Join the Chamber
In an effort to better serve our members, the East and South Des Moines Chambers of Commerce have forged a strategic alliance giving our current members and prospective members the benefit of two memberships for the price of one!
- Joint Membership: The East & South Des Moines Chambers have combined into one entity as of February 2013
- Membership Online Directory
- Member to Member Discount Program & Hot Deals: Members offer discounts to other chamber members
- Job postings
- Contacts & Contracts: A business referral passing group (one business per industry)
- MOXIE: Member Owners eXchange Information & Experiences (business owners only/one per industry)
- Greater Des Moines Partnership Membership: Regional Affiliation
Publicity and Exposure
- Free listing on Chamber and regional web sites
- Event hosting and sponsorship opportunities
- Referrals from the Chamber to your business
- Membership luncheons
- Networking and social events
- Membership happy hours
- Special community events and promotions
- Ground-breakings and ribbon cuttings for your business
- Chamber and regional directories
- Chamber e-mail newsletter
Chamber Leadership Opportunities
- Board of Directors
- Committees and task forces
Access to Business Development Resources
- Demographic and statistical research
- Consultation services for relocations or expansions
- Membership in the Greater Des Moines Partnership, the regional economic development organization
- Committees - Put your expertise to work with a variety of committees found here.
- Board Leadership -Serve on the Board of Directors to guide the Chamber work and to gain access to regional business leadership in Greater Des Moines.
- Attending, Hosting, Sponsoring
- Participating in Chamber events brings you profitable business relationships, increased credibility, and invaluable exposure to the business and customer community. Ask us for details on how to attend, host or sponsor these events!
- Member Luncheons: Affordable networking and social events that offer a good meal and great conversation.
- Business After Hours: Networking with fellow Chamber members as you wind down your day.
- Annual Dinner: Our yearly program recognizing the achievements of the past year, goals for the future, and our EDM and SDM Citizen and Business of the Year.
- Joint Golf Outing: Sponsor a tee, donate a door prize, or just get your favorite golf pals together to play!
- Celebration of Progress: Our annual look at the new developments, neighborhood improvements and big projects that make Des Moines a vibrant place to live, work, worship, study, grow and play. We also honor the EDM Volunteer of the year, EDM Neighborhood Groupo of the year and award $1,000 scholarships each to Grand View University, East High, and North High.
- Spring Social "A Taste of the South Side": Sample the offerings of local restaurants and bid at a silent auction at this fundraiser for the chamber scholarship fund.