September 23, 2023
Chamber Ambassadors kickoff 2023 with range of visits

Chamber Ambassadors kickoff 2023 with vary of visits

The Grinnell Space Chamber of Commerce and its Chamber Ambassadors group participated within the Construct a Higher Grinnell survey, visited with members and welcomed a brand new enterprise to the chamber in January.

Ambassadors began off February with a go to to the Grinnell Water Remedy Plant. They’ve been listening to lots of suggestions in regards to the metropolis’s water high quality and particularly, the softening system. Their go to was insightful and whereas tender water is vital from a top quality of life perspective, it’s certainly one of many essential points that additionally have to be addressed on the water therapy plant. There are 4 extra points, together with storage capability, lead strains, pipe gallery deterioration and the age of the wells, that are all main considerations. Learn the complete recap on the Chamber’s web site:

The second go to of the month was to Davis Elementary for his or her scholar led meals drive.

Ambassadors discovered about this initiative the scholars have been internet hosting as a part of a service-based studying mission. After discussing and researching many group initiatives, the scholars determined to give attention to starvation. They discovered the distinction between starvation and being hungry, how our native meals pantry operates, how transportation points play into meals entry, the way to create and work in committees and abilities like telephone etiquette, web site design, flyer and script creation, the way to do media interviews and extra.

They arrange 4 completely different committees together with: Hy-Vee Committee, Group Committee, Media Committee, and Davis Committee. They discovered from group companions like MICA, Grinnell Faculty, Grinnell Meals Coalition, The Iowa Kitchen, and Tiger Packs.

The scholars set a purpose to gather 500 meals gadgets to gather and donate to MICA over the

course of the almost monthlong mission. They posted assortment bins at Davis, Grinnell-Newburg Group Colleges, Drake Group Library, Chamber workplace, GARC, Grinnell Mutual, Pioneer Bookshop, Grinnell Faculty, and Hy-Vee — Grinnell. On the time of our go to, we discovered they’ve collected extra 1,800 gadgets at Davis alone. By the mission’s conclusion, that they had sourced greater than 3,460 gadgets. Any financial donations have been used for a purchasing journey to Hy-Vee for extra gadgets to donate to MICA.

Ambassadors submitted companies for his or her Annual Celebration awards for the third go to of the month. It was an ideal go to brainstorming the numerous successes native companies and people have achieved over the previous few years. Nominations at the moment are closed for enterprise awards however tickets to the awards celebration can nonetheless be bought. Go to to be taught extra.

Ambassadors wrapped up the month with a go to with Grinnell Little League board members. For greater than 35 years, Grinnell Little League has launched Grinnell space youngsters to baseball and softball and helped them be taught life abilities like sportsmanship, teamwork and extra. They begin with T-ball round 5 years previous and run by eighth grade. The group is run solely on volunteers — from board members to coaches. Their season usually kicks off in April with practices (climate dependent) with video games starting in Might. The common season runs by June and All-Stars runs by July.

Whereas it appears like it might be a methods off, the Grinnell Little League registration for the 2023 season is open and season initially kicked off on Sunday, March 5, with a abilities analysis.

The talents analysis is run by the Grinnell Excessive College baseball and softball groups and permits all gamers to be evaluated and organizers use these outcomes to create nicely balanced groups for the season.

Grinnell Little League is all the time on the lookout for volunteers, from head and assistant coaches, to board members and assist in the concession stands throughout tournaments, there some ways you’ll be able to help this system. They’re additionally on the lookout for enterprise sponsors for his or her 2023 signage. Should you’re occupied with studying extra about volunteering, registration, or the talents analysis, go to their web site at or e mail

Chamber Ambassadors meet weekly on Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. If your enterprise is occupied with becoming a member of the Chamber or having the Ambassadors go to, please name 641-236-6555 or e mail Kendra at for extra data.

The Grinnell Space Chamber of Commerce is an impartial, 501©6 nonprofit group targeted on the Grinnell group. The mission of the Grinnell Space Chamber of Commerce is to advance the financial improvement, vitality, and progress of the group. For extra data on the way to be part of the Chamber or get entangled, please go to or name 641-236-6555.

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