Category: Blog

Essential Technology to Future-Proof Your Business

In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic up-ended the way much of the world conducts business. Many organizations shifted employees to partial or full-time remote work schedules. The most prepared companies already had cloud infrastructure in place and the technology to collaborate remotely.

Meanwhile, other businesses scrambled to assemble the right mix of hardware, software, and services to make the remote situation work for them.

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Knowing Your History: The Val Air Ballroom

The Val Air Ballroom in West Des Moines has long been an amazing part of West Des Moines and its history. Before the opening of the Val Air Ballroom in 1938, the original building and grounds were used by the Wilson Rubber Factory.

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Don’t Live with the Pain

Millions of Americans suffer from back pain. Whether it’s acute or chronic, you know the drill: workout regimens interrupted, trouble performing household tasks or picking up groceries – back pain can blow up your normal routine and leave you unable to remember what it was like not to be in pain.

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Strategizing Beyond the Pandemic: Tips for Effective Facilitation

The plans leaders make in the first 90 days of 2021 could last a lifetime. Massive shifts have occurred in nearly every sector of the economy and returning to the pre-pandemic normal is simply not realistic for many organizations.

Many leaders consider 2021 as a transition year to the new normal and are planning now for the opportunities and realities which lie ahead. Crafting effective plans frequently involves resolving difficult issues and making critical decisions.

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We Only Get Today Once

What are you going to do? How are you going to use your 365 days wisely and get to where you want to go in 2021? At the WDM Chamber, we are family. You can lean on us and Chamber members to help propel yourself and your business forward.

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West Des Moines Chamber Holiday Activities

By Michael Conlon, Editorial Intern
With the holiday season upon us and COVID-19 still very much part of our lives, this holiday season is going to look different. That being said, the West Des Moines area still has a lot of great opportunities to celebrate the season and spread holiday joy, not COVID-19.

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