About the Urbandale Chamber
Serving, Protecting, and Promoting You
For more than 50 years, the Urbandale Chamber of Commerce has served as the voice for businesses in and around Urbandale. We are committed to helping our members thrive and accomplish their greatest goals. As Urbandale’s largest coalition of businesses, we serve more than 780 members and 24,000 representatives
Each year, we put on more than 150 events for members to connect and do business. These events range from educational seminars to networking breakfasts, to young professional development and more. To learn more, meet our chamber staff, and drop us a line with any questions you may have. Already a member? Log in to access additional benefits!
Chamber Board and Staff
State Farm Insurance
Ben has worked with clients since 2004 to protect their most valuable assets including their family, home, cars and money. Ben’s Agency Team is dedicated to working proactively as your insurance and financial services professionals to provide you with peace of mind so you can sleep well at night!
MMIT Business Solutions Group
Director, Sales and Consulting
Pat Pithan is currently Director of Sales and Consulting at MMIT Business Solutions Group (formerly M & M Sales and Imaging Technologies). He has been with MMIT since 1986. Prior to his current position he spent many years as a Major Account Manager and Territory Business Manager. Pat is especially proud of the fact that his staff currently serves the needs of over 1,500 businesses in the central Iowa area. He provides them with their office equipment and IT technology needs.
Pat resides in Urbandale with his wife, Katie, and their two daughters, Jaime and Jennifer. Katie is currently a substitute teacher in the Johnston School District.. His daughters are currently attending college at the University of Northern Iowa and the Drake University Law School.
Kaduce & Company, PC
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2019 Vice Chair
Vision Park Family Eye Care
Michele has been actively involved with the Urbandale Chamber since 2013, she served as the Connector Chair in 2016, and began serving on the Chamber Board in 2017. She is still active with the Connectors, the Total Resource Campaign and other events and activities.
Michele is employed at Vision Park Family Eye Care as the office manager, which means she wears many hats, however her favorite hat is networking for the 4 Optometrists she works with to help grow the practice. Michele and her husband Mike live on an acreage in Mingo.
Communication & Security Consultant
Andy Richardson has been a member of the Urbandale Chamber since 2012. During the time Andy has been with the Urbandale Chamber he has been a Connector, served on the Gen YP Board leading the Professional Development Committee and began serving on the Urbandale Chamber board in 2017. Andy is employed with Electronic Engineering where he consults with his clients to develop two-way radio communication, video security, access control, GPS telematics and other wireless solutions. Outside of work Andy serves on the City of Urbandale Parks and Recreation commission and enjoys golfing and bowling. Andy and his wife Nicole live in Urbandale with their two daughters.
Superior Printing & Promotions
Independent Sales Executive
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R Jones Collison 1
Christy Jones, Owner of R Jones Collision 1 has been helping customers through the collision claim process since 2001. Christy is a second generation owner, who bought the business from her Father and Uncle in 2015. As someone who has grown up, worked in, and purchased a family owned business, Christy brings a wealth of knowledge to her employees and customers each day. She serves as an ambassador for her customers. She takes a hands on approach by educating them about the collision repair process. Christy can sum up her dedication to collision repair with this service statement: Our customers feel safe and secure trusting their vehicle to the care of our knowledgeable employees who produce quality repairs. We write it right, fix it right and bill it right.
Todd is the Founder and President of ATW Training Solutions and President of New Horizons Computer Learning Center, both Urbandale businesses. The mission of ATW and New Horizons is to unleash the human potential in organizations to propel business success. Todd is also a board member of the Waukee Betterment Foundation, a board member of the Iowa Association of Business and Industry, and serves on the Advisory Council of the Ken Blanchard Companies.
Shade Tree Auto
Clint founded Shade Tree Auto in 2001 and grew the company with strong support from the Urbandale Chamber of Commerce. Focusing on repair and maintenance for import and domestic vehicles, Shade Tree has been named one of the top 100 small businesses in the country by the US Chamber of Commerce, received the Bronze Company of the Year at the International Business Awards, and was named the 2018 Company of the Year for small retail at the American Business Awards in New York. Clint is also a graduate of the Community Leadership Program through the Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute, and was named a Forty Under 40 in 2016.
Clint and his wife Mindy currently live in West Des Moines with their two children, Molly and Henry.
IWLC (Iowa Women Lead Change)
Director of Marketing & Strategic Development
Amy Eaton is the Director of Marketing & Strategic Development at Iowa Women Lead Change (IWLC). In this role, she is responsible for building a structure to create increased awareness of the IWLC brand, including developing and implementing marketing initiatives, projects and programs to grow the organization.
Amy graduated from Iowa State University with a B.S. in Journalism & Mass Communications. She was the Client Experience Director at Allegra Marketing for nine years and previously worked for the Des Moines Arts Festival and Downtown Events Group, Stanford University and Iowa State University. Amy is past chair of genYP and Young Variety.
Since 2004, Tiffany Menke, has been the President of the Urbandale Chamber of Commerce. She has served on the boards of and is a Past President/Past Chair of ICCE, CITR, and IMA. She currently represents Iowa on the MACE Board of Directors and serves on the Diversity and Inclusion Council through the Greater Des Moines Partnership as well as participates in a pilot program through the Evelyn K Davis center to mentor ex-offenders.
In 2017, Tiffany was honored as a Woman of Influence through the Des Moines Business Record. Other honors include 40 under 40, and an Ovation award from the Iowa Women’s Foundation and Des Moines’ Most Likeable People in 2018. She grew up in Newton and went on to Grand View University in Des Moines where she earned a degree in Mass Communications, Journalism, and a minor in Photography.
Event and Marketing Coordinator – Staff
Urbandale Chamber of Commerce
Event and Marketing Coordinator
Ryan Moon began working for the Urbandale Chamber in 2017. Previously, he worked in Washington, D.C. for 270 Strategies and various projects for the United States Global Leadership Coalition and Union of Concerned Scientists. He also worked as a Legislative Assistant in the Iowa House of Representatives. He is responsible for membership recruitment, development, and retention for the organization. He graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a BA in Political Science. He enjoys spending time with friends, family, and his dogs Hilton and Stark.
Vice President – Staff
Urbandale Chamber of Commerce
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