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Affiliate Chamber Spotlight: 2020 Pleasant Hill Chamber of Commerce

Pleasant Hill Chamber

August 20, 2020

Chamber Name + Website

Pleasant Hill Chamber of Commerce

Elected leader for 2020

Curt Gause, president Gause is also a business account manager for MidAmerican Energy (20 years), a Pleasant Hill City councilperson (4 years) and past-president of the Pleasant Hill Lions Club (2 years).

Professional Staff Leader of the Chamber

Wendy Martinez, executive director

Number of Members


How Does a Business Join Your Chamber?

If a business is interested in joining, they can visit the website or call our director at the office and make an appointment to visit.

What Inspired You to First Get Involved with Your Chamber?

The Chamber is an integral part of improving the community’s quality of life by supporting local businesses and driving many community events. If the goal is for a community to grow and improve, involvement in the Chamber is a great place to start.

What is a Signature Offering of Your Chamber?

We are a small chamber and community so we can cater membership benefits to the needs of most businesses.

What is Your Chamber’s Biggest Accomplishment in the Past 12 Months?

In Pleasant Hill we have many accomplishments, but this year we managed to help several of our businesses grow with social media and followers.

What Initiative/Project Are You Looking Forward to in the Upcoming Year?

In 2021, we are looking forward to getting back to normal. We are looking forward to starting an Ambassador Program to help with renewals and new businesses.

What Partnership Tools/Resources Have Been Most Beneficial to Your Chamber Members?

Chamber members love the trainings and networking opportunities. They find it helps grow their business and brand.

What Are Your Upcoming Events?

Most events are being held online. We will hold a Drive-Up Fireworks Display on Sunday, September 6. This will be a partnership with Southeast Polk School District, City of Pleasant Hill, Elder Corporation, Altoona Facebook Data Center and Prairie Meadows. Watch our Facebook for more information very soon.

The Greater Des Moines Partnership is the fourth largest regional Chamber of Commerce in the nation. Learn more about Partnership Affiliate Chambers, browse the Membership Directory and read additional Affiliate Chamber spotlights.

Curt Gause

Curt Gause is business account manager at MidAmerican Energy Company and sits on the Pleasant Hill Chamber of Commerce board.