Ames Chamber of Commerce

Media Releases

April 25, 2019

The Ames Main Street Farmers’ Market (AMSFM) kicks off its ninth season on Saturday, May 4. The 2019 market season will run every Saturday through October 12 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in historic downtown Ames. In October market hours will change to 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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April 19, 2019

Aspiring and experienced leaders can access the knowledge and experience of local and world-renowned leaders by attending Leadercast® Ames on May 17, 2019. This event is part of the Ames Chamber of Commerce 2019 CHARGE Leadership Series.

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April 5, 2019

The Ames Seed Capital will be hosting their annual event on April 23, 2019 at the Gateway Hotel & Conference Center in Ames. Registration is still open to attend the Entrepreneur Showcase and the Startup Ames Pitch Competition.

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March 21, 2019

The Ames Chamber of Commerce is pleased to welcome Sarah Dvorsky to the team as an Events Coordinator.

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March 15, 2019

The Ames Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Commission are pleased to welcome Merrill Holden to the team as a Project Manager.

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March 11, 2019

The Ames Chamber of Commerce is pleased to welcome Libby Spears, founder of Bravo Communications and Consulting, to launch the 2019 Leadership Series on April 10.

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March 6, 2019

The Ames Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Commission are pleased to welcome Allee Wengert to the team as the Workforce Development Coordinator. This position is new to the Ames Chamber, created after input from its 2018 member survey indicated that workforce was one of the top challenges facing local businesses today.

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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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