The East Des Moines Chamber held their annual celebration dinner on January 4th, 2010. The celebration is held as a way to celebrate the progress and successes of the Chamber from the previous year. During the program, awards are given to Des Moines East Business of the Year and the Jim Goodman Entrepreneurial Spirit Award.
Kimberly Baeth of Golden Openings, Inc. was awarded the Jim Goodman Entrepreneurial Spirit Award for exemplifying the entrepreneurial spirit exhibited by former East Des Moines Chamber President, Jim Goodman.
Other award winners of the evening were:
Business of the Year: Valley View Village
Volunteer of the Year: Richard Schulze
Neighborhood Group: Northeast Neighbors
Citizen of the Year: Eric Crowell
The event also had Keynote Speaker: Charlie Wittmack, adventurer and attorney.