Join the Chamber

East & South Des Moines Chambers of Commerce

In an effort to better serve our members, the East and South Des Moines Chambers of Commerce have forged a strategic alliance giving our current members and prospective members the benefit of two memberships for the price of one!

Member Benefits

  • Joint Membership: Join either chamber and you are automatically a member of both chambers
  • Joint Annual Dinner: Individual awards for each chamber
  • Joint Membership Directory: Published in early spring, the directory includes East and South Des Moines Chamber member businesses, along with other helpful information
  • Member to Member Discount Program: Members offer discounts to other chamber members

Publicity and Exposure

  • Free listing in printed Chamber and regional directories
  • Free listing on Chamber and regional web sites
  • Event hosting and sponsorship opportunities
  • Referrals from the Chamber to your business

Event Participation

  • Monthly membership luncheons
  • Networking and social events
  • Special community events and promotions
  • Ground-breakings and ribbon cuttings for your business


  • Chamber and regional directories
  • Chamber e-mail newsletter

Chamber Leadership Opportunities

  • Board of Directors
  • Communities
  • Sub-committees and task forces

Access to Business Development Resources

  • Demographic and statistical research
  • Consultation services for relocations or expansions
  • Membership in the Greater Des Moines Partnership, the regional economic development organization

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Committees - Put your expertise to work on the Membership, Government Relations, Communications, Economic Development and Neighborhood committees.
  • Event Planning - Help plan our annual golf outing, Taste of the South Side, or the Celebration of Progress.
  • Ambassadors/Membership - Bring in new Chamber members and welcome them to Chamber events, serve as a mentor to teach others how to get more from their membership!
  • Board Leadership -Serve on the Board of Directors to guide the Chamber work and to gain access to regional business leadership in Greater Des Moines.

Event Participation

  • Attending, Hosting, Sponsoring
  • Participating in Chamber events brings you profitable business relationships, increased credibility, and invaluable exposure to the business and customer community. Ask us for details on how to attend, host or sponsor these events!
  • Member Luncheons: Affordable networking and social events that offer a good meal and great conversation.
  • Educational Breakfasts: Information you can use to build your business, wrapped in a continental breakfast event.
  • Business After Hours: Networking with fellow Chamber members as you wind down your day.
  • Annual Dinner: Our yearly program recognizing the achievements of the past year, goals for the future, and our EDM and SDM Citizen and Business of the Year.
  • Joint Golf Outing: We co-host an annual golf outing with the four city chambers. Sponsor a tee, donate a door prize, or just get your favorite golf pals together to play!
  • Celebration of Progress: Our annual look at the new developments, neighborhood improvements and big projects that make Des Moines a vibrant place to live, work, worship, study, grow and play. We also honor the EDM Volunteer of the year, EDM Neighborhood Groupo of the year and award $1,000 scholarships each to Grand View University, East High, and North High.
  • Spring Social "A Taste of the South Side": Sample the offerings of local restaurants and bid at a silent auction at this fundraiser for the chamber scholarship fund.