Chamber Director's Blog

Marching Ahead!

It is that time of the year when we all start crafting our "Marching" orders.   With the daylight increasing every 24 hour period, it is easier and easier to get the energy up and the idea machine running.  This past Monday, 26 February, the Chamber had installed its new webcam.  What a difference this new camera makes!  The old one (which looked  like a miniature R2D2), only toak a picture every few minutes (if it felt like it) and the clarity was not something to write home about.  Our new webcam is fully livestream, complete with running clock timer.  It covers all of Depot Park from Lowell Street to the little parking lot just east of the Pavilion.  You can also access this webcam from our app, IronwoodGo (just go to the Chamber website and there it is!).  You can sit at the trail bench outside the Depot and see yourself on the webcam (well, you better wait for the snow to melt off the bench first, before trying this).  Now, all the Frist Friday Farmer's Markets will be able to be watched in real time, as well as the entire week of Festival Ironwood, from tent set-up to takedown.  Infact, IronwoodGo will have a special homescreen Festival Ironwood section that will include our webcam so you can watch the entire festival (no sound though--you will have to imagine all that is being said out amongst the folks). 

  The Chamber is now distributing the Western U.P. Visitor Guide that was the creation of the Wakefield, Lake Gogebic, and Ironwood Chambers and appeared as part of the 5-Star Marketing publication, UpNorthAction in December/January.  This insert, sponsored by local advertisers, gives a brief overview of Gogebic County sites and activities. 

   Lastly, as we March ahead into the early days of spring, don't forget to download IronwoodGo to your iPhone!   It's FREE!   Just go to the app store or Google Play and get it.  All of our Chamber members, snowmobile reports, Iron Range Calendar of Events and much more is there, and right in your pocket, too!