Ankeny Area Chamber of Commerce


Through committee involvement members have the opportunity to affect change in areas specific to their businesses and make important business contacts.

By participating in the various committees and activities the Chamber has to offer, you and your company can become instrumental in enhancing our community and shaping Ankeny’s future.

Committee meetings are held at the Chamber’s conference room unless otherwise noted. If you are interested in participating in any of these committees, use our online committee application to submit your request.

Ankeny Emerging Leaders

(Staff Liaison ~ Julie Cooper)

Coordinates and plans the institute that hosts twenty young emerging leaders in civic, government and academic areas of Ankeny.

Ankeny Young Professionals
(Staff Liaison ~ Lindsay Weyer)

A group of young professionals involved in the community they live and work in by supporting local businesses and partnering with local philanthropy efforts. AYP offers a wide variety of activities and opportunities, social events, community service projects and presentations on professional development. Please visit for more information.


(Staff Liaison ~ Kris Oakie)

The welcoming arm of the Chamber. Attend ribbon cuttings and groundbreakings as needed and host the Chamber Orientation Receptions. Be part of the mentoring program to assist a new member in Chamber needs. Meets regularly the third Wednesday of the month at 11:15 AM or 4:30 PM. Click here to learn more.

Business Connect
(Staff Liaison ~ Julie Cooper)

Members meet personally with the largest employers in the area and also a connection to other area businesses.

Business Resource Center
(Staff Liaison ~ Julie Cooper)

Serves on a committee to formulate mentor sturcture, set vision and establish bylaws for the upcoming business center.

(Staff Liaison ~ Kris Oakie)

Be an advocate in partnering with educational opportunities. Partners Chamber members with area school personnel to create business and education opportunities.

Member 2 Member

(Staff Liaison ~ Kris Oakie)

The Ankeny Area Chamber of Commerce gives its members and their staffs the opportunity to receive discounts at other member’s places of business through the Member 2 Member program. On the Chamber on-line business directory you will notice the marker for the members that offer a discount. For more information click here.

Public Affairs

(Staff Liaison ~ Julie Cooper)

Conducts candidate forums and legislative briefings. Meets with local and state elected officials to communicate the voice of Ankeny area businesses. Meets the third Monday of each month at Noon.


(Events Staff Liaison ~ Hilary Dunn)
(Events Marketing Staff Liaison ~ Lindsay Weyer)

Business 2 Business Forum

Business 2 Business Forum is exclusively for Chamber members. A round table forum designed to facilitate networking between members in a professional setting.


This annual Chamber event showcases our Ankeny Area Chamber business services, restaurants, caterers and beverage distributors to the community and metro area. Booth space will be available for participants to show case menu items. Meets monthly July through November.


Be a part of the Ankeny SummerFest, the annual four-day community celebration, organizational committee. Committee meets in the evening starting late winter and continues up to the event. Ankeny SummerFest is held the second weekend of July, with events held Thursday through Sunday and a firework finale. Meets monthly February through July.

Christmas Luncheon

This committee coordinates the annual community luncheon held in December for Chamber members, employees and the community. Meets monthly September through December.

Chamber Golf Open

This annual June golf outing is one of the largest in the area with over 300 golfers. This is a great opportunity to network with fellow members. Meets monthly February to June.

Total Resource Campaign

(Staff Liaison ~ Hilary Dunn & Julie Cooper)

The TRC (held late January through mid-March) develops leadership and financial resources of the Ankeny Area Chamber of Commerce through a six-week, all-volunteer campaign to attract new members and secure business sponsors for Chamber programs, events, electronic media and publications. Offer the opportunity to market businesses in one of the most visible events and organizations in the Ankeny area


  • Meet other present and future business and community leaders
  • Improve or develop your sales and presentation skills
  • Become knowledgeable about the important work of the Chamber
  • Impact community initiatives
  • Be rewarded with recognition and by assisting area businesses– all while having fun!