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RECAP: #DMBizEvents List from Insight On Business the News Hour (@IOB_NewsHour) – March 30 Edition

List of Upcoming Events related to Business in the Des Moines Area #DMBizEvents for Tuesday, March 30, through Tuesday, April 7, 2015, PLUS “Save the Dates” for April:

Tune in every Monday evening at 5:15pm to “Insight on Business the News Hour” on AM radio station 1350 KRNT for our favorite picks from the crowd-sourced #DMBizEvents list of Des Moines area business events for the coming two weeks.

Search #DMBizEvents on Twitter to discover events as they are added real-time and tweet using #DMBizEvents hashtag to add your favorite business-related event to our list. Events include networking, mixers, chamber events, educational, informational or social business events being held in the Greater Des Moines Metro area.

Be sure to follow @IOB_Newshour for all your Des Moines Area Business News and Marketing Tips and@AlaureMktg for Des Moines area business education and networking events.

Here are some of our favorite upcoming Des Moines Area Business Events from our list:

Events drawing visitors to Greater Des Moines, week of March 29 via The Business Record.  Twitter @BusinessRecord

  • Iowa High School Jazz Championships, expected to draw 5,000 attendees to Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center on Tuesday, March 31

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

WEEKLY: Iowa Business Connection (IBC), Des Moines Chapter – Coffee Meetup: Every Tues morning 8:00 – 9:00am at Smokey Row, 1910 Cottage Grove Ave. “Turn connections into contacts and contacts into friends. No fees, no dues, no mandatory meetings!” More info:http://www.iowabusinessconnection.com/ or call Matt Youngs at 515-201-8705  LinkedIn group: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/Iowa-Business-Connection-4603300/about

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

WEEKLY: 1 Million Cups Des Moines: The most innovative energy you’ll feel all week. Every Wednesday, 8am-9am, at Inspired Grounds Café (formally Green Grounds Café) – 117 5th St., West Des Moines (Valley Junction.) Entrepreneurs present to a savvy audience fueled by free coffee. More Information:https://www.facebook.com/1MillionCupsDSM/info   Twitter @1MillionCupsDSM

CONFERENCE: National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) of Iowa 2015 Summit: “Women Mean Business® Summit” at Prairie Meadows Conference Center, Altoona, Iowa. A day-long program to educate, empower and connect women business owners to grow and succeed in business. Registration and information: http://www.nawbo-ci.org/summit/  Twitter  @NAWBOiowa

Thursday, April 2, 2015

WEEKLY: Business Incubator Networking Group – Iowa (B.I.N.G. -IA): Free Weekly Lunch and Learn and networking group. Every Thursday at noon at the West Des Moines Incubator – 2829 Westown Parkway, Suite 220, West Des Moines. With FREE open co-working in the WDM Incubator from 1 to 5 PM. Information: http://businessincubatornetworkinggroup.com   Twitter @JadeHandy

Friday, April 3, 2015

EVERY FIRST FRIDAY: Central Iowa Bloggers (CIB): Meets first Friday each month 7:00-9:30am at Panera Bread, 6740 University Ave, West Des Moines. Come chat about business, social media, cool apps, marketing, blogging and your plans for 2015 over coffee with cool peeps! Come and go as you are able. “#CIB: Discussing Kittens and other key components of the Internet the first Friday of every month” More information: https://www.facebook.com/CentralIowaBloggers

EVERY FIRST FRIDAY: Gravitate – Free Co-Working Day: Free co-working all day at Gravitate – 206 6thAvenue Downtown, Des Moines. Information: http://www.gravitatedsm.com/events/  Twitter @GravitateDSM

EVERY FIRST FRIDAY: Gravitate Community Happy Hour Presented by CenturyLink: 4:30 to 6:30pm – 206 6th Avenue Downtown, Des Moines. More information: http://www.gravitatedsm.com/events/     Twitter @GravitateDSM

