Ames Chamber of Commerce

Media Releases - 2021 Archive

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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October 25, 2021

October 25, 2021 (Nevada, IA) - The Nevada Economic Development Council is pleased to announce that M&R Properties has broken ground for another building in the Nevada West Industrial Park. “We know that many small businesses are excited to come to Nevada, and we are proud to provide this opportunity...
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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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