RECAP: #DMBizEvents List from Insight On Business the News Hour (@IOB_NewsHour) – January 26 Edition

List of Upcoming Events related to Business in the Des Moines Area #DMBizEvents for Tuesday, January 27, through Tuesday, February 9, 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 Jan 26: http://j.mp/15CqCNX via The Business Record.  Twitter @BusinessRecord

  • Iowa Pork Producers Association Iowa Pork Congress, expected to draw 7,000 attendees to the Iowa Events Center on Tues. 1/28 and Wed. 1/29.  Twitter @IowaPorkFarmers
  • Iowa Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association Annual Conference and Trade Show, expected to draw 200 attendees to the FFA Enrichment Center in Ankeny on Wed. 1/29 and Thurs. 1/3

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

Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit & Trade Show: 8:00am – 4:00pm at Prairie Meadows Casino Racetrack and Hotel, 1 Prairie Meadows Drive, Altoona. The Midwest’s Premier Renewable Fuels Event. Join Industry leaders and decision-makers to hear experts discuss state and national issues impacting the future of renewable fuels. Free. More info: http://www.iowarfa.org/  Twitter @IowaFuel

Greater Des Moines Partnership 2015 Annual Dinner: 5:00 – 9:00pm at Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center, 833 5th Avenue, Des Moines. Featuring Presidential historian, Pulitzer Prize-winner, and contributing editor at TIME, Jon Meacham. Single ticket $125. Twitter DesMoinesMetro #SeizeDesMoines Information/registration: https://www.desmoinesmetro.com/en/calendar/annual_dinner/

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

Altoona Chamber, Lunch and Learn: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM at the Hy-Vee Club Room, Altoona Hy-Vee. “Business 101: Technology Trends for Business.” Guest professors from Communication Innovators. Free event, BYOL or pick up your lunch at the Hy-Vee Deli. Information: http://www.altoonachamber.org/index.cfm/48647/65124/business_101_technology_trends_for_business Contact: Melissa Horton, 515-967-3366. Twitter @Altoona_Chamber

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

Tuesday, February 3, 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

National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Iowa Coffee: 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. at Doherty’s Flowers, 1536 Second Avenue, Des Moines. Hostess: Robyn Sloan, Doherty’s Flowers. Topic: Valentine’s Day Gifts and Decorating Ideas. Cost: None. Information: http://www.nawbo-ci.org/nawboci/events.html  Twitter @NAWBOIowa

Social Media Club of Des Moines, February Event: 5:30-7pm at Meredith Corporation, 1716 Locust, Des Moines. “For Women, Social Media Is More Than ‘Girl Talk'” – Meredith Digital’s powerful brands deliver experiences around home, food, family and lifestyle for 55 million women. Meredith leverages content from their brands and social communities. Meredith empowers women to connect through online, mobile, video and social platforms. Meredith Digital engages women at every life stage. Find out how Meredith Corporation brands Better Homes & Gardens, Fitness and Divine Caroline are targeting women through digital and social media. Panelists Include: Kenzie Kramer – Better Homes & Gardens; Katelyn Herlein – Divine Caroline; and Karla Walsh – Fitness Magazine and Parents Magazine. Beverages and light snacks will be served. Early bird tickets $10 by Jan. 28; $15 after. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/smcdsm-for-women-social-media-is-more-than-girl-talk-tickets-15201377730  For Information: http://www.socialmediaclubdesmoines.org/events/for-women-social-media-is-more-than-girl-talk    Twitter @SocialMediaDSM #SMCDSM

Windsor Heights Chamber Annual Celebrate Windsor Heights Dinner: 6:00 – 8:00pm at the Windsor Heights Community and Event Center. Please join us to celebrate the Citizen of the Year, Brook Wade; say good-bye to board members Leng and Brook, as well as welcome our new Chamber President, Michael Libbie. Tickets $20. Information/registration: http://windsorheightschamber.com/celebrate-windsor-heights/  Twitter @WHchmber

Wednesday, February 4, 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

Institute of Social and Economic Development (ISED) Ventures BusinessPrep Class: “Exploring Business Ownership.” 6:00 – 8:00PM, at ISED Ventures Women’s Business Center, 8345 University Blvd. Suite F1, Clive. Join us during this 2-hour session geared toward helping you determine whether you are ready to become a business owner. Contact: Danielle Oldson, 515-421-9157. Cost is $10. Information/Registration: http://www.isedventures.org/calendar/event-127/  Twitter @ISEDventures

Thursday, February 5, 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, February 6, 2015

American Marketing Association (AMA) – Conference: 7:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M., at Parents Hall, Drake University, University Ave., Des Moines. “AMA Iowa Experience.”  Join event to celebrate, learn and showcase marketing excellence in Iowa. This day-long conference will transform your thinking about marketing and bring together speakers from across Iowa to discuss some of the trends and biggest challenges facing the marketing industry. Open to members ($75), students ($35) and guests/non-members ($85). Click here for information and to register no later than Jan. 30. Twitter @amaiowa @catchdesmoines

Saturday, February 7, 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 9, 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/  Twitter @GravitateDSM

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

Greater Des Moines Partnership calendar: https://www.desmoinesmetro.com/en/calendar/    Twitter @DesMoinesMetro  #SeizeDesMoines

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/  Twitter @ISEDventures

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/  Twitter @TechnologyIowa

Windsor Heights Chamber calendar: http://windsorheightschamber.com/chamber-events/

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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