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                                         r & Economic Develo
                           G rimes Chambe
                                                                                                       October 2006
                                              Grimes Business Expo – A Focus on Business
  2006 Executive
     Board                                    The Grimes Chamber and Economic Development Business Expo is coming
                                              November 2 and will be held at DC-G High School. This year’s event will be
      President                               held in conjunction with the high school career fair. The career fair will be held
    Brad Leonard                              from 1:00-3:00 and the Expo from 5:00-7:30. Students from the high school will
Septagon Construction                         be hitting the streets soon to deliver an invitation and registration form to you to
                                              showcase your business to the community. We’ve combined these two events
   President-Elect          because they occurred at the same time of year and because they place an emphasis on the impor-
     Cindy Aldrich          tance of the businesses in Grimes.
AmericInn Lodge & Suites
                            November 2 also happens to be the same night as parent teacher conferences, meaning adults from
    Kim Jacobsen            Grimes will already be at the high school. The school district has begun advertising the Expo to
    Timmins, Kroll &        parents through the newsletter and will continue to send home flyers to encourage parents to visit
      Jacobsen              the exhibitors at the Expo. They will also be able to follow up on their student’s career fair activi-
    Mitzi Chizek
                            There is no cost to participate in the Business Expo for GCED members. Take advantage of this
    DC-G Schools
                            opportunity with a built in audience to let the citizens of Grimes and other businesses know all
      Treasurer             about your business!
     Dave Abram
     Liberty Bank           Why should you exhibit at the Grimes Business Expo?
     Mike Yonker            - Boost your sales
    Grimes Asphalt          - Reach new customers
     Kurt LeFebvre          - Enhance your business image
    Fareway Stores          - Keep your name, product and service in front of a targeted audience
                            - Showcase your newest offerings
                            - Gain exposure and immediate feedback on new products/services
 Aaron Chittenden           - Maintain face-to-face contact with past and present customers
     Executive              - Promote your business
                            Please write on your registration form whether you will be attending the Expo, the Career Fair, or
    Terri Barrick           both. Contact the office or Maria Asteberg 515-453-5962 for more information on the Business
  Assistant Director        Expo. For more information on the Career Fair contact either Scott Heitland or Dawn Kruger at
    Grimes Chamber &
Economic Development
                                                                     Premium Membership Levels
                                                                            Platinum Level
     101 N. Harvey St.                                                        Bankers Trust
      Grimes, IA 50111                                                         Gold Level
          515-986-5770                                                       Fox Engineering
          515-986-5776                                                        Silver Level                                   Aquila, Septagon Construction, Timmons, Kroll & Jacobsen
                                                                             Bronze Level
                                               City State Bank, Edward Jones Investments, Gortz Haus Gallery, Liberty Bank

                                                                                       An affiliate of the Greater Des Moines Partnership
                                              1st Annual
                                      Grimes Chamber & Economic
                                            September 14th shined bright and beautiful
                                            making it a perfect day for our First Annual
                                            Golf Outing.

                                            The Golf Committee did a fabulous job!
                                            From free donuts at registration to the final
                                            meal and raffle drawing at the end of the
                                            day. Thanks for your hard work!

                                            The grand prize of a TV/DVD player was
                                            won by Clark Snyder of Simonson & Asso-
                                            ciates, who was golfing with GCED Mem-           Did someone say ‘free bagels’ from City
Registration was a breeze! And free         ber, Civil Design Advantage. A huge              State Bank? Mmmm thank you!
donuts too!?                                ‘Thank You’ to all of you who donated
                                            prizes for the raffle drawings and our hole
                                            sponsorships! More photos are available
                                            on our website,

                                                                                             The newest thing in golf footwear!

                                                 Raffle Prizes!
    Andy Grove ‘strikes a pose’

                                                                                            Ready to Rock and Roll! Sauerman
                                                                                            Trucking pauses for a photo.

   First Place Champion Flight - Septagon

                                                                                            Hey guys! It’s supposed to be a day
                                                                                            AWAY from the office! Put those
  Greater Des Moines Partnership team                                                       blackberries and cell phones away!
                                                                                                                       Membership News
Join us for our regularly
scheduled Lunch & Learn Octo-
ber 11th. Lunch is sponsored
this month by City State Bank of                                                                                    Please join us for a free
Grimes.                                                                                                             lunch, and learn while
                                                                                                                    you are at it!
11:30 Networking
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch & Learn
At the Special Olympics Building -
551 Dovetail Dr. behind the Post          October’s Lunch & Learn topic Customer Relationship Management will be presented by Dr. Kay
Office.                                   Palan. What is Customer Relationship Management?

Lunch is sponsored by City State          CRM…is a business strategy to select and manage the most valuable customer relationships. CRM
Bank. RSVP for meal planning              requires a customer-centric business philosophy and culture to support effective marketing, sales, and
head count please.                        service processes. CRM applications can enable effective customer relationship management, provided
Contact: Terri at 986-5770 or             that an enterprise has the right leadership, strategy, and culture.
                                          Held at the Special Olympics Iowa building in Grimes, networking with other GCED Members starts at
                                          11:30 with the program and lunch at noon. All we ask is your RSVP to help in planning the program
                                          and the meal. This months sponsor is City State Bank of Grimes.

