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RECAP: #DMBizEvents List from Insight On Business the News Hour (@IOB_NewsHour) – January 19 Edition

List of Upcoming Events related to Business in the Des Moines Area #DMBizEvents for Tuesday, January 20, through Tuesday, February 2, 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:

Tuesday, January 20, 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

ISED Ventures “BusinessPrep – Exploring Business Ownership” class: 6-8 p.m. at Institute of Social and Economic Development (ISED) Ventures Women’s Business Center, 8345 University Blvd. Suite F1, Clive. Contact: Erica Leath, 515-421-9046. Admission: $10. 2-hour session Thinking of starting a business? This class helps you explore what you need to accomplish before you open your doors. Complete our personal assessment, learn about business planning, credit, and meet other aspiring business owners. This class is also required for anyone who plans to apply for BusinessLaunch! – ISED ten-week, in-depth business development class. For information and to register: http://www.isedventures.org/calendar/event-56/  Twitter @ISEDventures

Wednesday, January 21, 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

The Association for Women in Communications, Greater Iowa Chapter, lunch/learn: 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at West Bank, David L. Miller Conference Center – 1601 22nd Street, West Des Moines. “Gender Equality in Iowa.” Leisha Barcus will give us an update on the 50/50 in 2020 bipartisan initiative to achieve political equity in Iowa. Admission: $20 Members; $25 Non-Members; $10 Students. Information/registration: http://www.awcdsm.org/wp/event-registration/?ee=40  Phone: 515-222-2393    Twitter @AWCDSM

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Business Incubator Networking Group – Iowa (BING-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. Information:http://businessincubatornetworkinggroup.com   Twitter @JadeHandy

Des Moines Startup Drinks Networking: 5:30-7:30 P.M. at Gravitate, 206 6th Ave, Third Floor, Downtown, Des Moines. This month’s event is also Gravitate’s Grand Opening. Free Beer! Information: http://www.dmstartupdrinks.com/next-event/  Twitter @DMstartupDrinks  @Gravitate

Friday, January 23, 2015

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Small Business Incubator (BING-IA SES) 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/

Monday, January 26, 2015

Tuesday, January 27, 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, January 28, 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

American Marketing Association (AMA) – Iowa Chapter, Lunch and Learn: 11:30 A.M.-1:00 P.M., at Jasper Winery, George Flagg Parkway, Des Moines. “Bragging Rights: If You’ve Got It, Flaunt It.”. Can you guess: which city is the wealthiest in America? Or which city is ranked the best city for young professionals? Or which city in the U.S. is listed with the best up-and-coming downtown? The answer to all of these: Greater Des Moines. You will learn how the Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau and Des Moines Area Sports Commission leverage these accolades—and other third party stamps of approval. Plus, you’ll learn how your organization can take advantage of the organic conversations happening around you to benefit your mission. Click here for information and to register no later than Jan. 26.  Twitter @amaiowa @catchdesmoines

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Warren County Economic Development Corp, Learn|Grow|Succeed Small Business Class: 9:30-11:30 A.M. at WeLIFT Job Search Center, 106 E. 2nd Ave., Indianola, (across the street from A & W). “Bootstrapping Your Small Business (How to Start on a Shoestring). Not all small businesses begin with a large bank account. If you’re willing to work a little harder and smarter, you can “bootstrap” your way into business ownership. Click here to register for this FREE event (suggested $10 donation). Twitter @groWARRENow

Business Record’s Annual Economic Forecast Luncheon: 11:00 A.M. -1:00 P.M. at the Sheraton Hotel, 1800 University Ave., West Des Moines. For more than 18 years, Business Record’s annual Economic Forecast has helped CEOs and business owners gain insightful perspective on what the economy holds for 2015. This year will be no different. Expect top-notch networking, congratulate the 2015 CFO of the Year and learn what experts are predicting for our biggest economic challenges and opportunities for growth. Admission: $39. Information and registration: http://businessrecord.com/Content/OUREVENTS/Archive/Article/EconomicForecast/153/751/55082  Twitter @BusinessRecord

Business Incubator Networking Group – Iowa (BING-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. Information: http://businessincubatornetworkinggroup.com   Twitter @JadeHandy

