I am the Marketing Director at Edencrest at Green Meadows in Johnston. Our award-winning Senior Living Communities offer assisted living and memory care in five locations in the Des Moines metropolitan area. My hometown is Shell Rock, Iowa, and I attended Waverly-Shell Rock HS. I graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a degree in Health Promotion in 2000 and moved to the Des Moines metro in 2002 as a salesman with Kraft Foods and Nabisco. I retired from the Mid-Iowa Baseball League (2015 All-Star) in 2019, and I am the biggest Atlanta Braves fan on this side of the Mississippi. I currently reside in West Des Moines with my wife, Heidi and my nine year old son, Emerson.
Nicole is the Community Relations Coordinator at Edencrest at Beaverdale. Edencrest Retirement Communities serve Seniors looking to maintain their independence while getting excellent health care services from a caring staff. Nicole grew up in Johnston and now she and her family reside in Urbandale. Nicole is an active member of the Urbandale community and volunteers her time locally through the Urbandale Kiwanis Club, the Urbandale School District and Urbandale United Church of Christ. Nicole was named Connector of the Year for the Urbandale Chamber in 2019. She is also on the Board of the Waukee Chamber of Commerce. Nicole enjoys spending time with her family, running on the paths throughout Urbandale and volunteering to help youth in the community.
My business background comes from my family business of 25 years. I wanted to change my career but still be in a business with family values well it took me 6 months but I found it. To know more about me hit the link below
I moved to Urbandale in 2011 and have been a proud member & Connector of the Chamber ever since. I received my real estate license in 2006 and have been honored to help many members & their families with their real estate needs over the years.
In my spare time, I enjoy volunteering at church, hiking with my husband & our black lab, cooking, gardening & spending time with family.
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Christine grew up in a small town in the Finger Lakes Region of New York State, where she also met and married her husband. They remained in the region while raising their four children. Christine owned her own business running a licensed Family Daycare. Moving to Madison, Wisconsin in 2009, she continued working in the field of Early Childhood Education. They moved to Des Moines in 2016 and shortly thereafter Christine obtained her real estate license for the state of Iowa. Having a passion to help others and a love for houses, Christine now enjoys working as a realtor and helping people with their home buying and selling needs. Her hobbies consist of gardening, crafting, knitting, flea marketing and going to estate sales. Most of all she enjoys exploring the city of Des Moines, small towns outside of the city, learning about and trying local favorites while getting to know about the people she crosses paths with.
ALLPAY is an electronic payments processing company (Credit Cards, Employee Management/Payroll, Small Business Lending, Point-of-Sale Systems and gift & Loyalty Programs) that strives to reduce costs and streamline payments for owners of small and mid-size businesses throughout Iowa and beyond.
Alan has a diversified background in business development and management, politics, law and sales that make him a unique member of the Urbandale Chamber of Commerce.
I’ve been a Head Hunter since 2015 and love it! Previous to that, I have 25+ years of Human Resources management experience, with Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification. My full range of HR knowledge, coupled with a multitude of business and professional connections, ensures my success in identifying top talent to meet my client's needs. Here at Career Search Associates, we help businesses fill full time positions ranging from the front desk to the CEO. We specialize in Administration, Accounting, Marketing, Sales, Human Resources, Project Management, Call Center Management and Retail Store Management. We are respected recruiters who also help the passive candidate that wants to explore opportunities in a confidential manner.
I am locally born and raised Des Moines resident who has 10+ years of experience in the Insurance and Mortgage Industries. I am here to help anyone who is looking to Purchase a new home or simply help complete a Refinance of your current home and maybe even get some cash back to help pay current bills or want to do some home improvements. Please ask questions so I can help lead you to the best loan for you and your specific situation. Let me know how our team can help!!
I grew up in Dayton Ohio, went to college in Wisconsin, and moved to Des Moines in 2011. I have a 3 year old son named Jaxson and 5 year old daughter named Kaitlyn. In my spare time I love spending time with my kids or riding my Harley everywhere. I have worked a lot of jobs including landscaping, library, maintenance, industrial food batching, road construction, as well as overseas volunteer work. Before banking I was a salesman for 6 years. I've sold residential HVAC, life insurance, and furniture. Now I manage the retail side of the bank inside the Urbandale Hy-Vee. I spend a good portion of my time developing relationships with local business in order to be an asset to their financial needs; whether its deposits, LOCs, merchant capture, ACH, or any other business banking need, I love to help direct in any way I can.
