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RECAP: #DMBizEvents List from Insight On Business the News Hour (@IOB_NewsHour) – July 20 Edition

List of Upcoming Events related to Business in the Des Moines Area #DMBizEvents for Monday, July 20 through Tuesday, July 28, 2015, PLUS “Save the Dates” for July/August:

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. *All Des Moines area chamber events can also be found at: https://www.desmoinesmetro.com/en/calendar/

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, July 21, 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

GRAVITATE LUNCH AND LEARN:  206 6th Avenue, 6th Floor Conference Room, Downtown Des Moines. Bring your own lunch and learn “Tuesday at Noon: Using Real-Time Data to Improve Public Transportation.” The availability of real-time data to public transit users decreases wait time, making it more convenient to ride. The Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority (DART) uses its real-time data to provide riders with a suite of online and mobile tools, including SMS text messages and a mobile app for tracking next bus information. DART recently released its real-time data on Google’s General Transit Feed Specification (GTFS) – real-time open data format. Enjoy a free lunch and a presentation about DART’s real-time data release and how developers can access the open data feed.  Register for FREE event: https://tikly.co/events/748 Twitter @GravitateDSM

BUSINESS MARKETING EDUCATION: DMACC Continuing Education “The Power of Twitter for Business” Class:  (3.5 hours) Tues. 7/21 from 5:30–9:00p at DMACC West Des Moines Campus (@DMACCwest) Tweets and hashtags and trending: “Oh my!” Discover how to harness the power of tweeting to promote your business and engage with customers and influencers. This course explores the terms and tools you need to understand for marketing with Twitter and covers the basics of using Twitter for business. This strategic dive into the “twittersphere” explains how to set up your business profile to reflect your brand, how to attract followers, and ways to leverage the power of “getting your brand into the conversation.” Plus, it explores how various apps and utilities can help you manage your activities and integrate them with your other marketing efforts. Cost for 3.5 hour evening class $59. Registration/Information: https://go.dmacc.edu/conteddesc/pages/ceregistration.aspx  Tweet instructor,  Laura Kinnard,  @AlaureMktg

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

WEEKLY: 1 Million Cups Des Moines: The most innovative energy you’ll feel all week. Every Wednesday, 8am-9am, at the Science Center of Iowa – 401 W Martin Luther King Jr Pkwy, Des Moines (Free parking available in the lot across the street from the main SCI enterance.) Entrepreneurs present to a savvy audience fueled by free coffee. Event will also be LIVE STREAMED on Periscope: https://www.periscope.tv/.  More Information: http://www.1millioncups.com/desmoines/events/3032 or on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/1MillionCupsDSM/info   Twitter @1MillionCupsDSM  @SciIowa

Thursday, July 23, 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

NETWORKING: LinkedIn Iowa Group: “LinkedIowa First-Ever Networking Event”  at Exile Brewing Company, 1514 Walnut Street, Des Moines, in the Beer Hall and outside patio from 5:00 – 8:00 pm. The menu at Exile says “Iowans love a challenge. More than that, we love sharing and embracing one’s passions.” Come join us and get connected to other Iowans to share your passions. Or whatever! If you have any ideas about what you would like this group to do in the future, bring those too! Hosted by Vanessa Burnett, Group Administrator, Linked Iowa and Founder & Chief Amplifier, Counterfear LLC. FREE EVENT! There is limited space at the venue and LinkedIn Iowa group has a list of nearly 12,000, so please RSVP through EventBrite: Click here for information/registration.

Saturday, July 25, 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, July 28, 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

GRAVITATE LUNCH AND LEARN:  206 6th Avenue, 6th Floor Conference Room, Downtown Des Moines. Bring your own lunch and learn “Tuesday at Noon: UI Venture School Information Session.” The John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center at the University of Iowa is bringing Venture School back to Des Moines area and is hosting an informational session. The University developed Venture School to accelerate the startup process while increasing your chance for success. It emphasizes real-world entrepreneurship through experiential learning, a flipped classroom and immediate feedback. Find out what makes Venture School work at this one hour informational session. The session is free and lunch is provided. For more information, visit http://www.iowajpec.org/entrepreneur-support/venture-school/ Presented by Wade Steenhoek. Register for FREE event: https://tikly.co/events/719 Twitter @GravitateDSM

