There were almost 100 golfers in attendance, and we had a significant boost in sponsorships along with an afternoon of networking and fun at Waveland Golf Course. It makes me think of the concept of the “10,000 hours rule” from Malcolm Gladwell’s book “Outliers,” where he notes that it takes 10,000 accumulated hours of doing something to become truly proficient at it. If we embrace that idea, then the Windsor Heights Chamber and our generous sponsors and donors have not only been successful, but we are well on the way for successful collaboration for years to come.
This was well demonstrated at our Windsor Heights Annual Golf outing, where area merchants and professionals stepped up to the tee to enjoy a friendly afternoon of golfing fun, camaraderie and support for the Windsor Heights Chamber. With record attendance and fundraising participation, we broke all prior records with the generous donations from our “Pro-Sponsors:” Action Reprographics, Windsor Heights Hy-Vee, Walmart, 3E, Bankers Trust and GE Lighting. There was also participation from our “Semi-Pro Sponsors:” Alliance Technologies, Dairy Queen – Bart Warford, Edward Jones – Matt Kneifl, Holmes Murphy, The Ridgemont, TR’s Sports Bar and the City of Windsor Heights. Amateur: State Farm – Matt Cale, Premium Solutions, Grinnell Mutual, Sam’s Club, Iowa Living magazine. Other merchants also stepped up to donate their time and many prizes for our raffle.
Looking at the list of sponsors and contributions it is easy to recognize that our success is made up of a community of businesses and individuals who have matched that “10,000-hour mark” with a serious commitment to serve their business community. That’s why I invite you to be a part of our winning team by joining the Windsor Heights Chamber. Here are some noteworthy upcoming events that may spark your interest.
Windsor Heights and Clive local Chambers Joint Luncheon
Tuesday Oct. 23, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
“Hiring Our Heroes. Connecting Iowa Employers with Veterans.”
Speakers: Becky Coady, ESGR and Tony Smithhart, IWD
Windsor Heights Community and Events Center, 6900 School St.
$20 per person for lunch
Meet the Candidates Event
Windsor Heights and Clive Chambers Host
(House District 43, and Senate District 22)
Wednesday, Oct. 24, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Windsor Heights Community & Events Center. Candidates who have been invited are Desmund Adams, Susan Judkins, Chris Hagenow and Pat Ward.