Jason grew up in LeMars, IA and attended the University of Iowa, receiving a degree in Communications, and Iowa State University, where he received a degree in meteorology. He has worked at WHO-TV, KCCI-TV, and KCWI-TV forecasting and covering Iowa?s ever-changing weather. Jason joined Compass Financial Services as a Sales Assistant in 2016, and in 2020 began his career with the team at Clear Mortgage. He lives in Urbandale with his wife Kelly and sons Nolen, Maddox, and Hudson and their trusty dog, Radar.
James is an Account Manager with AVI Systems where he works with clients to connect audio/video technology with digital communication strategies. Solutions include video conferencing, video/audio distribution, Digital Signage, interactive displays, Video walls, and Streaming made easy. James spends his time away from work with his Wife and Daughter, various volunteering, and hobbies including Kite building & flying, bicycling, and zymurgy.
Robert Sayer, CFP®, MBA is a financial advisor at Waddell & Reed located in West Des Moines, IA. Mr. Sayer has been at his current position since he and his family moved to Iowa in 2014 from Las Vegas, NV. He specializes in comprehensive financial planning, retirement planning, insurance planning, education planning, investment planning, and estate planning. Previously, Mr. Sayer worked as a Registered Representative with World Group Securities in Rockville, MD. He graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology with a B.S. in Nuclear Medicine and furthered his education by graduating from the Kogod School of Business at American University in Washington, D.C. with an MBA in Finance and Global Information Technology. He enjoys golf, sports, spending time with his wife and kids and staying active within the community.
Norm Trentmann, a Registered Professional Engineer, retired from MidAmerican Energy in 2015 after 43 years of service. He graduated from the University of Missouri at Rolla with BSEE (Electrical Engineering), has served on the Midland Credit Union Board of Directors, and the Engineering Club of Des Moines. Norm has served on the Urbandale Chamber Board of Directors and is active as a Chamber Connector. HIs current interests include volunteer work, travel, cars (particularly Corvettes), gardening. He and his lovely wife, Janet, live in Urbandale and have two adult children: Jonay (Houston TX) and Andrew (Denver, CO).
Mark has owned and operated his State Farm Agency in Urbandale since 1985 and moved into his current office location at 6773 Hickman Rd in November, 2009. Shortly after starting his State Farm career, Mark joined the Urbandale Chamber and has been a member ever since. Mark has been involved in the chamber in many capacities and has served on the Board of Directors, has been the Chair of the Connector committee during two different tenures as well as serving on the government affairs committee, the communications committee and the advocacy committee. Mark has been named the Connector of the month numerous times, Mark Courter Insurance was the 2005 Urbandale Chamber Business of the Year, in 2008 Mark was honored as the Urbandale Citizen of the Year and was named the best insurance agent in the Des Moines area for 2018 by Cityview.
I was born in Iowa, yet raised in Iowa, Hungary, Japan, and Florida. I recently moved to the Beaverdale area with my wife, and started in my sales position at Copy Systems Inc this past fall.
Between my upbringing and job experiences, I do well adapting to challenging situations and varying circumstances. This provides my customers with an outlook others may not have, and the ability to quickly think and problem solve on their behalf.
I have a strong passion for helping others, which is one of the many reasons I love sales. I also thrive on the opportunities being in sales gives me to meet people from all different backgrounds, from a conversation I had with Warren Buffet to many conversations I have with Iowa's hard working farmers from my home town. No matter who I am speaking with, I care about them and helping in every way I can. My goal is to build genuine relationships and seek to help my clients in every way that I can.
I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Operations from Iowa State University. I have many years' experience working on senior management teams of companies to help make them more profitable and stronger companies. This is my passion and I will use it to serve you as a connector & Total Resouce Campaign Urbandale Chamber of Commerce: Ambassador of the year (2011)-Ambassador from 2005 to Present
Lisa is the Projector Coordinator at Iowa Sign Company. She graduated from Grand View University in 2009 with a B.A. in Graphic Design/Journalism. Before Grand View, she had 9 years experience in Sales & Marketing in the hotel industry. She is married to Timothy Hanrahan whom they share two children, Cailin (age 16) and Adilia (age 6) and resides in Des Moines. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Johnston Chamber of Commerce and as Vice President of the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) at Holy Trinity. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family, exercising, traveling, photography and designing. To keep her creative juices flowing, she does freelance design and photography.
Hi, I am a Independent Certified Health Coach. My professional career spans wide with 30 years in Corporate America, providing a wide range of experience in the financial, customer service, collections and technology industries.
