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Set the PACE

We are a network of business leaders committed to your success!

Currently doing business on the DSM West Side?

Our mission is to serve our community by supporting and enhancing the unique quality of life and commerce that defines the Des Moines West Side.

If you are doing business on the Des Moines West Side, we are here for you!  We are an association of local community leaders striving to meet the needs of the business community in making the Des Moines West Side a great place to live and do business. Whether it's through networking events, business information, advertising opportunities, or partnering with our local economic development organizations, chamber members can capitalize on contacts and resources provided by the Des Moines West Side Chamber of Commerce. We are also affiliated with the Greater Des Moines Partnership and offer all their resources and programs to our members.

What do you need to succeed? What are your challenges? What next-step does your business need to take?

One easy way to summarize the many things the Chamber does is to say the Chamber works to set the P.A.C.E. for the DSM West Side business community.

Promote - The Chamber works actively to promote its members to other businesses and the community. We celebrate business milestones like anniversaries and grand openings and help businesses “tell their story” to the community and the region. If you want more people to know who you are and what you do, we are here to help make that a reality.

Advocate - The Chamber serves as an advocate for member businesses in terms of legislation and community planning that may affect our business community. We work closely with our elected officials, city leadership, and economic development agencies to help our community put its best foot forward in making the Des Moines West Side an attractive place to live and do business.

Connect - The Chamber works to connect area businesses and business people through a variety of networking events and groups. We hold to the truth that people do business with those they know, like, and trust. Being a part of the Chamber gives you the chance to build those strategic and supportive relationships.

Educate - The Chamber organizes and promotes educational opportunities for members in subject areas of interest to their businesses. Two words summarize this effort: Inform and Inspire! We all need fresh ideas and information on resources and best practices to help our businesses succeed in today’s challenging economy.

Not a member yet? We'd love for you to join us. The West Side Chamber is NOT an exclusive club, but open to all businesses, non-profits, and individuals in the Greater Des Moines area, especially those who live, work, and do business on the West Side. We stand as a business community ready to welcome you and learn more so we can help you succeed.