WEST DES MONES, IA (TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2022) – The West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce (WDM Chamber) will open voting for the third Annual Best of the West Awards presented by Aureon on October 1. The Best of the West Awards is a West Des Moines-focused, community vote contest featuring 50 categories.
“We are thrilled to launch the third annual Best of the West Awards presented by Aureon,” said Katherine Harrington, President and CEO of the WDM Chamber. “This is one of our favorite programs and we cannot wait to celebrate our people, businesses, organizations, and more!”
Voting will be open October 1-31 and allows participants to vote for their favorite people, places, and things once per day. Entries must either be affiliated as members of the West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce or reside/be located in West Des Moines. A celebration to recognize all winners will take place November 29 at the Sheraton West Des Moines.
“Aureon is proud to partner with the West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce and the City of West Des Moines as the presenting sponsor for the third annual Best of the West Awards program,” says Scott Behn, chief executive officer at Aureon. “Cultivating competition between local businesses creates thriving communities with organizations working hard to meet the needs of their valued Clients and Partners. Best of the West is a premier example of friendly competition and recognition – shining a light on the great businesses in West Des Moines.”
Most winners will be announced November 1 while a select few categories will be announced at the Best of the West Awards Celebration on November 29. All winners will receive a specialty award featuring the Best of the West logo and exclusive bragging rights for the year as one of West Des Moines’ best.
Additionally, a portion of all sponsorship proceeds from the Best of the West Awards will directly support the West Des Moines Community Foundation, an organization committed to ensuring West Des Moines is the best community for all. The Best of the West Awards is also supported by gold sponsor DMOS, silver sponsor The Iowa Clinic, and champion sponsors R&R Realty and TalentBridge.
“Thank you to Aureon and all our partners for supporting this community initiative and celebration,” said Harrington. “Our city and region remain strong due in large part to the investments made by our local businesses and organizations as community sponsors and partners.”
Those interested in voting in the Best of the West Awards can do so here starting October 1. Tickets for the Best of the West Awards Celebration on November 29 are available for $35 for WDM Chamber Members and $45 for non-members and can be purchased at
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About the WDM Chamber of Commerce
The mission of the West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce is to champion all things West Des Moines by strengthening our area companies, providing personalized resources, and attracting a top workforce to position WDM as the best suburban city in America. A 2022 ACCE Chamber of the Year Finalist, the WDM Chamber produces programs and events for everyone. Learn more about the WDM Chamber and how to get involved at

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