pment 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 Past-President 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- ties. Secretary 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? Directors 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 Director 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 515-986-9747. 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 www.grimesiowa.com 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 Development 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, www.grimesiowa.com. 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. email@example.com 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. ORNAMENTS ARE AVAIL- ABLE FOR PURCHASE. Glen Waterhouse - State Farm Insurance All contact information is GREAT GIFTS! still the same. Page 4 Printable Calendar OCTOBER 2006 Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Golf Committee Mtg. 12:00 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 GCED 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 Jaycee’s 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 Grimes 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.