Chamness Biodegradables Relocating all Operations to Ankeny, Iowa from California

The following press release was previously published on  July 20, 2018 by Chamness Biodegradables.  Chamness Biodegradables, LLC, a manufacturer of 100% biodegradable and compostable serve-ware and packaging is relocating all company operations from Camarillo, California to Greater Des Moines, Iowa.  This relocation will involve the creation of over 35 new jobs in the next three years.  Such jobs will include high paying research and development, advanced […]

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Kent to Participate in Made in America Product Showcase at the White House

The following press release was previously published on  July 20, 2018 via Kent Corporation. Muscatine, Ia. - On Monday, July 23, 2018, Kent Corporation will join President Donald J. Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, members of the Administration and White House staff for a Made in America Product Showcase. President Trump will host companies from across the […]


See Yourself in North Ames

By Tia Snyder and Alex Ivanisevic, Cultivation Corridor Interns After planning and hosting the previous “See Yourself in Ames” event, we were ready to relax at this one, and the Ames Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development did not disappoint at their third event. We drove to the outskirts of north Ames to have dinner at the gorgeous Prairie Moon Winery and learn about common […]

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Seize the City with FHLBDM

By Tia Snyder, Sales and Communications Intern, After a full work day, I continued to have some pep in my step knowing I would shortly be at the fourth “Seize the City” event and see some familiar faces. The walk took me under ten minutes from the Greater Des Moines Partnership office to Des Moines Social Club’s Kum & Go Theater. The busy street was […]

Eugene Sukup

Honoring the Legacy of Eugene Sukup

It’s with a heavy heart we share the passing of Eugene Sukup, the founder of Sukup Manufacturing. Executive Director Billi Hunt said: “Eugene was an entrepreneur before the term existed. He founded Sukup Manufacturing in 1962, and it’s one of the the top three grain storage companies in the world today. The legacy that he […]

Todd Ellis

The Cultivation Corridor asks Todd Ellis, “Why Iowa?”

By Alex Ivanisevic, Cultivation Corridor Communications Assistant, Introducing, “Why Iowa?” a series highlighting individuals in the corridor with unique journeys. Iowa is a workplace and home for many professionals who have set up their roots here. To some, the corn fields of this Midwest state haven’t always been their backyards. Todd Ellis is the […]

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See Yourself in South Ames

By Tia Snyder and Alex Ivanisevic, Cultivation Corridor Interns What do you get when you take awesome sponsors, put about a dozen crafty interns in charge, and feature a guest speaker who knows a thing or two about playing the money game? One unforgettable “See Yourself in Ames” event! Last Tuesday, the second of four SYIA events was held at the ISU […]