CC2 - Wednesday PM

The Wednesday CC group meets the last Wednesday of the month from 11:30 - 1 p.m. in the RODAN Board Room
DeeDee Kalny
CMG Financial
Branch Manager
I have been in the mortgage business for over 14 years. During that time, I have worked as both a loan officer and a producing branch and regional manager. While most of my business is purchase business, I am always ready to help a client review their financial position to see if a refinance may help them reach their goals. My love and passion for helping people with one of the largest decisions and purchases that they will likely ever make, helps me develop clients for life.
Marva McCarty
Marva McCarty - Re/Max Real Estate Group
Helping my clients/friends take the next step in their life is my mission in life. As a real estate professional I love to work with home buyers and sellers who are ready to buy their first house, or their "forever" house, or sell a home that is no-longer working for their current needs and lifestyle so they can move on.  Although I do specialize in working with seniors and empty nesters, I love helping all clients at important junctures in their lives--  finding the home that works for them and their desired life style. My style is to work in a partnership with my clients. My goal is to explain the process, to give clients peace of mind that everything is being handled professionally, and to make their move as stress free and easy as possible.  For a "Simply Marva-lous Move" call Marva.
Jennifer Oredson
Wildtree Independent Consultant - Jennifer Oredson
We run an organic menu-planning company that provides quick, easy, healthy meals for busy people! We offer make-ahead menu plans for busy folks who want healthy dinners that are convenient and affordable. Our freezer meal workshops will get you 10 dinners of 6 servings with 30-45 minutes of work, and cost less than $4 per serving! These menus can be assembled at one of our workshops, or on your own with help from me! We also offer monthly fresh-cooking meal plans for people who love to cook but are looking for someone to help answer that "what's for dinner" question and help get them out of the mealtime rut! 
Mark Courter
State Farm Insurance - Mark Courter
Mark has owned and operated his State Farm Agency in Urbandale since 1985 and moved into his current office location at 6773 Hickman Rd in November, 2009. Shortly after starting his State Farm career, Mark joined the Urbandale Chamber and has been a member ever since. Mark has been involved in the chamber in many capacities and has served on the Board of Directors, has been the Chair of the Connector committee during two different tenures as well as serving on the government affairs committee, the communications committee and the advocacy committee. Mark has been named the Connector of the month numerous times, Mark Courter Insurance was the 2005 Urbandale Chamber Business of the Year, in 2008 Mark was honored as the Urbandale Citizen of the Year and was named the best insurance agent in the Des Moines area for 2018 by Cityview.
Lisa Hanrahan
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites DM Northwest
Sales Manager

Lisa has been a Sales Manager at the Holiday Inn & Suites on Merle Hay Rd. in Urbandale since August 2016. She was a Graphic Designer at Image360 (formerly Signs Now) for 6 years. She graduated with honors from Grand View University in 2009 with a B.A. in Graphic Design/Journalism. Before GVU, she had 9 years experience in Sales & Marketing in the hotel industry. She is married to Timothy Hanrahan and share two children, Cailin (age 15) and Adilia (age 5) and resides in Des Moines. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family, exercising, traveling, photography and designing. To keep her creative juices flowing, she does freelance design and photography on the side. 

Susan Bonnicksen
Superior Printing & Promotions
Independent Sales Executive
Susan has been a member of the Chamber since 2003.  Some of the roles within the chamber include: Chair of Ambassadors (2005-2006, now known as the Connectors), Total Resource Campaign, Sample Urbandale/Celebration of Business, Board of Directors (2007-2012) and as Board Chairman in 2012.  Susan returned to Board of directors in 2016 and is currently fulfilling her own 3 year term as a director. 
She serves on the Capital Improvement Program (CIP) committee for the City of Urbandale (2013-present),  served on the board for the Caring Corps and is a graduate of Leadership Urbandale. 
Susan is an independent sales rep for Superior Printing & Promotions working with various business to help them brand their businesses through promotional products and apparel.
Susan and her husband, Monte enjoy golfing and cheering on the Iowa State Cyclones!
Garrett Christeson
Konica Minolta Business Solutions
IT Services Consultant
Respected as a leader and trusted consultant, providing professional and consultative approach to developing Technology solutions that solve clients business issues and assist in either increasing clients revenue, reducing risks or reducing total IT spend.
Benjamin Digmann
Joan Ellis
Matt Nuetzman
Aureon HR
Director of Business Development
Matt Nuetzman has served on the Urbandale Chamber Board since 2012, and is the 2016 Board Chairman. In 2011, Matt helped launch the genYP Program and later served as genYP Chairperson, and has volunteered and led many Chamber programs since first joining in 2009. In addition to his role with the Urbandale Chamber, Matt is Director of Business Development at Aureon HR, a Human Resources services provider. Matt is also a member of the Business Record's Forty Under 40 (2012), and he and his wife Sheena live in Urbandale.
Emilie Pavon
Andy Richardson
Electronic Engineering
Communication & Security Consultant

Andy Richardson has been a member of the Urbandale Chamber since 2012.  During the time Andy has been with the Urbandale Chamber he has been a Connector, served on the Gen YP Board leading the Professional Development Committee and began serving on the Urbandale Chamber board in 2017. Andy is employed with Electronic Engineering where he consults with his clients to develop two-way radio communication, video security, access control, GPS telematics and other wireless solutions.  Outside of work Andy serves on the City of Urbandale Parks and Recreation commission and enjoys golfing and bowling. Andy and his wife Nicole live in Urbandale with their two daughters.

Hugh Sheppard
Eric Williams
AO Wealth Advisory
Associate Financial Planner
My responsibilities include executing financial plans and assisting clients. I also help clients create personal and business budgets focused on achieving their financial goals.
Allison Gowing
Tiffany Menke
Urbandale Chamber of Commerce
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.
Matt Swim
Allison Peet
Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center
Mindfulness Instructor, Marketing and Development
Allison Peet, BA, RYT200 is a qualified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Instructor trained at UMass Medical Center for Mindfulness and is in Marketing and Development for the Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center.
Linda Franker
OPTAVIA, Independent Coach
I am a health transformation agent, an Optavia Independent Coach. Certified through the Villanova School of Nursing. My professional career of 30 years in corporate America has well prepared me to serve as a leader. My experience in various leadership positions has allowed me to focus my efforts on supporting and guiding others to reach to that next level of personal and team development which results in success. I am passionate about supporting the success of others to reach their goals, creating hope that leads to action. Action allows my clients to improve their health, both physical and mental as well as improve their finances, well beyond their initial expectations. The ?giggle? moment of seeing others have hope is a blessing knowing how it positively affects them and their families as well, as they arrive at the ?Sweet Spot? in their lives with their health. I enjoy spending time with my family, friends, working out, and hiking in CO.