Ames Chamber of Commerce

Annual Awards

Congratulations to our 2018 Annual Award Winners!

Business Person of the Year: Natalie Merrill, Renewable Energy Group, Inc.
Business Person of the Year: Natalie Merrill, Renewable Energy Group, Inc.
Community Involvement: Gary Botine, Mary Greeley Medical Center
Community Involvement: Gary Botine, Mary Greeley Medical Center
Entrepreneur of the Year: Mindy Bergstrom, Cooks' Emporium and Nook & Nest
Entrepreneur of the Year: Mindy Bergstrom, Cooks' Emporium and Nook & Nest
Diversity & Inclusion: Joel Hochstein, Iowa State University
Diversity & Inclusion: Joel Hochstein, Iowa State University
Ames Chamber Ambassador of the Year: David Tucker, Great Western Bank
Ames Chamber Ambassador of the Year: David Tucker, Great Western Bank
Economic Impact: Accurate Development
Economic Impact: Accurate Development
Economic Impact: Alliant Energy
Economic Impact: Alliant Energy
Economic Impact: City of Collins, Iowa
Economic Impact: City of Collins, Iowa
Economic Impact: Deere & Company
Economic Impact: Deere & Company
Economic Impact: Gross-Wen Technologies
Economic Impact: Gross-Wen Technologies
Economic Impact: Landus Cooperative
Economic Impact: Landus Cooperative
Economic Impact: Performance Livestock Analytics
Economic Impact: Performance Livestock Analytics
Economic Impact: Verbio North America
Economic Impact: Verbio North America
Economic Impact: Vertex Software
Economic Impact: Vertex Software
The Ames Foundation Contributor of the Year: Ben Hershey, Country Landscapes
The Ames Foundation Contributor of the Year: Ben Hershey, Country Landscapes
Ames Main Street Farmers’ Market Contributor of the Year: VisionBank
Ames Main Street Farmers’ Market Contributor of the Year: VisionBank
Ames Main Street Volunteer of the Year: Eric Abrams, Duck Worth Wearing & The Loft
Ames Main Street Volunteer of the Year: Eric Abrams, Duck Worth Wearing & The Loft
Campustown Action Association Volunteer of the Year: Letitia Kenemer, Iowa State University Memorial Union
Campustown Action Association Volunteer of the Year: Letitia Kenemer, Iowa State University Memorial Union
FUEL Story County 4 Under 40: Brianne Anderson, Ames Public Library
FUEL Story County 4 Under 40: Brianne Anderson, Ames Public Library
FUEL Story County 4 Under 40: Lawrence Cunningham, Iowa State Daily Media Group
FUEL Story County 4 Under 40: Lawrence Cunningham, Iowa State Daily Media Group
FUEL Story County 4 Under 40: Christian Hempen, GVL
FUEL Story County 4 Under 40: Christian Hempen, GVL
FUEL Story County 4 Under 40: Taylor Hopper, FOX Engineering
FUEL Story County 4 Under 40: Taylor Hopper, FOX Engineering
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