Getting Plugged into Ames/Story County
Posted on 11/13/2019 at 09:00 AM by Allee Wengert
In a town 60,000 people strong, it can be intimidating to venture out and make new connections or explore new places. Facebook is flooded with events and opinions; how do you even begin to filter through it all? Let me introduce you to FUEL Story County.
What is FUEL?
Formed in 2002 and affiliated with the Ames Chamber of Commerce, FUEL Story County exists to connect young professionals with each other, the business community, and the city in which we live, work, and play.
FUEL seeks to promote and preserve the businesses, attractions, and events that make Story County unique. We provide a forum for professional networking, development, and social events. The members represent a unified and credible voice for young professionals on community issues, with an emphasis on enrichment and quality-of-life opportunities.
What kind of events does FUEL host?
- Leadership Opportunities
Explore the process of being on a committee or a board. Great experience and practice for anyone looking to be involved.
- Lunch & Learns
Providing Members with Monthly educational, informative, and practical programming
- Fall Event
80s prom-themed murder mystery dinner. Hall-o-wine. You never know what fun thing members will do next.
- FUEL Fest
Enjoy Reiman Gardens all summer long with beverages, food trucks, and local musical talent at one of the best-kept secrets in Ames!
Members & non-members meet THursday After Work for drinks, food, and networking at a local business.
- Progressive Dinner
Members enjoy appetizers at one local restaurant, dinner at another, followed by dessert at a final restaurant.
Working with local businesses and non-profits to help improve the community through outreach & partnership. Events such as Ames 5th of July Fireworks.
- Family Events
Enjoy events throughout the year with your family and friends, like bowling and summer picnics.
- Holiday Party
Celebrate the merriment of the season with great food, terrible sweaters, and jolly friends.
How do I get involved?
Click here to become a FUEL member today!
Categories: Enhancing Community