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Posted August 20, 2014 in Community Featured, Windsor Heights

Our mission: “To promote and support members, local businesses and organizations through advocacy, publicity and education, while working to promote the growth of our members, economic development and the quality of life in Windsor Heights.”

Can it be?WH GOLF
Summer is ending, and we thought it just got here. School buses are now running through our community. Be safe!

Embracing our brand
Every so often we receive emails and/or letters from people who are “outraged” at the 25 mph speed limit in our community and, because they have received a traffic ticket, tell us they will never visit Windsor Heights again. We will miss you, and there is a reason Windsor Heights has embraced the speed limit. This month we’ll be rolling out our public relations effort that explains in great detail the benefits of slowing down in our community. Police Chief Dennis McDaniel has been gathering some impressive data that we believe supports safety.

That’s what folks shout when they go golfing. Here is your chance to support the sport and the Chamber at our upcoming golf outing scheduled for Sept. 10 at Waveland. You can sign up at the Chamber website, www.windsorheightschamber.com. Go on, you know you want to shout with us.

The value of membership
Not long ago I was visiting with a person about Chamber membership and mentioned that the fee is only expensive when the business doesn’t take advantage of being involved. Getting involved with the Windsor Heights Chamber isn’t difficult and it’s good for business. And, now the Chamber allows membership to businesses that may not be located in the city but, still value our connection.  More information is available on our website.

Speaking of new members
In June of 2013, we had 39 members. Today we have more than 64. Some of the newest to join our ranks include Group Dynamics, Jillian Lare Interiors, Balance Chiropractic and Wellness, Sherwood Forest Chiropractic, Des Moines Area Rapid Transit (DART) and the Iowa Wild hockey team. Welcome!

We all scream for ice cream
The Windsor Heights Community Foundation is holding an ice cream social night on Sunday, Aug. 24 at 6:30 p.m. This is so cool! (Pun intended.) They have been gathering volunteers to host the event on their front lawns. If you are interested in being a host, (they are providing everything except the lawn) contact Sandy O’Brian at 279-8942 or Laura DeBartolo-Tow at 975-0228. We’re in!

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