Urbandale Chamber of Commerce Celebration of Business Dinner: 5-8:00 P.M. at Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center, 730 3rd Street, Des Moines. Do not miss event the Urbandale Chamber’s flagship annual event which draws close to 300 prominent business professionals. The Chamber honors Urbandale’s Citizen of the Year, Business of the Year and Connector of the year. Business/cocktail dress attire. Click here to register, $50 -RSVP by Wed. Jan. 21, to assure a seat and desired food option.  Twitter @UrbandaleChmbr

Friday, January 30, 2015

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Small Business Incubator (BING-IA SES) 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/

Monday, February 2, 2015

Business Event and Education Opportunities Calendars and Lists:

American Marketing Association of Iowa (AMA Iowa) calendar:https://www.amaiowa.com/en/events/  Twitter @AMAiowa

Association of Business & Industry calendar: http://www.iowaabi.org/en/events_calendar/

Association for Women in Communications – Greater Des Moines Chapter (AWCDSM) Events:http://www.awcdsm.org/wp/

BING-IA events listhttp://businessincubatornetworkinggroup.com/business-networking-events-in-des-moines-iowa/

List of Business Networking groups in Des Moines area: http://businessincubatornetworkinggroup.com/list-of-business-networking-groups-in-des-moines-iowa/

Biz Source Iowa event calendar: http://bizsourceiowa.com/calendar

Business Innovation Zone, Entrepreneurs’ calendar: http://bizci.org/iowa-startup-and-entrepreneurs-calendar/ Twitter @BIZ_DSM

Business Record Business Events calendar:http://businessrecord.com/Content/CALENDAR/Business-Events/150/911

Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines events:http://www.desmoinesfoundation.org/news-and-events.aspx

Des Moines Business Mixer website: http://dmbizmixer.com/upcoming-business-events-dmbizevents/  Twitter @AlaureMktg  #DMbizMixer

DMACC Business Resources upcoming events and classes:  https://go.dmacc.edu/dbr/Pages/welcome.aspx

DMACC Continuing Education Class Schedule:https://go.dmacc.edu/conteddesc/Pages/welcome.aspx

Eventful Des Moines Calendar: http://desmoines.eventful.com/events

#DMBizEvents list on List.lyhttp://list.ly/list/OWd-des-moines-business-events-number-dmbizevents

Gravitate Entrepreneurial Center calendar: http://www.gravitatedsm.com/events/

Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitor Bureau events calendar: Select “Business/Tech” from drop down at http://www.catchdesmoines.com/events/  Twitter @CatchDesMoines

Iowa Small Business Development Center Workshops: http://www.iowasbdc.org/workshop-calendar  Twitter @IowaSBDC

Iowa Source Link Regional Central Iowa calendar:http://www.iasourcelink.com/calendar/regional-calendar/central-region  Twitter @IASourceLink

Institute of Social and Economic Development (ISED) Ventures calendar:http://www.isedventures.org/calendar/

Metro Business Friends: http://metrobusinessfriends.com

National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) – Iowa Events: http://www.nawbo-ci.org/nawboci/events.html

Social Media Club of Des Moines Calendar:http://www.socialmediaclubdesmoines.org/events/event/listUpcoming  Twitter @SocialMediaDSM

Startup Drinks upcoming events: http://www.dmstartupdrinks.com/next-event/  Twitter @DMStartupDrinks

Startup Iowa calendar: http://www.startupia.org/statewide-events-calendar/  Twitter @StartupIowa

Technology Association of Iowa: http://www.technologyiowa.org/en/calendar/

RECAP: #DMBizEvents List from Insight On Business the News Hour (@IOB_NewsHour) – January 12 Edition

List of Upcoming Events related to Business in the Des Moines Area #DMBizEvents for Tuesday, January 13, through Tuesday, January 26, 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:

Tuesday, January 13, 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

Email Marketing 101: The Basics of Email Marketing class: 8:00 – 11:00 a.m. Microsoft Offices – 1408 Locust Street Suite 102, Des Moines. The Constant Contact Premium Education Team member, Alex Holden, presents: Fundamental workshop provides you with the step by step design process in creating and branding your Master Template. Learn how to confidently set email marketing goals, brand your master template, and increase engagement by using simple yet powerful best practices. Cost $129. Information: http://blogs.constantcontact.com/events/?action=tribe_list&tribe_paged=1&submit-bar=Go&tribe_eventcountry=United+States&tribe_eventstate=IA

