Posted April 22, 2015in Beaverdale, Community Featured

Planting the seeds for success

It’s springtime on Des Moines West Side! Who can fail to be excited about the arrival of Spring? It doesn’t really make much difference what kind of winter we had. When the snow melts, the frost leaves the ground. We receive that first rain of the season. We wake up

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Posted April 22, 2015in Altoona, Community Featured

Altoona: rising in the east

The Altoona Area Chamber of Commerce is excited about our annual Community Business Guide, which will be mailed to our community in just a few short weeks! Please take the time to look at all Altoona has to offer. And did you know? As a Chamber member, you have exclusive

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Posted April 22, 2015in Community Featured, Waukee

Chamber has a busy spring

Air Force Recruiting Service Ribbon Cutting Ceremony The Waukee Area Chamber of Commerce and City of Waukee officials joined the Air Force Recruiting Service on Wednesday, April 8th for a Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. Lt Col Stephen Phillips, Commander, 343d Recruiting Squadron and Sergeant Christopher Wood, Air Force

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Posted April 22, 2015in Community Featured, Pleasant Hill

Great summer events planned in Pleasant Hill

I am very excited to tell you all the 2015 Community and Business Guide will be hitting your mailboxes shortly. This year’s Community and Business Guide is packed full of information about the Pleasant Hill Chamber, including businesses, city information and amenities and activities that will be at your disposal.

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Posted April 15, 2015in Community Featured, Winterset

Great reasons to shop locally

There’s no question that purchasing from local businesses and keeping dollars flowing through our local economy has lasting, positive effects on our community. Your dollars spent in locally-owned businesses have three times the impact on this community as dollars spent at national chains. When shopping locally you simultaneously create jobs,

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Posted April 15, 2015in Ankeny, Community Featured

A season of growth

Spring brings a renewed feeling of growth potential and opportunity. If you enjoy gardening like me, you can hardly wait to head to a local nursery and buy flowers, tomato plants & seeds! We know that spring in Iowa is unpredictable, so we’ll practice a little patience and wait until

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Posted April 15, 2015in Community Featured, Grimes

Our time to say thank you

On May 5th, volunteers representing members of Grimes Chamber & Economic Development will once again be visiting our local schools, administrative offices and bus barns with coffee and cookies to show our appreciation for our local educators and staff. Educators operate in the ultimate “pay it forward” field. Many times

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Posted April 15, 2015in Community Featured, Windsor Heights

WHAMM is back

Grab your running shoes the 33rd Annual Windsor Heights Annual Mini-Marathon (WHAMM)is back and better then ever! New route, new folks and new ideas! This year the very successful WHAMM will start and end at Colby Park. The 5K gets underway at 8AM on May 16th and our member organization

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Posted April 08, 2015in Community Featured, Norwalk

April showers bringing May flowers?

How is your training for RUNorwalk going? Just to remind everyone it will soon be here and we hope to have a record number of participants for this event! If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please contact the chamber office at 981-0619. We would be looking for

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Posted April 01, 2015in Community Featured, Perry

May is Bike Month!

The Chamber along with the City of Perry and Raccoon River Valley Bicycle Company are happy to announce that the month of May will be our 5th Bike Month! This is a month to promote not only biking to work or school but getting out your bike and using it

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