Ames Chamber of Commerce


Employer (HR Related Resources)

Financial Assistance

  • State

    • Iowa Small Business Relief Grants/Tax Deferral – IEDA and the Iowa Department of Revenue (IDR) are providing a joint application for Small Business Relief Grants and Tax Deferral for businesses with a location in Iowa. Applications being accepted now until noon, March 31, 2020.
      • Grants
        • Assist small businesses in maintaining or reopening business operations
        • Range from $5,000-$25,000 - funds can be used to assist eligible businesses in maintaining operations or reopening business - Funds may not be used to pay debts incurred prior to March 17, 2020
        • Must have employed between 2-25 people prior to March 17, 2020
      • Tax Deferral
        • IDR reviewing applications to determine if appropriate to grant a deferral for sales and use or withholding tax
    • Targeted Small Business Sole Operator Relief Grants – This program is jointly administered by IEDA and the Iowa Center for Economic Success. The program will provide grants of between $5,000-$10,000 to sole proprietorship or single member LLC businesses that are also certified as Targeted Small Businesses (TSB) by the State of Iowa. Businesses who are not currently certified TSBs may submit a certification application and be considered for assistance through the program. Applications will be available beginning Wed., March 25 and will remain open until funds have been exhausted.
      • Must be a Certified Targeted Small Business or have submitted a certification application by April 10
      • Business must be able to demonstrate COVID-19 impact
      • Business must be primary source of income for business owner applying
      • Business must be in existence for 12 months prior to April 10
  • Federal

Open For Business

We are all in this together! Public health and safety needs to be our top priority right now, but there are safe ways you can support our local businesses. Check out the current accommodations below for restaurants, retailers and general business – then support them through gift card purchases, orders for delivery, meals for pickup, and more!

Restaurant Current Accommodations Phone
Alluvial Brewing


Adjusted hours:

Thurs. - Fri. 4pm - 6pm

Sat. - Sun. 2pm - 4pm

Aunt Maude's Closed until further notice. 515-233-4136

Drive-thru only.

Brick City Grill

Curbside pick-up, delivery, online services.

Adjusted hours:

Mon. - Sun. 11am - 7pm

Buffalo Wild Wings Carry-out, delivery. 515-232-9464
Burger King

209 Lincoln Way:

Phone# 515-232-6550

Drive Through 6am - 7pm

Delivery Through Eatstreet - 6am - 10pm

2817 East 13th St:

Phone # 515-233-0401

Drive Through 7am-8pm

Cabin Coffee

Drive-thru, delivery.

Free delivery on orders $25+.

The Café Closed until further notice. 515-292-0100
Café Diem

Carry-out, curbside pick-up.

Adjusted hours:

Sun. - Sat. 7am - 2pm

Chick-fil-A Drive-thru only. 515-232-2599
Chocolaterie Stam  Store is open for carryout service, but they will also deliver chocolates, gelato and coffee. Call the store to place your order. 515-232-0656
Cookies, Etc.

Curbside pick-up, delivery, online services.

Adjusted hours:

Mon. - Sat. 12pm - 7pm 

Sunday 12pm - 5pm

Cornbred  Offering a Staycation meal pack which includes 2 ½ pounds of meat, two quarts of sides and all the fixin’s that you can pick-up curbside or delivered for free. All other menu items are also available for carry-out/curbside pick-up. 515-715-1066
The Cornucopia Closed until further notice. 515-450-5874
Culver's Drive-thru only. 515-233-1760
Dairy Queen Drive-thru only.  
Della Viti Open for wine retail carry out from 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Visit their Facebook page for more details. 515-232-0241
Dublin Bay

Closed until further notice.

Dutch Oven Bakery Curbside pick-up, carry-out 515-432-9567
El Maguey Closed until further notice.  
Erbert's & Gerbert's Carry-out, curbside pick-up. 515-292-0000
Great Harvest Bakery

Curbside pick-up, delivery

For special orders, catering needs, or other questions, please call 515-708-4856 or email

We can likely fulfill special need requests that do not require in-house service.

Great Plains Sauce & Dough Offering lunchtime delivery service. Alley and curbside pick-up is also available between the hours of 11am – 11pm. 515-232-1627
Grove Cafe Carryout, delivery available through EatStreet. 515-232-9784
Hickory Park

Carry-out, curbside pick-up, delivery.

Adjusted hours: 

Sun. - Sat. 11am - 7pm

The Iowa Stater   515-268-2238
Jethro's BBQ Closed until further notice. 515-598-1200
Mel's Sweet Occasions Closed Thursday, 03/19. Planning to re-open Saturday, 03/21 for curbside orders.  515-233-2222
The Mucky Duck Pub Closed until further notice. 515-232-8888
Perfect Games

Closed for entertainment. 

Carry-out only.

Adjusted hours:

Sun. - Sat. 4pm - 7pm

Pizza Pit Carry-out, delivery only. 515-292-6600
Pizza Ranch Carry-out, curbside pick-up. Delivery from 11am - 10pm. 515-232-1999
Plus +39

Carry-out, delivery.

Please pick-up orders at the gelato window on the North side of the restaurant.

Provisions Lot F  Closed until further notice. 515-598-1783
Scooters Drive-thru only. 401-614-1723
Smokin Oak Wood Fired Pizza Closed until further notice. 515-450-5727
The Spice Delivery (GrubHub, EatStreat, Seamless) & To-Go
Lunch Hours: 11am - 2pm
Dinner Hours: 4:30 - 8p,
Starbucks Closed until further notice. 515-232-1242

Curbside pick-up, delivery, online services.

