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By Madison Taiber | December 7, 2021 | Comments Off on 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 acclaimed and commercially successful…

Grimes-Giving!

By Madison Taiber | November 18, 2021 | Comments Off on 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 to…

It’s More Important Than You Know

By Madison Taiber | October 4, 2021 | Comments Off on 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 just five years, the population of…

Crisp Leaves, Bright Lights and Cool Breezes

By Madison Taiber | September 1, 2021 | Comments Off on 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 approaching. Our kids are back in school…

Learning From Others

By Madison Taiber | August 3, 2021 | Comments Off on Learning From Others

By Brian Buethe, President, CEO, Grimes Chamber & Economic Development August 2021 Newsletter Article It is no surprise that the weather is often a topic that is brought up in casual conversation. It is something that impacts everyone, all the time, in one way or another. Depending on your circumstance, you might be hoping for different…

Making Hay

By Madison Taiber | July 13, 2021 | Comments Off on Making Hay

By Brian Buethe, President, CEO, Grimes Chamber & Economic Development July 2021 Newsletter Article As a young man growing up on a farm in rural Nebraska, making hay was an important part of my summer routine. Sometimes I hated it and sometimes I loved it. At this point in my life, I look back on that activity…

Make Memories This Summer!

By Madison Taiber | June 13, 2021 | Comments Off on Make Memories This Summer!

By Brian Buethe, President, CEO, Grimes Chamber & Economic Development June 2021 Newsletter Article For me, it was a summer day in the early 1980’s, just outside a small town at my family’s local church. That is where one of my fondest childhood memories was born. While we may have been celebrating some kind of milestone, my…

June Member Spotlight

By Madison Taiber | June 1, 2021 | Comments Off on June Member Spotlight

Signarama – Ankeny! KJ Signs LLC was started in 2016, and is a locally and independently-owned small business doing business as Signarama Ankeny and YESCO Sign & Lighting Des Moines. We design, create, produce, and install all types of visual signs and graphics.  We also have a dedicated division that services, repairs and retrofits exterior…

Cheers to Grimes!

By Madison Taiber | June 1, 2021 | Comments Off on Cheers to Grimes!

May 2021 Newsletter Article Happy spring, Grimes! Warmer temperatures, green grass, outdoor events and vaccines are providing us hope and excitement for the rest of 2021. Grimes Chamber & Economic Development has been cautiously and thoughtfully implementing more in-person ribbon cuttings, groundbreaking ceremonies and networking events, to which I could not be more excited for.…

A Good Place to Live

By Madison Taiber | April 7, 2021 | Comments Off on A Good Place to Live

By Brian Buethe, President, CEO, Grimes Chamber & Economic Development April 2021 Newsletter Article Historically, the driving factor on where people chose to live was often based on where they could make a good living.  Determine where the best job opportunity existed and move there in order to take advantage of the opportunity. While this is certainly…

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