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Posted December 31, 2014 in Community Featured, Johnston


I am excited to kick off a new year in Johnston.    We are all fortunate to live and/or work in a great community.   

I recall 12 years ago, moving to the Des Moines area looking for a community to call home.    After driving around the Des Moines area, we drove into Johnston.   I recall immediately feeling that we had found our new community.    The green spaces, the trees, the fields, the housing, and the feeling of a small town connected to a larger community were all attributes that made and continue to make Johnston a special place.  

The good news is that the town continues to thrive and grow.    There is a lot to be proud of in the community as we continue to add new business and invest in our school system.    The Johnston Chamber of Commerce offers a window into the new events and happenings within the business community.    I would like to invite you to attend a chamber event to meet people that are interested in the community.   

I would like to welcome our new Johnston Chamber of Commerce Board Members:

Callie Angove, John Deere Financial

Chelsea Pelland, Adara Salon & Spa

Sharm Sisler, Charter Bank

Thank you to the outgoing president, Jim Wicker.   Jim spent a lot of hours helping to grow the chamber.    He has done a fantastic job and we appreciate his time and efforts.    I would also like to recognize the outgoing board members: Aaron Rector, Active Wellness Chiropractic, Angela Gallagher, John Deere Financial, JP Pearson, Charter Bank and Bruce Amendt, Johnston Community Schools. They also contributed many hours to the chamber and I want to publicly thank them for their work.   

Finally, I would also like to thank Heather Goodwin, Executive Director, for all her energy and positive attitude she has put forth on behalf of the Johnston Chamber for the past ten years.

On behalf of the entire Chamber, we look forward to helping continue to make Johnston a great place to live and work in 2015. I hope to see you all at the first 2015 Chamber Luncheon on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at the Johnston Public Safety Building at 11:30am.  For more information visit .

Mac Braun, Agricredit Acceptance

2015 Johnston Chamber President  

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