Affiliate Chamber Spotlight: Grimes Chamber & Economic Development
Chamber Name: Grimes Chamber & Economic Development
Elected leader for 2018: Andrea Sabus, State Farm Insurance, Board Chair
Professional Staff Leader of the Chamber: Brian Buethe, IOM, President/ CEO
Number of Members: 295
What inspired you to first get involved with your Chamber?
I was interested in getting involved with the Grimes Chamber because it was a way that we could become immersed in the community and be a part of a wonderful business community. As a business we were drawn in by the engagement with local businesses and the inviting nature of the Grimes Chamber & Economic Development.
What’s a signature offering of your Chamber?
Advocacy Grimes Chamber has a strong partnership with local government officials which allows us to effectively advocate and educate decisionmakers on behalf of our nearly 300 members. We equip the business community to be heard and to have a stronger voice in the future of our vibrant and growing community.
What is your Chamber’s biggest accomplishment in the past 12 months?
In the past 12 months Grimes Chamber & Economic Development has reorganized and added new talent which has allowed us to more professionally and effectively market our members and our community. Our members receive a greater return on investment for the funds they invest in our organization.
Any initiative or project that you are looking forward to in 2019?
This year Grimes Chamber & Economic Development plans to revamp and update its website to improve its mobile presence.
What upcoming events should people watch for?
June 6-8, 200 N James Street, Grimes IA
Grimes Home Base Iowa Fireworks Show
Thursday, July 4, Grimes North Sports Plex
GCED Annual Golf Outing
Thursday, September 12, Beaver Creek Golf Course
Find more information on Grimes events on the Chamber website and ‘like’ our Chamber Facebook page for updates on other fun events this summer. The more support we have for our community, the greater our community will be! We hope to see you all this summer enjoying everything Grimes has to offer!
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