The Waukee Area Chamber of Commerce 2018 Annual Dinner and Silent Auction was held Thursday, Feb. 1 at the West Des Moines Marriott. Our guests enjoyed networking, presentations from Chamber leadership, award recognition and a fantastic presentation by Chris Norton.
The Chamber presented the following awards, recognizing business members making a significant contribution in business and community involvement: 2017 Large Business Member of the Year – Ankeny Sanitation; 2017 Medium Business Member of the Year – State Savings Bank; 2017 Small Business Member of the Year – Echo’s Cookie Shop. The 2017 Ambassador of the Year was awarded to Travis Gaule of Edward Jones. Outgoing board members were also recognized, including Eric Kress, Laura Warner, Matt Swim, Dan Gehlbach and Jolene Goodman. A gavel plaque was presented to 2017 Board Chair, Don Frazer. The Chamber Board of Directors also recognized Remodelworks for its work on the new Chamber office.
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Sunflower Fine Art is located at 268 West Hickman Road. It offers professional fine art classes to children and adults. Contact owner Tingting Shao at email@example.com for class schedules, fees and additional information. Congratulations on your Feb. 10th grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony!
The Coffeesmith is located at 770 SE Alice’s Road. Visit yourcoffeesmith.com for more information. Congratulations on your Jan. 15th ribbon cutting ceremony!
Gastro Grub & Pub is located at 1378 East Hickman Road. Congratulations on your Jan. 12th ribbon cutting ceremony!
US Cellular Authorized Agent – Cellular Advantage is located at 100 East Hickman Road. Congratulations on your Jan. 11th ribbon cutting ceremony!
Greater Des Moines Partnership Annual Dinner
The Waukee Area Chamber of Commerce and City of Waukee were represented at the Greater Des Moines Partnership’s 2018 Annual Dinner on Jan. 22. The Greater Des Moines Partnership is an economic and community development organization serving Central Iowa, united to drive economic growth with one voice, one mission and as one region. Together with 23 Affiliate Chambers of Commerce and 6,000 business members, the Partnership grows opportunity, creates jobs, and promotes the best place to build a business, a career and a future.
Partnership Day on the Hill
The Waukee Area Chamber of Commerce recently joined the Greater Des Moines Partnership and other local Chamber and business leaders to advocate on behalf of the region at the Iowa State Capitol during The Partnership’s annual “Day on the Hill” event Thursday, Feb. 8.
Business and community leaders participated in the event and had the opportunity to speak with members of the Iowa General Assembly and the administration to work on mutually beneficial legislative goals and objectives for the economic betterment of Iowa. Attendees also had the opportunity to hear remarks from Gov. Kim Reynolds.
The Waukee Area Chamber of Commerce is an association of businesses, organizations and individuals dedicated to promoting growth and prosperity in our local economy. For more information, visit waukeechamber.com.