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?

We believe businesses of all size have a voice.

 

We believe businesses thrive when connected to the right people, and we know the right people.

 

We live our vision, mission, and values every day.

 

Serving and elevating members and the community drives us. It is our passion.

 

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.”

Clint Dudley

Owner, Shade Tree Auto

(515) 986-5241

“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​”

Mo Sane

Financial Advisor

Merrill Lynch

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.

Ami Yaro

Iowa Ballet Academy

(515) 334-5510

“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.”

Rob Olney

Regional Vice President, Western Business Unit Van Meter Inc.

(515) 262-9609

Pro Tip of the Month

Check out the advice our expert members have to offer.

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

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CALLING ALL BUSINESS PROFESSIONALS!

We are looking for the best of the best in each line of work for our breakout sessions. If you think you have what it takes don't hesitate to sign up to become a speaker and share your expertise with everyone at the CIBC in 2022!

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Aurora Avenue Closing for Railroad Crossing Improvements

Aurora Avenue between NW Urbandale Drive and 109th Street will be closed starting at 6 AM on Wednesday, July 28, for railroad crossing improvements. It’s anticipated that the work will be completed by Saturday, July 31.

Dangerously Hot: Cooling Center Open
The City of Urbandale will be opening a cooling center for residents due to dangerously hot temperatures forecasted for the next several days. The center location and open hours are as follows:

Urbandale Public Library, 3520 86th Street.

...Saturday, July 24: 9AM–6PM
Sunday, July 25: NOON–6PM
Monday, July 26: 9AM–8:30PM
Tuesday, July 27: 9AM–8:30PM
Wednesday, July 28: 9AM–8:30PM
Thursday, July 29: 9AM–8:30PM
Friday, July 30: 9AM–6PM

Chairs are available for people to sit on while cooling off. Wi-Fi is available. Outlets are available for charging devices, but people must bring their own cords.

Hello everybody!

Our breakout speaker application is OUT and ready to be filled out by you! Go check out the categories we have open for application and sign up now!

Share your expertise!
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Please join us for our July AM exchange on Tuesday, July 27th at Mail Services from 7:30-8:30 AM! Thank you to our presenting sponsor Superior Printing & Promotions, Inc and host Mail Services! Can’t wait to see you all there!!

It is never too late to learn something new that will ultimatley grow your business.

The business world is constantly changing and at the CIBC 2022, you will be educated on new practices and points of view that could change your entire outlook on your business.

Be sure to attend ...to receive the expertise you need to help your business reach its' peak!

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Huge thank you to Steve Karlin KCCI and his good friend Rheya Spigner for coming to speak this morning at our IMPACT Breakfast about his journey with mental health and the importance of seeking help.

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