Today, as I coach lifestyle and transformation, I am passion driven on the success of others creating hope with their health, mindfulness and overall wellbeing. Empowering others with their health is a true blessing in life, to them with the choices they get to make with their life, as well as, making memories with family. Sharing this gift of life is what I do, guiding, supporting and walking the dream of a healthy tomorrow, one day at a time.
I love spending time with family, friends, gardening, outdoor activities and living my best possible life.
Matt Nelson has been in the financial services industry since 2006. Matt is passionate about helping individuals, businesses, and families use their resources to achieve their financial goals. Matt builds lasting relationships with his clients as their trusted Financial Advisor by listening, and understanding his clients’ financial and objectives. He utilizes Merrill investment research to develop and recommend customized financial strategies aligned to those goals. Matt is committed to provide the outstanding client experience that his clients deserve and will treat you how you wish to be treated. Matt is committed to doing what is right for his clients, and will act in their best interest to help them achieve their life goals.
Matt and his wife Lisa live in Urbandale with their son Michael. They are actively involved in the community through service in their church, Rotary, and the local Chamber of Commerce
Megan is co-owner of Keystone Chiropractic in West Des Moines. Her clinic's unique focus, NeuroStructural Correction aims to identify core issues that may be affecting a person's body in ways they notice or feel, but more importantly, in ways they have no idea about. Dr. Megan also speaks to small groups to help them make changes to their lifestyle both in the office and in the Des Moines community through her Onsite Community Health Education Services. This empowers people with tools to make lasting improvements to their health.
Megan joined the chamber in 2016 and is currently involved with the Connectors and the Leadership Committee for genYP. When she's not in the office she enjoys running, exploring hiking trails, volunteering at her church & the Food Bank of Iowa, coaching with Girls on the Run, reading, and supporting & experiencing all things local in Des Moines!
Dave is "Of Counsel" with his Law Firm Abendroth and Russell and is still available for referrals and assistance. He splits his time between the Law Firm with his duties as an Urbandale City Councilman, Deacon on the Church DEACON Board, Missions Board , Church Treasurer and Adult Bible Study Teacher at Des Moines First Assembly of God .Dave also serves on the Board of Directors of Adult and Teen Challenge of the Midlands of Colfax Iowa..
I have been with the Urbandale Connectors since 2008! I am also proud to say I was selected as Connector of the Year 2 times! My upbeat attitude and never ending energy can be seen at Chamber Events year round. Working for Orange Theory Fitness finds me in a perfect spot to promote the healthy lifestyle I cherish and share my passion for a great fitness routine with others. I am married to my best friend of 37 years; we have 2 sons and a grand daughter. I have served on various Chamber Boards along with other Associations – never saying no to an opportunity to volunteer and make positive changes along the way. Born and raised a Jersey girl; we have lived in NJ, CT, MI, IL and own a beach retreat in South Carolina where we go to unwind!
I am owner of 2MEN&ADAME Cleaning. I have 30+ yrs of experience in this industry, My business is involved in several chambers, I am Ambassador of 4 chambers. I love helping make life easier for people I come in contact with.
An 18-year veteran of the mortgage industry but a relative newcomer to Des Moines, I'm eager to establish mysef as the person you want your friends or family to go to for mortgage advice. My emphasis is on counseling and helping clients understand the many options, and guide them through what, unfortunately, is not an easy process. Please keep me in mind when you come across someone looking to buy, sell, or refinance a house.
Some say, I do deals in heels! Hi, I’m Reonna – a business professional that has been in the hospitality, event planning industry my entire life. I graduated with honors at AIB College of Business with a Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality Travel and Tourism. Following graduation, I accepted a job at AIB as the Alumni Relations Coordinator then moved up to Director a couple years later. Throughout the years, I’ve been in sales and management positions at hotels and restaurants. I'm currently a Des Moines area Sales Executive for Heart of America Group. A flourishing company! In my spare time, I enjoy traveling, spending time with family plus friends, volunteering and venturing out to any community event.
Retired military officer and Zebra investor - I love to help people to achieve their goals. I work with small businesses to generate income, and individuals to create wealth. Connector of the Year for 2018. You buy the coffee and you've bought my time.
Why did I join the Chamber under berniestone.com? The website gives a bit more background on the work I do via Strategic Scouts Consulting LLC, Strategery Holdings LLC, and my volunteer work for Bunker Labs.
I was born and raised in central Iowa, but moved away long enough to appreciate the midwestern values.
