Ames Chamber Lobbies Against Anti-Gay “Religious Freedom Restoration Act”

A week ago, the Ames Chamber of Commerce's Statehouse lobbyist Drew Kamp declared the organization's opposition to a bill that would allow businesses and...

Ames Chamber Is Opposed to Anti-Trans Bathroom Bill

In December, the Informer reported on the inclusivity statement the Ames Chamber of Commerce adopted in January 2017 reading in part that the organization...

Bronwyn’s Council Preview, February 2, 2018: Budget Overview for Recommended 2018-19 Fiscal Year

The budget overview Ames City Council meeting starts Friday, Feb. 2, at 2 p.m. The agenda includes: Item 1: Budget Overview for Recommended 2018/19...

Bronwyn’s Council Preview, January 12, 2018: Saturday Goal-Setting Sessions

There are two special meetings of the Ames City Council coming up this Saturday, Jan. 13, and Saturday, Jan. 20, starting at 8 a.m....

Bronwyn’s Council Preview, January 9, 2018: Old Middle School, 3rd Reading of Rental Occupancy...

The Ames City Council meeting starts at 6 p.m. The agenda includes: Item 18: 415 Stanton Ave. contract rezoning agreement (Old Crawford School) (Tabled from...

Bronwyn’s Council Preview, December 19, 2017: The Return of Trinitas, Greekland Abatement, and Old...

We're back for another meeting, one week after the last one. This week is dominated by housing-related items, including a tax incentive for Greek...

Ames Chamber Members Have Given Over $25,000 to Steve King

The Ames Chamber of Commerce recently refused to comment on anti-diversity tweets that echo white nationalist rhetoric by Republican Congressman Steve King, a recent...

Ames Chamber Silent on Steve King’s Racist Tweets

The Ames Chamber of Commerce has refused to comment on the recent white supremacist-boosting and anti-diversity tweets of Congressman Steve King, whom the organization...

Bronwyn’s Council Preview, December 12, 2017: Rental Occupancy, 321 State, and the Budget

This meeting the council reviews the Council Budget Issues/Guidelines (item 35). The Ames City Council meeting starts at 6 pm. The agenda includes: Item 8: Resolution...

Marshalltown Pet Shop Buys Dyvig’s in Downtown Ames

Update, 1/12/19: Argus & Wookie's has since closed its doors; the building in downtown Ames where it was currently sits vacant in search of...