Category: Events

DEI Workplace Excellence Awards

The West Des Moines Chamber is thrilled to announce a brand new community-fueled event. Introducing…the Wells Fargo Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Workplace Excellence Awards. Mark your calendars for August 10, 2021. 

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Black and Brown Business Summit

The Black and Brown Business Summit was created by national stakeholders to elevate ethnic minorities and bring BIPOC businesses together to assist with connection building, programming, promotion, training, and to provide resources to help businesses grow and prosper.

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Annual Dinner

At the WDM Chamber annual dinner, you’ll meet the business leaders you want to meet. Some of the best networking of the year happens in the hour leading up to a delicious meal, highlighted with an entertaining dinner speaker.

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Breakfast B4 Business

Start your day at a local business who hosts breakfast while members network, connect with long-time clients and meet new prospects even before the beginning of their business day. Great food, fun prizes and incomparable conversation create an ideal setting for getting deals done!

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WDM Edge

Nearly 3,000 businesses call West Des Moines home and many of those small businesses have their own distinct set of challenges. The Chamber’s WDM Edge brings subject matter expertise to the podium for an exchange of information that impacts business owners across all industries.

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Chamber 101

Both new and existing members have periodic opportunities to get an overview of their Chamber and how better to increase the value of their membership for them individually, and for others from their company or organization. The session includes hints on how better to get involved and ways for employers to engage their employees in the Chamber.

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Citizen of the Year

The West Des Moines Chamber and the city of West Des Moines annually recognize a West Des Moines resident or business professional for Citizen of the Year in addition to honoring an Emerging Citizen of the Year with an award.

“The Citizen of the Year was created to promote and recognize the people, businesses and civic organizations that make this a great community in which to live, work and raise a family,” said Carole Chambers, President/CEO of the West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce. “Celebrating the Citizen of the Year allows us to acknowledge and highlight the winners’ exemplary service to our city.”

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First Responders Appreciation Breakfast

The First Responders Appreciation Breakfast is held to honor all our First Responders and their families. We aim to build appreciation and respect for their dedication to our community and its safety. This event is a way for local residents and the business community to ensure these men and women receive the recognition they deserve. Please join us to celebrate those who protect and serve our family, friends, and neighbors.

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Membership Luncheons

Each month the Chamber invites a dynamic speaker to provide timely information, business news or insights, even inspirational stories which resonate with the audience.

Members and guests always have time to network with other members before the program begins and lunch is served.

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Mentoring for Women

You could meet your mentor at the Mentoring for Women morning, offering attendees a chance to learn from mentors in three fast and fun 20-min coaching sessions. Connect with like-minded women and receive first-hand advice from respected business and civic leaders.

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