VOLUME 5, ISSUE 1
JANUARY 2015
2015 Board of Directors
Upcoming events! January 1 Chamber office closed
January 5—9 Chamber office closed for Executive Director Professional Development
January 12 GDMP Legislative Opening Night Reception
January 15 Ribbon Cutting Align Right Chiropractic 4:00 to 5:00 pm Ceremony at 4:15 pm
January 20 Business After Hours Location: TBD
January 27 GDMP Annual Dinner
January 29 Nomination Due for Business & Citizen of the Year More info: clivechamber.org
Past President Susan Dunn Heart of America Group
Joan Ellis In the Bag Corporate Cuisine
Kevin McCormick Fareway Stores, Inc.
Sarah Robbins Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central IA
President Craig Erickson Shive-Hattery
Vice President Matt Janssen Luana Savings Bank
Secretary Kara Bernsee Woodlands Creek
Treasurer Chuck Jones CPA
David Siebert NCMIC Group/Professional Solutions
Michael Wieskamp Combined Systems Technology
Kevin Wosmansky Neighborhood conneXions
Elizabeth Overton Sullivan & Ward, PC
Karen Allison Waukee Community Schools
Shane Christensen West Des Moines Community Schools
Matt McQuillen City of Clive
Kristy Schmidt Clive Chamber Executive Director
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2015 Annual Dinner Celebration – Silver Sponsor Cost: $300 Event Details: The Annual Dinner Celebration is February 17, 2015 at NCMIC, 14001 University Avenue in Clive. Put on your detective hat and join us for an evening of dinner, drinks and a Murder Mystery. The celebration will take place from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. We will recognize our Annual “Business of the Year” and “Citizen of the Year” winners! Recognition: Company name on the printed invitations (if commitment is made prior to December 28) mailed to membership, company name in e-newsletter before and after the event as well as recognition from the podium. Company name displayed prominently at event.
To sign up for sponsorships, click here. Please contact Kristy Schmidt, Clive Chamber Executive Director at 222.5295 or kschmidt@clivechamber.org with questions.
Light the Plaza
The 2nd Annual “Light the Plaza” was held on December 2, 2014 at Aasheim Plaza. Following the lighting ceremony everyone enjoyed a visit from Santa, hot cocoa & cookies at Bruegger’s.
Thank you to our Sponsors:
Thank you to our Premium Level Members! Platinum Level
Silver Level
Click here for more Information on Premium Membership Levels
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Ribbon Cutting for Utopia Family Chiropractic
Partnership Perk
On December 17, Utopia Family Chiropractic held their Ribbon Cutting with the Clive Chamber. Congratulations to Dr. Lindsey White!! Utopia Family Chiropractic is located at 12931 University Avenue, Suite 103 in Clive.
Greater Des Moines Partnership and the Clive Chamber want to help you get a jump start on your New Year’s resolutions with the new Get Active Wellness Toolkit, aimed at helping local small businesses provide turn-key wellness programming for their employees.
The Get Active Wellness Toolkit was inspired by the Greater Des Moines business community’s support of making Iowa the healthiest state in the nation by 2016. A Capital Crossroads survey conducted in 2013 revealed that many small business owners like the idea of helping their employees remain healthy, but don’t have enough time, knowledge, or resources to implement a program. The Get Active Wellness Toolkit seeks to remove those barriers by arming small businesses with “plug-and-play” content to help them implement a wellness program within their offices. The program is a benefit of membership to one of the Partnership’s 21 Affiliate Chambers of Commerce in Central Iowa, and is available to them at no additional cost.
Each month, Chamber member businesses may download a new one-page poster and handout that provides wellness tips, facts, and re-sources to give employees immediate takeaways that they can implement in their daily lives. Here’s an example:
“For every hour of exercise you do, you could live two hours longer, even if you don’t start working out until you are middle aged!”
Each month the Get Active Wellness Toolkit will feature a different theme:
January 2015’s theme focuses on the importance of movement and physical activity.
February’s theme will be dental health.
March’s theme will focus on healthful ways to handle stress.
The materials are available to view on the Partnership’s website, www.desmoinesmetro.com/getactive. Here’s to your health!
