Affiliate Chamber Spotlight: 2020 Bondurant Chamber of Commerce
Bondurant Chamber of Commerce
Elected leader for 2020
Crystal Trunnel, President, Owner Hyspie Salon
Professional Staff Leader of the Chamber
Tiffany Luing, Executive Director
Number of Members
What Inspired You to First Get Involved with Your Chamber?
I have always been someone who likes to be involved. I played sports and sang music in high school, and I was highly involved in my sorority in college. I realized my passion to plan events, recruit membership, be involved in my community and social networking at that time. After college, I moved to the Bondurant area and wanted to get more involved. I came across an issue of Bondurant Living and saw someone who I went to college with. I reached out and asked if the Bondurant Chamber was hiring. They were not at that time. For the next few years, I kept my eyes open, met up with other Chamber directors and searched for positions that would interest me. When I was pregnant with my youngest son, Brady, the position finally opened up. I applied and started the job shortly after. I worked my full-time job as the director of activities at Variety - the Children’s Charity and part-time for the Bondurant Chamber until shortly after Brady’s birth. My husband and I decided it was best for me to move to part-time while staying at home with the boys. From day one I loved the Bondurant community and knew it was a place I wanted to call home. The business atmosphere, and the potential for growth, in Bondurant is amazing.
What’s a Signature Offering of Your Chamber?
Bondurant is a community focused, small town, in Greater Des Moines (DSM), a short distance to anything that you could want or need. The Bondurant Chamber offers you the ability to get more involved in your community, networking opportunities and a connection you would have difficulty having without. The City, Chamber, Bondurant Development, schools, clubs and other organizations in Bondurant work as a team. We can help you utilize all of our services to better serve your business. We offer social media highlights, sharing, e-news, New Mover bags, as well as many other perks.
What is Your Chamber’s Biggest Accomplishment in the Past 12 Months?
We have welcomed 18 new members in the last year — losing only 3 members — to gain a total 15 members. We have already surpassed our goal of a 10% increase in 2020.
What Initiative/Project Are You Looking Forward to in 2019?
We are looking forward to continued development in Bondurant with the many projects underway including the Amazon Project.
We are excited to see what developments will follow this amazing addition.
What Are Your Upcoming Events?
- Member Breakfast, Date TBD
- Elite Health & Performance Ribbon Cutting, Date TBD
- Zoom: Coffee & Conversation: Monday, May 11
- East Polk Regional Lunch: Thursday, May 28
- Celebrate Bondurant: Friday, June 5
- Coffee & Conversation: Monday, June 8
- Coffee & Conversation: Monday, July 13
- Coffee & Conversation: Monday, August 10
- East Polk Regional Breakfast: Tuesday, August 25
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