Christmas Social - December
Kick off the holiday season right with the Ankeny Area Chamber Christmas Social! This new event is a twist on the annual Christmas Luncheon. Join us and celebrate the season!
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Ribbon Cuttings - twice per week
One of the most exciting events for a business, whether new or existing, is celebrating a grand opening and/or ribbon cutting. Ambassadors and Chamber representatives will welcome your business with a special ribbon cutting ceremony. We provide the scissors and ribbon. Our staff will photograph the event to publish in the Chamber Action newsletter and Ankeny Press Citizen. We also create a video of the event to share on social media. Call the Chamber to schedule your ribbon cutting today!
Annual Dinner - February
Our Annual Dinner is a social event you don't want to miss! This event celebrates the Chamber's past year and honors the Outstanding Citizen of the Year, Small Business Person of the Year, Ambassador of the Year and Ankeny Young Professional of the
Year. The new Chamber President and Board of Directors are introduced.
The Annual Dinner is held in early February.
Legislative Lunches - February - April
Chamber members are invited to join our Iowa State Senator, Iowa State Representatives and Polk County Supervisor in timely updates. Audience members will have an opportunity to ask questions to our elected officials. Legislative Updates are held one Friday per month at noon during the legislative session.
ACOC Summit - March
Chamber members and their employees are invited to join the Chamber for a day of education! Attendees will learn how to deal with hang ups through specific topic roundtables led by area specialists. Attendees also get the opportunity to find local connections and learn more about what resources are available through the chamber.
Metro-Wide Mentoring for Women - April
Pints & Policies - April/May
Similar to our Legislative Coffees, chamber members and the community are invited to join our elected officials to find out what policies they have been working on while enjoying your favorite pint at Firetrucker Brewery! This event is held at the end of May.
Ankeny Celebrates Education - May
Ankeny Celebrates Education is an invite only, annual event for the Ankeny Area Chamber to thank educators and staff for all of their hard work. Administrators, teachers and staff from the Ankeny Community School District, Ankeny Christian Academy and St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic School are invited to participate in a great evening of food, fun and AWESOME prizes! This event is held during Education week in May.
Membership Luncheon Series - May - October
The Ankeny Area Chamber understands our role to help our members learn, grow and prosper, which is why we host five Membership Luncheons per year. Each luncheon features a speaker who presents on a relevant topic. Additionally, networking is available before each program to help connect our business members.
Chamber Spring Fling Golf Open & Fall Ball Golf Outing - June & October
Two of the best chamber events are our Chamber Golf Outings! Both outings are held at Briarwood Club of Ankeny. Our Spring Open is in June and our Fall Outing is in early October. Both 18-hole tournaments bring together over 200 golfers for an afternoon of golf, networking and fun.
Ankeny Summerfest - July
The Ankeny Area Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the City of Ankeny and the Ankeny Community School District, hosts Ankeny SummerFest. Ankeny SummerFest is an annual, four-day celebration held the weekend following July 4th.
Corks & Caps: Iowa Wine & Craft Beer Festival - September
We took one of our most well-attended and popular events during SummerFest
and made it its own event! Become a wine and craft beer connoisseur by sampling a variety of beer, wine and food from local vendors while enjoying music and the
company of others! Over 25 Iowa wine and craft beer vendors participate in this
highly anticipated event. This annual event held in September is open to chamber members and the general public.
Cultural Exploration Trip - October
The Ankeny Area Chamber of Commerce, along with the Iowa Chamber of Commerce Executives, host a cultural exploration trip. This special opportunity provides a full schedule of activities. Click on the event info button to learn more about this year's trip details!
Discover Ankeny - October/November
The annual Discover Ankeny event showcases our Ankeny Area Chamber member restaurants, caterers, beverage distributors and local businesses. It is open to the public and vendors share products and services their businesses offer. With over 60 vendors in attendance, you'll want to mark your calendar!