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This is How the Altoona Area Chamber of Commerce is Supporting Business

Altoona Chamber of Commerce

June 28, 2018

Chamber name

Altoona Area Chamber of Commerce

Elected leader for 2018

Luke Sibley, Financial Advisor Edward Jones

Professional staff leader of the Chamber

Melissa Horton, Executive Director

Number of Members


What inspired you to first get involved with your Chamber?

The Chamber really supported me as a new business owner and I wanted to return that support.  Being a Chamber member provides me with a great avenue to promote my business and to support others to help Altoona grow. This area is booming and a lot of that is a result of the work the Chamber does.

What’s a signature offering of your Chamber?

We do our best to market and promote our business membership like every other Affiliate Member. We are a resource to our Members and provide several classes each year that give them an opportunity to learn something new or ask questions about something they are struggling with in their day to day operations.

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

Keeping up with the tremendous growth!

Any initiative or project that you are looking forward to in 2018?

We, along with everyone in Greater Des Moines (DSM), are focused on helping our businesses gain and retain employees. Workforce continues to be a challenge and we are doing what we can to market those open positions and those companies.

What upcoming events should people watch for?

July 13

The Annual Golf Outing

July 26 – 29 

Altoona 150 Celebration

Oct. 4

Taste of Altoona

Nov. 3

Nippy Hippie 5K

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.

Luke Sibley

Luke Sibley is a financial advisor with Edward Jones and has grown up in the Southeast Polk area in Greater Des Moines (DSM). This is his second time around as Altoona Chamber President. He is married and has three awesome kids. He helps coach soccer and he and his wife have fun flipping houses.