2016 Business of the Year Finalists

Since 2008 the Clive Chamber of Commerce has recognized one of our outstanding members as “Business of the Year”.

This year we have selected 3 Finalists and our membership votes to select the winner.

The Clive Chamber will announce this year’s recipient on Friday, February 3 and the award will be presented at the Annual Dinner on Tuesday, February 21.

Congratulations to our 3 Finalists!


5 Borough Bagels – 13435 University Avenue, Clive – www.5boroughbagels.com
Nomination:
While 5 Borough Bagels is new to the Clive area in 2016, they have done an amazing job bringing an energizing new coffee and bagel shop into the market! Toney & Sarah Chem (Owners) and the 5 Borough Staff go above and beyond to ensure client satisfaction with their products and their service. Walking in to the shop, you are welcomed and made to feel like family. The homemade cream cheese and bagels are prepared fresh daily and the staff is great with offering paired suggestions.

In September 2016, Toney and Sarah lost a young member of their family in a tragic accident. In honor of the family member, they donated 100% of the proceeds of her favorite drink to her family.

I truly love this little gem that has become a part of the community so quickly and I am excited they chose to be a part of Clive!


Luana Savings Bank – 16390 Holcomb Court, Clive – www.luanasavingsbank.com
Nomination:
Great Supportive Business! Encourage their employees to give their time and talents to the community and the Clive Chamber.

Matt Janssen (Vice President Commercial & Agricultural Lending) and the staff of Luana Savings Bank are always promoting the Clive Community and Chamber in a number of ways. Matt taking additional time to serve on the Clive Chamber Executive Board also shows how committed Luana Savings Bank is to Clive.


McClure Engineering Company – 1360 NW 121st Street, Clive – www.mecresults.com
Nomination:
McClure Engineering Company (MEC) is more than a civil engineering firm. They believe in building relationships to help clients be successful in the eyes of their constituents.

MEC employs approximately 60 team members at the Clive, Iowa headquarters, including engineers and professionals in accounting, human resources, and marketing. MEC also employs local college students as interns in engineering, field services, and marketing and provides on-the-job experience for local high school students.

In 2016, MEC celebrated 60 years of building strong communities. To give back to the community in support of this corparate vision, MEC pledged to donate 6,000 non-perishable food items to local food banks including over 1800 items that were donated to the Clive Community Services food pantry.

MEC is also certified as a great workplace by the independent analysts at Great Place to Work and was named to the Inc. Magazine’s 5000 fastest growing private companies in America.