Ames Chamber of Commerce

Building Relationships

Take advantage of your Chamber membership by attending these great events!  These programs are designed to help you get involved and interact with other Chamber members and the community.

Want to support our Building Relationships programming?  Check out our Sponsorship Opportunities!


Ribbon Cuttings

If your business has completed a major remodeling project, moved to a new location, changed ownership, or reached a milestone, you need to take advantage of the Chamber’s Ribbon Cutting service that brings members and the media to you.

With each Ribbon Cutting, your business will be exposed to the Ames community and Story County. Event photos of your Ribbon Cutting will be published in the Ames Business Monthly. A Ribbon Cutting is a great way to invite people to your location and showcase your business. You can view the latest Ribbon Cuttings on our Facebook Page

Not only does this opportunity get people to your place of business, but it offers a unique networking environment in addition to some great marketing. So what are you waiting for? Contact the Chamber at 515-232-2310 to schedule your Ribbon Cutting today!

Click Here to View the Ribbon Cutting Guidelines

Hosting a Ribbon Cutting? Complete this form to help us share your story and promote your business!

Ames Chamber Golf Day

The Ames Chamber of Commerce Annual Golf Day is a four-person best shot tournament for Chamber members of all talent levels! Participants are served a complimentary lunch with an afternoon tee time. Prizes are awarded for the top three teams and the last place team. The Annual Golf Day is always a fun and enjoyable event for our members! The tournament is held every summer at a local Ames golf course. 144 golfers (2 teams per golf hole for shotgun start).

Annual Event

The combined event of the Ames Chamber of Commerce, Ames Economic Development Commission, Ames Main Street, FUEL Story County, Ames Seed Capital, LLC, The Ames Foundation, Startup Ames, and Campustown Action Association celebrates the accomplishments of the past year, while forecasting what is to come in the upcoming year. A recap of the Awards Banquet (held prior to the Annual Event) will be presented. Sponsoring the Annual Event highlights your business as one of our community’s top supporters, and gives you exposure to some of the area’s top business professionals.

Business After Hours

These evening receptions are hosted monthly by member businesses as a great opportunity to network with an average attendance of 250 members and guests.  As a Chamber member there is no fee to attend.

Corporate Buddies

Calling all prospective Non-Profits interested in Chamber of Commerce affiliation AND businesses that want to pay it forward!  We'd like to extend an offer for businesses to non-profits that are currently not Chamber members to engage with Chamber of Commerce programming to the fullest. With this agreement, the Ames Chamber business member offers to pay half the non-profit level dues while the Non Profit pays the other half of dues fulfillment.   This partnership increases the visibility and engagement for the both non-profit and the businesses offering to “pay it forward.”  Interested in more information? Contact us today 515-232-2310

Coffee Mingle

Our monthly Coffee Mingle is an opportunity to connect with other business owners and Chamber and community members in an informal setting over a hot cup of coffee. Learn about various topics, businesses and Chamber ongoing to get the day started off right! This is a free, come-and-go as you please event with no registration required. If you're new to the area or the Chamber, we'd love to meet you! Grab a friend or coworker and join us fora cup of coffee!

Past Chairs Annual Steak Fry

The Ames Chamber past board chairs host this popular annual event. This casual, no-ties-allowed, grill-your-own-steak fry is a great networking event where you can make new contacts and catch up with old friends! Held on the Tuesday after Labor Day, rain or shine!

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