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Ames Chamber of Commerce welcomes Terry Rich for October 3 Leadership Event

September 6, 2019

The Ames Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Terry Rich will be the keynote speaker at its Get CHARGED Capstone Event. The event will be held on October 3 and is part of the Ames Chamber of Commerce 2019 CHARGE Leadership Series.

“We are so excited to bring Terry Rich to Ames for this event,” said Dan Culhane, President and CEO of the Ames Chamber of Commerce. “His message of encouraging innovation within organizations will be of great value to our members. He is an energetic and passionate speaker who will inspire the audience to think creatively and challenge the status quo. This is a great message as we think ahead to 2020 and beyond.”

Terry Rich is the retired President and CEO of the Iowa Lottery, former CEO of the Blank Park Zoo, President and CEO of Rich Heritage Inc., President of the North American Lottery Association and author of the book “Dare to Dream, Dare to Act.”

Under his leadership at the Iowa Lottery, he increased sales by over $1 billion and the Iowa Lottery cracked the nation’s largest lottery fraud. For those efforts, he received the prestigious International Gambling Compliance Outstanding Achievement Award. Rich has won numerous entrepreneurial and leadership awards in television production and marketing.

The Ames Chamber of Commerce Get CHARGED Capstone Event will be held on Thursday, October 3 from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m at Hilton Garden Inn in Ames. Registration for the event is $35 per person for Ames Chamber members and $45 for the public. To register of for more information call (515) 232-2310 or visit

For More Information:

Andrea Hammes Dodge | Vice President | 515-232-2310 |

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