Ames Chamber of Commerce

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July 30, 2021

(July 30, 2021) - The Ames Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Commission is pleased to announce Ames will maintain its Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) status. The United States Office of Management and Budget issued a proposal in January 2021 that would have eliminated more than 140 MSA communities across...
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July 26, 2021

(July 26, 2021) - The Ames Chamber of Commerce is excited to share that Sarah Dvorsky has been promoted to Ames Main Street Director. In her new role, Dvorsky will be guiding and directing all Ames Main Street initiatives related to events and business relations, including committee and volunteer efforts....
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July 16, 2021

July 16, 2021 (Ames, IA) - The Nevada Economic Development Council (NEDC) is pleased to announce ALMACO will be expanding their operations in Nevada. ALMACO currently manufactures leading precision agriculture machinery that is used in global research programs and seed production. ALMACO's growth stems from their continued investment in the...
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July 1, 2021

Nevada, Iowa (June 23) – ALMACO announced today that employees have achieved over two million hours of work without a lost-time incident at their United States headquarters. The team of 180 employees have not experienced a work-related injury or illness that has required time away from work in nearly six...
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June 25, 2021

June 25, 2021 (Ames, IA) - The Ames Economic Development Commission is pleased to announce Dose Steelworks, will be expanding their operations into Story City. Established 15 years ago in Bouton, Dose Steelworks is an international manufacturer of headhunter trailers, corn reels, detachable rear hitches and rock boxes for farmers....
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May 24, 2021

The Ames Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Commission is excited to announce that Gerry Alt has transitioned into a full-time position as a Business Development Coordinator. Alt recently graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in Management Information Systems from the Ivy College of Business. After Alt spent...
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May 21, 2021

The Ames Economic Development Commission is pleased to announce Perfect Flight, a Brazilian founded company, will be opening its global headquarters in the Iowa State University Research Park in Ames, Iowa. Perfect Flight was created in 2015 to become the first aerial application solution to help farmers and duster/aerial applicators...
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May 20, 2021

After an undoubtedly challenging year for all, the See Yourself In Ames Internship Series will prove to be a great resource for upcoming young professionals. Providing the opportunity for interns to network and learn from experienced speakers will propel students in the right direction for their future career paths. The...
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May 7, 2021

The Ames Economic Development Commission (AEDC) and partner organizations will be celebrating National Economic Development Week from May 9 - 15, 2021 to showcase the contributions of positive economic development and ongoing economic development projects in our communities. “As the lead economic development organization in Story County, the AEDC works...
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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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