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West Des Moines Makes List of "Genuinely Cool Suburbs"

April 14, 2016

West Des Moines, Iowa, home of Merchants' new corporate headquarters, was recently named to a list of "10 U.S. Suburbs That Are Surprisingly, Genuinely Cool" in an article on Huffingtonpost.com. The article points out why each suburb is genuinely cool, lauding West Des Moines' "Awesome restaurants, young population, comic book stores, and growing reputation for hipster-dom."


The "coolness" is no accident; The West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce aims to make West Des Moines "the most vibrant suburban city in North America" as listed in its strategic plan entitled WDM 2036. The Chamber asserts a leadership role in the areas of business retention, business recruitment, the development of increased business and tourism opportunities, and promotion of the quality of life offered in West Des Moines.


Merchants Bonding Company has been a proud member of the West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce since its move to the community in 2015. Merchants' Vice President, Marketing Therese Wielage currently serves on the Chamber's Board of Directors.