RECAP: #DMBizEvents List from Insight On Business the News Hour (@IOB_NewsHour) – February 2 Edition

List of Upcoming Events related to Business in the Des Moines Area #DMBizEvents for Tuesday, February 3, through Monday, February 16, 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 Feb 2: http://ow.ly/IkFhp via The Business Record.  Twitter @BusinessRecord

  • Iowa Power Farming Show by the Iowa Nebraska Dealers Association, expected to draw 16,000 attendees to the Iowa Events Center on Tues. 2/3 through Thurs. 2/5. Information: http://ineda.com/
  • Iowa Beef Expo, Iowa State Fair Grounds on Sun. 2/8 through Sun. 2/15. Information: http://www.iowabeefexpo.com/ Twitter @IowaBeefExpo

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

Lunch Hour Talk by Max Farrell: “Create Reason” Noon at Gravitate – 206 6th Avenue Downtown, Des Moines. Information: http://www.gravitatedsm.com/events/  Twitter @GravitateDSM

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

U.S. Small Business Administration, ACA Learning Session: “ACA 101: What the Health Care Law Means for Small Employers.” 10 – 11:30 a.m. at the SBA District Office, Neal Smith Federal Building, 210 Walnut Street, Room 749, Des Moines. Open enrollment for ACA through the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) Marketplace ends February 15th. This session is designed to give small businesses who have not yet enrolled a basic overview of ACA and what those with 50 employees or less can do and what small businesses with more than 50 employees are required to do with regards to ACA. FREE to attend, but seating is limited. RSVP to thomas.lentell@sba.gov to attend. Information: http://www.iasourcelink.com/calendar/event-detail/2015/02/04/cal-hr/aca-101-what-the-health-care-law-means-for-small-employers  Twitter @SBAgov

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

Central Iowa Bloggers (CIB): 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

First Friday at Gravitate – Free Co-Working Day: Free co-working all day at Gravitate – 206 6th Avenue Downtown, Des Moines. Information: 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, 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

Tuesday, February 10, 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, February 11, 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, February 12, 2015

Des Moines Home + Garden Show: Feb.12-15 at the Iowa Events Center, Downtown Des Moines. Find innovative products, new ideas, practical advice and great deals in remodeling, home improvement and gardening with hundreds of experts all under one roof. From windows and flooring to cabinets and landscaping and much more. Shop, compare and save for 4 days only! Information: http://www.desmoineshomeandgardenshow.com/DMSGS/EventsHome.aspx

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

Technology Association of Iowa (TAI) Tech Town Hall: 3:30 to 4:30pm TAI to host Tech Town Hall all across Iowa in 2015!  Des Moines Register Conference Room (400 Locust Street, Floor 1, Des Moines). TAI’s Tech Town Hall will bring together leaders to discuss how the technology industry will impact the future of Iowa communities. This event will bring together industry leaders, business community leaders, educators, economic developers, legislatures, as well as state and local leaders. Specifically the conversation will focus on the current and future STEM landscape, diversity outreach, support of an entrepreneurial ecosystem, public policy and workforce initiatives. Information: http://www.technologyiowa.org/index.cfm/19494/64940/tech_town_hall_des_moines  Twitter @TechnologyIowa

Technology Association of Iowa’s (TAI) TechBrew: 5-7pm at Gramercy Tap (400 Walnut Street, Des Moines). Join us for the Technology Association of Iowa’s TechBrew event, an informal gathering of entrepreneurs, technologists, business people and funders getting together to talk over a beer (social lubrication). Cocktails and networking will begin promptly at 5 pm! First drink FREE! RSVP here: http://www.technologyiowa.org/en/events_services/techbrew/     Twitter @TechnologyIowa

Friday, February 13, 2015

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Code Day Des Moines: Feb. 14-15, Noon at Gravitate – 206 6th Avenue Downtown, Des Moines. Information: http://www.gravitatedsm.com/events/  Twitter @GravitateDSM

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, 16, 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/

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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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