Email Marketing 201: Taking Your Email to the Next Level class: 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. Microsoft Offices – 1408 Locust Street Suite 102, Des Moines. The Constant Contact Premium Education Team member, Alex Holden, presents: As an extension of Email 101, this course will provide additional best practices and teach techniques to creating engaging content for your email communications. By incorporating more advanced Email Marketing techniques and features, learners will take an email to the next level by getting their audience to take action!: http://blogs.constantcontact.com/event/email-marketing-201-taking-your-email-to-the-next-level-374/?action=tribe_list&tribe_paged=1&submit-bar=Go&tribe_eventcountry=United+States&tribe_eventstate=IA

dsm Magazine’s January/February Unveiling Party: 5-7 p.m. at the Des Moines Playhouse, 831 42nd St, Des Moines. Hosted by Skin Iowa, PC. Unveiling and comments at 6:00 p.m. Information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1552495761665184/  Twitter @dsmMagazine

ISED Ventures “BusinessPrep – Exploring Business Ownership” class: 5-8 p.m. at ISED Ventures Women’s Business Center, 8345 University Blvd. Suite F1, Clive, IA 50325. Admission: $10. 2-hour session geared toward helping you determine whether you are ready to become a business owner. Participants will learn to answer: What are my personal short-term and long-term goals? How can business ownership change my life? What skills do I need to acquire to be successful in business? How can I prepare for business ownership? How can the Women’s Business Center help me succeed in business? For information and to register: http://www.isedventures.org/calendar/event-131/  Twitter @ISEDventures

Wednesday, January 14, 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, January 15, 2015 

NAWBO Iowa Luncheon & Program: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Holiday Inn Downtown, 1050 6th Avenue, Des Moines. Join an interactive discussion with NAWBO Iowa member Tabby Hinderaker. “SMART, SMARTER, AND DUMB…Setting Goals That Work for You.” Cost: $25 for NAWBO members; $35 for nonmembers. Information: http://www.nawbo-ci.org/nawboci/events.html  Twitter @NAWBOiowa

West Des Moines Business Incubator (WDMBI) Roundtable Coffee:  Held at 9 a.m. every 3rd Thursday of each month at the WDMBI located at 2829 Westown Parkway, Suite 220, West Des Moines, IA 50266.  More information: http://wdmbusinessincubator.com

Business Incubator Networking Group – Iowa (BING-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. Information:http://businessincubatornetworkinggroup.com   Twitter @JadeHandy

The Ties That Bind Book Signing Tour: 4-6 p.m. Mr.B Clothing Proudly Presents our first stop with “The Ties That Bind” Book Tour! Join Networking Ninja & Author Danny Beyer on Thursday, January 15th, 2015 as we start off the year with a bang! Drinks & Appetizers Provided! Can’t make the event? Order your copy here and it will be signed by the author!www.dannybeyer.com Sponsored by Mr.B Clothing & RED SHOE Media. Information: https://www.facebook.com/events/751486904943526/   Twitter @DannyBeyerIA 

Social Media Club of Des Moines, January Event: Jan 15 at The Pork Checkoff, 5:30-7pm. Public Relations Manager, Claire Masker will talk about the #RealPigFarming campaign. This topic has been in the news quite a bit and the event will address the situation and talk about how the Pork Checkoff campaign has been successful. Beverages and light snacks will be served. Early bird tickets $10 by Dec. 30; $15 after Dec. 30. Register here:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/smcdsm-the-story-and-success-behind-realpigfarming-tickets-14477407315  For Information: http://www.socialmediaclubdesmoines.org/events/the-story-and-success-behind-realpigfarming  Twitter @SocialMediaDSM

Friday, January 16, 2015

Association for Talent Development (ATD) Central Iowa – Career Development Day: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Holiday Inn & Suites at Jordan Creek – 6075 Mills Civic Parkway, West Des Moines. Admission: $99 Organizing Group: Association for Talent Development/Central IA Chapter, Phone 515-490-6072.

