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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Please remember to sign up for the blood drive happening THIS FRIDAY! Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa will be providing cookies to those who donate!😋❤️

https://donor.lifeservebloodcenter.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/174419

Congratulations to Freshfitmeals on their new ownership Ribbon Cutting today! What a great turn out on a beautiful Monday. If you are wanting some delicious, healthy food stop by and see them at 11881 Hickman Rd, Urbandale, IA 50323!!

Introducing one of our lanyard sponsors: AO Wealth Advisory! CIBC 2022 is happy to have you!

AO Wealth Advisory's focus is to guide you on a path to maximize what you earn, invest wisely, and give generously.

They offer personalized strategies to help you make sense of the ...investment landscape!

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Please help us welcome Trainer's Edge! It's All About The Right Mix of PEOPLE, TRAINERS, and SPACE. The fitness journey doesn't have to be one you take alone. Trainer's Edge connects the right people to unlock the greatest potential for success and long-term accountability. ...Trainers Edge redefines how to approach a healthy lifestyle with the one-to-one guidance of a professional, who is personally invested in your success! They have the right environment and the right equipment for you to achieve the personalized goals that you deserve.

Learn more about Trainer's Edge by visiting https://businesses.uniquelyurbandale.com/list/Member/trainers-edge-6383

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Trainers Edge

Trainers Edge redefines how to approach a healthy lifestyle with the one-to-one guidance of a professional, who is personally invested in your...

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Hello everyone and happy Friday again!

Who else can relate to this? The frustration is real! Wishing everyone the best with those on-the-line clients this next week!

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Don't forget!! Freshfitmeals Grand Opening is on Monday! Join us for free food, raffles and plenty of networking!

Reminder: Iowa's Annual Sales Tax Holiday - August 6 & 7

Iowa’s Annual Sales Tax Holiday is the first Friday and Saturday of August. The annual break from sales tax is the perfect time to save on clothes, shoes, or advanced shopping for the holiday season. In general, select ...clothing and footwear are tax exempt – meaning no state sales tax will be collected, but there are restrictions.

Not interested in leaving the couch? Internet sales are included if they are ordered and paid for during the exemption period. Consider visiting www.CentralIowa.shopwhereilive.com to shop local!

Visit the Sales Tax Holiday page for full details. https://tax.iowa.gov/iowas-annual-sales-tax-holiday?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

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Iowa's Annual Sales Tax Holiday | Iowa Department of Revenue

This yearly holiday is held the first Friday and Saturday of August, and the tax exemption applies to clothing and footwear. Learn more about what's...

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100TH STREET CLOSING FOR RAILROAD CROSSING IMPROVEMENTS

100th Street south of Douglas Avenue will be closed starting at 6 AM on Monday, August 9, for railroad crossing improvements. This closure is for both northbound and southbound traffic. It’s anticipated that the work will be ...completed by Saturday, August 14.

For more information contact the Engineering and Public Works Department at 515-278-3950.

Come out today to Beyond Ball for the Beyond Ball Bash Summer Carnival from 2-8 p.m. in the Handle University Parking Lot located at 4020 121st Street, Urbandale! Food, Music, Raffle, Games and More!

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