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2017 Affiliate Chamber Spotlight: Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce

Adel Chamber Spotlight in DSM USA

April 18, 2017

Discover more about the Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce, as well as details about the 38th Annual Sweet Corn Festival.

Adel Chamber Q&A

Why should someone join your Chamber?

Adel is small vibrant community that is experiencing continued growth. As of January 2017, we have brought the Adel Developers into the Chamber. The Adel Partners Chamber has made a commitment to help Adel continue to grow both with existing businesses and finding our commercial gaps and needed growth.


What is your Chamber’s biggest accomplishment in the past 12 months? 

Joining the Greater Des Moines Partnership along with continuing to develop our five strategic initiatives. Our #ThinkAdelFirst campaign to highlight businesses and all they offer in Adel has been very successful. Each week we use digital media to showcase a business letting our residents know they can find their needs in Adel first.


Any initiative or project that you are looking forward to in 2017?

We will continue to work with our commercial partners to grow and develop in Adel. We will continue to watch for exciting announcements in Adel. #ThinkAdelFirst is an ongoing campaign we plan to continue through 2017. The second half of the year we will be doing more Facebook live and videos to remind our resident to #ThinkAdelFirst.


What upcoming events should people watch for?

May through August: Rock’n Fridays Free Music  bring our own chairs, food and drink and enjoy: 

  • May 19: Nice Bangs
  • June 23: Toaster
  • July 21: Brother Trucker
  • Aug. 18: Ctr

Also, enjoy the 38th Annual Adel Sweet Corn Festival on Aug. 12, featuring a 5K run in the morning, plus more than six tons of free sweet corn, live music, entertainment and more.


At a glance: Adel Partner Chamber of Commerce

2017 Chair: Cory Johnson, Fareway Director

President: Deb Bengtson

Website: AdelPartners.org


The Greater Des Moines Partnership is the fourth largest regional Chamber of Commerce in the nation. Learn more about our Affiliate Chambers here and browse our Member directory here.

Meg Schneider

Meg Schneider serves as Senior Vice President of Business Resources and Community Development at the Greater Des Moines Partnership. She is a member of the Forbes Nonprofit Council, an invitation-only organization for senior-level executives in successful nonprofit organizations.