Posted July 01, 2015in Community Featured, Johnston

Green Days 2015

I hope you had a chance to go to Green Days this year.     It is always great to see neighbors and to listen to live music. Green Days would not be possible without the many volunteers that donate their time and talent to make the event possible.   In fact, we

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Posted July 01, 2015in Adel, Community Featured

Summer fun

Here’s hoping by now the rainy season is over and you’ve been able to enjoy the many outdoor activities available this time of year. I know, summer goes so fast! Try to enjoy the moments that make memories. We are already half way through the 2015 Free Friday Entertainment Series.

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Posted July 01, 2015in Community Featured, Perry

Farmers market

Don’t forget the Farmer’s Market held every Thursday from 4-7 p.m. at the Perry Marketplace located straight west of Caboose Park.   The market is conveniently located on the Raccoon River Valley Trail so you can pull your bike right up and start shopping! There are a variety of great vendors

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Posted June 24, 2015in Altoona, Community Featured

Advocate locally

Early in May, I had the opportunity to travel to Washington D.C. with Altoona community leaders and The Greater Des Moines Partnership. During our time there, we met with congressional leaders to talk about how the federal government can help Central Iowa continue to thrive. Topics of conversation included infrastructure,

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Posted June 24, 2015in Featured Story, Pleasant Hill

Jazz in July and Family Funfest

As I start the day at the breakfast table with kids, Taylor, Laney and Nick, we are talking summer calendar… as many of you can relate, we are swamped with weekend baseball, dance recitals and camps. A weekend we always look forward to, a MUST-DO, is Family Funfest! This year’s

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Posted June 24, 2015in Community Featured, Waukee

Grow your business this summer

The Waukee Area Chamber of Commerce: An association of businesses, organizations and individuals dedicated to promoting growth and prosperity in our local economy. The Waukee Area Chamber of Commerce has a great summer planned with many fun business networking opportunities including most recently, the Waukee Chamber Golf Outing (June 18)

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Posted June 24, 2015in Bondurant, Community Featured

We’re back

We’re back! It’s great to have the opportunity to write some articles about the Bondurant Chamber of Commerce and all that we have going on again. In trying to keep Bondurant citizens abreast of all that their Chamber is doing for them, this is an invaluable resource and we appreciate

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Posted June 17, 2015in Community Featured, Winterset

Preserve Iowa Summit

Get ready, Winterset, for an influx of visitors from all areas of the state for the Preserve Iowa Summit to be held here in Winterset June 25-27! This is an exciting opportunity to show some Madison County hospitality to roughly 250 attendees! To help you understand why you should attend,

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Posted June 17, 2015in Community Featured, Grimes

How does it work?

Governors Days has come a gone for another year; a celebration of community for a community worth celebrating. While Grimes Chamber & Economic Development runs the show, we certainly don’t do it alone. If you attended the event, you might have noticed that there are some who carry a bit

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Posted June 17, 2015in Ankeny, Community Featured

Positive changes in Ankeny

This past Sunday I enjoyed a 2 hour retreat on my bicycle as I rode across Ankeny and North on the High Trestle Trail. Over the past 5 years or so as our trail system has expanded in central Iowa, I have developed a new hobby that has been beneficial

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