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.
Our Annual Victory Celebration will be February 10, 2015 from 5:30pm - 9:00pm at the new Flix Brewhouse at Merle Hay Mall. We have lots to celebrate for 2014. It will be a very fun evening with food, beverage, short progam with awards and even a movie to enjoy. To register, click on the Chamber Event tab, select the Annual Celebration and RSVP. If you'd like to be one of our event sponsors, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll be glad to help. Our current sponsors are: Merle Hay Mall, Flix Brewhouse, Buffalo Wild Wings, 3801 Grand Avenue Retirement Campus, Pokorny Consulting, Ramsey Village and Children's Cancer Connection.
It's been a very rewarding and progressive year with continued growth of new members. We look forward to 2015 and anticipate it will be just as great.
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 and a joint State of the City luncheon with Downtown and East/South Chambers on March 24 with Mayor Cownie and our new City Manager Scott Sanders speaking.
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 currently underway.
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.