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NACC Holiday Lunch
12/15/2022
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2023 NACC Annual Awards Banquet
1/20/2023
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RUNorwalk 2023 5K Run/Walk
5/13/2023
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2023 NACC Golf Outing
6/21/2023
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Events in the month of September 2021
DateEvent
9/5/2021
Norwalk Music Fest


Stay tuned for updates for Norwalk Music Fest 2021!
Follow us on Facebook or check us out at www.norwalkhometownpride.com.

We will be inviting back all of the performers that were chosen to play last year. Be sure to like their pages to keep informed of where they will be playing next!
Round A BoutDick Danger Band of Des Moines
Jeff Arrandale Band , Treyor Wood Band , Dan Trilk Music , Trilk Rock School
, Knocked Out Cold, Sara RouthTeri Rosalani Underhill, Matt Woods, 5 Below and Awaking Force.

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9/8/2021
Warrior Giving Wednesday


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9/9/2021
SUPPLIER DIVERSITY TRAINING

SUPPLIER DIVERSITY TRAINING
Supplier diversity fosters a better understanding of a diverse customer base through the use of vendors from different
backgrounds. This also ensures an open and inclusive competition. Over the last decade the number of minority-owned firms
in the US has increased 38 percent. As the number of minority entrepreneurs continues to rise, there is a widely recognized
need for B2B opportunities and supplier diversity programs that quickly scale and grow a small business.
This series will give small business owners information on how to sell to larger companies, become certified, sell to the
government and be inclusive in your own business.

Session 2: Becoming a Certified Targeted Small Business
Presented by Jill Lippincott
Thursday, Sept. 9 | 2 – 3:30 p.m. | Register
 

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9/10/2021
Drive By for Donuts and Coffee


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9/10/2021
Moonlight Movie Night

The true story of a newly appointed African-American coach and his high school team on their first season as a racially integrated unit.

Remember the Titans

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9/16/2021
NACC September Membership Breakfast


NACC September Membership Breakfast
Thursday, Sept 16 | 7:30-9:00 am

Location: Luana Community Room, 9321 Market Place Dr, Norwalk
Breakfast Meeting Sponsor: Luana Savings Bank

Cost: Free to Chamber Members, $5 for Non-Members
Speakers: 
Luke Parris, Norwalk Community Development Director - Luke will update us on the residential housing growth in Norwalk and what to look for in the near future.
Hollie Zajieck, Norwalk Economic Development Director - Hollie is presenting the upcoming business growth and development.
RSVP Required

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9/16/2021
Regional Rush Hour - Hosted by WDM Chamber


Regional Rush Hour
Thursday Sep 16, 2021
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM CDT

First National Bank
5625 Mills Civic Pkwy. West Des Moines IA 50266
 
Due to popular demand, First National Bank is back again this year for a Regional Rush Hour event. 
 
Come network and meet new people or re-connect with members you’ve not seen in a while at First National Bank’s West Des Moines location in West Glen. Don’t miss this must attend event on September 16th.
 
Taste delicious samples from your favorite West Des Moines restaurants:
 
Banana Leaf
BeerStyles
Big Al’s BBQ
Urban Cellar
And more of your local favorites
 
Music by World Port
 
Refreshments provided by BeerStyles & WineStyles
 
Registration information is available here: https://members.wdmchamber.org/events/details/regional-rush-hour-1397?calendarMonth=2021-09-01
 

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9/22/2021
Top Five Insights to Success from an Entrepreneur


This Top Five series will feature experts in human resources, marketing, accounting, IT and others. They will introduce five things on certain topic that will help you be successful in your small business.

Learn from an entrepreneur themselves who went from having a 500 credit score to growing a $10 million dollar business. They will share five areas that helped them to be successful including growing business, leadership techniques, marketing strategies and financial decisions and maintaining your company's success during a pandemic.
 

Chandler Steffy is a business owner entrepreneur raised on a farm in North Central Iowa talking to pigs and chickens.  Working has been the cornerstone of his life since he was first able to walk.  His ability to combine a farmer work ethic to those childhood dreams have helped him grow in his professional career since the mid 90’s. 

In 1990 Chandler headed off to college in Ohio on a small sports scholarship with aspirations to get into the medical field.  During his college years he was able to travel the world through sports as well as learn and put to action life values such as Creativity, Passion, Determination, Empathy, Loyalty, Hard work, Dedication to a cause and so much more. 

Life challenges during late college fortunately pulled Chandler away from schooling and earning a degree.  School was never Chandler’s favorite activity. His desire of hands-on learning and being in the open world and absorbing life from around him is what makes him, Him. 
It was in the 1996 Chandler found construction. New home construction Framing contractors were at the time and still to this day are in a way the “Wild West” of professional careers.  This was home to him and where his dreams began to become real. 