Saturday, April 4, 2015

WEEKLY: Small Business Incubator (BING-IA SES) B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday Meetup group: 8am to Noon. Meet and help ambitious people who have businesses or business startup aspirations. Roll up your sleeves on a Saturday to launch or grow a business. Meet with your team, work on your next steps, help others with their tasks and challenges and/or just provide your expertise and time to others. This is a time and a place to get things done and make things happen! http://www.meetup.com/Small-Business-Incubator-Meetup-West-Des-Moines-Iowa/events/218852426/   Twitter @JadeHandy

Tuesday, April 6, 2015

SMALL BUSINESS CLASS: “Blogging Fundamentals,” 6-9:30p, DMACC Southridge Campus – $59 (3 1/2 – hours)
Are you considering starting a blog for a business or an organization? Do you want to share your personal expertise? Do you have a blog you would like to get more people to read? Blogging Fundamentals will take you through the mechanics of creating a blog and the content planning process. The course also provides blog-writing best practices, tools and tips for promoting a blog, and an overview of how blogging fits in an overall marketing or personal branding strategy.  More information and to register: https://go.dmacc.edu/conteddesc/pages/ceregistration.aspx  Instructor Twitter @AlaureMktg

LUNCH AND LEARN: Bring your own lunch and learn about “3 Market Realities Facing Entrepreneurs and Innovators.” Noon to 1pm at Gravitate, 206 6th Avenue, 6th Floor Conference Room
#DSM.  Presented by Ryan Anderson, VP of Product at The Members Group. Register for FREE event: https://tikly.co/events/542   Twitter @GravitateDSM

SAVE THE DATES:

Thursday, April 9, 2015

NETWORKING: Technology Association of Iowa’s (TAI) TechBrew: 5-7pm at Gramercy Tap (400 Walnut Street, Des Moines). Join us for the Technology Association of Iowa’s TechBrew event, an informal gathering of entrepreneurs, technologists, business people and funders getting together to talk over a beer (social lubrication). Cocktails and networking will begin promptly at 5 pm! First drink FREE! RSVP here: http://www.technologyiowa.org/en/events_services/techbrew/     Twitter @TechnologyIowa

UPCOMING CHAMBER EVENTS: The Greater Des Moines Partnership Business Calendar: Consolidated list of all chamber of commerce events in the Des Moines area at https://www.desmoinesmetro.com/en/calendar/

RECAP: #DMBizEvents List from Insight On Business the News Hour (@IOB_NewsHour) – March 23 Edition

List of Upcoming Events related to Business in the Des Moines Area #DMBizEvents for Tuesday, March 24, through Tuesday, April 7, 2015:

Tune in every Monday evening at 5:15pm to “Insight on Business the News Hour” on AM radio station 1350 KRNT for our favorite picks from the crowd-sourced #DMBizEvents list of Des Moines area business events for the coming two weeks.

Search #DMBizEvents on Twitter to discover events as they are added real-time and tweet using #DMBizEvents hashtag to add your favorite business-related event to our list. Events include networking, mixers, chamber events, educational, informational or social business events being held in the Greater Des Moines Metro area.

Be sure to follow @IOB_Newshour for all your Des Moines Area Business News and Marketing Tips and@AlaureMktg for Des Moines area business education and networking events.

Here are some of our favorite upcoming Des Moines Area Business Events from our list:

Events drawing visitors to Greater Des Moines, week of March 22 via The Business Record.  Twitter @BusinessRecord

  • Talent on Parade, Midwest Regional Competition, expected to draw 6,000 attendees downtown to HyVee Hall on Wednesday, March 25, through Sunday, March 29

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Iowa Business Connection (IBC), Des Moines Chapter – Coffee Meetup: Every Tues morning 8:00 – 9:00am at Smokey Row, 1910 Cottage Grove Ave. “Turn connections into contacts and contacts into friends. No fees, no dues, no mandatory meetings!” More info:http://www.iowabusinessconnection.com/ or call Matt Youngs at 515-201-8705  LinkedIn group: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/Iowa-Business-Connection-4603300/about

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

1 Million Cups Des Moines: The most innovative energy you’ll feel all week. Every Wednesday, 8am-9am, at Inspired Grounds Café (formally Green Grounds Café) – 117 5th St., West Des Moines (Valley Junction.) Entrepreneurs present to a savvy audience fueled by free coffee. More Information:https://www.facebook.com/1MillionCupsDSM/info   Twitter @1MillionCupsDSM

