Posts by Madison Taiber

The Ray Center announces 2019 Iowa Character Award honorees

The Ray Center announces 2019 Iowa Character Award honorees DES MOINES:  The Robert D. and Billie Ray Center at Drake University will recognize 12 Iowa individuals and groups with awards for exceptional character this month. The 2019 Iowa Character Awards ceremony will be held Friday, July 26, at The Meadows Events and Conference Center in…

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Summer Is Here!

The Ray Center announces 2019 Iowa Character Award honorees We are almost there! We have been waiting for it. Summer! Schedules fill up fast with graduations, weddings, vacations and kids sports! Kids get a break from homework and school activities and we as parents try to fill their schedules with other activities to avoid the words ‘I’m bored!’…

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The Color Orange

The Ray Center announces 2019 Iowa Character Award honorees I read recently that the color orange “radiates warmth and happiness, combining the physical energy and stimulation of red with the cheerfulness of yellow”. It was suggested that orange is associated with gut instincts, as opposed to the physical reactions associated with the color red or the…

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Nice to Meet You

The Ray Center announces 2019 Iowa Character Award honorees Hi my name is Andrea Sabus, I own the local State Farm Agency and I am thrilled to be the 2019 Chair for Grimes Chamber and Economic Development! I have been reflecting on my growing involvement in the chamber over the past five years and realized…

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You Have a Voice; Use it Wisely

The Ray Center announces 2019 Iowa Character Award honorees In roughly one year (February 3rd, 2020) the Iowa Caucus will take place. In the coming months, Iowans will be afforded a rare opportunity to observe candidates running for the highest political office in the land first hand. Most serious candidates will visit Iowa in hopes of securing…

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Appreciate the Now | Relish the Future

The Ray Center announces 2019 Iowa Character Award honorees In late January members of Grimes Chamber & Economic Development will gather at their Annual Dinner & Awards Ceremony. As a growing organization in a community that is flourishing, it is an opportunity to reflect on recent successes and honor businesses, organizations, and individuals who represent some…

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