RECAP: #DMBizEvents List from Insight On Business the News Hour (@IOB_NewsHour) – February 16 Edition

List of Upcoming Events related to Business in the Des Moines Area #DMBizEvents for Tuesday, February 17, through Monday, March 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:

Events drawing visitors to Greater Des Moines, week of Feb 16: via The Business Record.  Twitter @BusinessRecord

  • Boys State Dual Team Wrestling Tournament, expected to draw 10,000 attendees to Wells Fargo Arena on Wed. 2/18
  • Iowa High School Athletic Association (IHSAA), expected to draw 75,000 attendees to Wells Fargo Arena on Thurs. 2/19 through Sat. 2/21.
  • National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic, “Pheasants Forever,” expected to draw 25,000 attendees to the Iowa Events Center Thurs. 2/19 through Sun. 2/22.

Tuesday, February 17, 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: or call Matt Youngs at 515-201-8705  LinkedIn group:

February LinkedIn Social: February LinkedIn Social 5:30 to 7:30pm is presented by West Bank will be held at the West Bank headquarters, 1st Floor. Conveniently located off I-235 at 1601 22nd Street, West Des Moines. West Bank executives will speak briefly. Refreshments will be served. FREE to attend – Please RSVP by Feb. 10:

Wednesday, February 18, 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:   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. Hear Cross-Cultural Communication Expert Brenda McGuire Speak on “Big Dreams, A Small World.” Admission: $20 Members; $25 Non-Members; $10 Students. Information/registration: Twitter @AWCDSM

Thursday, February 19, 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. With FREE open co-working in the WDM Incubator from 1 to 5 PM. Information:   Twitter @JadeHandy

Gravitate Lunch & Learn: Noon to 1 PM at Gravitate  – 206 6th Avenue Downtown, Sixth Floor Conference Room, Des Moines.  “The Art of Health Hacking: How 2 Simple Words Can Help You Prevent Burnout and Boost Productivity.” Registration/information:  Twitter @GravitateDSM

Startup Drinks and West Des Moines Incubator Graduation and Ribbon Cutting): 5:00 to 7:00 PM at the West Des Moines Incubator – 2829 Westown Parkway, Suite 220, West Des Moines. This is going to be one of the best attended networking events of 2015! Spread the word! Graduation for Orange Theory Fitness and Ribbon Cutting for new Incubator businesses The Oh Ball, Marketing Kinetics and @Digmaa! Free appetizers and beer!  RSVP: Jo Eckert by email OR 515-222-3621. Information:  Twitter @DMStartupDrinks Hashtag #dmStartupDrinks

Saturday, February 21, 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!

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