April 2018 Newsletter – What’s Going On!
Mission: The Windsor Heights Chamber of Commerce is here to support our members, local businesses and organizations through advocacy, publicity, education and economic development.
Cannabis Oil and Windsor Heights
Last month the Iowa Department of Public Health awarded MedPharm a division of Kemin Industries, an international corporation based in Des Moines, two dispensary licenses to distribute cannabis oil. One of those dispensaries will be based in Windsor Heights and located in the Apple Valley Shopping Center. The Windsor Heights Chamber is looking forward to working with MedPharm in a series of public information gathers over the next several months. In the meantime, should you want to listen to an interview with Lucas Nelson of MedPharm on why the company chose Windsor Heights follow this link to Insight on Business the News Hour: http://bit.ly/2uoCR2U or Google Insight on Business Medical Marijuana Windsor Heights
Join The Chamber
Often individuals don’t realize that they too can join the Windsor Heights Chamber and become involved in our efforts to build and maintain a vibrant economic community. If you are interested in getting involved, let’s talk. You can reach me at 515-331-3207. We’re always looking for individuals, as well as businesses, to join our effort.
New Chamber Board Members
At the April Board of Directors meeting the Board welcomed two new members: Lauren Campbell, owner of Campbell Photography and winner of the 2018 Small Business of the Year, joined the Board and Joy Peterson from Peterson Holistic Services also took a seat with our governing body. Both women have been helpful in a number of projects and we look forward to working with them long into the future. Thank you for your interest in our work!
New Membership Perk
Members of the Windsor Heights Chamber now have some professional marketing assistance available to them. We have created a Media & Media Response Program that seeks to assist our members in sharing their news stories with Des Moines Metro news outlets. Our goal is to help our membership better tell their story and there is no charge for the service. If you have news about your business let us know and we’ll craft the news release and share with our media list.
University Avenue Re-Design
The Board of Directors of the Windsor Heights Chamber has, once again, affirmed their support for the Three Lane Concept regarding the re-design of University Avenue. The Board believes that this option will best help Windsor Heights take advantage of a true Main Street opportunity that will build commercial development so vital to the long-term sustainability of our community.
The recommendation speaks to altering University Avenue from five lanes to three lanes, add on-street parking, improve to overall look of the street, increase the ability for all methods of transportation and pavement.
The City Council will meet on Monday at 6:00 pm, 16 April to review the recommendations associated with University Avenue. It is a critical meeting and we hope you make your feelings known.
Come Meet the Candidates for the Public Safety Director/Chief of Police
A Public Reception will be held at the Council Chambers at 1133 66th Street from 5:30 pm until 6:30 pm Tuesday, April 17, 2018 to meet the candidates for the City of Windsor Heights Public Safety/Chief of Police position. Here is an open invitation for our Members to join us.
Thanks for reading!
Michael P. Libbie – 515-331-3207 – Director@WindsorHeightsChamber.com
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