                                          Dr. Palan received her Ph.D. in Business from Texas Tech University in 1994. She joined the faculty at
                                          Iowa State University in 1994 and currently is an associate professor of marketing and the Associate
                                          Dean for Undergraduate Programs in the College of Business. Professor Palan's research areas include
                                          consumer socialization issues, especially with respect to the effect of advertising on younger children
                                          and the competence of adolescent shoppers, gender-related consumer issues, and marketing strategy.
Facts about conviction of a crime:
                                          Her research appears in such publications as the Journal of Marketing, Journal of Consumer Research,
Employers may take into considera-        Journal of Advertising, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, Psychology & Marketing, Mar-
tion an applicant's or employee's         keting Letters, and the Case Research Journal. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses pri-
conviction record only if it is legiti-   marily in strategic marketing management and consumer behavior. Dr. Palan has received numerous
mately relevant to the operation of       teaching awards and is actively involved in other service activities for both ISU and the marketing pro-
the business.                             fession.

Although federal anti-discrimination
statutes do not clearly list persons                                         Golf Results
with prior criminal conviction, courts    The results of the First Annual Golf Outing are as follows;
have held that an employer may not        2nd place 1st flight: Dave Abram, Brian Henderson, Mike Scoville and Loryssa Rippey.
base employment only on the fact          1st place 1st flight: Shar Pardubsky, Mary Knueven, Mike Minear and Brent Crist
that an individual has a criminal con-    2nd place Champion flight: Wade Lawerence, Dennis Wiley, Steve Albrecht, Jim Dougherty
viction.                                  1st place Champion flight: Darin Ferguson, Heath Bullock, Mark Mazzie, Brad Leonard

Assessing a conviction to make a
reasoned judgment about risk is a                                                                      Welcome to our newest
fairly simple process. It can involve     Thank You to our members who attended the
checking a person’s criminal history      September Lunch & Learn. We hope you enjoyed                       Member!
against the following criteria: the       a delicious meal as well as learning about Critical         Hefner Financial Group
nature and seriousness of offense, the    Thinking in the Workplace. Those who signed in              Michael Hefner
job-relatedness, the time between         at last months meeting;                                     1821 Miehe Drive, Suite A
the conviction and submission of job                                                                  Grimes, IA 50111
application, and employment history       Dave Abram - Liberty Bank                                   Telephone: (515) 986-0000
before/after the conviction.              Dick Odgaard - Gortz Haus Gallery                           Fax: (515) 986-1449
                                          Steve Rogers - Bankers Trust
More specific information is available    Brent Schnetter - Community Bank of Grimes
on the Iowa Workforce Develop-            Clint Dudley - Shade Tree Auto
ment website, “Hiring Individuals on      Maria Asteberg - Iowa Realty                                          Name Change!
Correctional Supervision” brochure.       Joe Wellik - State Farm Insurance
                                          Mitzi Chizek - DC-G Schools                                               Make note:
                                          BobbiJo Wolfe - Community Greetings
                                                                                                            Community Bank of Grimes
 GRIMES COOKBOOKS AND                     Curtis Waddingham - 21st Century Rehab
                                          Marc Vander Velden - 21st Century Rehab
                                                                                                              is now VISION BANK.
 ABLE FOR PURCHASE.                       Glen Waterhouse - State Farm Insurance                             All contact information is
 GREAT GIFTS!                                                                                                      still the same.
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                         OCTOBER 2006
      Sun            Mon            Tue               Wed                   Thu   Fri               Sat

      1              2              3                 4                     5     6                 7
                      Mtg. 12:00

      8              9              10                11                    12    13                14
                                                      Lunch & Learn               ED Mtg. 11:00
                                                      11:30 Network
                                                      12:00 program

      15             16             17                18                    19    20                21
                                    GCED Board
                                    Mtg. 12:00 noon

      22             23             24                25                    26    27                28
                                                                                                    FallFest Cele-
                                                                                                    bration 2-6:pm

      29             30             31                     Coffee Time!
                                    Trick or Treat         7:00 am Net-
                                    6:00 - 8:00 pm        working Coffee
                                                            at Amici’s in

                                         October 11—                                      CITY OF GRIMES
 2006 Program Schedule                   Customer Relationship
                                         Management                                       CLEAN UP DAY
Join us the second Wednesday of
every month for our Lunch & Learn                                                          October 28th
Membership Program.                      November 29 -
                                         Legislative Luncheon                         The corner of James St.
We meet at the Special Olympics                                                            And Hwy. 44
Building - 551 Dovetail Dr. in Grimes                                                  9:00 am - 12:00 noon
(behind the post office)                 December 13—                                 Household hazardous waste disposal.
                                         End of Year Review                             Only the first 200 cars accepted.
                                                                                           For more information call
                                                                                              The city at 986-3036.

The Grimes Chamber and Economic Development is a membership organization focused on the retention
and expansion of the Grimes business community along with the sponsorship of activities of benefit to
our members and residents.

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