Ames Chamber of Commerce

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January 10, 2022

January 10, 2022 (Ames, IA) - The Ames Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that the 2022 State of the Community will be held at the Ames Community School District Administration Office on Wednesday, January 26, 2022. The State of Community, sponsored by the Ames Chamber of Commerce and...
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January 5, 2022

The Ames Chamber of Commerce is excited to welcome Emory Widlowski and Caroline Stewart as new additions to their staff. “I am thrilled to have two brand new graduates of Iowa State University joining our team," says Dan Culhane, President & CEO of the Ames Chamber of Commerce. "Emory’s event...
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December 27, 2021

December 27, 2021 (Ames, IA) - The Ames Economic Development Commission is partnering with Iowa Workforce Development and Iowa Economic Development Authority to complete a Laborshed employment study for Boone and Story Counties. This study will geographically define which communities contribute to the Boone and Story County workforce, regardless of...
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December 13, 2021

December 13, 2021 (Ames, IA) - The Ames Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that the 2022 Economic Outlook Breakfast will be held at the Gateway Hotel & Conference Center on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, presented by Keen Project Solutions. The Economic Outlook Breakfast will focus on forecasting the...
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December 8, 2021

The Ames Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the participants who have been selected to participate in Leadership Ames Class XXXV: Bonnie Brown, South Story Bank & Trust Tanner Fjelstad, Todd & Sargent Pat Jackson, Bankers Trust Joni Kellen, Northwest Bank Megan Klein-Hewett, Ames Public Library Courtney Kort, City...
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December 8, 2021

(December 8, 2021) - The Ames Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Commission is pleased to welcome Greg Piklapp to the team as the Director of Community & Economic Development Outreach. “We are thrilled to have Greg joining our team," said Dan Culhane, President & CEO of the Ames Chamber...
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December 1, 2021

(December 1, 2021) - The Ames Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Commission is excited to welcome Dylan Kline to the team as the new Director of Business Development. “Dylan's strong passion for community makes him a great fit for what we do," said Dan Culhane, President & CEO of...
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November 23, 2021

November 23, 2021 (Ames, IA) - The Ames Chamber of Commerce and Affiliates are pleased to announce their 2021 Annual Award Winners: Business Person of the Year: Chuck Winkleblack, Hunziker Community Contributor of the Year: Steve Goodhue, Knapp Tedesco Insurance Trailblazer of the Year: Daniel Oh, AgCertain / OEI Inc....
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November 17, 2021

The Ames Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the launching of the Story County COVID-19 Workforce Retraining Initiative. This plan was previously approved by the Story County Board of Supervisors in order to support the employment needs in Story County. Over 400 passionate workers in numerous industries now have...
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October 27, 2021

October 26, 2021 (Boone, IA) – The Boone Scenic Valley Railroad has received a funding award from the Iowa Department of Transportation that totals $551,112. These funds are intended to improve rail operations for the industrial areas in Boone, which will make a positive impact for both their current and...
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