Welcome to the Des Moines West Side Chamber of Commerce
Our mission is to serve our community by supporting and enhancing the unique quality of life and commerce that defines the Des Moines West Side.
In April we welcomed a new board member, Matt Connolly of Iowa Realty. Matt has been a member of the Des Moines West Side Chamber for a number of years and actively participates on our Events Committee. Matt brings to the board lots of experience having served on numerous boards in the past. We thank Matt for agreeing to serve at this time.
We have a very interesting Luncheon series beginning soon. The first in the series is scheduled by May 19, 11:30am - 1:00pm.
It will be held at the Mid-Iowa Council, Boy Scouts of America new location,
6123 Scout Trail.
The topic is: Leadership/Ethical Choices, The Path to Success
Bruce Kelley, President & CEO of EMC Insurance
Mary Kramer, Retired Ambassador to Barbaros & the Eastern Caribbean
Jane Lorentzen, Attorney with Hopkins & Huebner, past president of the Iowa State Bar Association.
Cost is $15.00, catered by Gusto Pizza
Thank you Peter A. Brown Commercial Real Estate Services for sponsoring this event.
SAVE THE DATE
June 18, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Our Annual Summer Porch Sipper
This year's location is in Beaverdale at the home of Tom and Polk County Supervisor Angela Connolly.
Planning is still in progress so watch for further details.
We have lots of new events planned for 2015 as well as our usual Wake Up West Sides, Business After Hours and several Lunch and Learn's scheduled throughout the year. We will continue to enjoy Regional events such as Legislative Coffees at Java Joe's
Lots of happenings in The Des Moines West Side Chamber. Watch our calendar of events for the details.
About the West Side Chamber
Des Moines' West Side is an established area of our city with a rich history in niche retail and service businesses, higher education, restaurants, boutique professional offices, cultural amenities, and not-for-profits. From the sole proprietor coffee houses to our major universities, this area boasts a diverse employment base
Substantial investments have been made in the renaissance of the various cultural and business centers including the Ingersoll corridor, Roosevelt shopping district and the Drake area which attract customers from all over the greater Des Moines area and tourists visiting our city - also the Beaverdale shopping area and the Merle Hay Mall with reinvestment and renovations.
Remember to BUY LOCAL!
The vision for the Des Moines West Side Chamber of Commerce is to provide services such as:
An important issue passed by the legislature this year is the Home Base Iowa Act proposed by Governor Terry Branstad. "Through their service, veterans have already proven they share the values we hold dear as Iowans - hard work, leadership, and patriotism, among others. Home Base Iowa allows veterans to find the right job for them in Iowa, and to become a part of our communities". Iowa Workforce Development is helping in this effort. For further information on this important issue visit the website at homebaseiowa.org.