What is Accelerate?

Accelerate Emerging Leaders is a program under the West Des Moines Chamber designed for those aged 21-39 who are looking for cutting-edge programming, unique experiences and community engagement. It’s developed for young professionals by young professionals, so you can be assured what’s being offered is something you are interested in.

It has really opened a lot of doors for me to get to know people personally and professionally, which has benefited my career greatly.​

Carson Forst, United Heartland

What Accelerate Offers:

Professional development programs including a mix of educational seminars, panel discussions and insights from some of the metro’s most influential business leaders.


Community engagement opportunities.

Super deal on a one-year Business Record membership for $25 (New Members Only) discounted from $69. This includes Digital, Print and Insider Only breaking news emails.

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Zero membership fee! All you need to do is subscribe to our emails and get insider information to this program. 

Take a look at upcoming events.

You have the opportunity to make an impact on our community.