COVID-19 Chamber Update

Your Ankeny Area Chamber of Commerce is happy to see members of our organization getting ready to open and currently open with guidelines in place. Some are open at 50% capacity, drive up options or curbside pickup.  A list of businesses hours and services is easy to access on our website at www.ankeny.org/business-updates.

There is no doubt the business community in Ankeny is strong, resilient and flexible. It is amazing to see many businesses change and adapt on short notice with great success. As the State of Iowa guidelines are updated please support your local business and be patient and flexible. Many businesses owners are adapting by the hour and eager to serve you in a safe and effective manner. 

The Ankeny Area Chamber of Commerce made the difficult decision to postpone 2020 Ankeny SummerFest for the health and safety of the community. I am happy to announce the Ankeny SummerFest fireworks will be displayed on Saturday, July 11 at 9 PM. The Ankeny Area Chamber of Commerce urges you to enjoy these fireworks from the safety of your vehicle or the comfort of your home. Watch the Ankeny Chamber of Commerce website and Ankeny SummerFest Facebook page for additional activities that will be offered during the month of July as we celebrate Ankeny! If you are currently working with one of the wonderful volunteers of the Ankeny Area Chamber, reach out to them and ask what opportunities they have for you. 

During these times of change I want to take the opportunity to thank the many volunteers who continue to serve the organization with heart and passion. The Board of Directors is professional leaders working at a business while serving the Ankeny Area Chamber of Commerce. This group of professionals meets regularly to set policy and guidelines for the organization.  They are working hard to offer an Ankeny SummerFest Series to the community.   Thank you Board of Directors! 

The Ankeny2Gether committee has also been working hard to support businesses during this pandemic. The committee raised over $11,000 through Ankeny2Gether t-shirt sales and private donations. Over 14 businesses have received grants from Ankeny2Gether. Thank you to the many people who have supported Ankeny2Gether through purchasing a shirt or giving a donation. 

The future is bright for the Ankeny business community. We are fortunate to be among a community that is supportive through pandemic times and good times. 

Sincerely,
Julie Todtz
President/CEO

 

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