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. 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

“The Urbandale Chamber is one of the most vibrant, robust, business support organizations I have been a part of. For a small annual membership, you have the opportunity to attend a full calendar of events to network, learn and advance your business. There are multiple ways to get involved and meet people under the Chamber umbrella. Stick around for a while and you are sure to see both personal and professional growth!” 

Casee Woodley

Realtor, RE/MAX Precision 

Woodley Real Estate 

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

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Did you know you can already buy your ticket for next year?

Save the date and secure your spot at the Central Iowa Business Conference on May 22, 2025. Buy your ticket today and be part of another incredible event!

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🌍 Discover and experience Thailand in February 2025! Informational Session hosted Tuesday, June 25th.

Departing February 26, 2025, the Urbandale Chamber of Commerce invites you on a 12-day journey exploring the wonders of Bangkok, visit the Grand Palace, the Temple of the Emerald ...Buddha, and more. Experience the beauty of Mae Rim Elephant Sanctuary, Mae Khachan Hot Spring, and Ao Phang Nga National Park.

Includes round trip airfare from Des Moines, daily breakfast, select meals, and all tour entrance fees.

Open to everyone—no need to be a Chamber member to join!

Join us for this unforgettable experience! Register for the informational session here: https://loom.ly/w4l9ZfA

Leadership Urbandale applications will be accepted through Saturday, June 15th. Apply today!

Whether you’re a seasoned executive seeking to refine your skills or an aspiring leader ready to embark on your journey, our comprehensive program offers invaluable insights and practical ...strategies to propel you to success.

Learn more here: https://loom.ly/v7nbVnw

Sunshine and good times await! 📅☀️ Check out our June calendar for events you won't want to miss!

Register for events here: https://loom.ly/RBFO4Tk

Complete those Leadership Urbandale applications! The June 15th deadline is approaching!

"Leadership is not a one-size-fits-all, and Urbandale is not like your average city. With the unique opportunities right here, the Chamber has updated and relaunched Leadership Urbandale ...specifically tailored to our community. Learn more about the history and the future of Urbandale, along with the best practices of leadership taught by those who helped grow our city.” Clint Dudley, Shade Tree Auto

Apply and learn more here: https://loom.ly/v7nbVnw

A heartfelt thank you to all our sponsors, keynote speakers, attendees, breakout speakers, and panelists who made this year's Central Iowa Business Conference a resounding success.

Your participation and support are what make this event truly special. We appreciate everyone who ...attended and contributed to the vibrant discussions and networking.

Here's to many more successful conferences together!

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Central Iowa Business Academy presents: "Humility - It's the New Smart!" Discover how embracing humility can enhance your leadership skills in the age of Artificial Intelligence. Dive into the essential elements of authentic intelligence and learn how to lead with empathy and wisdom.... Let's navigate the challenges and blessings of AI together!

Register at our website, www.uniquelyurbandale.com

Wish we could hit rewind and relive the Central Iowa Business Conference every week? Us too!

But fear not, mark your calendars because the next conference is set for May 25, 2025! Get ready for another epic day of inspiration, learning, and connections. Let the countdown begin!

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🎉 Exciting news! Sample Urbandale award nomination forms are NOW OPEN! 🎉

Nominate a business or individual who has made a positive impact on our community and celebrate their achievements at Sample Urbandale on September 12th, 2024.

Nominations close on August 1st, 2024, so... don't miss your chance to honor the best! Here are the award categories:

• Business of the Year
• Greg Thompson Small Business of the Year
• Citizen of the Year
• Young Professional of the Year
• Best In Class

Don't wait! Nominate! Find all applications at the "resources" tab on our website.

“I was fortunate to participate in Leadership Urbandale early in my career and it helped me create community connections. The skills we were also able to develop as a class have provided me leadership skills I use today. Being able to reimagine how a Leadership Urbandale can serve the community ...going forward has been a great process.” Adam Obrecht, Leadership Urbandale Committee Chair

Apply yourself to your community! Apply for Leadership Urbandale today!

Learn more about the program by visiting our website!

Wow, what an incredible day at the Central Iowa Business Conference!

From inspiring keynotes to engaging breakout sessions and networking galore, we had a blast connecting with fellow business enthusiasts. 🎉

Now, we want to hear from YOU! Comment below and let us know what ...your favorite part of the conference was.

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The day is finally here – the Central Iowa Business Conference is happening TODAY! 🎉

Join us at the Prairie Meadows Event Center for a jam-packed day of inspiration, learning, and making connections that count. Let's turn this day into something truly unforgettable!

...Don't forget to share your conference moments and tag us in your photos! #CIBC24

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“The revamped Leadership Urbandale program focuses on educating, informing, and engaging our current residents, workers, and businesses in all aspects of Urbandale life. We understand that to foster a thriving city, we need resilient residents, employers, and employees who are ready to lead ...Urbandale into a bright future. Our objective is to cultivate leaders who will go out and make significant contributions to the growth and prosperity of our city.” Christy Jones, Leadership Urbandale Committee Member

Leadership Urbandale begins in September 2024 and concludes with a graduation celebration in June 2025. Applications accepted through June 15th, 2024.

Apply here: https://loom.ly/v7nbVnw

The excitement is growing as we countdown to the Central Iowa Business Conference – just 2 days away!

On May 23, 2024, join us at the Prairie Meadows Event Center for a day packed with top-tier speakers, insightful breakout sessions, and unparalleled networking opportunities. With so ...much valuable content and networking opportunities packed into one day, the Central Iowa Business Conference is an event you won't want to miss.

Secure your spot today and get ready to elevate your business to new heights!

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🎉 Happy Birthday to our amazing event coordinator, Anna! 🎂 You keep us laughing, organized, and always having a blast. Cheers to the one behind the scenes who makes every event go off without a hitch! 🥳✨

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