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Summertime Memories!

Summertime Memories! by Ryleah Cross, Edward Jones – Ryleah Cross, Board Chair of Grimes Chamber & Economic Development June 2022 Newsletter Article Growing up I have the best memories that came from the summertime. The last day of school brought much excitement and joy around the possibilities of the next couple months that were free…

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May Flowers Bring Summer Fun!

May Flowers Bring Summer Fun! by Brian Buethe, President | CEO, Grimes Chamber & Economic Development May 2022 Newsletter Article Just about everyone has heard the timeless phrase “April showers bring May flowers.”  Per a three-minute research session, it appears that the origin of the phrase dates back to an English poet names Thomas Tusser. He wrote…

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Volunteer Your Time!

Volunteer Your Time! by Ryleah Cross, Edward Jones – Ryleah Cross, Board Chair of Grimes Chamber & Economic Development April 2022 Newsletter Article Spring is here and with warmer days and sunshine lasting further into the evening I am starting to feel the excitement of the opportunities in the community. One of my favorite parts of…

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The Value of Compliments

The Value of Compliments by Brian Buethe, President | CEO, Grimes Chamber & Economic Development March 2022 Newsletter Article I was recently reading an article in a publication called The Daily Umbrella. This is a daily email that is produced and distributed by Big Green Umbrella Media, Inc. Shane Goodman is the longtime President and Publisher of…

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Change is a Good Thing

Change is a Good Thing by Ryleah Cross, Edward Jones – Ryleah Cross, Board Chair of Grimes Chamber & Economic Development February 2022 Newsletter Article I am honored and excited to be serving as the Board Chair for Grimes Chamber and Economic Development in 2022. I am lucky to call Grimes home with my husband…

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Every Drop of Water Shapes the Stone

Every Drop of Water Shapes the Stone By Brian Buethe, President | CEO, Grimes Chamber & Economic Development January 2022 Newsletter Article There is something wonderful about this time of year. No, I’m not talking about the weather (as I write this it is -2° F outside, with a mild breeze). Rather, I’m referring to the promise…

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Be True to Your…

Be True to Your… By Brian Buethe, President | CEO, Grimes Chamber & Economic Development December 2021 Newsletter Article In December of 1963 a song written by Brian Wilson and Mike Love peaked on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 at #6. The song was entitled “Be True to Your School”. The band, one of the most critically…

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Grimes-Giving!

Grimes-Giving! By Ben Butzke (Butzke Burch Construction), Board Chair, Grimes Chamber & Economic Development November 2021 Newsletter Article Happy Holiday Season, Grimes! That might seem a little premature to say, but once we hit Halloween it always feels like a whirlwind until we get through New Year’s. Although Christmas music before Thanksgiving is still weird…

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It’s More Important Than You Know

It’s More Important Than You Know By Brian Buethe, President, CEO, Grimes Chamber & Economic Development October 2021 Newsletter Article Grimes Area Chamber of Commerce was officially formed in 1995. At that time, Grimes had a population of 3,490 people. Just five years earlier, in 1990, the decennial census indicated that 2,690 people lived in the community. In…

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Crisp Leaves, Bright Lights and Cool Breezes

Crisp Leaves, Bright Lights and Cool Breezes By Ben Butzke (Butzke Burch Construction), Board Chair, Grimes Chamber & Economic Development September 2021 Newsletter Article The crisp leaves, bright lights from the stadium, and cool breeze is upon us. Fall doesn’t officially begin for a few more weeks but everything that comes with it is quickly…

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