Twenty years ago Ben Buenzow got his insurance license, and the rest is history…. Just kidding! A lot has happened in the last 20 years! Seventeen of those years Ben owned a captive insurance agency, while simultaneously becoming an expert in his field, and being recognized for his achievements along the way. Ben integrated himself into the Urbandale community serving on the Urbandale Chamber Board, and volunteering with the Urbandale Police Department. Six kids and a puppy later. Ben realized the potential to help even more people! So in May 2021 Ben launched his own independent agency Buenzow Insurance Group.
Pat Pithan is currently Director of Sales and Consulting at MMIT Business Solutions Group (formerly M & M Sales and Imaging Technologies). He has been with MMIT since 1986. Prior to his current position he spent many years as a Major Account Manager and Territory Business Manager. Pat is especially proud of the fact that his staff currently serves the needs of over 1,500 businesses in the central Iowa area. He provides them with their office equipment and IT technology needs.
Clint founded Shade Tree Auto in 2001 and grew the company with strong support from the Urbandale Chamber of Commerce. Focusing on repair and maintenance for import and domestic vehicles, Shade Tree has been named one of the top 100 small businesses in the country by the US Chamber of Commerce, received the Bronze Company of the Year at the International Business Awards, and was named the 2018 Company of the Year for small retail at the American Business Awards in New York.
Todd is the Founder and President of ATW Training Solutions and President of New Horizons Computer Learning Center, both Urbandale businesses. The mission of ATW and New Horizons is to unleash the human potential in organizations to propel business success. Todd is also a board member of the Waukee Betterment Foundation, a board member of the Iowa Association of Business and Industry, and serves on the Advisory Council of the Ken Blanchard Companies.
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.
Jeremiah has a talent for technology and an entrepreneurial spirit, Jeremiah founded Webspec Design in the fall of 2000. He is passionate about digital marketing and working with clients to see their goals achieved.
Jeremiah focuses his energies on managing upcoming website projects, interacting with clients, and programming. He graduated from Evangel University with degrees in Accounting and Political Science. When not working, he and his wife enjoy doing activities with their four children.
Hi, I am a Independent Certified Health Coach. My professional career spans wide with 30 years in Corporate America, providing a wide range of experience in the financial, customer service, collections and technology industries.
Today, as I coach lifestyle and transformation, I am passion driven on the success of others creating hope with their health, mindfulness and overall wellbeing. Empowering others with their health is a true blessing in life, to them with the choices they get to make with their life, as well as, making memories with family. Sharing this gift of life is what I do, guiding, supporting and walking the dream of a healthy tomorrow, one day at a time.
I love spending time with family, friends, gardening, outdoor activities and living my best possible life.
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.