• News for Chamber

    Friday, September 07, 2018
    Christian Lutz of Independence has been recently appointed by Governor Reynolds to serve on the Empowering Rural Iowa Initiative for a 2-year term.  Specifically, he will serve on the Growing Rural Iowa task force.This particular task force is charged with considering ideas, policies, and initiatives designed to encourage and develop the next generation of leadership for rural communities and to ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, News, Iowa News
    Friday, August 31, 2018
    The Iowa Navy Commodores welcomed a high-ranking member to the Iowa Great Lakes Chamber organization Friday morning. The Commodores gathered at the Spirit Lake Walmart to recognize the business as the first "Chairman's Council" member. The chamber launched a new five-tiered level membership model this winter, and members may choose the tier and benefits which best suit individual business needs. ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, News
    Monday, October 30, 2017
    GrowthZone, provider of ChamberMaster, the market leader of member management software and services, recently announced the winners of its 2017 Chamber Innovation Awards competition.  The competition recognizes innovative programs, events, and ideas that challenge the status quo. Entries were received from a wide array of chamber organizations of all sizes and from across the globe.  The ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, News, Press Release
    Friday, October 27, 2017
    November 2017Instilling a Corporate CultureBob Harris, CAE I suggest that boards adopt a corporate culture to increase their impact and outcomes. Corporate culture can be described as the beliefs and behaviors that determine how volunteers and staff interact and handle decisions. Some nonprofit boards refute the idea of corporate culture. Association executives ask, “Are you suggesting we adopt ...read more
    Categories: News, Chamber, Papers/Research
    Thursday, October 26, 2017
    The Outlets of Des Moines held a grand opening Friday for Iowa’s new $100,000,000 outlet mall. There are 60 stores to choose from, with everything from household items, shoes, and clothing. Altoona officials say they're excited to be neighbors, and expect more economic impact coming into the area to benefit everyone.FULL STORY
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic
    Wednesday, October 11, 2017
    Clinton County joined an Iowa initiative earlier this year aimed at improving economic and cultural vitality for small towns in the county. The Clinton County Board of Supervisors was approached earlier this year regarding the Keep Iowa Beautiful Home Town Pride Program. The program offers a community coach at a two-thirds time schedule. Participants in the program receive a $60,000 grant from ...read more
    Categories: News, Chamber, Community, Human Interest
    Monday, October 09, 2017
    Marion, Iowa – Over 370 people attended the Marion Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting on October 4th to get a sneak peek at what’s NEXT for the community. The ImagiNEXT process will engage the greater Marion area in an open, all-inclusive conversation to develop great ideas that reinforce the fact that Marion, Iowa is the best place to raise a family and grow a business.   Attendees at ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release, News, Community
    Thursday, October 05, 2017
    The City of Osceola, along with Osceola Chamber Main Street, is attempting to have downtown declared a Commercial Historic District. on the National Register of Historic Places. The Register keeps track of property with historical significance. Whether it’s an architectural style or the site of events responsible for major change, protecting these resources provides communities with untold ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Human Interest, News, Community
    Friday, September 29, 2017
    Driving into the countryside surrounding Washington, it is easy to see this is a community and county that values its agricultural roots. One particularly unique feature that helps highlight those roots is the barn quilt tour of Washington County. A joint project between Iowa State University Extension of Washington County and the Washington Chamber of Commerce, the tour features more than 110 ...read more
    Categories: News, Chamber, Community, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Travel
    Thursday, September 07, 2017
    The Quad-Cities Chamber announced Tuesday it has retained a national executive search firm to begin the search for a new CEO to replace former CEO Tara Barney, who resigned last month.  Waverly Partners LLC, will work with a chamber task force to conduct the nationwide search. Waverly Partners is the preferred provider of executive search services of the Association of Chamber of Commerce ...read more
    Categories: News, Chamber, Iowa News
    Thursday, August 24, 2017
    Spirit Lake has been the home of Indian athletics for generations. Now, a local manufacturing plant aims to make Spirit Lake the home of Indian Motorcycles. Amid the noise of outside construction and factory production, the newly opened Experience Center on the eastern side of the Spirit Lake Polaris plant is a calm showcase for the Indian Motorcycle brand. Spirit Lake became the main assembly ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, News, Community
    Wednesday, August 23, 2017
    Dan Koenig, president and CEO of the San Angelo, Texas, Chamber of Commerce has been named president and CEO of the Council Bluffs Area Chamber of Commerce. Koenig replaces former Chamber President and CEO Bob Mundt, who resigned after 25 years of service in April to accept a similar position with the Fox Cities Regional Chamber of Commerce in Appleton, Wisconsin. “Dan brings extensive chamber ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, News, Iowa News