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Posted on 05/25/2021 at 03:00 PM by Melissa Horton

When I first drove up to Prairie Meadows on a Thursday afternoon, I noticed two things...the parking lot was clean...

Posted on 03/18/2021 at 12:00 AM by Melissa Horton

Refresh Your Business this Spring The promise of spring is around the corner as we close out the last few...

Posted on 05/18/2020 at 12:00 PM by Melissa Horton

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Posted on 04/16/2020 at 10:30 AM by Melissa Horton

The Altoona Area Chamber of Commerce is doing our best to provide support to ALL businesses impacted by our current...

Posted on 03/17/2020 at 11:34 AM by Melissa Horton

Tue, 03/17/2020 - 10:15 DES MOINES - Gov. Reynolds issued a State of Public Health Disaster Emergency activating the public...

Posted on 01/03/2020 at 10:30 AM by Melissa Horton

A special thanks to the Altoona Chamber for the opportunity to update my fellow Chamber members on Isenberger Photography’s booming...

Posted on 05/02/2019 at 04:45 PM by Melissa Horton

Our primary goal is to help business owners network and grow their business. We are dedicated to protecting and promoting...

Posted on 12/01/2018 at 08:00 AM by Melissa Horton

Living in Iowa we all struggle with keeping healthy during the bitter cold winter months. We don’t focus on keeping...

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Posted on 08/08/2018 at 12:00 PM by Melissa Horton

Differences in Senior Living Communities There is an overabundance of senior living options to choose from and it could be...

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Posted on 08/01/2018 at 12:00 AM by Melissa Horton

Quick Tips For Home Ventilation Beginners By yellowblue™ Eco Tech The hardest part of your home to take care of...

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Refresh Your Business this Spring

The promise of spring is around the corner as we close out the last few weeks of winter. The days are getting longer, and the weather will soon be warmer. It’s the perfect time to spring clean not only our personal spaces but also our businesses. Whether it’s cleaning up your business’s branding or website, we can refresh our business in several different ways.

  1. Out with the old, in with the new.

Do you have outdated photos or information on your website or social media accounts? Take a moment to take stock of them and see what information you can update. New copy, photos, reviews and branding can bring your space back to life.

  1. Explore an untapped market.

Are you looking for new ways to get your business or products noticed by new audiences? Expand your marketing through avenues that you haven’t used before. Consider different email marketing or social media tactics to connect to those new audiences and to attract them to your business.

  1. Don’t forget to look back over the past year.

The first quarter is a great time to evaluate what you accomplished in the previous year. Review your analytics from the past 12 months and see what areas your business excelled in and develop a strategy for the areas you can improve during the next year. This will set your business up for a better future.

Mark Your Calendars:

Saturday, April 10th – Altoona Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Dinner, 6pm-9pm at Adventureland Inn. Cost: $60pp or $440 Table. Join us as we celebrate Small Business of the Year, Corporate Star, the Entrepreneurial Spirit award winner, Outstanding Citizen and Young Professional of the Year awards. Register at

Thursday, April 15th Altoona Young Professionals “Paying Off Debt While Building Wealth” with Layne Brown of Copper Creek Financial, 8:00am at the Hyatt Place hotel in the Shoppes at Prairie Crossing. Register at

Wednesday, April 21st – Women of Vision, “Staying Healthy in an Unhealthy Environment” with Dr. Kari Swain, Dr. Lacey Dettmering, Jen Alexander, PharmD, Dr. Amy Jensen and Nikki Barkhaus, Nutrition Response Practitioner. Cost is $20pp with catered lunch at Great Escape, 655 NE 56th Street, Pleasant Hill. Register at

Thursday, April 22nd – Business 101: What Causes Procrastination and What to Do About It with Mike Hartwig of Financial Architects, 12:00pm. Location TBD. Register at

Information provided by Makenzie Moburg-Appleton, 2021 Altoona Chamber President

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