Ames Chamber of Commerce

Media Releases

January 28, 2019

The City of Ames totaled $143,364,740 in new taxable valuation in 2018, including 96 new single-family homes and 13 new multi-family buildings. The City of Ames and the Ames Economic Development Commission also continued improvements to the 1,350-acre Prairie View Industrial Center, working to make the newly annexed development area east of Ames a Certified Site.

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January 15, 2019

The Ames Chamber of Commerce has released its 2019 State Legislative Priorities.

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December 5, 2018

The Ames Economic Development Commission was recently recognized for its innovative workforce development programs by the Mid-America Economic Development Council (Mid-America EDC).

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December 4, 2018

The Ames Chamber of Commerce has announced that nationally-acclaimed entertainer Joe Everson will perform at its annual event.

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November 27, 2018

Ames, IA – The Ames Chamber of Commerce and its affiliates are pleased to announce their 2018 Annual Award Winners:

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November 6, 2018

Ames, IAThe Ames Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Economic Outlook Breakfast on Tuesday, November 20. Dr. Peter F. Orazem, Iowa State University Professor of Economics, will keynote this year’s event.

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September 21, 2018

Earlier today the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) Board announced funding approval for five projects based in Story County. Together, these five projects will create 330 jobs and have a combined $185,535,400 in capital investment.

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September 11, 2018

The Ames Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the City of Ames Human Relations Commission and Iowa State University Division of Diversity and Inclusion, are pleased to announce that Joe Gerstandt will be the keynote speaker for A Symposium on Building Inclusive Organizations on October 31. 

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August 21, 2018

The Ames Chamber of Commerce is excited to host Dr. Simon Estes as the featured speaker at the final event of the 2018 Ames Chamber of Commerce Leadership Series. The program will be held at the ISU Alumni Center in Ames on Thursday, October 11, 2018.

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August 2, 2018

The Ames Main Street Farmers’ Market is excited to host the first annual Farm to Table dinner Presented by VisionBank on Sunday, August 12. The event will be held on the 500 block of Main Street from 5:30 – 9:00 p.m. with dinner provided by market vendors, prepared by staff from Aunt Maude’s.

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