The Urbandale Chamber of Commerce Young Professional group, genYP, invited Secretary of State, Paul Pate to speak on Monday, June 24th from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. at the Urbandale Chamber of Commerce office, located at 2830 100th Street, Ste. 110, Urbandale.

Secretary Pate will be discussing:

  • What the Secretary of State’s office is responsible for
  • Their Fast Track filing system for new businesses
  • Resources for new businesses
  • Personal experience of being an entrepreneur.

Paul D. Pate of Cedar Rapids was elected to serve as the thirty-second Iowa Secretary of State. A recognized business leader by the Small Business Administration, Pate is the owner of a paving construction firm and was recognized as a Patriotic Employer by the National Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve. Pate also served two terms as Mayor of Cedar Rapids from 2002 –2006. While Mayor, Pate was elected President of the non-partisan Iowa League of Cities representing over 870 municipalities. He previously served with Governor Branstad as Iowa Secretary of State from 1995-1999. Paul was elected twice to the Iowa State Senate representing NE Cedar Rapids, Marion and parts of Linn, Buchanan and Delaware Counties from 1989-1995. He is a lifelong Iowa resident, born in Ottumwa, growing up in Linn County. His family includes his wife Jane, three children and five grandchildren who all reside in Iowa.

Registration is requested and can be made HERE, or by contacting the Urbandale Chamber at 515-331-6855.