Ames Chamber of Commerce

Matt Roghair

Exchange State Bank

Matt Roghair

Tell us about your business and what you do.:
Exchange State Bank is the oldest chartered bank in Iowa. We provide loans and services which create opportunities to open a new business, help farmers operate or enjoy the value of home ownership.


How long have you been a Chamber Ambassador?
4 Years


Why do you serve as an Ambassador?
Jan Williams didn't really give me a choice. Best investment made after moving to Ames. You get to learn about all the services Ames has to offer and all the unique companies within.


How else are you involved in the community?
- Leadership Ames - Soccer Coach - Rec Sports Leagues


What would you tell someone considering becoming a Chamber Ambassador or Member?
You might feel overwhelmed with the amount of new faces, but everyone is very nice and willing to help you out. Once you get connected with a Chamber Ambassador, use them to help show you around and meet other members.


What's one of the most exciting things you see happening in Ames/Story County today?
I'm most excited to see more name brand stores showing up in Ames (Mendards, HomeGoods, etc). Gaining more retail I believe will keep residents from traveling to Ankeny and DSM as often. We are a strong enough community to support ourselves.

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