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

List of Upcoming Events related to Business in the Des Moines Area #DMBizEvents for Monday, March 2, through Monday, March 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 March 1:  http://www.businessrecord.com/Content/Default/-All-Latest-News/Article/Events-drawing-visitors-to-Greater-Des-Moines-week-of-March-1/-3/248/67747  via The Business Record.   Twitter @BusinessRecord

  • Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union (IGHSAU), Girl’s State Basketball Tournament, expected to draw 60,000 attendees to Wells Fargo Arena on Monday, March 2, through Saturday, March 7.
  • Iowa Communication Alliance Conference and Expo, expected to draw 1,200 attendees to Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center Arena on Tuesday, March 3, through Thursday March, 5.
  • Iowa Deer Classic, expected to draw 20,000 attendees to Iowa Events Center, Fri March 6 through Sunday, March 8.
  • Children and Families of Iowa’s KidsFest, expected to draw 15,000 attendees to the Iowa State Fairgrounds, Friday, March 6 through Sunday, March 8.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Celebrate Innovation! Week 2015 (#ciWeek) Kickoff:  6pm at DMACC West Campus, 5959 Grand Avenue, West Des Moines. Keynote Speaker for Kickoff night is “Networking Ninja, Speaker and Author, Danny Beyer. Twitter @DannyBeyerIA.  “A cup of coffee can change the world. No innovation, no idea, no thought changing notion happens in a vacuum – they all require a network or collaboration of individuals. Come hear how networking helps move ideas forward, develop products, and truly change the world, one cup of coffee at a time.”  Free to the public, more information and full week event schedule:  https://webapp.dmacc.edu/ci/ciweek-schedule.asp   Twitter @DMACCwest

Keep Iowa Beautiful – 3rd Annual Don Lamberti Hometown Pride Award Dinner:  Don’t miss out on an evening of fun! Reserve your seat today at http://www.keepiowabeautiful.com/tickets2015  for the Third Annual Donald Lamberti Hometown Vision Award held at Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino on March 2. Doors open at 6:45pm. This year’s event will honor the Iowa State Fair Board and recognize the hard work that goes into the fair and what it brings to Iowa! In the spirit of the fair, expect to enjoy festive food and music.  Twitter @KeepIowaBeautiful

Tuesday, March 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

Celebrate Innovation! Week 2015 (#ciWeek) Kickoff:  6pm at DMACC West Campus, 5959 Grand Avenue, West Des Moines. Keynote Speaker for second night kickoff is Author, Tom Eakin: https://webapp.dmacc.edu/ci/ciweek-keynotes.asp#eakin Free to the public, more information and full week event schedule:  https://webapp.dmacc.edu/ci/ciweek-schedule.asp   Twitter @DMACCwest

DMACC Continuing Education Social Media Strategy Class:  (9 hours) Tues. 3/3–3/24 from 6–9:00p at DMACC Southridge (No class March 17). This strategic social media course provides an overview of all the top social networks and how to select the best for your business or event; how social media is integrated into the overall marketing plan; the best educational resources and events for marketing using social media, and a treasure chest of very cool tools to use for social media research, measuring, monitoring, reporting, engagement, amplifying, content development, sharing, planning, organizing, event promotion and community building.  9 hour class costs $115. Registration/Information: https://go.dmacc.edu/conteddesc/Pages/welcome.aspx  Tweet instructor,  Laura Kinnard,  @AlaureMktg

Wednesday, March 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

Celebrate Innovation! Week 2015 (#ciWeek) Kickoff:  8:45am to 6:00pm at DMACC West Campus, 5959 Grand Avenue, West Des Moines. Concurrent sessions with speakers: Dr. Anothony Paustian, Dr. Naill McCann, Dr. Hugh Herr, Cassie Lee and Clayton Anderson. Free to the public, more information and full week event schedule:  https://webapp.dmacc.edu/ci/ciweek-schedule.asp   Twitter @DMACCwest

American Marketing Association (AMA) – Lunch and Learn: 11:30 A.M.-1:00 P.M., at Hilton Garden Inn, 8600 Northpark Drive, Johnston. “An Agile Approach to Content Planning.”  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/students ($20), students and guests/non-members ($35).  Register for this luncheon by noon on Monday, March 2nd. Twitter @amaiowa

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Celebrate Innovation! Week 2015 (#ciWeek) Kickoff:  8:45am to 1:30pm at DMACC West Campus, 5959 Grand Avenue, West Des Moines. Concurrent sessions with speakers: Dr. David Gallo, Dr. Sara Seager, and LeVar Burton. Free to the public, more information and full week event schedule:  https://webapp.dmacc.edu/ci/ciweek-schedule.asp   Twitter @DMACCwest

Business Incubator Networking Group – Iowa (B.I.N.G. -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: http://businessincubatornetworkinggroup.com   Twitter @JadeHandy

Friday, March 6, 2015

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 6thAvenue 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, March 7, 2015

Small Business Incubator (BING-IA SES) B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday 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/   Twitter @JadeHandy

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Social Media Club of Des Moines (#SMCDSM) March Event:  5:30 to 7:00pm at the Des Moines Social Club, 900 Mulberry Street, Des Moines. “On Pitch: The Evolution of 80/35’s Social Media.” Featuring On Pitch’s Jill Haverkamp and Hillary Ferry, the ladies behind the marketing for 80/35 Music Festival!  Early bird registration ends March 4th at midnight. Early bird (ends March 4 midnight): $10; $5 students; Regular (March 5-10): $15; $10 students  Tickets available here: http://bit.ly/SMCDSM8035

Wednesday, March 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, March 12, 2015

Business Incubator Networking Group – Iowa (B.I.N.G. -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: http://businessincubatornetworkinggroup.com   Twitter @JadeHandy

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

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Small Business Incubator (BING-IA SES) B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday 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/   Twitter @JadeHandy

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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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