Ames Chamber of Commerce

Engagement

Take advantage of your Chamber membership by attending these great events!  Programs that fall under the ENGAGEMENT category are designed to help you get involved and interact with other Chamber members and the community.

Ames Chamber Golf Day

Annual Awards

Annual Event

Business After Hours

Chamber Ambassador Program

Chamber Travel

Corporate Buddies

Morning Mingle & News

Past Chairs Annual Steak Fry

Ribbon Cuttings

 

Want to sponsor one of these events?  Check out our Sponsorship Opportunities!

 

Ames Chamber Golf Day

The Ames Chamber of Commerce Annual Golf Day is a four-person best shot tournament for Chamber members of all talent levels! Participants are served a complimentary lunch with an afternoon tee time. Prizes are awarded for the top three teams and the last place team. The Annual Golf Day is always a fun and enjoyable event for our members! The tournament is held every summer at a local Ames golf course. 144 golfers (2 teams per golf hole for shotgun start).

Annual Awards

The combined event of the Ames Chamber of Commerce, Ames Economic Development Commission, Main Street Cultural District, Young Professionals of Ames, Ames Seed Capital, LLC, Ames Foundation and Campustown Action Association celebrates the accomplishments of the annual award recipients for each organization.  Sponsoring the Annual Awards highlights your business as one of our community’s top supporters, and gives you exposure to some of the area’s top business professionals. A video recap of the Award winners will be presented at the Annual Event.

Annual Event

The combined event of the Ames Chamber of Commerce, Ames Economic Development Commission, Main Street Cultural District, Young Professionals of Ames, Ames Seed Capital, LLC, and Campustown Action Association celebrates the accomplishments of the past year, while forecasting what is to come in the upcoming year. The Annual Event is held in late January or early February with a dinner and program. A recap of the Awards Banquet (held prior to the Annual Event) will be presented. Sponsoring the Annual Event highlights your business as one of our community’s top supporters, and gives you exposure to some of the area’s top business professionals.

Business After Hours

These evening receptions are hosted monthly by member businesses as a great opportunity to network with an average attendance of 250 members and guests.  As a Chamber member there is no fee to attend.

Chamber Ambassador Program

 

 


Ambassador Program sponsored by McFarland Clinic

Be a part of the Chamber Ribbon Cutting team! Become a Chamber Ambassador today by emailing Brandon Mumm, Director of External Business Relations

Benefits of being a Chamber Ambassador:

  • Increased name and face recognition for individual/business
  • Distinctive name tag with an ambassador ribbon at all Chamber events
  • Increased networking opportunities including:
       • Connecting one-on-one with new and existing Chamber members
       • Gaining referral opportunities through fellow Ambassadors
  • Name and business listed in the Ames Business Monthly Chamber Update
  • Potential media coverage from attendance at Chamber events
  • Opportunity to get insider’s perspective of the local business community
  • Opportunity to meet local business and community leaders
  • Opportunity to help the community/show community pride

Chamber Travel

Travel the world with the Ames Chamber!
Past Chamber Travel Experiences include CHINA, CUBA

Corporate Buddies

Calling all prospective Non-Profits interested in Chamber of Commerce affiliation AND businesses that want to pay it forward!  We'd like to extend an offer for businesses to non-profits that are currently not Chamber members to engage with Chamber of Commerce programming to the fullest.  With this agreement, the Ames Chamber business member offers to pay half the non-profit level dues while the Non Profit pays the other half of dues fulfillment.   This partnership increases the visibility and engagement for the both non-profit and the businesses offering to “pay it forward.”  Interested in being a BUSINESS partner, click here.  Interested in being a NON-PROFIT partner, click here.

Morning Mingle & News

A quarterly morning event to help you connect with other business people in an informal setting and promote your business. Are you an early bird and like to get your day started with news and networking? Than this is for you! Learn about various topics and Chamber ongoings to get the day started off right! Session topics and dates are determined quarterly.

Past Chairs Annual Steak Fry

The Ames Chamber past board chairs host this popular annual event. This casual, no-ties-allowed, grill-your-own-steak fry is a great networking event where you can make new contacts and catch up with old friends! Held on the Tuesday after Labor Day, rain or shine!

Ribbon Cuttings

If your business has completed a major remodeling project, moved to a new location, changed ownership, or reached a milestone, you need to take advantage of the Chamber’s Ribbon Cutting service that brings members and the media to you.

With each Ribbon Cutting, your business will be exposed to the Ames community and Story County. Event photos of your Ribbon Cutting will be published in the Chamber’s Weekly E-mail Update and the Ames Business Monthly. A Ribbon Cutting is a great way to invite people to your location and showcase your business.

Not only does this opportunity get people to your place of business, but it offers a unique networking environment in addition to some great marketing. So what are you waiting for? Contact the Chamber at 515-232-2310 to schedule your Ribbon Cutting today!

CLICK HERE TO VIEW RIBBON CUTTING GUIDELINES

 

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