Mark your calendars now to attend the Annual Awards Reception for the Ames Chamber of Commerce and affiliate organizations on January 14 as we celebrate our award winners!
*Ames Chamber of Commerce-Entrepreneur of the Year; Business Person of the Year; Community Involvement
*Campustown Action Association Volunteer of the Year
*Economic Impact Award(s)
*Main Street Cultural District Volunteer of the Year
*Young Professionals of Ames-4 Under 40: Leaders of Today and Tomorrow
*Ames Main Street Farmers Market Awards
Keynote Speaker Kyven Gadson
Iowa State's Kyven Gadson has a plan. In 2015 he earned his Bachelor's Degree from Iowa State in Child, Adult and Family Services - oh, and become the NCAA wrestling champion at 197-pounds. In 2016 he hopes to compete and medal at the 2016 Olympic games in Rio. And in 2017 he plans to graduate from Iowa State with a Master's Degree in School Education. While he's currently taking a leave of absence from ISU to pursue his dream of becoming an Olympic Champion, Gadson says he knew he wanted to follow in his dad's footsteps and wrestle at Iowa State from the time he was 12.