In the Fall of 2012 Chandler started an Exterior Restoration Company specializing in teaching and educating property owners about the condition of their property.  Over the past 8 years this business has grown from 59 customers his first year to over 750 customers in 2020 and over $12 million in gross revenue. He has 26 team members who support up over 75 in the field contractors on a daily basis. 

His business has been awarded multiple awards and recognition. In 2018 the were invited by Owens Corning to be one of their Platinum Preferred Contractor which placed them in the top 1% of contractors nationally. In 2019 they were nominated as a top 3 finalist for business of the year in Urbandale, Iowa.  In 2020 the were awarded Best in Class Contractor and nominated as a finalist in Best in Class as Up and Coming Business in Urbandale.  

His business has impacted the communities they work in.  Chandler silently has established relationships deep in the community.  One partnership is with Iowa Juneteenth where they have donated and helped financially the success of the organization.  This relationship has led to donations to multiple inner-city churches where they have provided new exterior renovations from simple fixes to multiple $30k plus projects with no money required from the churches.  They have been involved in the extremely small nonprofits to some of the largest in the community. 
Chandler enjoys sharing the path that his personal and professional life has taken.  His ability to share these successes and failures has led many others to chase after their dreams. 


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9/23/2021
Warren County Mentoring for Women


Meet Your Mentor!
Warren County Mentoring for Women
Sept. 23 - 8:00-10:30 am
Carlisle United Methodist Church

Family Life Center - 405 School St, Carlisle
Cost: $20 Per Person - Registration Required

Come and meet these Influential Business and Community Mentors and hear from them on their success, how they got there, and those who helped mentor them.  Opportunity for those in attendance to learn and hear from one another on each of their growths and obstacles each had to get there, or how your working and learning to get to where you want to be in the future.  Moderator:  Bobbi Segura, Women LEAD Change, Mentors:
Dawn Oliver Wiand, President/CEO Iowa Women’s Foundation, “Solving Child Care Issues & Meeting Needs”; Molly Woodruff, Cindy Rockwell & Becky McCrea, Farmmee “Overcoming Obstacles when Connecting Groups”; Pamela Goode, Medicap Pharmacy “Meeting the Needs of Everyone”; Rhonda Frost, Parks & Recreations Supervisor, City of Carlisle “Making Connections and Partnerships”.  
 
Thank you to each of our sponsors:  
Peoples Bank, Goodhue-Nolte, Etc!graphics, Central Iowa Insurance, Fareway and Cyber Solutions. 


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9/23/2021
SUPPLIER DIVERSITY TRAINING

SUPPLIER DIVERSITY TRAINING
Supplier diversity fosters a better understanding of a diverse customer base through the use of vendors from different
backgrounds. This also ensures an open and inclusive competition. Over the last decade the number of minority-owned firms
in the US has increased 38 percent. As the number of minority entrepreneurs continues to rise, there is a widely recognized
need for B2B opportunities and supplier diversity programs that quickly scale and grow a small business.
This series will give small business owners information on how to sell to larger companies, become certified, sell to the
government and be inclusive in your own business.

Session 3: Selling to the Government
Presented by Dawnelle Conley
Thursday, Sept. 23 | 8:30 – 11 a.m. | Register
 

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9/27/2021
Monday Afternoon Party! Hosted by Exit Realty North Star

Monday Afternoon Party!
Networking, Celebration & Live Music
hosted by EXIT Realty North Star

4-6 PM | 1039 Sunset Dr, Norwalk

The Connect Committee would like to invite you to join EXIT Realty North Star in celebrating several milestones with a fun event! Dan Trilk, a well-known and loved Norwalk musician will be providing background music and delicious eats provided from Winn's Pizza and Steakhouse - Norwalk. Come say "Congrats!" to Jon and his staff and mingle with your fellow Chamber members.

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9/30/2021
SUPPLIER DIVERSITY TRAINING

SUPPLIER DIVERSITY TRAINING
Supplier diversity fosters a better understanding of a diverse customer base through the use of vendors from different
backgrounds. This also ensures an open and inclusive competition. Over the last decade the number of minority-owned firms
in the US has increased 38 percent. As the number of minority entrepreneurs continues to rise, there is a widely recognized
need for B2B opportunities and supplier diversity programs that quickly scale and grow a small business.
This series will give small business owners information on how to sell to larger companies, become certified, sell to the
government and be inclusive in your own business.

Session 4: Getting Contract Ready
Presented by Kathey Porter
Thursday, Sept. 30 | 9 – 10:30 a.m. | Register

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