Ames Chamber of Commerce

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

The Ames Chamber of Commerce and its affiliate organizations maintain the belief that all people are allowed the freedom to express themselves respectfully. Embracing differences within the Chamber membership and community at-large makes the organizations stronger and better diversified.  The Chamber believes in and stands for values of inclusion, equity and justice.

To help advocate on behalf of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI), we have gathered a list of resources you may find valuable to support and encourage everyone to be an ally. If you feel anything is missing from this list, please do not hesitate to reach out at 515-232-2310. 


Minority Owned Business Enterprise Directory

Strong efforts have been made to develop a comprehensive list of minority-owned businesses in Story County, Iowa. Included are self-reported business enterprises owned by minority persons. If you see a business missing from this list, please let us know! Check Out the Directory

A Symposium on Building Inclusive Organizations

The Ames Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the City of Ames Human Relations Commission and Iowa State University Division of Diversity and Inclusion to host this critical, enlightening, one or two day event. Walk away with the tools you need to start building a more inclusive workplace.
This event is held each fall. View our events calendar to see when the next event is.

DEI Facilitators / Consultants

See how your company can benefit from DEI training by referring to this list of facilitators.
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City of Ames Human Rights Commission

Join the Human Rights Commission and have a direct impact on minimizing or eliminating discrimination within our community.
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