BOARD OF
DIRECTORS
Officers President Craig Erickson Shive-Hattery cerickson@shive-hattery.com
Vice President Matt Janssen, Luana Savings Bank mjanssen@luanasavingsbank.com
Secretary Kara Bernsee Woodlands Creek kara.bernsee@woodlandscreek.com
Treasurer Chuck Jones, CPA chuckjonescpa@gmail.com
Past President Susan Dunn Heart of America sdunn@hoari.com Board of Directors Joan Ellis In the Bag Corporate Cuisine j39ellis@gmail.com
Kevin McCormick Fareway Stores, Inc. u1061@farewaystores.com
Sarah Robbins Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central IA srobbins@bbbsia.org
David Siebert NCMIC Group/Professional Solutions dsiebert@profsolutions.com
Michael Wieskamp Combined Systems Technology mwieskamp@cstoncall.com
Kevin Wosmansky Neighborhood conneXions kevin@neighborhoodconnexions.com
January & February Event Hosts Needed
2015 Business After Hours – Host Sponsor – 1/20/15 Event: Jan. 20, 2015, 4:30 to 6:00 pm. Monthly hosts are responsible for food and beverage/alcohol. Door prizes are optional but encouraged. Business logo included on all promotional materials. Attendee contact information provided to host business following event. Clive Chamber Ambassadors and Staff available to assist at check in. Opportunity for a 5 minute presentation by host business during event. Sponsorship Cost: $100
2015 AM Connections – Host Sponsor – 2/3/15 Event: Feb. 3, 2015 - 7:30 to 8:30 am Monthly hosts are responsible for food and beverage. Door prizes are optional but encouraged. Business logo included on all promotional materials. Attendee contact information provided to host business following event. Clive Chamber Ambassadors and Staff available to assist at check in. Opportunity for a 5 minute presentation by host business during event. Sponsorship Cost: $100 Click here to sign up for sponsorships
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The Clive Chamber of Commerce, City of Clive and Clive Lions Club are seeking nominations for 2014 Clive Chamber Business of the Year and Clive Citizen of the Year awards. Nominate your business, or another deserving business, and/or a deserving resident today. The deadline for submitting nominations is 5 p.m. on Thursday, January 29.
The winning business and citizen will be recognized during the Clive Chamber Annual Celebration on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at NCMIC, 14001 University Avenue
Seeking Nominations for Business & Citizen of the Year
in Clive. The judging panel for the Business of the Year Award is comprised of representatives from the events committee. The judging panel for the Citizen of the Year is comprised of community representatives. Nomination form for the Business of the Year: PDF Version | Microsoft Word Format Nomination form for Citizen of the Year: PDF Version | Microsoft Word Format
Mail or E-mail completed form: Clive Chamber of Commerce, 1900 NW 114th Street, Clive, IA 50325 ▪ info@clivechamber.org
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WELCOME NEW MEMBER!
Align Right Chiropractic April Oxendale 8170 Hickman Road, Suite 4 Clive, IA 50325 Telephone: 515-278-4676
Ribbon Cutting for Align Right Chiropractic
Thursday, January 15 ● 4:00 to 5:00 pm
Ribbon Cutting for Align Right Chiropractic
8170 Hickman Road, Suite 4, Clive, Iowa Join us to welcome Align Right Chiropractic to the Clive business community with a ribbon cutting. Open house 4:00 to 5:00 pm. Ceremony at 4:15 pm.
Light refreshments will be provided.
Promote your business...Sponsor a chamber event!
Click here for details
Seeking testimonials from our members
When someone takes the time to recount a positive experience, it speaks volumes. And so the Clive Chamber would like to request a small favor from our members—a testimonial that will give other businesses a sense of the experience and services we offer.
This testimonial can be as short or as long as you like. It is valuable to the future of our membership. Feel free to email Kristy Schmidt, Executive Director at kschmidt@clivechamber.org.
The testimonials will be used on our website & in our chamber directory.
Chamber Guide Ads on Sale Now
The Clive Chamber of Commerce, The City of Clive & Clive Living magazine are pleased to announce the upcoming publication of the official Clive Chamber Directory & Resident Guide.
This full color, 8” x 9.75” slick & glossy magazine will feature information about the Clive community, businesses, churches, schools and events.
Also included will be a Chamber membership directory.
This will be mailed to ALL homes, apartments and businesses in Clive; additional copies will be distributed by the city & chamber to new homeowners, new businesses & through other promotional channels.
Publication date: February 26, 2015 • Copy/art deadline: January 19, 2015
For more information or to reserve your space, contact Christina at 515.249.7963, fax 515.953.1394 or christina@iowalivingmagazines.com. Click here for more details.
Promotional Products with a Purpose
Contact Mary Anne Kennedy for all your Promotional Products
515-727-8774 www.PrimarySourcePromotion.com
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1900 NW 114th Street ● Clive, IA 50325
Phone: 515-222-5295 ● E-mail: info@clivechamber.org ● www.clivechamber.org
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2015 Opening Night Legislative Reception
GDMP Annual Dinner
THE GREATER DES MOINES PARTNERSHIP'S 2015 ANNUAL DINNER
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM (Reception at 5:00pm, Program & Dinner at 6:30pm)
Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center 833 5th Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50309
FEATURING FAREED ZAKARIA
This year’s keynote speaker for the Partnership’s Annual Dinner is Fareed Zakaria, host of CNN's Fareed Zakaria GPS, Editor-at-Large of TIME, and Washington Post columnist. The event will be at the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center at Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 833 5th Avenue, Downtown Des Moines. The cost is $1,500 per table (of 10) or $150 for Center Stage Seating, and $1,250 per table (of 10) or $125 per person for General Seating. To register, please visit www.desmoinesmetro.com/annualdinner.
Monday, January 12, 2015
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Science Center of Iowa 401 W Martin Luther King Jr Pkwy, Des Moines, IA 50309
Meet Iowa Legislators, enjoy hors d’oeuvres from restaurants and vendors from the Regional Affiliate communities, and enjoy the unique venue that is the Science Center of Iowa.
Click here to register.
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