Ames Chamber of Commerce

Public Policy Programs

Our Public Policy programs are designed to provide new opportunities and help keep members informed on federal, state, and local policy issues that affect them, their business and the Ames community.

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Ames Day at the Capitol

Rooted in the heart of the Legislative Session, Ames Day at the Capitol presents Chamber members an opportunity to showcase their organization and engage decision makers making policy decisions on their behalf.


Legislative After Hours

Legislative After Hours is modeled after the Chamber’s popular Business After Hours, but specifically attracts and targets our local elected officials and Chamber members with a passion for policy and politics. These informal events provide an excellent opportunity for elected officials and Chamber members alike to have productive and informative discussions regarding policies effecting the Ames and Story County community in a social setting over hors d’oeurves, beer, wine, and beverages.


Washington D.C. Trip

Every summer, the Chamber assembles a delegation of community, business, and institutional leaders to travel to Washington, D.C. and present the Chamber and members of our delegations’ federal priorities to our federal elected officials and select federal agencies.

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