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Posted February 23, 2017in Web Exclusives, West Des Moines

Carole Chambers named new West Des Moines Chamber President/CEO

The West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce today announced the hiring of Carole Chambers as its new president and CEO. Chamber chairperson Danny Beyer of Kabel Business Services released the following statement: Dear Chamber Members, As the Executive Board and Chamber Board started the hiring process for our next President/CEO, we had two

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Posted February 23, 2017in Web Exclusives, Waukee

New Internet access provider coming to Waukee

Residents and businesses of Waukee will soon have access to fiber-to-the-home Internet service provided by mi-fiber, a new Internet access provider. mi-fiber will be constructing an active Fiber-to-the-Home network that is designed specifically for delivering supremely fast and consistent Internet service. Construction is anticipated to begin early- to mid-summer. For more information,

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Posted February 23, 2017in Des Moines West, Web Exclusives

Awards given at Des Moines West Side Chamber’s Victory Celebration

Walker Coen Lorentzen Architects was recognized as Business of the Year at the Victory Celebration of the Des Moines West Side Chamber Tuesday evening at Moberg Galleries for its leadership in support of restoration and development efforts in West Side Neighborhoods. Jay Kozel of Back Country Outfitters was recognized at

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Posted February 23, 2017in Web Exclusives, Waukee

Waukee transitions two summer festivals to non-profit committee

At the Feb. 21 Waukee City Council meeting, City festival funds were handed over to the new “Waukee Festivals” non-profit group, spearheaded by Waukee residents Talia Farmer and Kathryn Sandie. The group will now be in charge of organizing and putting on two annual festivals — Celebrate Waukee and BACooN Sizzles

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Posted February 13, 2017in Web Exclusives, Urbandale

Urbandale High School singers selected to perform during Iowa Choral Statewide Showcase 

Urbandale Singers, the premier choral ensemble at Urbandale High School (UHS), has been selected to perform during the Iowa Choral Showcase taking place at 6 p.m. on April 26 at Central College in Pella. The inaugural Iowa Choral Showcase event is sponsored by the Iowa Choral Directions Association (ICDA) under the

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Posted February 08, 2017in Community Web Exclusives, Grimes

Grimes Lions Club to hold community breakfast

The Grimes Lions Club will host a free will offering community breakfast on the morning of Saturday, Feb. 11. French toast, sausage, biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs and drinks will be served from 6:30-10 a.m. The breakfast will be held at the Grimes Community Complex, which is located at 410

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Posted February 03, 2017in Boone, Web Exclusives

New Pufferbilly Days logo unveiled

The Pufferbilly Days™ Steering Committee has unveiled the new face of the Pufferbilly Days™ festival. The festival once known for it’s new and ever changing logo each year will now leave it’s mark in history as the festival brands itself. This marks the most dramatic change towards it’s identity since

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Posted January 31, 2017in Web Exclusives, Waukee

Bottenberg appointed to Waukee City Council

At the Jan. 30 special meeting, the Waukee City Council voted unanimously to approve the appointment of Charlie Bottenberg to fill the vacant fifth seat on the at-large council. The seat was vacated by former City Councilman Rick Peterson earlier this month, who stepped down to take a position with

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Posted January 31, 2017in Web Exclusives, Grimes

Grimes Chamber presents 2016 ‘Of the Year’ awards

Grimes Chamber & Economic Development (GCED) honored a select few individuals and businesses at the Annual Dinner and Awards presentation on Thursday, Jan. 26 at Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center in Johnston. Brent Smith was recognized as the 2016 Grimes Citizen of the Year. Smith is employed at Southern Carlson in Grimes’

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Posted January 30, 2017in Clive, Web Exclusives

Clive Community Services Free Clinic moving forward

The Clive Community Services Free Clinic is underway. The clinic is located at 2190 N.W. 82nd St., Suite A. Several months ago, a doctor to was chosen to serve as medical director, and a person volunteered to serve as clinic manager. Construction on the lab started this month and is now complete.

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