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Thursday, July 30, 2015

QUARTERLY NETWORKING: MetroFriends Business Networking and Business Vendor Fair: Join Des Moines’ friendliest business network at Doc’s Lounge Event Room
8805 Chamberry Boulevard, Johnston. An informal “Business After Hours” with 30 vendors, refreshments and people you will enjoy meeting. Bring your business cards and make new connections. Drop in for a few minutes or the entire evening. FREE BEER ALERT!  Register: www.metrobusinessfriends.com

 

RECAP: #DMBizEvents List from Insight On Business the News Hour (@IOB_NewsHour) – July 13 Edition

List of Upcoming Events related to Business in the Des Moines Area #DMBizEvents for Monday, July 13 through Tuesday, July 21, 2015, PLUS “Save the Dates” for July:

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. *All Des Moines area chamber events can also be found at: https://www.desmoinesmetro.com/en/calendar/

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, July 14, 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, July 15, 2015

WEEKLY: 1 Million Cups Des Moines: The most innovative energy you’ll feel all week. Every Wednesday, 8am-9am, at the Science Center of Iowa – 401 W Martin Luther King Jr Pkwy, Des Moines (Free parking available in the lot across the street from the main SCI enterance.) Entrepreneurs present to a savvy audience fueled by free coffee.  Event will also be LIVE STREAMED on Periscope: https://www.periscope.tv/.  More Information: http://www.1millioncups.com/desmoines/events/3032 or on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/1MillionCupsDSM/info   Twitter @1MillionCupsDSM  @SciIowa

Thursday, July 16, 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

NETWORKING: West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce: “Meet at the Creek,”  Jordan Creek Amphitheater from 5:00 – 7:30 pm. Cost: $10. No registration required, we will be taking payment at the door. Cash only please! Included in admission is free food samples from Fleming’s, Bravo, On the Border, Joe’s Crab Shack, and PF Chang’s. Also includes live music and your first drink free. Meet at the Creek is an outdoor event, featuring Chris Ranallo in a social atmosphere where all can enjoy themselves after a long work week. This after work event is for everyone of all ages no matter what city you live in. You do not even have to be a Chamber member! Click here for information.  Twitter @WDMchamber

Saturday, July 18, 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, July 21, 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

BUSINESS MARKETING EDUCATION: DMACC Continuing Education “The Power of Twitter for Business” Class:  (3.5 hours) Tues. 7/21 from 5:30–9:00p at DMACC West Des Moines Campus (@DMACCwest) Tweets and hashtags and trending: “Oh my!” Discover how to harness the power of tweeting to promote your business and engage with customers and influencers. This course explores the terms and tools you need to understand for marketing with Twitter and covers the basics of using Twitter for business. This strategic dive into the “twittersphere” explains how to set up your business profile to reflect your brand, how to attract followers, and ways to leverage the power of “getting your brand into the conversation.” Plus, it explores how various apps and utilities can help you manage your activities and integrate them with your other marketing efforts. Cost for 3.5 hour evening class $59. Registration/Information: https://go.dmacc.edu/conteddesc/pages/ceregistration.aspx  Tweet instructor,  Laura Kinnard,  @AlaureMktg

SAVE THE DATES:

QUARTERLY NETWORKING: MetroFriends Business Networking and Business Vendor Fair: Join Des Moines’ friendliest business network at Doc’s Lounge Event Room
8805 Chamberry Boulevard, Johnston. An informal “Business After Hours” with 30 vendors, refreshments and people you will enjoy meeting. Bring your business cards and make new connections. Drop in for a few minutes or the entire evening. FREE BEER ALERT!  Register: www.metrobusinessfriends.com

 

RECAP: #DMBizEvents List from Insight On Business the News Hour (@IOB_NewsHour) – July 6 Edition

List of Upcoming Events related to Business in the Des Moines Area #DMBizEvents for Monday, July 6 through Tuesday, July 14, 2015, PLUS “Save the Dates” for July:

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. *All Des Moines area chamber events can also be found at: https://www.desmoinesmetro.com/en/calendar/

