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Posted April 17, 2013 in Community Featured, Grimes

Grimes Chamber and Economic Development (GCED) is involved in many activities throughout any given year. The organization’s primary goal with its leadership and participation in activities is to improve the community as a whole. Typically, involvement falls into three primary categories: economic development, tourism and traditional Chamber duties/efforts.

While GCED is a membership organization, its members are not exclusively for-profit businesses.  There are a variety of other organizations including local churches, politicians, schools, individual citizens and non-profit service organizations. In short, we encourage involvement from all sectors of our community, because we believe that great communities are inclusive in nature. The more engaged the people and businesses of Grimes become, the more they will care, the better the community will be in the long run.

If you live in Grimes, or any community for that matter, you should strongly consider being involved at some level. In addition to involvement in GCED directly, there are several other great opportunities to get involved.  Specific to community service, there are two traditional community service organizations that I would like to make sure that you are aware exist in Grimes.

First is the newly-formed Countyline Kiwanis Club, which in a short period of time has already had a big impact on the Grimes Community. This club is a charter organization of the larger Kiwanis International, whose motto is “Serving the Children of the World.” That’s a pretty impressive mission and one of the reasons they chose to be the Golden Egg Sponsor this past month at the Grimes Easter Eggstravaganza.  Undoubtedly, you will be seeing much more of the Kiwanis, as they are a very motivated group of citizens and local business leaders.  Learn more about the Kiwanis at

The Grimes Lions Club has been serving the area for more than 66 years. Established in 1947, it is hard to know, let alone summarize, just how much positive impact this organization has had on the Grimes community since its inception. The Lions Club motto is “We Serve;” a motto which applies to more than just the breakfasts they have long been offering. Known largely for their work with vision impairment, this group donates to many local charities and causes. Recent examples include their fundraising efforts in support of the DC-G Friends of Fine Arts (FOFA) and their annual scholarship offerings. You can keep up with their activities at

I hope you consider involvement in these fine upstanding service organizations, which are also members of Grimes Chamber and Economic Development. Your involvement can benefit your resume, the community of Grimes and even the world. So don’t hesitate any longer; get involved in these or some other wonderful community betterment organizations today.

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