Ames Chamber of Commerce


As a member of the Ames Chamber of Commerce, you are aligned with businesses and individuals in an organization that is working to strengthen the long-term economic vitality of its members and the community. You will find that many of our specialized services have been designed to meet your needs. Be sure to put them to work for you today!

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Gold Members

Chamber of Commerce Gold Members donate 10% more than their annual dues for Chamber projects. Because of contributions like these, the Ames Chamber of Commerce can maintain a level of excellence in the services we provide. 

Benefits of Being a Gold Member

  • Your business will be recognized in a Chamber Weekly Email
  • You will receive a special window decal to hang in your business noting you are a Gold Member
  • You will be recognized in a social media post on our Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn pages
  • Have an event, promotion, or offering you're hoping to reach more people with on social media? As a Gold Member we will share up to one social media post free of cost!
  • You will receive all the benefits that every member receives, listed below

Exposure for Your Business


Online coupons are free advertising for Chamber members. The offer/promotion is up to you, and all offers are posted on our website for anyone to enjoy! Click here to see some current examples.

Event Sponsorship

A variety of events and publications are available for businesses to promote their products and services including Legislative Luncheons, Golf Day, Business Builder, Steak Fry, Annual Event, Leadership Ames and more. Become a sponsor and promote your products and services.


The Ames Chamber of Commerce Corporate Buddy program partners a business that wants to pay it forward with a non-profit business to help them both gain the benefits of Chamber membership and strengthen the entire business community.

Member Directory

The Chamber website lists member contact information. Users can also search for Chamber members by name or category.

Mailing Lists

Looking for ways to tell other business people about the products and services you offer? Take advantage of Chamber membership lists on mailing labels. Only $150. Note: these lists are not available in electronic format.

Membership Decals

Your business will gain credibility and show the public you support the community when you display the Chamber Membership Decal. You will receive a decal when you join.

Ribbon Cuttings

If your business has completed a major remodeling project, moved to a new location, or changed ownership, you need to take advantage of the Chamber's Ribbon Cutting service that brings members and the media to you.

Chamber members can also take advantage of valuable business assistance. 

Ames Economic Development Commission (AEDC)

The AEDC is dedicated to organizing and promoting sound economic growth in the Ames area by stimulating the expansion of existing businesses, the AEDC also works to attract new enterprises and assure a favorable community climate for new ideas and economic growth.

Certificate of Origin

These are available for exporters.


There are two notaries on staff.

Community Information

Contact the Chamber office for current information about Ames and the community. The Chamber staff is eager and ready to assist you. is the Ames/Story County job board. It is free for anyone to post a job on this site. Our community is fortunate to offer a wide range of career opportunities. You will find full time, part time and internship positions. We hope you'll become a part of our vibrant workforce!

Office Referrals

Only Chamber members are referred when product or service information is requested at the Chamber office.

Staff Support

Chamber staff is ready to assist you with relocation, marketing and other business-related concerns.


Click here to become a member now!

The Ames Chamber of Commerce is a 501c6 organization therefore not your contributions are not tax deductible. Please consult your financial advisor regarding business expenses.
Up to 3% of your membership dues may be used for lobbying efforts.
The Ames Chamber of Commerce reserves the right to refuse communications materials (coupons, advertisements, or other submissions) from members if the content is detrimental or contrary to the mission of the organization.
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