RECAP: #DMBizEvents List from Insight On Business the News Hour (@IOB_NewsHour) – May 18 Edition

List of Upcoming Events related to Business in the Des Moines Area #DMBizEvents for Monday, May 18, through Tuesday, May 26, 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, May 19, 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:

WORKSHOP: Sprint Business and Register Media’s Marketing Bootcamp: 8:00am – 1:00pm at Des Moines Botanical Garden, 909 Robert D. Ray Drive, Des Moines. “Business Builders’ Bootcamp.” Free workshop features four speakers and six dynamic interactive sessions. For information and to reserve your spot:  Twitter @RegisterMedia @DM_garden

LUNCH AND LEARN: Business Innovation Zone May Startup Stories: 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM at Two Ruan Center, 601 Locust Street, Conference Room 200, Des Moines. Kaylee Williams to Speak of VolunteerLocal, The Triangle and Her Love of Des Moines.  FREE if you bring your lunch or $15 to order lunch. Register here:

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 Twitter @DannyBeyerIA  @RaygunShirts

Wednesday, May 20, 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

LUNCH AND LEARN: Association for Women in Communications: West Bank headquarters (1601 22nd Street, West Des Moines) from 11:30am – 1:30pm.  Kim Augspurger will give us insight into her journey from employee to owner and her thoughts on what it takes to find success as a woman business owner.  $25 Non-Members; $20 Members; $10 Students. Questions:515-222-2393 For information go to or register at  Twitter @AWCDSM

Thursday, May 21, 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

Saturday, May 23, 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


Thursday, May 28, 2015

NETWORKING BUSINESS SOCIAL: Social Media Club of Des Moines Spring Happy Hour and Hashies Award Informational: “Hashies Happy Hour” at Exile Brewing Co. (1514 Walnut, Downtown Des Moines) 5:30 to 7:00pm. Free networking social and learn more about the upcoming second annual Hashie Awards! Enjoy complimentary appetizers plus a free beer ticket for the first 50 guests to arrive! The Hashies Committee will spotlight winning entries from the inaugural Hashie Awards last year and will share details and answer questions about entry, sponsorship, The 2015 Hashie Awards ceremony to be held August 20 at Jasper Winery, and volunteer opportunities! Entry period for The Hashies is May 5-June 15. Visit to learn more and view award categories. Follow @SocialMediaDSM and hashtag #Hashies2015 for the latest updates! Register and information about attending and sponsoring:

NETWORKING: Greater Des Moines Partnership Multicultural Reception, sponsored by Bankers Trust: 5:00 to 7:00PM at Des Moines Marriott Downtown, 700 Grand Avenue, 3rd Floor – Hall of Cities Room, Des Moines. Open to members and non-members. Unique social opportunity to connect and network with a broad range of professionals, community leaders, and organizations with a Diversity focus fostering an environment of connectivity and inclusion. Information and registration:  Twitter @DesMoinesMetro  #SeizeDesMoines

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