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: 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

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/

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

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