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
“A business owner once asked me what I liked about the Urbandale Chamber, and without hesitation I told him it was the endless relationships I have acquired over the past five years. I can even call a few of those relationships really good friends now. There’s no way I can quantify how much value I have received from my membership, and I couldn’t imagine ever not being a member. With that, I will always be a member of the Urbandale Chamber.”
Community Relations Coordinator
Edencrest at Green Meadows
“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.
Pro Tip of the Month
Check out the advice our expert members have to offer.
If you don’t have Multi Factor Authentication (MFA) turned on for your business email, do it now!
Business Email Compromise (BEC) attacks are one of the most damaging cyber-crimes and have been on the rise in recent years. According to the FBI’s Internet Crime Report for 20201, BEC attacks resulted in over $1.8 billion in losses …and that is just what was reported to the FBI. Although it is impossible to stop every type of attack, there is one simple step that can be taken to mitigate your risk. Multi Factor Authentication or MFA.
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First Friday Pop-Ins were another success! We have so much fun visiting our members, bringing treats and learning more about their business! Thank you DENSO North America ABC of Iowa Blue Ox Spirits Kiddie Academy Cancun Grill And Cantina J. Thompson Builders
It was a great morning ...visiting with everyone!
B.A.S.H, Where Members Meet is our quarterly afternoon a social event that attracts people from a variety of businesses! Similar to the AM Exchange events, programming is designed to strengthen old relationships and build new friendships.
The next B.A.S.H event will be located at Edencrest... at Timberline on Thursday, June 8th. Please register for the event via our website.
B.A.S.H. is presented by Real Connections Counseling
B.A.S.H, Where Members Meet is our quarterly afternoon social event that attracts people from a variety of businesses! Similar to the AM Exchange events, programming is designed to strengthen old relationships and build new friendships.
The next B.A.S.H event will be located at Edencrest ...at Timberline on Thursday, June 8th. Please register for the event here: https://loom.ly/M2tlMjY
B.A.S.H. is presented by Real Connections Counseling
It’s a beautiful day for a ribbon cutting! Congratulations to Grace Estates Adult Day Center on your beautiful grand opening! It was a pleasure partnering with Waukee Area Chamber of Commerce to celebrate such an amazing addition to the community. We are so happy you are here and are excited to ...watch you grow!
🌟 Recap: Central Iowa Business Conference 🌟
We had an incredible time at the Central Iowa Business Conference on May 23, 2023! The event was a smashing success, offering valuable networking opportunities, insightful breakout sessions, and inspiring keynote speeches.
The ...conference started off with an energizing networking session, where we had the chance to connect with like-minded professionals and forge new relationships. The vibrant atmosphere was filled with excitement and anticipation for the knowledge and connections that lay ahead.
The breakout sessions were a highlight of the day, covering a wide range of topics from marketing to leadership development. We gained practical knowledge and actionable takeaways that we can apply in our own organization. Learning from industry experts was truly enlightening!
The keynote speakers, Tommy Breedlove and the Legendary Life Movement, and Tiffany Bova from Salesforce, delivered powerful speeches that left a lasting impact. Tommy Breedlove inspired us to embrace personal and professional transformation, while the Legendary Life Movement emphasized the importance of balance and well-being. Tiffany Bova shared valuable insights on sales and customer experience, equipping us with strategies for business growth.
We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all the sponsors and the dedicated CIBC planning committee for making this event possible. Your support was instrumental in creating a memorable experience for all attendees.
Mark your calendars for May 23, 2024, as the Central Iowa Business Conference returns for another exciting edition. Don't miss out on the chance to connect with industry leaders, learn from experts, and fuel your professional growth. Save the date now!
Today we surprised a very special Urbandale Middle School teacher with the honor of 2023 Urbandale Chamber of Commerce Educator of the Year! Congratulations to Tiffany Roberson. Tiffany was nominated by peers who witness her embody compassion, empathy, accountability, and respect every single day, ...the J-Hawk Way.
Thank you Buenzow Insurance Group for being the Educator of the Year sponsor and for your continued support of Urbandale Community School District.
City of Urbandale, Iowa
There’s no better way to jump back into work after a long weekend than coffee and bagels with 60 of your Chamber friends! 😉
Thank you Farrell's Martial Arts for hosting AM Exchange this morning! Farrell’s Martial Arts was the 2022 Small Business of the Year. It was great to ...learn more about the training they provide to create more confident humans on and off the mats!
Did you know Farrell’s Martial Arts also teaches private group self defense lessons? Treat your team to a lesson in personal safety. Instructors will even come to your location!
Upcoming Chamber Event
You are invited to learn more about the Urbandale Chamber s Spring Destination departing April 20, 2024. We have chartered the Amadeus Diamond for a...businesses.uniquelyurbandale.com
MARK YOUR CALENDARS - CENTRAL IOWA BUSINESS CONFERENCE 2024!
We are so happy to announce the date of next years event is on May 23, 2024!
It will take place on at the Prairie Meadows Conference Center once again, and cannot wait to see you again for another full day!