RECAP: #DMBizEvents List from Insight On Business the News Hour (@IOB_NewsHour) – June 1 Edition

List of Upcoming Events related to Business in the Des Moines Area #DMBizEvents for Tuesday, June 2 through Tuesday, June 9, 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.

Events drawing visitors to Greater Des Moines, week of June 1 via The Business Record.  Twitter@BusinessRecord

  • World Pork Expo, expected to draw 20,000 attendees to the Iowa State Fairgrounds on Wednesday, June 3 through Friday, June 5

Here are some of our favorite upcoming Des Moines Area Business Events from our list:

Tuesday, June 2, 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, June 3, 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: AMA Iowa Event: 11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Des Moines Golf & Country Club, 1600 Jordan Creek Parkway, West Des Moines. Established companies were once startups. After years of growth and success, innovation often gets placed on the back burner, replaced by consistency. Many companies have all of the ingredients to excel with innovation: brand recognition, the resources, the talent and the capital to explore some new frontiers. But why don’t they? The missing ingredient is the framework. The framework to spark change, to evolve the culture and empowering employees to be entrepreneurs. After traveling the US and speaking with corporate leaders internationally, the Create Reason team has learned how companies are successfully instilling a culture of innovation to drive new business and empower engaged employees. This talk will highlight the tricks used, build the assertiveness in your key employees to instill a stronger innovation culture inside your company and the confidence to bring new ideas to life across the organization. RSVP TODAY! $20 members and $35 non-members.  Twitter @AMAiowa

NETWORKING AND ANNIVERSARY PARTY: Capital Chiropractic & Rehabilitation Center will celebrate its 2nd Anniversary in Des Moines’ East Village on Wednesday, June 3rd with an open house at the clinic from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Come check us out at this free open house! Read more   Twitter @CapitalChiroDSM

Thursday, June 4, 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

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

Saturday, June 6, 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

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

BUSINESS MARKETING WORKSHOP: Des Moines Social Media Class at Drake University: This hands-on workshop will help you understand how businesses and organizations are succeeding in the ever-more-complicated world of social media in 2015. Participants will receive copies of Chris Snider’s social media strategy worksheets and will have the opportunity to create social media content for their business/organization during the workshop. Topics covered will include: An introduction to the core social media platforms; How businesses are using those platforms for success; How to analyze a company’s social media use; How to build a social media strategy; A look at emerging social media trends; Tools to help you be more efficient
Cost: $150 if you sign up in advance. $200 at the door. If you sign up 3 or more from your organization, cost is $100 each. Space is limited, so please sign up in advance.
How to Register: Contact Chris Snider at or 515-271-4594. Space is limited, so please sign up in advance. Cash or check (made out to Chris Snider) accepted.  Twitter @ChrisSnider

BUSINESS MARKETING EDUCATION: DMACC Continuing Education Social Media Strategy Class:  (9 hours) Tues. 6/9–6/23 from 6–9:00p at DMACC West Des Moines Campus. 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:  Tweet instructor,  Laura Kinnard,  @AlaureMktg


Wednesday, June 10, 2015

BUSINESS BREAKFAST: Business Record Power Breakfast Series:  7:00 AM – 9:00 AM Location: Des Moines Embassy Club, Downtown, 34th Floor, Ruan Center. Topic: How employee mental health impacts business. The recent tragedy of Lufthansa Flight 9525 is a startling example of how an employee’s mental health can impact a company, its clients and the public. Data demonstrates one-in-five of your employees are currently experiencing a mental illness.

· How do you recognize those in need of help?
· How do you balance protecting your company and employees while doing the right thing by helping those in need?
· What steps can you take, and where are the inevitable HR issues stemming from these complicated situations?

Join us at this Power Breakfast as we ignite a conversation on how to recognize an issue, provide necessary support and legally protect your business. Registration: $30 Read more

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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