I am a Grand View University graduate, and small business owner in several Des Moines suburbs, so I have a vested interest in seeing the community prosper.
My husband, Andy, and I reside in Johnston. We have four children: Drew (15), Alyx (8), Ryah (6) & JJ (2). We spend a lot of time in the fall & winter cheering on the Grand View Vikings football and Iowa Energy basketball programs.
Hello my name is Matt Christiansen and I'm a local Health Insurance Agent out of Des Moines. I sell all forms of Health Insurance for all ages throughout all of Iowa. Everyone needs Health Insurance so my focal point is to put individuals and their families in a better position then before we had met......and I'm confident I can do that for just about anyone I meet with.
I started Community Hand Up in an effort to bring fulfillment to my life. I raised 2 amazing kids by myself while living in poverty. I saw first hand how when we struggle there is not always someone there to give you a hand up. For me being able to make someone else's life a little bit easier is a round about way to make my life easier. There is nothing better than a hug or a thank you from someone who just wanted to feed/cloth their kids.
I am really enjoying meeting business owners and feeling like a part of this community I have lived in off and on for almost 30 years.
I also have a side gig selling wine. So if you are ever in need of a drink and a chat...I got you covered on both.
Throughout my life, helping others has been an integral part of who I am. As a retired Army veteran, it is my passion to service that led me to Edward Jones. As a financial advisor, I help families, veterans and busy entrepreneurs plan for what is important to them. It is a deep understanding of what is important to my clients that guides me through an established process to build personalized strategies toward achieving their financial goals. I don't do it alone; thousands of dedicated Edward Jones specialists and advanced technology support me so I can help ensure clients receive the most current and comprehensive guidance. I also welcome the opportunity to work with your attorney, accountant and other trusted professionals to deliver a comprehensive strategy that leverages everyone's expertise. Working together, we can help clients develop a complete, tailored strategy to help them achieve their financial goals
Since 2004, Tiffany Menke, IOM, has been the President of the Urbandale Chamber of Commerce. She has served on the boards of and is a Past President/Past Chair of ICCE, CITR, and IMA. She currently represents Iowa on the MACE Board of Directors and serves on the Diversity and Inclusion Council through the Greater Des Moines Partnership as well as participates in a pilot program through the Evelyn K Davis center to mentor exoffenders.
In 2017, Tiffany was honored as a Woman of Influence through the Des Moines Business Record. Other honors include 40 under 40, and Ovation award from the Iowa Women's Foundation. She grew up in Newton and went on to Grand View University in Des Moines where she earned a degree in Mass Communications, Journalism and a minor in Photography.
Denise Day is an experienced project coordinator, events manager, and coach. Driven by servant leadership, she takes pride in her ability to build long-lasting relationships. She is the Vice President of the Urbandale Chamber of Commerce. Day works to serve members and assists with larger events. Former Director of the Indianola Chamber of Commerce, Day comes with a strong background in team building, project management, and event planning. Denise and her husband Michael are parents to a son, Jacob Day of Colorado and daughter Abbie and her husband Dylan Cozad of Indianola. When she is not working, Denise enjoys pursuing personal development, traveling, painting Mandala stones, gardening and spending time with her family and friends.
To schedule a meeting with me, visit www.calendly.com/deniseday
Abigail graduated from Wartburg College in 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a Marketing and Accounting minor. She was the President of the Wartburg College V-Day Campaign and an intern for both the Wartburg Community Symphony and Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony. She was also actively involved with the Wartburg College music department as a musician and as a music tours coordinator. After college, she lived and worked in Japan, where she taught English at Tokyo Global Gateway, whose mission is to expose Japanese students to English conversation. Most recently, she was a Project Coordinator at IP Pathways. She enjoys spending time with family, kickboxing, and traveling.
Mary has had careers in banking, was Executive Assistant to the President of USG Annuity & Life Company, a Fundraiser & Events Director at Make-A-Wish Foundation of Iowa, & employed for 11-years at the Partnership. Mary is a member & is active in a number of organizations. She is past president & member of LPGA (Ladies Professional Golf Association)-Amateurs of DM, current President of the Willow Creek Tuesday Morning Ladies Golf League, past president & current member of PEO Chapter KD of Des Moines, & current member of the Urban Heights Covenant Church among various other organizations.
Mary married Pat Knueven in 1980. Their son (Jason) and daughter-in-law (Becky) live in Gardner, Kansas, with their 2 boys, Cael & Cameron. She loves to play golf, travel, & spend time with her two grandsons.