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, July 7, 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

BUSINESS MARKETING EDUCATION: DMACC Continuing Education Blogging Fundamentals Class:  (3.5 hours) Tues. 7/7 from 5:30–9:00p at DMACC West Des Moines Campus (@DMACCwest) 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 into an overall marketing or personal branding strategy. Cost for 3.5 hour evening class $59. Registration/Information: https://go.dmacc.edu/conteddesc/pages/ceregistration.aspx  Tweet instructor,  Laura Kinnard,  @AlaureMktg

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

NETWORKING: Iowa Association of Business and Industry Breakfast, Business & More: 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM at Iowa Association of Business and Industry, 400 E Court Ave # 100, Des Moines. Hosted by Debra Sears & Suzanne Hull Registration $15 includes breakfast and coffee: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/breakfast-business-more-tickets-16720465362?ref=ecount  Twitter @IowaABI  @GetItDoneGirlIA

WEEKLY: 1 Million Cups Des Moines: The most innovative energy you’ll feel all week. Every Wednesday, 8am-9am, at the Science Center of Iowa – 401 W Martin Luther King Jr Pkwy, Des Moines (Free parking available in the lot across the street from the main SCI enterance.) Entrepreneurs present to a savvy audience fueled by free coffee.  Event will also be LIVE STREAMED on Periscope: https://www.periscope.tv/.  More Information: http://www.1millioncups.com/desmoines/events/3032 or on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/1MillionCupsDSM/info   Twitter @1MillionCupsDSM  @SciIowa

LUNCH AND LEARN: AMA Iowa July Luncheon: Check-in and Networking: 11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Program: 11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Hilton Garden Inn, 8600 Northpark Drive, Johnston. “Email Marketing: the Good, the Bad and the WOW!” Presenter, Jessica Best, Digital Marketing Evangelist, emfluence.  Get a sneak peek at what’s in store for the July luncheon by reading Jessica’s blog post Email Marketing? In a Social Media World? Absolutely. Cost: AMA Members: $20 | Non-Members: $30 | AMA Collegiate Members: $20 | Walk-ins add $10 to regular luncheon cost. Click here to register.  Twitter @amaiowa

BUSINESS EDUCATION WORKSHOP: Learn|Grow|Succeed, an educational collaboration of nonprofits and businesses in Warren County, Iowa presents: Business Plan Boot Camp:Wednesdays, 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. July 8 – August 12, 2015 (no class August 5th).. In this hands-on class you will work on a business plan for your business. A five-week workshop for small business owners. Simpson College, Indianola, IA. Fee for the 5-week workshop: $50 for Warren County businesses and residents, $60 nonresidents, and $25 for 2nd person from same business. Receive online support from the instructor between classes. Register at http://businessplanbootcampiowa.eventbrite.com or call Deb Downey (515) 306-7759.

BUSINESS NETWORKING: Actis Wealth Management Scotch & Cigars: 4-7 pm at Actis Wealth office, 9295 Bishop Drive, West Des Moines. Information: http://businessincubatornetworkinggroup.com/event/scotch-cigars-4/?instance_id=7345

Thursday, July 9, 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

MONTHLY BUSINESS NETWORKING: Technology Association of Iowa Tech Brew: 5-7 pm (drinks starting at 5:30) at Valley Junction Farmers Market (137 Fifth Street, West Des Moines) RSVP and Information for FREE event: https://www.technologyiowa.org/index.cfm/19494/64852/techbrew_valley_junction  Twitter @TechnologyIowa

Friday, July 10, 2015

EVERY FIRST FRIDAY (Postponed to 2nd Friday because of Independence Day): 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 (Postponed to 2nd Friday because of Independence Day): 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, June 27, 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, July 14, 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

BUSINESS MARKETING EDUCATION: DMACC Continuing Education Facebook Class:  (3.5 hours) Tues. 7/14 from 5:30–9:00p at DMACC West Des Moines Campus (@DMACCwest)  Cost for 3.5 hour evening class $59. Registration/Information: https://go.dmacc.edu/conteddesc/pages/ceregistration.aspx  Tweet instructor,  Laura Kinnard,  @AlaureMktg

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