Your registration will include engaging keynote speakers, 16 concurrent sessions to choose from, the opportunity to network with peers and exhibitors, and a great sense of what Talent Development means to the community! Visit www.astdiowa.org/careerday to register!   Twitter @ATDcentralIowa

Ascent Iowa “Startup Business Bootcamp for Women” class: 4-day class starts Jan. 16 at Drake University, 2507 University Ave. Fee: $150. Ascent Iowa presents the Startup Business Boot Camp for Women, created by Drake University, designed specifically for women who are considering business ownership and those who have already started navigating the waters of entrepreneurship. This engaging 4-day workshop provides the tools needed to launch your business.  The next session will be held: Week 1: Friday, January 16, 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm and Saturday, January 17, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. Week 2: Friday, January 30, 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm and Saturday, January 31, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. For more Information and to register: http://ascentiowa.org/startup-business-boot-camp-for-women.html  Twitter @AscentIowa

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Small Business Incubator (BING-IA SES) 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/

ISED Ventures “Business Plan Boot Camp Session 2″ workshop: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at ISED Ventures Women’s Business Center, 8345 University Blvd. Suite F1, Clive, IA 50325. Admission: $40 for one session; $80 for both sessions. Have you had trouble finishing up your business plan? This is your chance to sit down with no interruptions and finish it! Work independently with no interruptions. Bring your own computer or borrow one of ours (using Google Docs). Ask questions about any part of your business plan. Continental Breakfast, Coffee, and Lunch are on us! Information and to register: http://www.isedventures.org/calendar/event-181/ Twitter @ISEDventures

Monday, January 19, 2015

Tuesday, January 20, 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

ISED Ventures “BusinessPrep – Exploring Business Ownership” class: 6-8 p.m. at ISED Ventures Women’s Business Center, 8345 University Blvd. Suite F1, Clive. Contact: Erica Leath, 515-421-9046. Admission: $10. 2-hour session Thinking of starting a business? This class helps you explore what you need to accomplish before you open your doors. Complete our personal assessment, learn about business planning, credit, and meet other aspiring business owners. This class is also required for anyone who plans to apply for BusinessLaunch! – ISED ten-week, in-depth business development class. For information and to register:  http://www.isedventures.org/calendar/event-56/  Twitter @ISEDventures

Wednsday, January 21, 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

The Association for Women in Communications, Greater Iowa Chapter, lunch/learn: 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at West Bank, David L. Miller Conference Center – 1601 22nd Street, West Des Moines. “Gender Equality in Iowa.” Leisha Barcus will give us an update on the 50/50 in 2020 bipartisan initiative to achieve political equity in Iowa. Admission: $20 Members; $25 Non-Members; $10 Students. Information/registration: http://www.awcdsm.org/wp/event-registration/?ee=40  Phone: 515-222-2393    Twitter @AWCDSM

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Business Incubator Networking Group – Iowa (BING-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. Information:http://businessincubatornetworkinggroup.com   Twitter @JadeHandy

Friday, January 23, 2015

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Small Business Incubator (BING-IA SES) 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/

Business Event and Education Opportunities Calendars and Lists:

American Marketing Association of Iowa (AMA Iowa) calendar: https://www.amaiowa.com/en/events/  Twitter @AMAiowa

Association of Business & Industry calendar: http://www.iowaabi.org/en/events_calendar/

Association for Women in Communications – Greater Des Moines Chapter (AWCDSM) Events: http://www.awcdsm.org/wp/

BING-IA events listhttp://businessincubatornetworkinggroup.com/business-networking-events-in-des-moines-iowa/

List of Business Networking groups in Des Moines area: http://businessincubatornetworkinggroup.com/list-of-business-networking-groups-in-des-moines-iowa/

Biz Source Iowa event calendar: http://bizsourceiowa.com/calendar

Business Innovation Zone, Entrepreneurs’ calendar: http://bizci.org/iowa-startup-and-entrepreneurs-calendar/ Twitter @BIZ_DSM

Business Record Business Events calendar:http://businessrecord.com/Content/CALENDAR/Business-Events/150/911

Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines events:http://www.desmoinesfoundation.org/news-and-events.aspx

