Ames Chamber of Commerce

Media Releases

September 10, 2020

The Ames Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Commission is pleased to welcome Mike Upah to the team as the Director, Ames Seed Capital.

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June 23, 2020

Earlier today the team at Innovative Technologies along with representatives from the City of Huxley, Huxley Development Corporation, and the Ames Economic Development Commission held a virtual ribbon cutting celebrating the completion of a facility to support the launch of a new division along with production capabilities at this Huxley-based business.   

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June 19, 2020

The Ames Chamber of Commerce is working to compile a comprehensive list of minority-owned businesses in Ames and Story County, Iowa.

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June 8, 2020

The Ames Main Street Farmers’ Market is pleased to be a part of the Double Up Food Bucks program, a healthy food incentive program that helps low income families eat more healthy food and support local farmers.

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May 13, 2020

The Ames Main Street Farmers' Market will open for the public on Saturday, May 23 after receiving approval from the Ames City Council.  

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April 17, 2020

Earlier today the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) Board announced funding approval for an expansion that will bring six new production lines and related investment to the Amcor Rigid Packaging facility located in Ames, Iowa.  This expansion will result in the creation of 42 new high-quality employment opportunities. 

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March 13, 2020

The Ames Chamber of Commerce is pleased to welcome Melissa Gillen to the Chamber team as Client Services Coordinator.

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March 2, 2020

The Ames Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the creation of a new event: Cybersecurity Town Hall presented by PC Matic.

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January 30, 2020

The Ames Chamber of Commerce has unveiled a new strategic plan effective through the year 2022.

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January 29, 2020

The Ames Chamber of Commerce has created a platform to share information with businesses, educators, parents and students about a wide range of employment opportunities. The website is called Future Ready Story County, to coincide with the State of Iowa’s Future Ready Iowa initiative.

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