Thursday, March 14, 2013
The Waukee Area Chamber of Commerce has a new event planned for spring: What's Cookin' in Waukee. The event is a mix of a food tasting and business expo.
What's up, Waukee? Residents can learn more about local businesses, while sampling some tasty food, during a new event planned by the Waukee Area Chamber of Commerce. The first What's Cookin' in Waukee event will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 4, at the Prairieview Commons. Waukee Chamber members will host exhibitor booths with business information and offer food tastings as well, said Chamber Executive Director Melinda Behn. "The Waukee Chamber is excited to showcase what is going on in our community with What’s Cookin’ in Waukee, and to welcome all members and residents to come check it out and grab a bite to eat at the same time," Behn said. Registration is open for businesses that want to have an exhibitor booth at the …
Thursday, March 29, 2012
While Melinda Behn, executive director of the Waukee Chamber of Commerce is out on maternity leave, Erna Morain is filling her shoes. Find out what she's all about today on Patch.
Waukee Patch: What’s your background? Erna Morain: I am originally from Amsterdam (the Netherlands). I came to this country, to Des Moines, in 1983. I lived in West Des Moines and moved to Waukee eight years ago. Waukee Patch: What sort of things have you been involved with in Waukee? Erna Morain: Since we moved to Waukee, I've always been involved in my daughter's school. The Leadership Institute has been instrumental in a lot my involvement in the city and they’ve realized that, so now they have my number. I've been in the Rotary Club for several years. I've served on the board of the Leadership Institute for several years, as well as the Waukee Economic Development Corporation (WEDCO). With any of these organizations, the aim is at …
Friday, September 23, 2011
Friday was spirit day in the Waukee Schools. Waukee Chamber members got into the act too.
Waukee Chamber of Commerce members Terry Snyder, Ben Landhauser and Melinda Behn show their Warrior spirit while sporting the purple and gold. The Waukee homecoming game is tonight against Mason City at 7:30 p.m. at Waukee Stadium.
Friday, August 26, 2011
There's a little something for everyone at the 2011 Waukee Fest, a Festival on the Triangle.
You might want to clear your calendar tomorrow. The city of Waukee is having a little get together. Beginning at 7 a.m., Waukee residents, business owners, and civic organizations will converge on Triangle Park in downtown Waukee for Waukee Fest, a Festival on the Triangle. The festivities kick off with an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast, courtesy of the West Side Kiwanis. This is Waukee Fest’s third year on the Triangle. In years past, a similar celebration known as the Fall Festival took place in late fall, but organizers say its conflict with other activities made it a less-than-large draw for Waukee residents. “Waukee put on the Fall Festival for over 20 years,” said McKinlee Gibson, assistant to the city administrator and Waukee …
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Melinda Behn says Waukee's rapid growth means nothing but great things for businesses in the city.
Melinda Behn is a 29-year-old with lofty aspirations. The Waukee Chamber of Commerce’s executive director says that with membership running at 250 members strong, and great things happening in the business community, all signs of success are pointing up. Waukee Patch sat down with Behn to find out about her position with the Chamber and all the things Waukee has going for it in the realm of business. Waukee Patch: What’s your background? Melinda Behn: I grew up in Kingman, Ariz. and went to Arizona State University. I spent four years in Minnesota where I met my husband who is an Iowa farm boy. We fell in love, got married and moved to Iowa. I worked with the Altoona Chamber and started here in November 2010. Waukee Patch: What is role of…