News from the Chamber

Pella Corporation Finds the Right Home in Urbandale

Pella Corporation Finds the Right Home in Urbandale

What could you do with an extra hour or two a day? It’s a question that Pella Corporation leaders have been asking as they look for ways to attract and retain top talent to this Iowa-based window and door manufacturing company. While the innovative firm has been...

Secretary of State, Paul Pate to speak in Urbandale

Secretary of State, Paul Pate to speak in Urbandale

The Urbandale Chamber of Commerce Young Professional group, genYP, invited Secretary of State, Paul Pate to speak on Monday, June 24th from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. at the Urbandale Chamber of Commerce office, located at 2830 100th Street, Ste. 110, Urbandale. Secretary Pate...

8 Ways to Break Out of Any Business Rut

8 Ways to Break Out of Any Business Rut

8 Ways to Break Out of Any Business Rut  It’s Time to Get Inspired Again! Inspiration comes in many forms. For those of us operating businesses, innovative ideas and new ways of thinking can offer a fresh perspective and further ignite our growth. The 2019 Central...

Jane Emry-Becker named 2019 Urbandale Educator of the Year

Jane Emry-Becker named 2019 Urbandale Educator of the Year

The Urbandale Chamber of Commerce surprised the 2019 Educator of the Year on May 29th with a balloon bouquet as we entered her classroom with a room-full of kids, teachers and Chamber Board members.  Mrs. Emery-Becker has been teaching elementary music since 1990. ...

Have you found yourself out of work?

Have you found yourself out of work?

In the 15-years I've been at the Urbandale Chamber, I have counseled a number of people who have found themselves out of a job.  It isn't technically in my job description, but when you build so many relationships over the years, it becomes an important part of what I...

Shopping online is so convenient, why bother shopping local?

Shopping online is so convenient, why bother shopping local?

There are a number of reasons to think before you buy when spending dollars.  If businesses and governments in the Greater Des Moines area shifted just 5% of their overall spending to local vendors, it would generate an economic impact of $1 Billion for the region. ...

Hidden gems, untapped talent

Hidden gems, untapped talent

Attracting and retaining talent has been the number one issue business owners talk to me about when discussing struggles.  It isn't a secret we are at record-low unemployment rates and companies are struggling.  Even so, there are segments of our population overlooked...

Hidden gems, untapped talent

I’m so busy, why should I take time to network?

Have you ever had one of those days with deadlines looming, the phone ringing and the day seems to run you instead of you running the day?  Of course, we all have.  Have you ever been sitting at your desk or on a work site and thought, I really don't want to go to the...

Hidden gems, untapped talent

How to maximize membership with the Urbandale Chamber of Commerce

Businesses join the Urbandale Chamber for a variety of reasons from networking to marketing or education to advocacy.  Some join because they believe in our mission to Serve, Protect and Promote our members and others join because they want their employees to get...

Discover & Explore Pompeii & Amalfi this fall

Discover & Explore Pompeii & Amalfi this fall

Book and Save discount ends April 17, 2019 The Urbandale Chamber of Commerce is brining a group to explore Pompeii & the Amalfi coast, departing October 17, 2019.  The eight-day journey includes roundtrip airfare into Italy departing out of Des Moines, 6-nights...

Hidden gems, untapped talent

How does joining a Chamber of Commerce help my business?

By: Tiffany Menke, IOM, President Urbandale Chamber of Commerce There are a number of reasons businesses join one or more Chambers of Commerce.  All Chambers in the Region are unique in the benefits they provide member businesses. One benefit all Chambers have...