URBANDALE, IA –The Urbandale Chamber of Commerce has announced three finalists for the prestigious 2019 Urbandale Business of the Year.  The award is given annually during Sample Urbandale, A Celebration of Business to honor three businesses and designate one of the three as the Business of the Year.

Businesses are evaluated in three areas: How have then given back to the Urbandale Community; The number of organizations or causes the organization supports; How the businesses’ physical presence impacts the Urbandale community such as with employee count, infrastructure, expansion, remodel etc.

The Chamber is proud to honor the following as our top three nominees in the running for 2019 Business of the Year: John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group, LaunchIT and Superstorm Restoration.

John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group Urbandale location opened in 2000 with 10 employees.  Since then, ISG built a $32 million facility at 9505 North Park Drive in Urbandale that can house up to 700, full-time employees, contract workers and interns, from software coders to marketing specialists to customer support.  The new ISG campus anchors Urbandale’s Urban Loop area.  Deere has set out to engage the next generation of innovators through STEM by supporting programs like FIRST, Project Lead The Way, ST Math and Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day.  In a six-year period, ending in 2022, Deere’s goal is to record more than 1-million volunteer hours across the world.

LaunchIT, located at 4430 NW Urbandale Dr., Urbandale was founded in 2012 with its headquarters in Urbandale and offices in Texas, India and Canada.  In 2012, they started with 15 employees and 10 contractors.  Today, LaunchIT employs a total of 143 employees worldwide with 43 in Urbandale.  They are the leading provider of next-generation software and technology services.  They identify, plan, develop, and deploy technology initiatives and solutions to help their clients reach their goals.

Superstorm Restoration is a roof repair, replacement and exterior home services company.  Located at 2900 Justin Dr., Ste. G, Urbandale, they employ more than 20 staff members in the City of Urbandale and believe in the idea of leveraging technology to improve the quality and safety of their employees.  They have donated new roofs to the First Missionary Baptist church, The Amaus House Catholic Church.  In addition they support Juneteenth, SIDS awareness, and the Urbandale Community Action Network (UCAN).

These three businesses will be honored Thursday, November 21, 2019 during Sample Urbandale, A Celebration of Business from 5-8 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Des Moines Northwest.  Tickets are available by calling the Urbandale Chamber of Commerce at 515-331-6855 or visiting www.uniquelyurbandale.com.

The Urbandale Chamber of Commerce is a membership-based business organization that serves, promotes and protects its members and the community.