Ames Chamber of Commerce

Ames Tribune Op/Ed

April 26, 2018

May 7-12 the Ames Economic Development Commission (AEDC) will take part in Economic Development Week, celebrating the power of partnerships and highlighting the importance of a coordinated economic development effort in communities.

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March 28, 2018

Whether you have kids in either of the school districts or not, the outcome of this special election is extremely important to our community as a whole.

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February 28, 2018

One word. If you have one word to describe your life in 2018, what would that word be?

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January 24, 2018

It’s that time of year again – time for the State of the Union, the State of the State, and earlier this month the Ames Chamber of Commerce co-hosted the State of the City.

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December 26, 2017

New Year’s Resolutions As one year ends and a new one begins, it is a great time to plan ahead to all the wonderful things you’d like to do in the coming year. This year as you’re setting your New Year’s Resolutions I’d like to challenge you to: Try something...
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November 28, 2017

We are heading into a magical time of year. A time for giving. A time for sharing. A time for celebration and reflection. At the Ames Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Commission, we are reflecting on all of our blessings in 2017. And in that reflection, we are remembering...
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October 24, 2017

The city election is just a couple short weeks away. And while this election isn’t getting national attention, it is an extremely important election for the future of our community. The decisions made closest to us, ultimately impact us the most. As a nonpartisan race, the city election is about...
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August 11, 2017

One of the most important things we work on here at the Ames Economic Development Commission is ensuring that our world-class companies in Ames and Story County are able to fill their job openings with highly qualified employees.   Our Workforce Solutions program has made significant progress in accomplishing these goals over the past year and I want to highlight some of these exciting initiatives.

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June 28, 2017

I live by the philosophy that there’s always work to be done. You’ll hear me praise Ames and Story County over and over again for all that we have to offer – world-class companies, a highly-educated workforce, an outstanding university and community college – overall we have an extremely vibrant...
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May 31, 2017

I look forward to June every year because it means meeting the 100+ interns that are spending their summer at companies here in the Ames area. This will be the fifth year we have partnered with local companies to host a summer-long program aimed at helping students visualize their future...
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