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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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Some Notable Speakers Include

Emily Abbas – SVP, Chief Consumer Banking and Marketing Officer, Bankers Trust

Gary Barta – Director of Athletics, University of Iowa

Tej Dhawan  Strategic Initiatives Officer, Principal Financial Group

Debi Durham  Director, Iowa Finance Authority & Iowa Economic Development Authority

Audrey Kennis  Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, City of West Des Moines

Izaah Knox  Executive Director, Urban Dreams

Jamie Pollard – Director of Athletics, Iowa State University

And Many More!



Audrey Kennis – Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, City of West Des Moines

Tej Dhawan – Strategic Initiatives Officer, Principal Financial Group

What Others Have Expressed

Behrends Lisa

“I attended the Inspire 2022 Luncheon on Thursday, January 13. This event was motivating and very impactful! I was encouraged by each of the speakers to be a positive and purposeful agent of change in my workplace and community. ” 

-Lisa Behrends, Director of Development, Meals from the Heartland


“What’s the buzzword today?  NETWORKING! I love attending the West Des Moines Chamber luncheons for this reason and more. The speakers are informative, and topics really hit home with what’s effecting businesses today. Thanks to Katherine and her talented staff for setting up this fun event.” 

-Cynde Cronin, Connectify HR 


Leslie Garman

“I always enjoy the topics of the monthly
luncheons and learning about our community. I also love meeting new
chamber members and learning how we can be helpful to one another. Another friend – or business partner (or donor in my case) – is only a couple
of seats away!

-Leslie Garman, CFRE, Director of Development & Outreach for DMARC


Upcoming Luncheons

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