Des Moines Business Mixer website: http://dmbizmixer.com/upcoming-business-events-dmbizevents/  Twitter @AlaureMktg  #DMbizMixer

DMACC Business Resources upcoming events and classes:  https://go.dmacc.edu/dbr/Pages/welcome.aspx

DMACC Continuing Education Class Schedule:https://go.dmacc.edu/conteddesc/Pages/welcome.aspx

#DMBizEvents list on List.lyhttp://list.ly/list/OWd-des-moines-business-events-number-dmbizevents

Gravitate Entrepreneurial Center calendar: http://www.gravitatedsm.com/events/

Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitor Bureau events calendar: Select “Business/Tech” from drop down at http://www.catchdesmoines.com/events/  Twitter @CatchDesMoines

Iowa Small Business Development Center Workshops: http://www.iowasbdc.org/workshop-calendar  Twitter @IowaSBDC

Iowa Source Link Regional Central Iowa calendar:http://www.iasourcelink.com/calendar/regional-calendar/central-region  Twitter @IASourceLink

Institute of Social and Economic Development (ISED) Ventures calendar:http://www.isedventures.org/calendar/

Metro Business Friends: http://metrobusinessfriends.com

National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) – Iowa Events: http://www.nawbo-ci.org/nawboci/events.html

Social Media Club of Des Moines Calendar:http://www.socialmediaclubdesmoines.org/events/event/listUpcoming  Twitter @SocialMediaDSM

Startup Drinks upcoming events: http://www.dmstartupdrinks.com/next-event/  Twitter @DMStartupDrinks

Startup Iowa calendar: http://www.startupia.org/statewide-events-calendar/  Twitter @StartupIowa

Technology Association of Iowa: http://www.technologyiowa.org/en/calendar/

RECAP: #DMBizEvents List from Insight On Business the News Hour (@IOB_NewsHour) – January 5 Edition

List of Upcoming Events related to Business in the Des Moines Area #DMBizEvents for January 5 – January 17, 2015

Tune in every Monday evening at 5:15pm to “Insight on Business the News Hour” on 1350 KRNT for our favorite picks from the crowd-sourced list of Des Moines business events for the coming two weeks. Be sure to follow @IOB_Newshour for all your Des Moines Area Business News and @AlaureMktg for Des Moines area business education, networking events.

Also, search #DMBizEvents on Twitter to see events as they are added in real-time. Be sure to follow @IOB_Newshour and @AlaureMktg for Des Moines business news and marketing tips.

Tweet using #DMBizEvents hashtag to add your favorite business-related event to our list, such as Networking, mixers, chamber events, educational, informational or social business events coming up in the next two weeks.

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

Tuesday, January 6, 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

NAWBO Iowa Happy Coffee: 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. at Saxton Group, 108 3rd Street, Suite 100, Des Moines. Hostess: Kim Augspurger, Saxton Group. No cost. “Trends in the Workspace.” Information: http://www.nawbo-ci.org/nawboci/events.html  Twitter @NAWBOiowa

ISED Ventures “BusinessPrep – Exploring Business Ownership” class: 5-8 p.m. at ISED Ventures Women’s Business Center, 8345 University Blvd. Suite F1, Clive, IA 50325. Admission: $10. 2-hour session geared toward helping you determine whether you are ready to become a business owner. Participants will learn to answer: What are my personal short-term and long-term goals? How can business ownership change my life? What skills do I need to acquire to be successful in business? How can I prepare for business ownership? How can the Women’s Business Center help me succeed in business? For information and to register: http://www.isedventures.org/calendar/event-125/  Twitter @ISEDventures

Wednesday, January 7, 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. Twitter @1MillionCupsDSM     More Information: https://www.facebook.com/1MillionCupsDSM/info

Thursday, January 8, 2015 

Business Incubator Networking Group – Iowa (BING-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. Information: http://businessincubatornetworkinggroup.com   Twitter @JadeHandy

Iowa Association of Business and Industry (Iowa ABI), Networking Event: 5:30-7:30 p.m., Lincoln Savings Bank, 13523 University Avenue, Clive. Featuring Iowa ABI’s Michael Ralston speaking about “What’s on the horizon for Iowa business owners. Learn what issues will impact your business in 2015 and what you can do about it.” Cocktails and hors d’oeuvers served. Admission: FREE   More information: http://www.iowaabi.org/ Twitter @IowaABI

