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Community Involvement

Community Involvement March Newsletter Article   by Ben Butzke, 2020 Grimes Chamber & Economic Development Board Chair, Inspiring Dance & Butzke Burch Construction   Hello Grimes! My name is Ben Butzke and I am the 2020 Board Chair for Grimes Chamber and Economic Development. I am proud to be a dual Chamber member through my…

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The Future Belongs to Those Who Show Up

The Future Belongs to Those Who Show Up February Newsletter Article I’m trying to break what I believe to be a very bad habit. As you might imagine, when you work for an organization like Grimes Chamber & Economic Development, you meet a lot of people representing a great variety of interests.   In those initial…

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It Was A Good Decade For Grimes

It Was A Good Decade For Grimes It Was A Good Decade For Grimes As a transplant to the state, I don’t consider myself to me a great student of Iowa history. However, in the time I have spent here, I’ve always been curious to learn about how communities were established and how they came to…

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12 Days of Christmas in Grimes

12 Days of Christmas in Grimes 12 Days of Christmas in Grimes – Brian Buethe On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me a snowblower from Kempker True Value Hardware. On the second day of Christmas my true love gave to me two handmade earrings from Art Happy. On the third…

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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!

Summer Is Here! 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!’ I myself look forward to summer…

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The Color Orange

The Color Orange 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 mental reactions associated with the color…

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Nice to Meet You

Nice to Meet You 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 it might benefit others that…

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You Have a Voice; Use it Wisely

You Have a Voice; Use it Wisely 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 support here,…

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Appreciate the Now | Relish the Future

Appreciate the Now | Relish the Future 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 of the…

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