Welcome to the Urbandale
Chamber of Commerce
The Urbandale Chamber of Commerce is a catalyst organization working to serve, protect, promote, and provide opportunities to businesses in Central Iowa. The Urbandale Chamber is unique in every regard. As the only five-star accredited Chamber in Central Iowa, we value excellence, service, family connectedness, and character. Let us show you how we serve our community and members, uniquely Urbandale style.
For Urbandale Community Members…
Let us be your guide to the Urbandale community. For the overview on all things Urbandale, Des Moines, and surrounding areas, come to the Urbandale Chamber. Here, you will find everything from job listings to Urbandale events and more. One of the most helpful items you may find is our business directory, which easily and conveniently puts you in touch with hundreds of businesses in the Urbandale area. For any additional questions, feel free to call us and we will be sure to help. Serving is our passion.
For Urbandale Chamber Members…
You have discovered a Chamber in the top one percent of Chambers in the country and one of the most prominent business networks in the metro. Whether it’s advocacy, a ribbon cutting, business networking event, educational presentation, or something much greater, any metro-area business will benefit from a membership at the Urbandale Chamber of Commerce. As central Iowa’s only five-star Chamber, we are within the top one percent of chambers nationwide! We promise to provide you with opportunities to help grow your business to its fullest potential. Your success is our success, and we love to see our community thrive. Already a Member, Log Into Your Account.
Why Do We Do What We Do?
What Businesses Are Saying About The Urbandale Chamber
“Shade Tree Auto joined the Urbandale chamber as a small, unknown auto shop shortly after we opened our doors 12 years ago. Despite the size of the organization, we always felt welcomed at any of the events we were able to attend. Over the years, I found out that being a chamber member to attract customers was only a fraction of the value of our membership. We were introduced to businesses and educational opportunities that helped us grow our company, and peers that motivated us to become the shop that we are today.”
Owner, Shade Tree Auto
“From day one, I was impressed by how the Urbandale Chamber of Commerce is run. The team is very professional yet very friendly and really cares about its members and their businesses. When the Covid crisis forced all of us to adapt to a new way of doing business, the chamber team did an outstanding job in keeping all of its members connected and providing much needed support when many of its member businesses were going through difficult times. I joined the chamber in January 2020 and have met so many incredible people in such a short time. My partner Matt and I are grateful for the professionalism and effectiveness of the Chamber and strongly recommend it to business owners”
“The Urbandale Chamber of Commerce has been very valuable in helping us to gain information about types of available financial assistance, new rules and regulations, the most updated coronavirus information, and ways in which we can continue to improve. They have also helped us to make connections with other like-minded business owners in our area. It is nice to know there is somebody we can contact when we have questions or are seeking information or a sounding board for ideas.“
Iowa Ballet Academy
“Van Meter has been able to grow to become Iowa’s largest electrical distributor, and the 28th largest in the US, doing business in all 50 states. That being said, one of our core values is our place in the community. The Urbandale Chamber of Commerce helps our local employee owners make a difference in the places we work and live.”
Regional Vice President, Western Business Unit Van Meter Inc.
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Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA MSA Employers Report Brisk Hiring Outlook for First Quarter of 2021 While National Lift In Hiring Anticipated Though Employers are Less Optimistic About Swift Recovery
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA MSA employers plan to hire at a robust pace in Q1 2021 with an Employment Outlook of 31%*, according to the ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey (NYSE: MAN). Among employers surveyed, 31 percent plan to hire more employees from January through March.
This number is offset by the 0 percent that plan to reduce payrolls while 69 percent of employers expect to maintain current staff levels and 0 percent indicate they are not sure of their hiring plans. This yields a Net Employment Outlook (NEO) of 31 percent. Research was conducted in October 2020 and the survey is the most comprehensive, forward-looking employment survey of its kind, used globally as a key economic indicator. Read more