 years receive 25% membership dues this year. If you need a copy of the last book contact SCIA.

April 25th, 2024

Opening Day of The Mill

First day of the market at The Mill, 818 W Sheridan Ave. downtown Shenandoah Thursday April 25, 4-7 p.m. See local vendors of all kinds, garden, baked goods, crafts, arts and more. Thursdays throughout the summer outside and inside. Vendors contact 712-246-9126.

April 19th, 2024

E-cycling Event 2024 at Pella Corp. April 19th

Electronic recycleing for Shenandoah residents and businesses at the south lot of Pella Corp. 1500 Hwy 59 April 19th 3-5p.m. . Sponsored by Pella Corp. Lloyd Inc. & City of Shenandoah. Donations accepted, business charge is a minimum of $5 per monitor. For more info. call 712-246-4170. Items accepted are comuter monitors, PCs, TVs, printers, VCRs, video gam systems, cameras, cell phones, keyboards, laptops,  DVD players, small household applicances (toasters, blenders, coffee makers). Items not accepted are Microwaves, large appliances, tires, motors, oil, paint, light bulbs, ballasts. Proceeds will be given to Shenandoah Middle School Environmental Awareness Programs.

April 11th, 2024

Depot Thirsty Thursday Music Startup

Thursday April 11, 6 p.m. Opening Concert for Thirsty Thursdays Live Music at the Depot Deli under the big yellow tent at 101 RailRoad St. Music continues each Thursday and some Saturdays throughout the summer till October. Concerts are free and food inside and out is available for purchase.

April 1st, 2024

Sugar Makery SCIA Ribbon Cutting Grand Opening

Sugar Makery, Shenandoah Iowa is preparing for a Monday April 1st SCIA Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening at their newest location 708 S. Fremont St. 10:30 a.m. Join us for the colorful celebration. They have been adding on and renovating the building with many local vendors and contractors. We are excited to unveil all sweets they have to offer our community. Coffee and Sugar Makery sweets will be served.
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