News from the Chamber

2021 Business of the Year Nominees Announced

URBANDALE, IA - The Urbandale Chamber of Commerce annually honors three businesses and select one for Business of the Year.  This year, the organization is honoring Davidson Family Dentistry, Express Logistics and Homemakers Furniture as the top three nominees up for...

2021 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...

Urbandale Chamber hosts school board candidate forum

The Urbandale Chamber of Commerce held a virtual-only Urbandale Community School District School Board Candidate forum on Friday, October 29, 2021 for the community to get to know the eight candidates running for three open seats.  Watch the forum by clicking the link...

Urbandale Chamber hosts City Council, Mayor Candidate Forum

The Urbandale Chamber of Commerce held a candidate forum for the community to learn more about the three candidates running for two open seats on the Urbandale City Council and to hear from the Mayor of Urbandale who is running unopposed.  The forum was held on...

Now Accepting 2021 Citizen of the Year Nominations!

Now Accepting 2021 Citizen of the Year Nominations!

URBANDALE, IA –The Urbandale Chamber of Commerce is now accepting Citizen of the Year nominations! Every year the Urbandale Chamber recognizes an Urbandale resident (current or former) as the Citizen of the Year! This prestigious award will be given to the citizen...

Now Accepting 2021 Business of the Year Nominations!

Now Accepting 2021 Business of the Year Nominations!

Now Accepting 2021 Business of the Year Nominations! URBANDALE, IA –The Urbandale Chamber of Commerce is now accepting Business of the Year nominations! This highly-sought after award is given at the Chamber’s Sample Urbandale, A Celebration of Business event held on...

CENTRAL IOWA BUSINESS CONFERENCE SEEKING BREAKOUT SPEAKERS

CENTRAL IOWA BUSINESS CONFERENCE SEEKING BREAKOUT SPEAKERS

URBANDALE, IA – The Urbandale Chamber is preparing for its Annual Central Iowa Business Conference. The event will be held on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at The Meadows Event Center in Altoona, IA. This Conference is the premier event for CEOs and executive teams, business...

Urbandale Chamber Introduces New Events and Marketing Coordinator

Urbandale Chamber Introduces New Events and Marketing Coordinator

 URBANDALE, IA –The Urbandale Chamber of Commerce has hired Anna Wisnieski as the Events and Marketing Coordinator. Her role focuses on the planning, marketing and execution of all UCC events in addition to overseeing the genYP program. She will also support the...

Urbandale Chamber Introduces New Membership Sales Director

Urbandale Chamber Introduces New Membership Sales Director

URBANDALE, IA –The Urbandale Chamber of Commerce has hired Tara Knight-Ortiz as Membership Sales Director of the membership-based organization. The Membership Sales Director’s role will focus to bring on new member businesses to add and enrich the diverse business...

Best-selling Author, Gino Wickman, to Speak to New Entrepreneurs

Best-selling Author, Gino Wickman, to Speak to New Entrepreneurs

Gino Wickman, author of the award-winning, best-selling book Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business, and Entrepreneurial Leap, is partnering with the Urbandale Chamber to focus on new entrepreneurs! Entrepreneurs in the Making, the Gino Wickman Power Hour, will be held...

Central Iowa Business Conference Returns May 2022

Central Iowa Business Conference Returns May 2022

DES MOINES, IA - The Central Iowa Business Conference (CIBC) has been rescheduled to May 24, 2022 at the Prairie Meadows Event Center. The original keynote speakers have committed to the new date and include Emmy Award-winning actor Henry Winkler, business management...

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.

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