News from the Chamber

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.

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...

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