RECAP: #DMBizEvents List from Insight On Business the News Hour (@IOB_NewsHour) – April 27 Edition

List of Upcoming Events related to Business in the Des Moines Area #DMBizEvents for Monday, April 27, through Tuesday, May 5, 2015, PLUS “Save the Dates” for May:

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, April 28, 2015

WEEKLY: 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:

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

WEEKLY: 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

Thursday, April 30, 2015

WEEKLY: 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:   Twitter @JadeHandy

BUSINESS EXPO AND NETWORKING: Metro Business Friends : 4-6:30pm at Doc’s Lounge (8805 Chamberry Boulevard, Johnston). Join us for this FREE event. An informal “Business After Hours” with refreshments and people we know and think you will enjoy meeting. Sign up with a friend, bring your business cards and make new connections. RSVP here:  Sponsors are limited to non-competing entities but everyone is welcome to attend. Doc’s Lounge is just off 86th, drop in for a few minutes or the evening.

Partial list of Sponsors: Thrive Senior Care, MyTown Publications, Teal Creek Homes, TYSYS Merchant Solutions, Cupcake Addict, Farm Bureau Insurance Services, Pizza Ranch, Terry Snyder Photography, Greenmail, Des Moines Complete, Shaw Chiropractic Center, Builder/ Buyer Servicers, Express Print, Seven Verbs, Remax Realty, and Doc’s Lounge.

Friday, May 1, 2015

EVERY FIRST FRIDAY: 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:

EVERY FIRST FRIDAY: Gravitate – Free Co-Working Day: Free co-working all day at Gravitate – 206 6thAvenue Downtown, Des Moines. Information:  Twitter@GravitateDSM

EVERY FIRST FRIDAY: Gravitate Community Happy Hour Presented by CenturyLink: 4:30 to 6:30pm – 206 6th Avenue Downtown, Des Moines. More information:     Twitter @GravitateDSM

Saturday, May 2, 2015

WEEKLY: 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!   Twitter @JadeHandy

Sunday, May 3 through Tuesday, May 5, 2015

2015 Mid America Conference on Fundraising: The Central Iowa Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals is excited to host the 30th Mid America Conference on Fundraising in Des Moines, Iowa. From May 3 – 5, 2015, you’ll experience the best game in town for fundraising! Regardless of the game, you’ll find the players helpful, speakers informative and networking plentiful! Key Note Speakers: Scott Siepker – Iowa Nice Guy Marcy Heim – The Artful Asker Tom Ahern – Donor Communications Expert Adam Carroll – Finance Edu-tainer Please register and save your spot today! For more information on the event please contact Suzanne Hull at 515.250.6366 or by email at The online registration for the conference has closed, if you are still interested in attending, please contact Suzanne Hull at 515.250.6366 or by email at Info:

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

WEEKLY: 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:

GRAVITATE LUNCH AND LEARN:  206 6th Avenue, 6th Floor Conference Room, Downtown Des Moines. Bring your own lunch and learn “How to Create Great Videos on a Budget.”  If you’d like to learn how to shoot, edit, and publish great-looking video content without spending a ton of money, join College Info Geek founder Thomas Frank for this Lunch and Learn course. You’ll get gear recommendations, learn how to set up inexpensive video lighting and backdrops, and get a crash course on shooting and post-production.  Register for FREE event: Twitter @GravitateDSM


Tuesday, May 19, 2015

QUARTERLY: LinkedIn Social May Event: Raygun’s BRAND NEW world headquarters (505 E. Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA 50309) from 5:30pm – 7:30pm.   Back again by popular demand! You’re invited to our biggest event yet!  Rachael Harms, Angela Ten Clay, Danny Beyer and Mike Banasiak are hosting the next Des Moines area LinkedIn Social presented by DMACC West Campus. Start the summer off right and get to know your social connections more closely while adding new people to your professional network.  No sales pitches, just a fun evening of connecting! *Raygun is graciously hosting alcoholic beverages and light appetizers will be provided.  Mars Cafe and Thelma’s will be open next door as well. Please pass this invitation on to your friends, coworkers, and LinkedIn Connections.  Be sure to check out our website at for more information and register at


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