Technology Association of Iowa’s (TAI) TechBrew: 5-7pm at Gramercy Tap (400 Walnut Street, Des Moines). Make it your New Year’s Resolution to join all of your favorite industry folks at TechBrew. First drink FREE! RSVP here: http://www.technologyiowa.org/en/events_services/techbrew/     Twitter @TechnologyIowa

Des Moines Business Record’s Book of Lists Unveiling Networking event: Presented by Wells Fargo , 5-7 p.m. at the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center. This publication is the definitive resource guide for business professionals in the Central Iowa area. The book includes over 70 lists from a variety of industries, profiles of local leaders, Central Iowa Market Facts and a community calendar. Be the first to receive a copy and witness first the cover, most influential business leader and board. Information: https://www.facebook.com/events/327500490758506/   Twitter @BusinessRecord

Friday, January 9, 2015

NORMALLY First Friday at Gravitate: FREE co-working all day at Gravitate (special SECOND Friday Edition for January) – 206 6th Avenue Downtown, Des Moines. 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, January 10, 2015

Small Business Incubator (BING-IA SES) 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/

ISED Ventures “Business Plan Boot Camp Session 1″ workshop: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at ISED Ventures Women’s Business Center, 8345 University Blvd. Suite F1, Clive, IA 50325. Admission: $40 for one session; $80 for both sessions. Have you had trouble finishing up your business plan? This is your chance to sit down with no interruptions and finish it! Work independently with no interruptions. Bring your own computer or borrow one of ours (using Google Docs). Ask questions about any part of your business plan. Continental Breakfast, Coffee, and Lunch are on us! Information and to register: http://www.isedventures.org/calendar/event-180/  Twitter @ISEDventures

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

dsm Magazine’s January/February Unveiling Party: 5-7 p.m. at the Des Moines Playhouse, 831 42nd St, Des Moines. Hosted by Skin Iowa, PC. Unveiling and comments at 6:00 p.m. Information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1552495761665184/  Twitter @dsmMagazine

ISED Ventures “BusinessPrep – Exploring Business Ownership” class: 5-8 p.m. at ISED Ventures Women’s Business Center, 8345 University Blvd. Suite F1, Clive, IA 50325. Admission: $10. 2-hour session geared toward helping you determine whether you are ready to become a business owner. Participants will learn to answer: What are my personal short-term and long-term goals? How can business ownership change my life? What skills do I need to acquire to be successful in business? How can I prepare for business ownership? How can the Women’s Business Center help me succeed in business? For information and to register: http://www.isedventures.org/calendar/event-131/  Twitter @ISEDventures

Thursday, January 15, 2015

The Ties That Bind Book Signing Tour: 4-6 p.m. Mr.B Clothing Proudly Presents our first stop with “The Ties That Bind” Book Tour! Join Networking Ninja & Author Danny Beyer on Thursday, January 15th, 2015 as we start off the year with a bang! Drinks & Appetizers Provided! Can’t make the event? Order your copy here and it will be signed by the author! www.dannybeyer.com Sponsored by Mr.B Clothing & RED SHOE Media.  Information: https://www.facebook.com/events/751486904943526/  Twitter @DannyBeyerIA

Social Media Club of Des Moines, January Event: Jan 15 at The Pork Checkoff, 5:30-7pm. Public Relations Manager, Claire Masker will talk about the #RealPigFarming campaign. This topic has been in the news quite a bit and the event will address the situation and talk about how the Pork Checkoff campaign has been successful. Beverages and light snacks will be served. Early bird tickets $10 by Dec. 30; $15 after Dec. 30. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/smcdsm-the-story-and-success-behind-realpigfarming-tickets-14477407315  For Information: http://www.socialmediaclubdesmoines.org/events/the-story-and-success-behind-realpigfarming  Twitter @SocialMediaDSM

