L-R: DJ Soults, 2022 Board Chair, Michael Bartos, President & CEO
Q: What inspired you to get involved with the Waukee Area Chamber of Commerce?
A: DJ: As the owner of Illuminated, a Waukee-based digital agency, I was looking for a community of local business leaders to get involved with. After joining the Waukee Area Chamber, I immediately got to know local business owners and leaders and helped start Waukee Young Professionals in 2018. I joined the board in 2019 and have enjoyed seeing the Chamber grow and evolve ever since.
Q: What are you excited about in 2022?
A: DJ: The Chamber recently completed an initiative to update our organizational identity, including new branding, strategic messaging and the launch of a new website, designed to better serve our members and the Waukee community. We are looking forward to building on our outstanding signature events with monthly events including business luncheons, networking opportunities and Waukee YP coffees and socials.
Q: What is your role with the organization?
A: Michael: As the President & CEO of the Waukee Area Chamber of Commerce, I help local businesses of all sizes thrive by serving as their guide, connector and cheerleader so they can grow faster with the Waukee community on their side.
Q: Why join the Waukee Area Chamber?
A: Michael: As a Waukee area business leader, you want to become connected in the local community. In your neighborhood, you have the strongest opportunities to build lasting relationships, find new clients, hire employees, collaborate with local organizations and give back. At the Waukee Area Chamber of Commerce, we believe business owners and leaders deserve to have the community on their side as they navigate growing, hiring and benefitting our local economy. We are here to serve you and your business today and in the years to come.
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