The Ames Economic Development Commission (AEDC) in partnership with the International Economic Development Council, will celebrate the second annual economic development week in Ames. The weeklong celebration will emphasize the importance of economic development and showcase the efforts and initiatives improving business retention, job growth and quality of life for Ames-area residents. The 2017 event dates are May 8-13.
Community and business leaders can access the knowledge and experience of world-renowned leaders by attending Leadercast® Ames on May 5, 2017 from 8am – 4pm.
The Ames Main Street Farmers’ Market (AMSFM) kicks off its 7th season this Saturday, May 6th. The 2017 market season will run every Saturday through October 28th from 8a.m.-12:30p.m in historic downtown Ames. In October market hours will change to 9:00a.m.-12:30p.m.
The Ames Seed Capital LLC (ASCF) will review their 2016 accomplishments during their 2017 Annual Meeting with investors and guests on Tuesday, April 18th, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Scheman Building (room 220-240) in Ames. The keynote speakers for the event are Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds and Peter Wilkins, Managing Director Hyde Park Angels in Chicago.
The Ames Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Commission are pleased to welcome Brenda Dryer to the team as the Director of Workforce Solutions and Story County Community Outreach. Dryer will start in the position on April 3rd.
Consultant Connect, a consulting agency designed to bridge the gap between economic developers and site consultants, announces its 2017 list of North America's Top 50 Economic Developers.
The Ames Foundation, in partnership with the Ames Chamber of Commerce has established a new office at 304 Main Street in downtown Ames. The Foundation is now an affiliate organization of the Ames Chamber of Commerce.
The Young Professionals of Ames, in partnership with the Ames Convention & Visitors Bureau, The City of Ames, Ames Chamber of Commerce, and Iowa State University, is excited to present the Ames 2016 Fireworks.