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Ames Chamber of Commerce Announces Leadership Series Capstone Event Featuring Simon Estes

August 21, 2018

EDITOR NOTE: Photo of speaker available upon request


Ames, IAThe Ames Chamber of Commerce is excited to host Dr. Simon Estes as the featured speaker at the final event of the 2018 Ames Chamber of Commerce Leadership Series. The program will be held at the ISU Alumni Center in Ames on Thursday, October 11, 2018.

“This year’s Capstone Event is one I am extremely eager for,” said Sarah Buss, Director of Events and Sponsorship for the Ames Chamber of Commerce. “Many of us have heard Simon Estes’s beautiful voice, but we don’t know all the background behind it. If you think his music moves you, then just wait until you hear his story!”

In addition to being a world-renowned opera singer, Estes also found a way to give back. By creating the Simon Estes Foundation, he was able to start numerous scholarship organizations across the world and partner with the United Nations Foundation to help eliminate malaria in Africa. This year’s Capstone will feature Estes’s inspirational story and also include a performance. 

The Capstone Event is the final program to the 2018 Leadership Series – a collection of four events held throughout the year to inspire, motivate and empower community members.

The Simon Estes Capstone Event will be on Thursday, October 11 from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. at the ISU Alumni Center (429 Alumni Lane, Ames). Tickets are $35 for Chamber Members and $45 for the General Public. Employees of members qualify for the member discount. Members are asked to log in to their Member Portal on to register.

For more information or to purchase tickets, call 515-232-2310 or visit


For More Information:

Sarah Buss | Director, Events and Sponsorship | 515-232-2310 |

Andrea Hammes Dodge | Vice President | 515-232-2310 |

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