Category: Programs


Regardless of business size, industry, or zip code, everyone is facing major workforce challenges–both with talent attraction and retention. What if there was a solution that could help with both? You’ve come to the right place. Hint: it’s all about culture. 

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Latino Trade Network

The Latino Trade Network is a program designed for Latino entrepreneurs, business owners, and working professionals to connect, collaborate, and grow together on a regular basis.

Program participants meet in small groups each month to share best practices, provide referrals and leads, and learn from LTN mentors. In addition to these small group meetings, all program participants are invited to larger networking events hosted throughout the year.

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WDMLA Alumni

The purpose of the WDMLA alumni group is to support the overall program’s vision of building strong leaders and positively influencing the community.

Strong leaders have strong networks, and the relationships of this program continue to grow past the 9-months of curriculum. The alumni committee creates fun, engaging opportunities each quarter for alumni to re-connect and expand their network through the 400+ alumni base.

The alumni also helps with recruitment efforts and provide guidance to the current class for their class project.

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West YP

West YP is a program of the West Des Moines Chamber developed by young professionals for young professionals.

It provides the opportunity to grow your leadership, make an impact on the community, develop lasting connections, and have memorable experiences.

To move forward with your personal and professional goals, go west. Go West YP.

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The Ambassadors are business professionals who represent the WDM Chamber to new members as well as to long-standing members. They work on behalf of the

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Bizucation: High School

Bizucation: Career Skills that Work! is a partnership between business and education; a link between the West Des Moines Chamber and West Des Moines Community Schools.

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WDM Leadership Academy

The West Des Moines Leadership Academy offers a three-tiered approach of leadership skills training focused on Leading Self, Leading Others, and Leading Community.

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