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Posted July 10, 2013 in Community Featured, Des Moines West

Summer is heating up and so is the excitement for the summer events of the Des Moines West Side Chamber.

We will be featuring the heritage of the Chamber this month by sponsoring Ingersoll Business Committee’s Ingersoll Live and supporting Restoration Ingersoll. These two organizations were the cornerstones to the Chamber, and we are honored to be a significant part of this award-winning event. We will also be prompting businesses in our MLK corridor, Uptown Shopping Center, Beaverdale areas and one of the newer businesses and new member to the Chamber. Speaking of new members, our ChamberMaster software and app is being rolled out this month and implementation has begun. Our first Hot Deal is for half off of your membership dues for 2013 when you pay for your 2014 membership. We’ll also waive the new member fee ($40). Check out our website at  to find other special Hot Deals offered by our member businesses.

Here is a list of West Side Chamber Summer Events that you will want to include in your summer activities.

July 11: Business After Hours, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. at Gateway Market, 2002 Woodlawn, a food market that is truly unique to Des Moines. Stop by on your way home from work and learn more about Gateway Market.

July 17: Wake Up West Side, 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. at Lil’ Brother Construction, 3623 Douglas, a handyman services that likes to take care of your “Honey-Do List.” Join us to find out about home repairs and how to fund your next project, and get a bite to eat at the same time.

Aug. 1: Business After Hours, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. at Integrated Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine at 1515 Linden St. This new locally owned and operated clinic is right here is our community. Nate and his team are committed to the Chamber and investing in Des Moines with their time and talents. Join us for drinks and appetizers, and get ready to have a wonderful time because Nate always rolls out the red carpet.

Aug 21: Wake Up West Side, 7:30- 8:30 a.m. at Edward Jones, 1129 42nd St. in the Uptown Shopping Center. Daniel P. Evans has been with Edward Jones for the past four years and is a member of the WSC’s marketing committee. He has been with the Chamber since he moved to his new location two years ago. Join us for networking and then check out other members is the Uptown Shopping Center.

Aug 24: Ingersoll Live Best Annual Tent/Block Party. Ingersoll Live has repeatedly been named as Des Moines’s Best Annual Tent/Block Party. This celebration is unique to Des Moines and showcases the people, bars, restaurants and shops that populate the street. Ingersoll Live goes above and beyond, catering to thousands of people eating food, drinking beer and listening to music. You don’t want to miss this outstanding summer tradition.

We would love to have you join us and see how we can help you get connected to those that are working daily to promote, develop and grow our community. We pray you have a safe and enjoyable summer.

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