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Silver Linings

By Madison Taiber | June 9, 2020 | Comments Off on Silver Linings

By Brian Buethe, President | CEO, Grimes Chamber & Economic Development June Newsletter Article There is no sugarcoating it; this year has been stressful for just about everyone. The introduction and evolution of information surrounding the pandemic has been unrelenting. Our local business community has had to adapt in ways they could never have imagined. Nevertheless, the resiliency…

Missing One Another

By Madison Taiber | May 14, 2020 | Comments Off on Missing One Another

by Ben Butzke, 2020 Board Chair, Grimes Chamber & Economic Development May Newsletter Article Getting tired of Zoom, Teams and every other virtual meeting platform yet? Me too, but not because they aren’t great tools for conducting business and seeing friends and family. These meetings are driving me crazy because I miss our traditional Lunch…

Pain & Inspiration

By Madison Taiber | April 6, 2020 | Comments Off on Pain & Inspiration

by Brian Buethe, President | CEO, Grimes Chamber & Economic Development April Newsletter Article I start almost every day by checking the news. It’s been a part of my routine for years, because in my line of work, it is important to know what is happening in the local community and around the world. I expect that…

Community Involvement

By Madison Taiber | March 4, 2020 | Comments Off on 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 wife’s dance studio,…

The Future Belongs to Those Who Show Up

By Madison Taiber | February 7, 2020 | Comments Off on 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 meetings, basic questions often re-occur. “How are things in…

It Was A Good Decade For Grimes

By Madison Taiber | January 6, 2020 | Comments Off on It Was A Good Decade For Grimes

by Brian Buethe, President | CEO, Grimes Chamber & Economic Development January Newsletter Article 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…

12 Days of Christmas in Grimes

By Madison Taiber | December 18, 2019 | Comments Off on 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 day of Christmas my true love…

The Ray Center announces 2019 Iowa Character Award honorees

By Madison Taiber | July 16, 2019 | Comments Off on 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 Altoona, Iowa. The Ray Center’s top award, the Robert…

Summer Is Here!

By Madison Taiber | May 7, 2019 | Comments Off on 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 break. We don’t have…

The Color Orange

By Madison Taiber | April 3, 2019 | Comments Off on 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 yellow. Supposedly, orange brings…

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