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Business Incubator Networking Group – Iowa (B.I.N.G. -IA): Free Weekly Lunch and Learn and networking group. Every Thursday at noon at the West Des Moines Incubator – 2829 Westown Parkway, Suite 220, West Des Moines. With FREE open co-working in the WDM Incubator from 1 to 5 PM. Information: http://businessincubatornetworkinggroup.com   Twitter @JadeHandy

Startup Drinks: 5:30 to 7:00 PM at the Global Insurance Accelerator– 321 E. Walnut – Suite 130 | Des Moines. A Des Moines networking event for entrepreneurs and startup enthusiasts. Features a tour of the venue and FREE beer. Information: http://www.dmstartupdrinks.com/next-event/  Twitter @DMStartupDrinks   Hashtag #dmStartupDrinks

American Institute of Graphic Artists (AIGA) – Iowa Chapter: 5:30-7:30 PM. AIGA Iowa’s bi-monthly “DETOUR” series of design studio tours and socials will be held at Design Matters in the East Village, 118 SE 4th Street, Suite 105, Des Moines. FREE and open to AIGA Iowa members and non-members. Information: http://iowa.aiga.org/event/detour-design-matters/  Twitter @AIGAiowa

Friday, March 27, 2015

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Small Business Incubator (BING-IA SES) B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday Meetup group: 8am to Noon. Meet and help ambitious people who have businesses or business startup aspirations. Roll up your sleeves on a Saturday to launch or grow a business. Meet with your team, work on your next steps, help others with their tasks and challenges and/or just provide your expertise and time to others. This is a time and a place to get things done and make things happen! http://www.meetup.com/Small-Business-Incubator-Meetup-West-Des-Moines-Iowa/events/218852426/   Twitter @JadeHandy

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Iowa Business Connection (IBC), Des Moines Chapter – Coffee Meetup: Every Tues morning 8:00 – 9:00am at Smokey Row, 1910 Cottage Grove Ave. “Turn connections into contacts and contacts into friends. No fees, no dues, no mandatory meetings!” More info:http://www.iowabusinessconnection.com/ or call Matt Youngs at 515-201-8705  LinkedIn group: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/Iowa-Business-Connection-4603300/about

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

1 Million Cups Des Moines: The most innovative energy you’ll feel all week. Every Wednesday, 8am-9am, at Inspired Grounds Café (formally Green Grounds Café) – 117 5th St., West Des Moines (Valley Junction.) Entrepreneurs present to a savvy audience fueled by free coffee. More Information:https://www.facebook.com/1MillionCupsDSM/info   Twitter @1MillionCupsDSM

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Business Incubator Networking Group – Iowa (B.I.N.G. -IA): Free Weekly Lunch and Learn and networking group. Every Thursday at noon at the West Des Moines Incubator – 2829 Westown Parkway, Suite 220, West Des Moines. With FREE open co-working in the WDM Incubator from 1 to 5 PM. Information: http://businessincubatornetworkinggroup.com   Twitter @JadeHandy

Friday, April 3, 2015

Central Iowa Bloggers (CIB): Meets first Friday each month 7:00-9:30am at Panera Bread, 6740 University Ave, West Des Moines. Come chat about business, social media, cool apps, marketing, blogging and your plans for 2015 over coffee with cool peeps! Come and go as you are able. “#CIB: Discussing Kittens and other key components of the Internet the first Friday of every month” More information: https://www.facebook.com/CentralIowaBloggers

First Friday at Gravitate – Free Co-Working Day: Free co-working all day at Gravitate – 206 6thAvenue Downtown, Des Moines. Information: http://www.gravitatedsm.com/events/  Twitter @GravitateDSM

Gravitate Community Happy Hour Presented by CenturyLink: 4:30 to 6:30pm – 206 6th Avenue Downtown, Des Moines. More information: http://www.gravitatedsm.com/events/     Twitter @GravitateDSM

