Ames Chamber of Commerce

Media Releases

March 31, 2021

The Ames Chamber of Commerce is proud to launch the new Community Cash Program. Community Cash are digital and printable gift cards that can be used at any participating Chamber Member. The program is designed to reinvest dollars into our local businesses. “One year ago we had an extraordinary reaction...
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March 22, 2021

The Professional Developers of Iowa (PDI) has awarded a Business Retention and Expansion (BRE) Award to the Ames Economic Development Commission (AEDC) for the John Deere Technology Innovation Center in the Iowa State University Research Park in Ames. “The John Deere project in the Iowa State University Research Park (ISURP)...
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March 19, 2021

Verbio Nevada, a biorefinery owned by Verbio North America, plans to expand operations through an $80 million capital investment. The State of Iowa awarded Verbio Nevada project tax incentives through HQJ. The company plans to invest in a fully integrated renewable natural gas and ethanol production facility. This will reduce...
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March 18, 2021

John Hall, Vice President, Ames Chamber of Commerce, earned the designation of Certified Economic Developer (CEcD), a national recognition that denotes a mastery of skills in economic development, professional attainment and a commitment to personal and professional growth.  

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March 17, 2021

The Ames Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Des Moines Area Community College and the United Way of Story County, have received $15,000 for accelerated certificate programs for high-demand industries in the region.

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March 12, 2021

The State of Iowa has awarded over $630,000 in funding to area childcare providers creating 265 new childcare options through the Child Care Challenge grant program and the DHS Investing in Iowa's Child Care funding program.

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February 19, 2021

The City of Boone and the Ames Economic Development Commission (AEDC) are pleased to announce new WorkInBooneIA.com community job board.

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February 2, 2021

The Ames Chamber of Commerce is pleased to welcome Kim Frey to the team as the Ames Main Street Director and Chamber Membership Coordinator.

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January 19, 2021

Each year, the Ames Chamber of Commerce crafts strategic legislative priorities to advocate for the strengthening and growth of Ames, Story County, Central Iowa, and the State of Iowa’s economic and community development efforts and we are pleased to announce Legislative Priorities for 2021.

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January 4, 2021

The Ames Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the promotion of Allee Wengert and John Hall.

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