Ames Chamber of Commerce

Media Releases

October 1, 2021

(October 1, 2021) – The Ames Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Commission are pleased to celebrate Manufacturing Day 2021 in partnership with The Manufacturing Institute. Manufacturing Day is nationally recognized the first Friday of October every year. "It is imperative to recognize the importance of manufacturing to the rapidly...
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September 24, 2021

The Ames Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the Grand Opening of the recently renovated Laughlin Level space. Located in the lower level of the Ames Chamber office at 304 Main Street, the space officially opened on Wednesday, September 22 during a Business After Hours Event. Chamber members were...
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September 13, 2021

SOLAR FX Corporation, a turnkey company in the solar industry, is pleased to announce their move to Boone, Iowa, where they recently purchased the former Dodi Plaza at 1316 S Marshall Street. Gary Lass, Founder, launched SOLAR FX in 2008 by installing small solar powered attic fans and solar arrays...
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September 3, 2021

The Ames Chamber of Commerce is pleased to celebrate the completion of the Lincoln Way median beautification project. With tremendous financial support from Kingland Systems Corporation, this summer project has completely transformed the Lincoln Way Corridor through the Campustown neighborhood. Their $50,000 donation demonstrates the impact community investments create for...
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September 2, 2021

The Ames Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Commission is excited to introduce Steven Lawrence as the new Marketing Coordinator. Lawrence recently graduated from Wartburg College with a degree in Business Administration. After working in the field of marketing and media industries, Lawrence has returned to Ames for this new...
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August 27, 2021

The Ames Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Commission is pleased to welcome Steele Harter to the team as the Director of Community & Economic Development Outreach. “Steele will be a tremendous addition to our team, “ said Dan Culhane, President & CEO of the Ames Chamber of Commerce and...
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August 11, 2021

Nevada, Iowa -- The Story County Board of Supervisors took action this morning to approve “The Story Country COVID-19 Workforce Retraining Program”. This plan, presented by the Ames Chamber of Commerce Foundation, will support the retraining of 400 or more Story County residents in career areas experiencing high growth. Lisa...
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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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