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Small Business Incubator (BING-IA SES) B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday Meetup group: 8am to Noon. Meet and help ambitious people who have businesses or business startup aspirations. Roll up your sleeves on a Saturday to launch or grow a business. Meet with your team, work on your next steps, help others with their tasks and challenges and/or just provide your expertise and time to others. This is a time and a place to get things done and make things happen! http://www.meetup.com/Small-Business-Incubator-Meetup-West-Des-Moines-Iowa/events/218852426/   Twitter @JadeHandy

Tuesday, April 6, 2015

“Blogging Fundamentals,” 6-9:30p, DMACC Southridge Campus – $59 (3 1/2 – hours)
Are you considering starting a blog for a business or an organization? Do you want to share your personal expertise? Do you have a blog you would like to get more people to read? Blogging Fundamentals will take you through the mechanics of creating a blog and the content planning process. The course also provides blog-writing best practices, tools and tips for promoting a blog, and an overview of how blogging fits in an overall marketing or personal branding strategy.  More information and to register: https://go.dmacc.edu/conteddesc/pages/ceregistration.aspx  Instructor Twitter @AlaureMktg

RECAP: #DMBizEvents List from Insight On Business the News Hour (@IOB_NewsHour) – March 16 Edition

List of Upcoming Events related to Business in the Des Moines Area #DMBizEvents for Tuesday, March 17, through Monday, March 30, 2015:

Tune in every Monday evening at 5:15pm to “Insight on Business the News Hour” on AM radio station 1350 KRNT for our favorite picks from the crowd-sourced #DMBizEvents list of Des Moines area business events for the coming two weeks.

Search #DMBizEvents on Twitter to discover events as they are added real-time and tweet using #DMBizEvents hashtag to add your favorite business-related event to our list. Events include networking, mixers, chamber events, educational, informational or social business events being held in the Greater Des Moines Metro area.

Be sure to follow @IOB_Newshour for all your Des Moines Area Business News and Marketing Tips and@AlaureMktg for Des Moines area business education and networking events.

Here are some of our favorite upcoming Des Moines Area Business Events from our list:

Events drawing visitors to Greater Des Moines, week of March 15 via The Business Record.  Twitter @BusinessRecord

  • Iowa Flower, Lawn and Garden Show Iowa Flower, Lawn and Garden Show, expected to draw 15,000 attendees to the Iowa State Fairgrounds on Friday, March 20, through Sunday, March 22

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Iowa Business Connection (IBC), Des Moines Chapter – Coffee Meetup: Every Tues morning 8:00 – 9:00am at Smokey Row, 1910 Cottage Grove Ave. “Turn connections into contacts and contacts into friends. No fees, no dues, no mandatory meetings!” More info:http://www.iowabusinessconnection.com/ or call Matt Youngs at 515-201-8705  LinkedIn group: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/Iowa-Business-Connection-4603300/about

Gravitate Lunch & Learn: Noon to 1pm, Gravitate – 6th Floor Conference Room, 206 6th Avenue, Des Moines. “Design Thinking and Strategy : Being Organizationally Ambidextrous.” FREE event registration and information: https://tikly.co/events/482  Twitter @GravitateDSM

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

1 Million Cups Des Moines: The most innovative energy you’ll feel all week. Every Wednesday, 8am-9am, at Inspired Grounds Café (formally Green Grounds Café) – 117 5th St., West Des Moines (Valley Junction.) Entrepreneurs present to a savvy audience fueled by free coffee. More Information:https://www.facebook.com/1MillionCupsDSM/info   Twitter @1MillionCupsDSM

Catch Des Moines Release Party: 5-6:30pm at 909 Robert D. Ray Drive, Des Moines. The Spring/Summer 2015 Catch Des Moines Release Party brought to you by Bankers Trust is set for Monday, March 16 at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden! Catch complimentary cocktails. Light appetizers. And a first glimpse at the new edition of Catch Des Moines: The Official Guide to Greater Des Moines. Plus, attendees will be the first to catch a new initiative–Catch Des Moines Active! This event will feature hands-on interaction with health-minded exhibitors, sports teams and other wellness experts. Catch the event from 5-6:30 p.m. with a brief program at 5:45 p.m. Hosted by the Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau and Des Moines Area Sports Commission. Open to the public and free to attend! Information on this and other upcoming events: http://www.catchdesmoines.com/events/  Twitter @CatchDesMoines

