Iowa Restaurant Association NamesMike Holms of Jethro’s BBQ and Splash Bar & Grill in Des Moines2019 Industry Champion of the Year November 13, 2019- Des Moines, IA- On Monday, November 18th, Mike Holms, Marketing and Communications Director of Jethro’s BBQ and Splash Seafood Bar & Grill, will be honored as the Iowa Restaurant Association’s Legislative Champion. Holms was selected for his unwavering commitment to serve as a vocal and visible advocate for positive change in Iowa’s hospitality
Smash Park Partners with local Fitness Businesses to offer FREE “Wellness Weekends” to the Community West Des Moines, IA - Wednesday, November 13, 2019 – Smash Park has partnered with local fitness instructors and studios to offer free wellness classes every weekend. Back in September, Smash Park started hosting “Wellness Weekends” in the Yard and will move the classes inside during the winter. The goal of Wellness Weekends is to provide a free option for local residents to get active and stay healthy.
For the 21st consecutive year, the City of West Des Moines has received the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Award for Outstanding Budget Presentation. This award for the current budget (FY July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020) represents a significant achievement for the City and reflects the commitment of the City Council and staff to meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting. In order to receive the budget award, the City had to satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for effective
The City of West Des Moines and Des Moines University (DMU) announced a partnership today that makes DMU Clinic Physical Therapy the exclusive provider of physical therapy and athletic training services for the MidAmerican Energy Company RecPlex currently under construction at 6500 Grand Avenue. In July 2019, the City issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) for an organization to occupy the sports therapy space at the RecPlex. DMU was selected as a preferred provider because of its 121 years of service to the
BerganKDV Talent and Marketing teams combine to become laser focused on employee and client engagement
BerganKDV has merged the firm’s marketing and talent teams to better support employee and client engagement. The team of 11 staff members is led by Brittani Von Roden. Roles include the traditional marketing and human resources functions as well as managers to specifically focus on culture and staff learning and development. “Combining the two teams is the natural progression for our firm’s focus on providing a wow client experience and empowering people,” said President Earl Edeburn, “Great employee
Looking for the best overall restaurants in Des Moines? Each month OpenTable analyzes more than 400,000 new diner reviews. They sort the results by category to help you discover new favorites. They listen and deliver the results for all to benefit. Congratulations to Fleming's in West Des Moines for making the list of winners! For more information, click here.
Texas Roadhouse will open a new location in West Des Moines next summer. During a recent development and planning meeting in West Des Moines, city officials were notified on its agenda that the popular steakhouse with close to 600 locations across the globe and in 49 states will be located at 6378 Mills Civic Parkway. Texas Roadhouse offers an extensive menu of appetizers, salads, steaks, seafood, barbecue, entrees, hamburgers, sandwiches and more. The existing Fuddruckers building will be demolished
Honoring Those Who Serve on Veterans DayA salute and remembrance of our veterans WEST DES MOINES, Iowa., (Oct. 1, 2019) – All members of the community and local VFW organizations are invited to attend a joint service of honoring our veterans on Monday morning, November 11th in West Des Moines. The opening ceremony, “Remembering Our Veterans,” will begin at 9 a.m. and will be held at McLaren’s Resthaven Chapel, 801-19th Street. Refreshments will be served following the ceremony. “Honoring our
West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce Invites Chamber and Community Members to Visit the French Rivier
West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce Invites Chamber and Community Members to Visit the French RivieraThe West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce has announced that it will be visiting the glamorous French Riviera on September 19, 2020, and is inviting chamber members, and family and friends of chamber members to join them on this once in a lifetime experience. Full of glitz and glamour, the French Riviera has much to offer to any tourist. Enjoy an eight day journey to this stunning coastal area of France, known
Health benefit costs will grow by nearly 4% in 2020, according to early results from the latest Mercer National Survey of Employer-Sponsored Health Plans. Based on responses from 1,511 US employers1, Mercer projects that the average total health benefits cost per employee will rise by 3.9% in 2020 (see Figure 1). “While this continues the trend of low single-digit increases that began in 2012, health benefit costs are still rising faster than overall inflation. And with the economy slowing, employers
Contact: Jeana Schultz Vice President of Operations 515-225-6009 email@example.com September 9, 2019For Immediate Release West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce Invites Chamber and Community Members to escape to Central ThailandThe West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce has announced today that it will be visiting central Thailand on April 28, 2020, and is inviting chamber members, and family and friends of chamber members to join them on this once in a lifetime experience. Escape to another world rich
The West Des Moines City Council has approved an agreement between the City and Developer Richard Hurd that allows him to provide in-kind funding of $850,000 for the construction of an amphitheater located next to the pond near City Hall and the Library. In recognition of the donation, the City has granted the Hurd family naming rights to the facility, which will be known as the Jamie Hurd Amphitheater in honor of Richard and Linda Hurd’s daughter. Jamie Hurd passed away on October 22, 2009, at the age of
WDM Chamber CEO, Carole Chambers, has been selected to be on Microsoft's Datacenter Community Advisory Board. She joins fellow community leaders including Linda Wunsch, Bo James, Charity Coates, Justin Shaffer, Jacob VanderEcken and Cynnava Mcevoy. Through their diverse experiences and local knowledge, they will be guiding Microsoft’s funding decisions for community development projects in Des Moines. Microsoft is excited to build stronger communities and drive collective impact.
When a winter storm is forecasted to move in, city maintenance crews already have a maintenance plan in place. Many operation decisions may be made well before the storm has even started. In the past, those tasked with clearing roads have been forced to rely solely on road weather information obtained from pavement conditions outside of their jurisdiction. In many cases, the volume and types of traffic, pavement material and other environment factors on state roads could be much different than what is
IRONMAN, a Wanda Sports Group company, is excited to announce that Des Moines, Iowa has been selected as a new multi-year host venue, beginning with Des Moines hosting the 2020 IRONMAN® 70.3® North American Championship. Certified Piedmontese Beef will serve as the title partner for the new triathlon taking place on June 21, 2020. General registration for the inaugural Certified Piedmontese IRONMAN 70.3 North American Championship Des Moines triathlon will open on Tuesday, July 9 with more information