Two of the best events of the Chamber year are our Chamber Golf Outings. Both outings are held at Briarwood Club of Ankeny. Our Spring Open is held in June and our Fall Outing is typically held in early October. Both 18-hole tournaments bring together over 200 golfers for an afternoon of golf, networking and fun.
Chamber Chill is an annual 5K Run/Walk Road Race that is held in early April. Ankeny Chamber Members and the general public are invited to get moving and enhance the quality of life throughout our community while having fun with a exciting new theme each year to dress up to. This race is typically held through the Prairie Trail neighborhood.
In October 2016, the Ankeny Area Chamber of Commerce, along with the Iowa Chamber of Commerce Executives will host a cultural exploration trip to scenic Ireland! This special opportunity provides a full time schedule of activities that results in meaningful exchanges through people-to-people contact. The Savoy Hotel is ranked #4 of 20 hotels in Limerick by TripAdvisor. Please check out their website for details on this city center property. You may also look at the TripAdvisor reviews on the Savoy Hotel. We invite you to join us for this unique immersion into the Irish culture. transportation and meals.
The Ankeny Area Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the City of Ankeny and the Ankeny Public Schools hosts the annual celebration, Ankeny SummerFest. Ankeny SummerFest is a 4 day celebration that is always held the weekend following July 4th.
Chamber Membership Luncheons
The Ankeny Area Chamber understands our role to provide helpful and relevant information to help our members learn, grow and prosper and is excited to host five Membership Luncheons each year. Each Luncheon features a speaker on a relevant topic to the business community. Additionally, networking is available before each program to help connect our business community members.
We took one of our most well attended and most popular events during SummerFest and made it its own event! Become a wine and craft beer connoisseur by staying local and sampling a variety of beer, wine and food from vendors while enjoying music and the company of others! Over 25 Iowa wine and craft beer vendors participate in this highly anticipated event each year. This annual event held in September is open to Chamber Members and the general public.
Chamber members and the community are invited to join our Iowa State Senator, Iowa State Representatives and Polk County Supervisor in a timely updates. Audience members will also have an opportunity to ask questions from each of these elected officials. Legislative Coffees are held once a month during the legislative session at the Neveln Center on Saturday morning from 9:00 - 11:00am.
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 is an invite only annual event where the Ankeny Area Chamber thanks 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 typically held during Education week in May.