February Chamber Matters
Sent Date: 02/04/19

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OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER OF THE NORWALK AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

FEBRUARY 2019

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FEB 5 | Norwalk Day on the Hill - RSVP Required

FEB 5 | GrowNorwalk Ambassadors Meeting

FEB 7 | Regional Event: First Responders Breakfast

FEB 7 | NACC Board Meeting - 11:30 am at EXIT Realty North Star

FEB 13 | Let's Network the "Old-Fashioned" Way

FEB 21 | After Hours Hour @ EXIT Realty North Star - 5-6 pm

 

Please Note: FEB 12-18 - Chamber Office Closed

 
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Norwalk Day on the Hill

TUES., FEB 5 | 7:30-11:30 AM

Get the chance to meet with legislators that represent Norwalk with DT Magee.

Click Here for Event Details

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GrowNorwalk Meeting

TUES., FEB 5 | 9:30-10:30 AM

EXIT Realty North Star | 1039 Sunset Dr, Norwalk

Join us to learn more about your membership, meet others, welcome new members and improve the chamber. All members are welcome.

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Regional Meeting:

First Responders Breakfast

THURS., FEB 7 | 7:00 AM

The Ron Pearson Center

Speaker: Eric Maddox

Tickets are no longer available

WELCOME OUR NEWEST CHAMBER CHAMPIONS

— G O L D —

Des Moines Truck Brokers

Jimmy DeMattis, Ben Batton

 

— S I L V E R —

Edward Jones

Jason Siemens

 

— B R O N Z E —

Cappel's Ace Hardware

Doug Cappel

 

FEBRUARY NETWORKING EVENTS

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Let's Network the

"Old-Fashioned" Way

FEB 13 | 3-5 PM | IOWA DISTILLING

Join us for an "Old-Fashioned" networking event hosted by at Iowa Distilling Company
RSVP Required to Renatta Bolen
515-669-3973 or renatta@b1ds.net
Event sponsored by Bindery 1 Inc

Top Five For Small Business Series:
Top Five Legal Things to Know about Social Media

for Your Small Business

Wednesday, Feb. 27 | 11:30 AM

EXIT Realty North Star, 1039 Sunset Dr, Norwalk

Bring your lunch and enjoy this FREE event + networking

 

11:30-12pm Networking
12pm Simulcast begins

 

Social media is a part of our everyday life, even at work. Balancing your employer needs and employee rights can be tough. This interactive session will provide tips on how to draft and enforce workplace social media policies. You’ll also hear real-life case examples to help you understand when you can and should act and when it may be a risk to do so.

Maggie Hanson is an employment attorney at the Davis Brown Law Firm with a focus on litigation and employment practices liability insurance defense. She advises and defends employers, managers and HR professionals in court, mediation, arbitration and administrative forums. Maggie primarily defends employers in disputes related to labor, discrimination/harassment, wrongful termination, breach of contract/non-compete agreements, unemployment claims and other employment-related issues.

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Meet our 2019 Chamber President:

Eric Simon

Quality of Norwalk community life key focus for new Chamber leader
A commitment to the critical role of the business community in enhancing the quality of life in Norwalk is driving Eric Simon in his new role as president of the Norwalk Area Chamber of Commerce. READ MORE >>

JOB LISTINGS

To view or submit job listings go to our JOBS LISTING page

 

Help Wanted: Seeking Part-time Housekeepers
Ramada Des Moines Airport Hotel is seeking applicants for part-time housekeepers. Employer: Ramada Des Moines Airport Hotel - Terress Farnham

 

Help Wanted: High School or College Student
We are in search of hard working high school and college age students with good character looking for part-time after school and summer work.

Employer: Legacy Golf Course-  Trevis Manning

FEATURED VIDEO

Congratulations to our

2018 Business of the Year: 

The Norwalk Shop

Chad Smith, Owner

>>View featured video here

WELCOME OUR NEWEST MEMBERS

City of Norwalk - Deanna Schultz

Iowa Realty South Regional - Angie Dehmer

AdvantaClean Des Moines Central  - Doug McCool

Ground Breaker Homes  - Jay Downing

MEMBER FEATURES

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City State Bank
 
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PARTNERSHIP PERK

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Small Business Resources Hub

The Greater Des Moines Partnership has launched a new Small Business Resources Hub to help small businesses grow. The Hub provides a one-stop-shop for small businesses to find resources relating to legal, accounting, finance, marketing, networking, staffing and hiring and more. The creation of The Hub was the result of research-based decision-making that helped determine how to most effectively serve small businesses in Greater Des Moines (DSM). READ MORE>>

 
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Visit Pompeii & the Amalfi Coast in 2019!
The Norwalk Area Chamber of Commerce has announced today that it will be visiting irresistible Pompeii & the Amalfi Coast, departing October 17, 2019 and is inviting chamber members, family and friends of chamber members to join them on this once in a lifetime experience.
Rich in culture and stunning scenery, the irresistible Amalfi Coast is the setting for this breathtaking journey. Enjoy eight days to explore not one, but many Italies. Find yourself relaxing in the town of Sorrento or sight-seeing along the Amalfi Coast, which includes gorgeous places such as, Positano, Ravello and Amalfi. On this remarkable trip you will also encounter the world famous archeological site of Pompeii. The beautiful Amalfi Coast awaits you with its great food, historical sites and beautiful architecture, providing an unforgettable Italian experience.

“This is truly an amazing opportunity to participate in an international journey to irresistible Pompeii & the Amalfi Coast, where program participants can experience the country’s culture, learn about its business climate, and make new friends,” said Lucinda Sperry, Executive Director.

Space is limited, so act fast. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to experience Italy, exchange ideas with local business representatives, make new friends, and build new memories.
For more information about this amazing trip please call the Norwalk Area Chamber of Commerce at (515) 981-0619 or email info@norwalkchamber.org.

2019

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PLATINUM MEMBERS

 
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GOLD MEMBERS

 
Des Moines Truck Brokers
 
 
EXIT Realty North Star
 
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Triple A Home Services
 
TruBank

SILVER MEMBERS

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BRONZE MEMBERS

Cappel's Ace Hardware • City of Cumming • Ed Hildreth Construction

Edward Jones - Benjamin Pearson • Fareway Stores Inc

Kelly Cortum Inc • Hopkins & Huebner, P.C. • Hy-Vee Fleur

Norwalk Community Schools • Norwalk Living Magazine

O'Leary Celebration of Life Center • RB Web Development

Warrior Run Golf Course