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What You Need to Know About the Newly Merged Polk City Chamber and Economic Development Corporation

Polk County Chamber Spotlight

June 21, 2018

Chamber name

Polk City Chamber and Economic Development Corporation

Elected leader 

Joshua MacLean, President

Professional staff leader of the Chamber 

Sheila Mahan, Executive Director

Number of Members

Over 70

What inspired you to first get involved with your Chamber?  

I joined Polk City Chamber in 2015 to get involved with the economic growth of the community and to network with business owners. I started as an ambassador for the organization to promote the community and foster future growth.    

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

The merger of the Economic Development Corporation and the Chamber of Commerce under one executive board is our biggest achievement of the last 12 months.

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

I’m looking forward to getting more visitors from Saylorville Lake and Big Creek to stop in Polk City and utilize the local businesses.

What upcoming events should people watch for?

July 20 – 21

Four Seasons Festival


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Joshua MacLean

Joshua MacLean is a broker dealer services representative at Voya Financial in Downtown Des Moines (DSM).