Labor Day has come and gone already. The kids are back in school, and vacations are done. Now is a great time to become involved in the Chamber.
It is an awesome time to be part of Waukee, and development is booming. Thanks to everyone for joining the city of Waukee and the Waukee Area Chamber of Commerce to help Hy-Vee celebrate its grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The Waukee Economic Development Bus Tour was held in early September and filled more than 100 seats to showcase our growing community. Guests enjoyed an After Hours at Gilcrest/Jewett afterwards. Thanks to all members of the Chamber’s Economic Development Committee and to board chair Brandon Patterson for making this inaugural event a success.
The Chamber’s Government Affairs Committee held a school board election forum to give everyone a chance to hear from the candidates before election day. This committee will also host a city council election forum on Oct. 15.
The new Waukee Chamber official membership directory and community guide was mailed out Sept. 5. Pick up an extra copy at the Chamber office.
The next monthly luncheon is focusing on speed networking, and we will host a Business After Hours with sponsor Actis Wealth Management on the last Thursday of the month.
Some recent ribbon cutting ceremonies included the Caspe Terrace Preschool – Gan Shalom, The Point of Grace Children’s Academy playground and Shaw Chiropractic and Sports Injury Center. On Oct. 8 we will help William Penn celebrate a grand opening in its new location, and on Oct. 24 we will welcome J. Hilburn to the Waukee Chamber with a ribbon cutting ceremony. This is always a way to get to meet new members and welcome them to our great Chamber.
I look forward to seeing you at all of these events.
Have a great day!