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Business Incubator Networking Group – Iowa (B.I.N.G. -IA): Free Weekly Lunch and Learn and networking group. Every Thursday at noon at the West Des Moines Incubator – 2829 Westown Parkway, Suite 220, West Des Moines. With FREE open co-working in the WDM Incubator from 1 to 5 PM. Information: http://businessincubatornetworkinggroup.com   Twitter @JadeHandy

SkyMadness: 2-6 PM Skymadness 2015! NCAA game watch party & open house event. Gain knowledge from the most recognized name in trade show and event marketing. FREE event held at Skyline Iowa/Nebraska – 2111 Dixon St., Des Moines. Information: http://www.catchdesmoines.com/includes/calendar-of-events/SkyMadness/30891/  Twitter @SkylineExhibits

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Small Business Incubator (BING-IA SES) B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday Meetup group: 8am to Noon. Meet and help ambitious people who have businesses or business startup aspirations. Roll up your sleeves on a Saturday to launch or grow a business. Meet with your team, work on your next steps, help others with their tasks and challenges and/or just provide your expertise and time to others. This is a time and a place to get things done and make things happen! http://www.meetup.com/Small-Business-Incubator-Meetup-West-Des-Moines-Iowa/events/218852426/   Twitter @JadeHandy

Monday, March 23, 2015

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Iowa Business Connection (IBC), Des Moines Chapter – Coffee Meetup: Every Tues morning 8:00 – 9:00am at Smokey Row, 1910 Cottage Grove Ave. “Turn connections into contacts and contacts into friends. No fees, no dues, no mandatory meetings!” More info:http://www.iowabusinessconnection.com/ or call Matt Youngs at 515-201-8705  LinkedIn group: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/Iowa-Business-Connection-4603300/about

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

1 Million Cups Des Moines: The most innovative energy you’ll feel all week. Every Wednesday, 8am-9am, at Inspired Grounds Café (formally Green Grounds Café) – 117 5th St., West Des Moines (Valley Junction.) Entrepreneurs present to a savvy audience fueled by free coffee. More Information:https://www.facebook.com/1MillionCupsDSM/info   Twitter @1MillionCupsDSM

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Business Incubator Networking Group – Iowa (B.I.N.G. -IA): Free Weekly Lunch and Learn and networking group. Every Thursday at noon at the West Des Moines Incubator – 2829 Westown Parkway, Suite 220, West Des Moines. With FREE open co-working in the WDM Incubator from 1 to 5 PM. Information: http://businessincubatornetworkinggroup.com   Twitter @JadeHandy

Startup Drinks: 5:30 to 7:00 PM at the Global Insurance Accelerator– 321 E. Walnut – Suite 130 | Des Moines. A Des Moines networking event for entrepreneurs and startup enthusiasts. Features a tour of the venue and FREE beer. Information:  http://www.dmstartupdrinks.com/next-event/  Twitter @DMStartupDrinks   Hashtag #dmStartupDrinks

American Institute of Graphic Artists (AIGA) – Iowa Chapter: 5:30-7:30 PM. AIGA Iowa’s bi-monthly “DETOUR” series of design studio tours and socials will be held at Design Matters in the East Village, 118 SE 4th Street, Suite 105, Des Moines. FREE and open to AIGA Iowa members and non-members. Information: http://iowa.aiga.org/event/detour-design-matters/  Twitter @AIGAiowa

Friday, March 27, 2015

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Small Business Incubator (BING-IA SES) B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday Meetup group: 8am to Noon. Meet and help ambitious people who have businesses or business startup aspirations. Roll up your sleeves on a Saturday to launch or grow a business. Meet with your team, work on your next steps, help others with their tasks and challenges and/or just provide your expertise and time to others. This is a time and a place to get things done and make things happen! http://www.meetup.com/Small-Business-Incubator-Meetup-West-Des-Moines-Iowa/events/218852426/   Twitter @JadeHandy

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