By: Tiffany Menke, IOM, President Urbandale Chamber of Commerce

There are a number of reasons businesses join one or more Chambers of Commerce.  All Chambers in the Region are unique in the benefits they provide member businesses.

One benefit all Chambers have throughout the Metro is dual membership with the Greater Des Moines Partnership.  When you join any Chamber in the region, you receive a complimentary membership to the Greater Des Moines Partnership.  This allows businesses the opportunity to receive marketing, advocacy, education, workforce development and networking benefits both locally and regionally.

As I mentioned, each Chamber is unique.  I encourage you to join your local Chamber first, then speak with other Chambers to see which one (or more) offers the benefits that best align with your company’s goals.  Business does not stop at community boundaries and neither do Chamber memberships.

Regardless of which Chamber you choose, all Chambers are focused on helping their members grow and thrive.