Welcome to the Des Moines West Side!
The Des Moines West Side Chamber of Commerce is a network of businesses committed to serving our community by supporting and enhancing the unique quality of life and commerce that defines the Des Moines West Side.
Mark Your Calendar
2022 Annual Celebration
If you happen to see one of last night's awardees be sure to stop and congratulate them...better yet stop by their business or give them a call to learn more about what they do.
Congratulations to our 2022 awardees!
Ambassador of the Year: Mike Hutchison - Star Bar and Peach Tree Properties
Citizens of the Year: Invest DSM
Business of the Year: Silver Fox, Owner Mary Langen
2022 Appreciation Award: Former Des Moines City Councilman, Bill Gray
Chamber Presidential Awards: 2018 Chamber President Matt Connolly - NAI Iowa Realty Commercial; 2019 Chamber President David Pargulski - US Bank Wealth Management; and 2021 Chamber President John Kendeigh - Tarbell and Co.
The Des Moines West Side is an established area of our city with a rich business history. Cultural amenities; higher education; hospitality and customer focused entities; niche boutique and retail stores; and restaurants can all be found in the chamber's footprint. Not only, do we offer a wide variety of businesses, but the West Side also boasts a diverse employee demographic.
As a member of the Des Moines West Side Chamber of Commerce, you will receive an affiliate membership to the Greater Des Moines Partnership. Through this strategic partnership, YOU benefit from the extensive programs and resources that the Partnership offers to the local Chambers of Commerce.
The Small Business Association is here to help. The SBA assists small businesses in four main areas: financing, education and training, government contracting and providing a voice in policy matters. These programs are aimed at helping entrepreneurs start their businesses and keep them thriving.