CC1 - Thursday

The Thursday CC group meets the last Thursday from 11:30 - 1 p.m. in the RODAN Board Room
Amy Eaton
NON-PROFIT - 2019 Chair
Women Lead Change
Director of Marketing & Strategic Development
Amy Eaton is the Director of Marketing & Strategic Development at Women Lead Change. In this role, she is responsible for building a structure to create increased awareness of the Women Lead Change brand, including developing and implementing marketing initiatives, projects and programs to grow the organization.
 
Matt Shaw
REAL ESTATE/COMMERCIAL - 2019 Vice Chair
Keller Williams Greater Des Moines
Commercial Real Estate Broker
I've been  in the Real Estate industry since 2001.  KW Commercial is a full service commercial brokerage specializing in the marketing of retail, office, multi-family, industrial and agricultrial property
Ben Buenzow
INSURANCE/FINANCE - AUTO, HOME, LIFE, DISABILITY, SUPPLEMENTAL & FINANCE LENDING- 2019 Sponsor
State Farm Insurance - Ben Buenzow
Agent/Owner
Ben has worked with clients since 2004 to protect their most valuable assets including their family, home, cars and money. Ben's Agency Team is dedicated to working proactively as your insurance and financial services professionals to provide you with peace of mind so you can sleep well at night!
 
Monique Elgersma
COUNSELING
Real Connections Counseling
Owner
I am Monique Elgersma, sharing a Couples Counseling practice with my husband, Rick. We are a couple that, as a couple, works with other couples to help build healthy relationships. I grew up moving around a lot as a daughter of an Army officer, settled into Des Moines back in 1999, not counting a 5 year stint in Colorado to get my Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy. We moved back in November of 2016 with a heart to change marriages for the better here and are actively pursuing that at Real Connections Counseling in Urbandale. 
Besides being married to my best friend for over 22 years and working to get our therapy practice thriving, I have one adult daughter and a sheltie named Zylie that both keep me content and busy as well. When I am not working, I like to ride my bike, go camping, watch movies, read for both business and pleasure and go to marriage retreats and conferences. 
Micholyn Fajen
MARKETING
Fajen Consulting
Director of Marketing
With 17 years experience in marketing, Micholyn specializes in market research and analytics, social media and campaign design. She has created marketing campaigns for Fortune 500 companies such as, Dr. Pepper, Snap-on Tools, Solutia/Shaw Carpeting, NAPA, and Cadillac. Recognized as an award-winning writer/editor, Micholyn strives for excellence, delivering high-quality solutions. She graduated with honors from Grand View University and is an adjunct Web instructor.
Ryan Lynch
REAL ESTATE/RESIDENTIAL
Sandee Cook
EMPLOYEE/PLACEMENT & STAFFING
Career Search Associates
Executive Recruiter
I'm a Human Resources professional with 25+ years of recruiting and human resource management experience, with  Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification. My full range of HR knowledge, coupled with a multitude of business and professional connections, ensures my success in identifying top talent to meet my client's needs. Here at Career Search Associates, we help businesses fill full time positions ranging from the front desk to the CEO. We specialize in Administration, Accounting, Marketing, Sales, Human Resources, Project Management, Call Center Management and Retail Store Management. We are also respected recruiters who help the passive candidate that wants to explore solid opportunities in a confidential manner.
Blake Overton
TRADITIONAL MORTGAGE
Key Mortgage Group
Mortgage Loan Originator
James Patten
A/V Equipment
AVI Systems
Account Manager
James is an Account Manager with AVI Systems where he works with clients to connect audio/video technology with digital communication strategies.  Solutions include video conferencing, video/audio distribution, Digital Signage, interactive displays, Video walls, and Streaming made easy.  James spends his time away from work with his Wife and Daughter, various volunteering, and hobbies including Kite building & flying, bicycling, and zymurgy. 
 
Tiffany Menke
STAFF
Urbandale Chamber of Commerce
President
Since 2004, Tiffany Menke, IOM, has been the President of the Urbandale Chamber of Commerce. She has served on the boards of and is a Past President/Past Chair of ICCE, CITR, and IMA.  She currently represents Iowa on the MACE Board of Directors and serves on the Diversity and Inclusion Council through the Greater Des Moines Partnership as well as participates in a pilot program through the Evelyn K Davis center to mentor exoffenders.

In 2017, Tiffany was honored as a Woman of Influence through the Des Moines Business Record. Other honors include 40 under 40, and Ovation award from the Iowa Women's Foundation. She grew up in Newton and went on to Grand View University in Des Moines where she earned a degree in Mass Communications, Journalism and a minor in Photography.
Jonathan Glassman
HEALTH INSURANCE
Rico Starling
OFFICE FURNITURE
Mike Hansen
COPIERS
MMIT Business Solutions Group
Business Solutions Consultant
I'm a Business Solutions Consultant with MMIT Business Solutions Group and in this role I work with current and potential customers to solve and simplify technology related issues within their orgnizations.  My goal is to increase efficencies and productivity while also acheiving financial goals through the products and services we offer!
Emerson Adams
WATER
Iowa H2O
Des Moines Area Manager
John Peterman
Invited 1/21/2019
Attivo Trail 55+ Active Adult Living
Community Director
My name is John R Peterman and have been with Haverkamp Properties, Inc for over 12 years of service. I recently transferred positions from property manager to the community director of our brand new 55+ Active Living Community, Attivo Trail, in Waukee, that will open February 2019! 
 
Shawn Howell
MANAGED IT SERVICES
LaunchIT Corp.
Managed IT Services
Shawn has been providing Managed Services to clients for 19 years, helping them minimize cost, increase efficiency, and implementing best practices.
Andrew Howe
CPA
Brooks Lodden P.C.
Senior Manager
I am a Senior Manager with Brooks Lodden, P.C. - a public accounting firm in West Des Moines that provides a wide array of services including, audits, reviews, compilations, payroll and bookkeeping services, income tax preparation, business consultation, business valuation, financial consultation, expert witness testimony, and more.  Please contact me if you have any questions about our firm, services we offer, or how we can help you or your business.

Andrew R. Howe, CPA
1441 29th Steet, Suite 305
West Des Moines, IA 50266
515-223-7300
ahowe@brookslodden.com
 
Jason Trenkamp
EQUIPMENT FINANCING
Heather Anderson
SIGNS
Performance Sign Company & Wholesale
Outside Sales
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