Customers can come in location and order but must take the order to go.

Adjusted hours:

Mon. - Sun. 9am - 8pm

Thai Kitchen

Carry out, delivery, and online ordering

Adjusted Hours:

Mon-Fri 11-3 Lunch; 5-8 Dinner; Sat 12-8

Texas Roadhouse

Carry-out only.

Adjusted hours:

Sun. - Sat. 11am - 7pm

Torrent Brewing Company

Adjusted hours:

Mon. - Fri. 6pm - 8pm

Sat. - Sun. 1pm - 4pm

Taproom is closed, but they will fill orders for 16oz cans, new growlers and gift cards for pick-up at the Burnett Avenue door. Check their website for available varieties. 


Topical Smoothie


Carry-out only. 515-232-5460

Closed until further notice.

Welch Ave. Station   515-292-2334
West Street Deli

Carry-out, delivery thru EatStreet

Open 11am - 3pm through Saturday, 3/21.

Whatcha Smokin' BBQ

Curbside pick-up only.

Adjusted hours:

Sun. - Sat. 11am - 8pm

Which Wich Curbside pick-up only. 515-203-8964
Windmill Coffee Roasters (Burgies) Drive-thru only. 515-292-2425
Wingstop Carry-out, delivery only. 515-663-9464


Business Current Accommodations Phone
Advanced Massage & Skincare Specialists Waiving cancellation fees. 319-415-7484
Alpha Copies

Online services.

Closing one hour early. 

Discontinued use of self serve computers and as copiers.


Ames History Museum

Online services.

Closed through April 13.

Ames iPhone Repair & More Still offering repairs. 10% discount on all iPhone repairs. Offering drop off service with pick-up 1-hour later. Please call/text, email, or book through Facebook to set an appointment. 563-370-5331
Ames Public Library Closed to the public but online resources and eBooks are still available. 515-239-5646
Ames Silversmithing

Curbside pick-up, delivery, online services.

Closed to the public until April 1 at a minimum. Clients who need to get in contact with us can contact us through our website or Facebook. 

Boys & Girls Club of Story County

We have followed the lead of the Ames School District and closed for the next 4 weeks.

We do provide food & activities pick-up for our Club families every Tuesday from 2:00 - 6:00 PM.

CIT Signature Transportation   515-233-0286
Clean Indeed Working with each client to reschedule their trips. Adding extra cleanings to our regular schedule. 515-441-1918
Coe’s Floral and Gifts  Store is closed but you can still order flowers by phone or online for delivery or curbside pick-up. Consultations for events can be scheduled by calling the store. Follow their FB & Instagram for more updates and new merchandise that can be purchased by calling the store. 515-292-5432
Cooks’ Emporium

Offering ecards with no expiration date for future shopping. Go to their website to purchase the gift cards.

Online shopping, curbside pick-up available.

Cultivate Wellness

Online services.

Hours by appointment only.

We are providing telehealth services as well as disinfecting after each client. 

Dogtown University Limited store hours but you can still shop online at Gift certificates also available. 515-268-3355
Design on Main Gallery (ISU College of Design) Closed March 14 - April 6. 515-291-0859
Duck Worth Wearing

Curbside pick-up, online services.

Adjusted hours:

Mon. - Sat. 10am - 5pm

Sun. 1pm - 5pm

Executive Express   515-994-0499
FunDamental Studios

All Dance, Drawing & Delsarte classes are being suspended until further notice.

Updates will be posted on our website and Facebook pages.

Herrick Dental, PC Closed in the exception of a dental emergency. 515-233-3778
Little Woods Herbs & Teas  Online ordering and shipping is available. You may also call ahead for carryout service. 515-233-3838

We use a Hospital Grade EPA registered disinfectant. We are treating the elevated concern around COVID-19 as directed by our vendors and CDC directives.  

As you may have read CDC is recommending standard practices of cleaning as you would the flu. That in addition to additional focus to high touch areas, (door knobs, light switches, water fountains and break rooms) with good hand hygiene you have reduced your risk.

Mayfair Cleaners

Free delivery Monday - Friday.

Adjusted hours:

Mon. -Fri. 7am - 6pm*

Sat. 8am - 4pm

Moorman Clothiers Closed until further notice. 515-232-3261
Nook & Nest  Store is closed for the next two weeks but the employees at Cooks’ Emporium can help you if you see something in the window you’d like to purchase. They are offering ecards with no expiration date for future shopping. Keep an eye out for an online store from Nook & Nest coming soon!  515-330-5467
North Grand Mall

Adjusted hours:

Mon. - Sat. 12pm – 7pm

Sunday 12pm – 5pm

Octagon Gallery Shop

Delivery, online services.

We currently are closed March 14 - April 5.

Email and we will schedule virtual shopping trip. We will deliver or ship.

Overflow Thrift Store Online services. 515-290-0732
PC Matic PC Matic is offering free cybersecurity and remote management tools to companies & organizations who are implementing work from home policies. These tools will be available at no cost through June 30, 2020. 712-253-4641
PH Clean Open and offering commercial and residential cleanings/sanitizing and disinfecting services; call 515-232-8029 orvisit 515-232-8029
Photosynthesis Curbside pick-up, delivery, online services 515-232-8050
Ria Keinert Massage & Body-Work Closed until further notice. 515-708-0798
The Salon in Ames Closed until further notice. 515-232-2235
Threadit Delivery and pick-up garments from customers' homes. 712-221-0493
Treats on a Leash Curbside pick-up, delivery, online services 515-233-4592
Worldly Goods Closed until further notice. 515-233-4568


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