Sunday, January 27, 2013
A number of companies and individuals were recognized for their contributions to the community.
The Ames Chamber of Commerce announced this year's list of service and business excellence award winners at it's annual dinner. Find the announcement below: Award winners for the Annual Ames Chamber Awards, Economic Impact Award, Main Street Volunteer of the Year, Campustown Volunteer of the Year and Young Professionals of Ames “4 Under 40” Award are listed here. For more information on the award winners or to learn more about the accomplishments of Ames Chamber of Commerce and our affiliate organizations in 2012 please read the 2012 Annual Report found here. (http://www.ameschamber.com/en/ames_chamber_of_commerce/accomplishments/) Business Person of the Year DANIEL OH, RENEWABLE ENERGY GROUP, INC. The Chamber’s Business Person of …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Cari Hague an ISU graduate has been named as the new executive director of Main Street Cultural District.
From the Ames Chamber of Commerce MAIN STREET CULTURAL DISTRICT WELCOMES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR The Main Street Cultural District board of directors announced that Cari Hague will serve as the new executive director of the downtown community and economic development group. Hague, a long-time resident of Ames and 2003 graduate of Iowa State University, has been a large proponent for the district and has served in many volunteer positions including chair of the MSCD business improvement committee in 2011 and 2012. She has chaired the annual benefit entertainment committee for the Mary Greeley Medical Center Foundation the past two years and since 2007 has been a managing partner at Jacquelyn's photography whose gallery is located at 406 Main…
Saturday, March 24, 2012
More than 50 booths representing Ames businesses entertained hundreds Thursday
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Farrell's eXtreme Bodyshaping, The Salon In Ames, Ames Center for Cosmetic & Family Dentistry and Professional Home Ames all attendants of Ames Chamber of Commerce's Business to Business Expo and After Hours Thursday have already claimed their listing on Patch and now that you know what patch is, you can claim your listing too. Not sure what that means? Here's the scoop: When Patch launched in Ames in July 2011, contributors ventured to local businesses to collect information for our directory. The result: Patch Places. Patch Places is the spot to find descriptions, hours, accepted payment methods and more for spots around town. It's where readers can see what their neighbors think of a business before they try it and write their own …
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Ames Chamber of Commerce's Expo Starts at 4 p.m. in Scheman.
Ames Patch is one of several area businesses that will be represented at the Ames Chamber of Commerce's Annual Business to Business Expo from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Scheman Building at Iowa State Center. Stop by the Ames Patch booth on the north wall near the auditorium to learn more about how to use Patch, sign up for the newsletter or just say, “Hello.” Ames Patch will be there with about 50 other businesses. Ten of the businesses including Webfilings, the event's sponsor, are also looking for employees. While the event is going to be combined with the Chamber's monthly after hours event, it's open to the public. At the Ames Patch booth people can come and tell us how they think Ames Patch is doing and what we can do to make Ames …
Monday, December 26, 2011
Both StylEyes and TCB Chiropractic celebrated their openings this month.
New two Ames businesses celebrated their openings during December. Both StylEyes and Nathan Wheat of TCB Chiropractic cut the ribbon with the Ames Chamber of Commerce this month. A brother and sister pair of optometrists, Dr. Heath Eckhart and Dr. Kristi Wittrock, moved back to Iowa from Indiana and Michigan in 2008. Wittrock's husband was in the automotive industry in Michigan. She said it was either leave or let it leave you. They decided to open a business together here in Ames during November. The Newton natives thought an Ames corner shop at Kellogg Avenue and Main Street would be a perfect place. “We love Ames,” Wittrock said. They also work out of a StylEyes in West Des Moines. Wittrock said customers will find eyewear brands at 301…
Monday, October 3, 2011
Business leaders said Steven Leath will be good for business.
The newly selected Iowa State University president will play an important role in the entire community of Ames and beyond. “I would say a vibrant and well functioning Iowa State is a critical part of our local economy, and we have to get the presidency right for Iowa State to remain an important contributor to our local economy,” said former co-chair of the Iowa State presidential search committee, Roger Underwood, whose company, Riverwood Management, invests in agribusiness. Iowa State's next president, Steven Leath, should be good for the local economy, some business leaders said. Leath who was named as the University's 15th president on Tuesday, has been credited with raising $1.4 billion annually in research grants and contracts at the…
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
People from the ISU Research Park and the Ames Chamber of Commerce and Ames Economic Development Commission said new president will be good for business.
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
The new logo may be out, too. City decides Sept. 13.
Ames leaders' vision of fostering creativity, innovation and standing at the forefront of the world's important issues remains solid, but Ames may not be “Heartland's Leading Edge.” The City of Ames should give up the “Heartland's Leading Edge” tagline because another city uses a similar line, a branding consultant told city officials this week. Brand Endeavor President Christie Harper recommended that the Ames City Council consider a new phrase because Council Bluffs uses the tagline: “Iowa's Leading Edge.” Harper wrote that the lines are too similar and the cities are too close and could be easily confused. Harper told Susan Gwiasda, Ames public relations officer, that changing the tagline might be disappointing, but reminded Gwiasda …
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
About 25 comments have been left on the City of Ames Facebook site.
Business leaders are in favor of making a new stylized letter, an A with the arrow, Ames' new official logo. City Council is waiting to see how residents respond before signing off on the new design. Public input is being submitted to City Council on Tuesday. Here are some of the comments about the design from Ames' Facebook page. "When I look at it, I see “scissors,” the outline of a marine animal diving downwards or a conehead pac man. Just my two cents." "Looks an awful lot like one of those pedestrian bridges you see in Des Moines. Now we just need to build one in Ames to match the new logo … lol." "Coca Cola" "Being human I resist change, so that's always a bias I try to fight. I think it looks “leading edge” but I have to admit I am …
What do you think?
Ames residents are weighing in on a proposed logo for the city. The current Ames Logo has been in use since the mid 1990s. It is an abstract design, a diamond with a swish. The logo being proposed by the city is a contemporary stylized letter A that also includes an arrow. Susan Gwiasda, Ames public relations officer, said the current logo was the result of an internal city employee contest. The city has used the blue and green logo for at least the last 15 years. A branding consultant suggested that the city come up with a new logo to match its new vision statement and share it with other agencies that market Ames. Ames Chamber of Commerce, the Ames Economic Development Commission and the Ames Convention and Visitors Bureau were also …