Posted October 22, 2014in Community Featured, Waukee

Networking at lunch

The Waukee Chamber’s Networking Luncheon is a great way to develop business relationships over lunch. Members are invited to join us on the third Thursday each month at the Waukee Community Center. Actis Wealth Management sponsored the Sept. 18 luncheon. Members enjoyed catering by Hotel Pattee including pulled pork sandwiches,

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Posted October 22, 2014in Community Featured, Pleasant Hill

Benefits of joining the Chamber

We talk often about the benefits of being a part of your local Chamber. Having a Chamber membership is a lot like belonging to your local gym. You get out of it what you put in. I have enjoyed a great year of building my business by partnering with local

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Posted October 22, 2014in Beaverdale, Community Featured

Human Capital Survey

At the Des Moines West Side Chamber board meeting on Sept. 9, Jean Jones, board president, stepped down as president due to her recent bicycle accident. As our by-laws state, the board’s vice president, Kevin Pokorny, becomes the president. I’m honored to accept being president, but disheartened that Jean is

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Posted October 22, 2014in Bondurant, Community Featured

Time to renew

The Bondurant Chamber of Commerce is getting into full membership swing from now through the end of the year. For current members, please watch for your annual renewals to be coming out. To join the Chamber, please let us know. We are striving to make the Chamber the go-to resource

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Posted October 22, 2014in Altoona, Community Featured

All bets are off

I am a big fan of metaphors. They help me analyze ideas from different perspectives. Last fall I had to present my personal leadership model to my masters in communication leadership class at Drake. I presented it to them, by playing a round of poker. I handed everyone five cards

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Posted October 17, 2014in Clear Lake, Community Blogs

Around the Lake

Autumn is here and is the best time to come to Clear Lake!! The fishing and sailing is still terrific so don’t miss out on those two great things to do. We hope you will enjoy a day trip or weekend visit to Clear Lake.  Great shopping & dining is

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Posted October 15, 2014in Community Featured, Grimes

Expect a visit soon

As many of you know, I wear two Grimes organizational hats: president of Grimes Chamber and Economic Development (GCED) and president of Grimes Volunteer Support Services (GVSS). This marks the fourth year that GVSS volunteers have attempted to visit every business in Grimes. I say attempted because at some of

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Posted October 15, 2014in Community Featured, Windsor Heights

It’s always something

Busy is good… right? If so, your Windsor Heights Chamber has been very, very good. Let’s take a look back and a gander forward at what’s going on with your Chamber: New member We continue to build our membership, and our latest is Z’s Fresh Start Cleaning Service who believes

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Posted October 15, 2014in Ankeny, Community Featured

Ankeny’s growing

As the city of Ankeny continues to grow, we continue to watch the new businesses come to Ankeny on a weekly basis. Some of the businesses you have heard about, like Chick Fil-A, and some you haven’t. At the time of this writing, the Ankeny Area Chamber of Commerce is

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Posted October 08, 2014in Clive, Community Featured

Second annual Clive eXpo

The Clive Chamber of Commerce invites you and your family to its second annual Clive eXpo on Tuesday, Oct. 21, presented by Bankers Trust at Crestview Elementary School, 8355 Franklin Ave. in Clive. The Clive eXpo is a free community event featuring local businesses and civic organizations displaying their services.

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