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Guest Blog – Do you need $1 million to retire?

Guest Blog – Do you need $1 million to retire?

There was a time when having $1 million in retirement savings was the gold standard. If you achieved that magic mark, you were thought to be set for retirement. Today’s retirees are asking, is $1 million enough? I’ve even seen articles explaining how “$3 million is the new $1 million” for retirement savings. The reality is that a magic number alone won’t bring you security in retirement. It’s just not that simple.

No Business Success is Worth Losing a Family Over,

Business Spotlight Paid Sponsorship by Mainstreet Consulting However, the business disposition decision struggle can mean just that! It can make you question everything you’re doing today. Who is the right person to follow me? Will they be ready? Have I built a...

The Dream of Owning a Business is Alive and Well in America Today

Business Spotlight Paid Sponsorship by Mainstreet Consulting Without you - entrepreneurs – people who have the initiative to take the benefits of an opportunity or the willingness to take a financial risk in hope of profits, our (and maybe the world’s) economy loses...

Request for Presentation – 2021 Urbandale Chamber Speaking Events

Scope The Urbandale Chamber of Commerce is a catalyst organization working to serve, protect, and promote our members. Through our programming we seek to inform and inspire members, to improve the quality of life through the development of economic prosperity. The...

Eligible Paycheck Protection Program expenses now deductible

Eligible Paycheck Protection Program expenses now deductible WASHINGTON – The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service issued guidance today allowing deductions for the payments of eligible expenses when such payments would result (or be expected to...

Urbandale Chamber Announces New 401(k) Member Benefit

Urbandale Chamber Announces New 401(k) Member Benefit

Our mission at the Urbandale Chamber of Commerce is to do everything we can to help our members succeed by providing valuable services and programming. To that end, we're excited to announce a powerful new retirement planning solution that is now available exclusively...

Des Moines Buccaneers hockey to relocate to former Younkers building

Des Moines Buccaneers hockey to relocate to former Younkers building

URBANDALE & DES MOINES, IA: Merle Hay and Orchard View Sports & Entertainment, owners of the Des Moines Buccaneers hockey team, are pleased to announce their partnership with the Cities of Urbandale and Des Moines to build a new 3,500 seat multi-purpose arena...

2020 Best in Class Nominees Announced

2020 Best in Class Nominees Announced

URBANDALE, IA – Annually the Urbandale Chamber of Commerce requests the membership and general public to vote for businesses who are best in their class.  There are 21 different categories voted on and in those categories, three are identified as the...

Creating a More Inclusive Community – Greater DSM Partnership Perk

Creating a More Inclusive Community – Greater DSM Partnership Perk

As one of the nation's fastest-growing centers for business, Greater Des Moines (DSM) understands, values, and embraces the importance of maintaining a vibrant and diverse workplace.   Greater Des Moines Partnership acts as a catalyst to mobilize the business...

Finalists for 2020 Urbandale Business of the Year Announced!

Finalists for 2020 Urbandale Business of the Year Announced!

The Urbandale Chamber has announced three finalists for the prestigious 2020 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 they have given back to the Urbandale Community, the number of organizations or causes the organization supports, and how the businesses’ physical presence impacts the Urbandale community, such as with employee count, infrastructure, expansion, remodels, etc.

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