Business of the Year 2016

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November 01, 2016
For Immediate Release
Contact: Tiffany Menke
Urbandale Chamber of Commerce
Ph: 515-331-6855 cell: 515-208-5201
Chamber announces three businesses in the running for
2016 Business of the Year
URBANDALE, IA – The Urbandale Chamber of Commerce annually reviews nominations to select a local business to receive the prestigious Business of the Year award.  The highly-sought after award is given to a business that has a physical presence in Urbandale.  Membership in the Urbandale Chamber of Commerce is not a requirement.  This year’s nominees are: Ben Buenzow State Farm Agency, Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center and Golden Openings, Inc.
“The selection committee reviewed a number of outstanding nominations and selected these three deserving businesses as our finalists for this year’s award,” said Lori Gelhaar, 2016 Vice Chair, Urbandale Chamber of Commerce.  
The three finalists will be honored during the organization’s annual Sample Urbandale, A Celebration of Business event which is also where the Chamber will announce the winner.  This event is planned for November 17, 2016 at the Ramada Tropics Resort and Conference Center.  Tickets are $35 each and can be purchased through the Urbandale Chamber at 515-331-6855 or  The event includes live music from Chris Ranallo and Micah Wagner, food sampling from area restaurants, wine sampling from WineStyles, silent auction and award ceremonies for Citizen of the Year, Business of the Year, Connector of the Year and “Best in Class” awards. 
The Urbandale Chamber of Commerce is a membership-based business organization that serves, protects & promotes its members.  Currently the Chamber serves 736 business members.
Tiffany Menke, President
(515) 331-6855