Ames Chamber of Commerce

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!

  • ThAWs

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.

  • Volunteering

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

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