RECAP: #DMBizEvents List from Insight On Business the News Hour (@IOB_NewsHour) – Dec. 29th Edition

List of Upcoming Events related to Business in the Des Moines Area  #DMBizEvents for December 29 – January 15, 2014

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:

Friday, January 2, 2015

Central Iowa Bloggers (CIB): First #CIB of 2015! 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

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

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 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

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

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

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: https://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/services/regional-centers/des-moines

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/

About Laura Kinnard

Mom. UNtraditional Marketer. Social Architect. Brand Journalist. Passions: Des Moines, design, technology, reinventing education. I promote start-ups, events, new products and UNcommon ideas! http://about.me/lauragaulke Twitter @AlaureMktg

Posted on December 30, 2014, in Social Media for Business. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Laura: We have changed the time and location for this meeting: West Des Moines Business Incubator Roundtable Coffee at Green Grounds Café http://wdmbusinessincubator.com
    117 5th St., West Des Moines, IA 50265 (Valley Junction) at 7:30 a.m.
    This event is always held the every 3rd Thursday of each month, same time, same place.
    IT IS NOW BEING HELD AT THE WEST DES MOINES BUSINESS INCUBATOR, 2829 WESTOWN PARKWAY, SUITE 220, WEST DES MOINES, IA 50266 AT 9:00 A.M. THE THIRD THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH. Could you please make this change on your events calendar/lisiting. Jo Eckert

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