Friday, January 16, 2015

Ascent Iowa “Startup Business Bootcamp for Women” class: 4-day class starts Jan. 16 at Drake University, 2507 University Ave. Fee: $150. Ascent Iowa presents the Startup Business Boot Camp for Women, created by Drake University, designed specifically for women who are considering business ownership and those who have already started navigating the waters of entrepreneurship. This engaging 4-day workshop provides the tools needed to launch your business. For more Information and to register: http://ascentiowa.org/startup-business-boot-camp-for-women.html  Twitter @AscentIowa

The next session will be held: Week 1: Friday, January 16, 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm and Saturday, January 17, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. Week 2: Friday, January 30, 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm and Saturday, January 31, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Small Business Incubator (BING-IA SES) 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/

ISED Ventures “Business Plan Boot Camp Session 2″ workshop: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at ISED Ventures Women’s Business Center, 8345 University Blvd. Suite F1, Clive, IA 50325. Admission: $40 for one session; $80 for both sessions. Have you had trouble finishing up your business plan? This is your chance to sit down with no interruptions and finish it! Work independently with no interruptions. Bring your own computer or borrow one of ours (using Google Docs). Ask questions about any part of your business plan. Continental Breakfast, Coffee, and Lunch are on us! Information and to register: http://www.isedventures.org/calendar/event-181/ Twitter @ISEDventures

West Des Moines Business Incubator (WDMBI) Roundtable Coffee:  Held at 9 a.m. every 3rd Thursday of each month at the WDMBI located at 2829 Westown Parkway, Suite 220, West Des Moines, IA 50266.  More information: http://wdmbusinessincubator.com

Business Event and Education Opportunities Calendars and Lists:

American Marketing Association of Iowa (AMA Iowa) calendar: https://www.amaiowa.com/en/events/  Twitter @AMAiowa

Association of Business & Industry calendar: http://www.iowaabi.org/en/events_calendar/

BING-IA events list: http://businessincubatornetworkinggroup.com/business-networking-events-in-des-moines-iowa/

List of Business Networking groups in Des Moines area: http://businessincubatornetworkinggroup.com/list-of-business-networking-groups-in-des-moines-iowa/

Biz Source Iowa event calendar: http://bizsourceiowa.com/calendar

Business Innovation Zone, Entrepreneurs’ calendar: http://bizci.org/iowa-startup-and-entrepreneurs-calendar/ Twitter @BIZ_DSM

Business Record Business Events calendar: http://businessrecord.com/Content/CALENDAR/Business-Events/150/911

Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines events: http://www.desmoinesfoundation.org/news-and-events.aspx

Des Moines Business Mixer website: http://dmbizmixer.com/upcoming-business-events-dmbizevents/  Twitter @AlaureMktg  #DMbizMixer

DMACC Business Resources upcoming events and classes:  https://go.dmacc.edu/dbr/Pages/welcome.aspx

DMACC Continuing Education Class Schedule: https://go.dmacc.edu/conteddesc/Pages/welcome.aspx

#DMBizEvents list on List.ly: http://list.ly/list/OWd-des-moines-business-events-number-dmbizevents

Gravitate Entrepreneurial Center calendar: http://www.gravitatedsm.com/events/

Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitor Bureau events calendar: Select “Business/Tech” from drop down at http://www.catchdesmoines.com/events/  Twitter @CatchDesMoines

Iowa Small Business Development Center Workshops: http://www.iowasbdc.org/workshop-calendar  Twitter @IowaSBDC

Iowa Source Link Regional Central Iowa calendar: http://www.iasourcelink.com/calendar/regional-calendar/central-region  Twitter @IASourceLink

Institute of Social and Economic Development (ISED) Ventures calendar: http://www.isedventures.org/calendar/

Metro Business Friends: http://metrobusinessfriends.com

National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) – Iowa Events: http://www.nawbo-ci.org/nawboci/events.html

Social Media Club of Des Moines Calendar: http://www.socialmediaclubdesmoines.org/events/event/listUpcoming  Twitter @SocialMediaDSM

Startup Drinks upcoming events: http://www.dmstartupdrinks.com/next-event/  Twitter @DMStartupDrinks

Startup Iowa calendar: http://www.startupia.org/statewide-events-calendar/  Twitter @StartupIowa

Technology Association of Iowa: http://www.technologyiowa.org/en/calendar/

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