RECAP: #DMBizEvents List from Insight On Business the News Hour (@IOB_NewsHour) – May 26 Edition

List of Upcoming Events related to Business in the Des Moines Area #DMBizEvents for Tuesday, May 26, through Tuesday, June 2, 2015, PLUS “Save the Dates” for June:

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. *All Des Moines area chamber events can also be found at:

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 26, 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, May 27, 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

NETWORKING BUSINESS SOCIAL: Regional After Hours hosted by Christiani’s Catering and Des Moines East/South/West Side/Downtown Chambers of Commerce: 4:30-6:30pm at the Brenton Skating Plaza “Riverwalk Rendezvous Under the Canopy ” FREE and open to anyone! Eat, drink, and play along the beautiful Riverwalk downtown beneath the summer comfort of the canopy. Registration and information:  Twitter @dmeschamber

Thursday, May 28, 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

EDUCATION AND NETWORKING: Third Annual Iowa Creativity Summit: 5:15-9pm at Sussman Auditorium, 2875 University Avenue, Des Moines. CEOs and leaders of all organizations covet the creative culture of companies like Google or Zappos — it feels out of reach, but it may be right under their finger tips. The Iowa Creativity Summit is featuring Nancy Lyons of Clockwork in Minneapolis on May 28. Free beer, unlimited vacation and other fun perks are just a normal part of her work place, but is there something more to her culture?

Under Nancy’s leadership, Clockwork has received more than 16 “Best Workplace” awards, has won the Psychologically Healthy Workplace, Diversity in Business, Best Women Owned Business, and Bicycle Friendly Business awards to name a few. In June of 2014 Nancy spoke on the structure of the workplace at the inaugural White House Summit for Working Families in Washington, DC and now she’s coming to Drake University on May 28 to talk about what creativity really looks like. Tickets are on sale at the Iowa Creativity Summit’s website:

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

Saturday, May 30, 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


Friday, June 5, 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

Thursday, June 18, 2015

BUSINESS LEADERSHIP EVENT: Mindfulness Summit Dialogue: How can we bring mindfulness to our greater Des Moines business community and leaders?
We are looking for people who practice mindfulness whether in the context of one’s work or daily life, business and nonprofit leaders, consultants, writers and bloggers on mindfulness for leaders or organizations.
For what purpose? To dialogue on how to bring mindfulness practices to our business community and leaders.
This Mindfulness Summit Dialogue is being hosted by Sarah Noll Wilson, Talent Development Business Partner for ARAG and Kevin Pokorny, owner of Pokorny Consulting. Sarah and Kevin are actively engaged in living and teaching mindfulness practices with leaders. They are inviting others to begin laying the foundation of bringing mindfulness to our business community and leaders.
Join them and others for this unique Summit experience. Your investment is your presence and participation. For more information and registration, go to  Contact Kevin Pokorny, Pokorny Consulting,, 515-205-5513


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