PACE Member Events

View current calendar of PACE Alliance Events.

Annual Meeting—Late February

The Alliance Annual Meeting celebrates the accomplishments, looks ahead to programs and activities of the upcoming year, and honors the business and individual recipients of the Hall of Fame Excellence Awards.

Connect & Conquer—2nd Tuesday of the month

A FREE monthly discussion group hosted by the PACE Alliance Business Development Council.  Events open to any member who wants to learn more about relevant business topics and discuss related challenges in an informal setting.

Biz Brews – 1st Tuesday of the Month (AM) and 2nd Thursday of the Month (PM)

Biz Brew is an informal gathering that brings budding entrepreneurs, business owners, and community resources together to talk over a drink.
Drop in to meet new people, ask questions, collaborate, and get connected. Our goal is to increase the “community” in our business community and make Pella an easy place to start, run, and grow a business.

Top Five for Small Business—4th Thursday of the month

This series focuses on issues small businesses face daily.  Each month features a topic such as human resources, marketing, accounting, IT, and others. The featured speaker from each event in the series will introduce five key takeaways that will help your small business be successful.

Quarterly Meetings

Held over breakfast, these meetings feature a guest speaker to give members updates on timely projects and topics that affect your business and provides a great opportunity to meet and network with other Alliance members.

Thursdays In Pella—Each Thursday in June & July; 6-9 pm

Enjoy summer with a mini-festival each week with activities centered around a different theme each week.  Food, music, activities for young and young at heart in downtown Pella.

Fridays on the Canal—Select Fridays June-August

Live music, games, food, and drinks on the Canal for those 21 and over.

Golf Outing—Late August

Business deals don’t just happen in the boardroom!  The Alliance golf outing is a great place to work on your golf game and your next business deal.  Join us for a day of great golf, food, contests, prizes, and networking!

Tour of Stores—Thursday through Saturday prior to Thanksgiving

Pella’s official kick-off to Christmas!  Enjoy the official start to the Holiday season in Pella as we light the tree on the Tulip Toren, horse-drawn carriage rides, listen to Christmas carols, a visit with Santa, and lavishly decorated stores and their delectable Christmas treats!  What better way to start the Holidays in downtown Pella!  Sponsorship opportunities are available to create Hallmark moments for hundreds of employees, residents, and guests.

Ribbon cuttings

Ribbon cuttings are a great way for the member to announce their business in the community. The Dutch Greeters come out to “Dutch Greet” and congratulate the member.  All members are welcome to join the Dutch Greeter committee.

Pella/Marion County Employers Council of Iowa

Bi-monthly, employees who work with, or in human resources (HR) are invited to a lunch meeting to network with other professionals and to learn more about HR topics from a featured speaker.