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.
Fall is here, summer's past and time for new beginnings. The Des Moines West Side Chamber has many upcoming educational and social events to attend to challenge ourselves, network with other members and jumpstart the season!
Healthy body means a healthy mind!
Check out our events calendar and weekly newsletter for more information about -
Member sponsored Rock 'N Run; Flapjack 5K,10K; & Katie's Crusaders Walk/Run. Stroll University Avenue by Drake University for a family friendly Sunday afternoon on Sept. 28 with DSMove. We can't forget the Governor's - Iowa's Healthiest State Walk, touring the Ingersoll corridor October 8.
Several Business After Hours - Integrated Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine - Sept. 11 & ADIO Chiropractic hosting on Oct. 16. Thinking ahead to the holiday season, The Salvation Army will be hosting a Wake Up West Side on Sept. 24 to discuss the kick-off of their annual bell ringing.
Who doesn't love a parade - Well, on September 20 at 10:00am join the crowds and watch for the first time, the Des Moines West Side Chamber parade entry. We're excited to be a part of this day!
On September 23, 2014 from 4:00pm - 5:30pm at AIB College of Business, we will be hosting along with Downtown and East/South Chambers an Education Forum with an elite panel of six discussing the nexus between our educational system and the needs of the Iowa workforce.
Our list continues with a Wake Up West Side at Terrace Hill, co-hosted with Downtown Chamber for an event, Borlaug Lecture Series with speaker Jim French, Senior Advocacy Advisor for Agriculture, author and radio host.
Then on November 20 at the Embassy Club we will have a luncheon with the speaker being Ambassador Quinn, president of The World Food Prize Foundation.
Starting in September, 2014, there will be various events hosted by The Greater Des Moines Partnership for the purpose of hearing various political candidates in preparation for the 2014 elections. Dates and times can be found on the Partnership website.
A lot of happenings with The Des Moines West Side Chamber with many of choices.
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.