Ames Chamber of Commerce

Developing Talent

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Changemaker Series

Virtual discussions on best business practices for diversity, equity and inclusion. We are intentional about offering a platform to discuss insights, offer idea sharing, and engage discussions with organizations of all shapes and sizes. Let’s strategize on how to implement, foster and encourage diversity, equity and inclusion within our community. This event is held three times a year.

Leadership Ames

Leadership Ames was created by the Ame s Chamber of Commerce to develop informed, involved and concerned local leaders. The program gives both experienced and developing leaders a broader view of civic leadership responsibilities and opportunities through direct contact with a wide spectrum of institutions and people who shape the community where we live and work.  Learn more about Leadership Ames

Leadership Series

This revamped series will feature leadership sessions throughout the year. Topics may include, but are not limited to, women in leadership, small business leadership, leadership for the rural business, and leadership in a digital world.

Symposium on Building Inclusive Organizations

The Ames Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the City of Ames Human Relations Commission and Iowa State University Division of Diversity and Inclusion to host this critical, enlightening, one or two day event. Walk away with the tools you need to start building a more inclusive workplace. 

Townhall Experience

Join the Ames Chamber of Commerce for a virtual panel of leaders in major industries in Story County.
We are offering an opportunity for these industries to showcase what they do in Story County, but also how those who are unfamiliar with specific industries can learn more to better understand and serve the community.

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