RECAP: #DMBizEvents List from Insight On Business the News Hour (@IOB_NewsHour) – August 10 Edition

List of Upcoming Events related to Business in the Des Moines Area #DMBizEvents for Tuesday, August 11 through Tuesday, August 18, 2015, PLUS “Save the Dates” for August:

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:

Monday, August 10, 2015

BUSINESS EDUCATION WORKSHOP: Des Moines Web Geeks: 6:30 to 8:00pm at Legends American Grill, 216 Court Avenue, Des Moines. “Get Up to Speed with WordPress.” WordPress powers almost 25% of the world’s websites – largely because it’s both easy to get started and extremely powerful to use as a content management system. Whether you’re a beginner, intermediate or advanced user of the hugely-popular platform, we’ll cover topics that are sure to interest you. RSVP on Facebook:

Tuesday, August 11, 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:

BUSINESS MARKETING WORKSHOP: Social Media Strategy Workshop 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.
For more information and registration, go to or  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

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

WEEKLY: 1 Million Cups Des Moines: The most innovative energy you’ll feel all week. Every Wednesday, 8am-9:30am, at Science Center of Iowa & Blank IMAX Dome Theater, 401 W Martin Luther King Jr Pkwy, Des Moines. Entrepreneurs present to a savvy audience fueled by free coffee. Special two-week series: Drake University and Entrepreneurship at Drake University have an annual program called the Lorentzen Student Hatchery. The Lorentzen Student Hatchery is a unique program aimed at fostering student startups and we’re excited to host a 2-week mini series that will include two teams presenting at 1 Million Cups Des Moines on both Wednesday, August 12th and again on August 19th! Meet The Teams: Please join to enjoy free coffee/parking as the 1MC community supports and accelerates these entrepreneurs. More Information:   Twitter @1MillionCupsDSM

Thursday, August 13, 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

MONTHLY BUSINESS NETWORKING: Technology Association of Iowa Tech Brew: 5-7 pm (drinks starting at 5:30). Come catch up with all your favorite techies at Beechwood Lounge (416 East Walnut Street, Des Moines RSVP and Information for FREE event: Twitter @TechnologyIowa

Saturday, August 15, 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, August 18, 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:

BUSINESS MARKETING WORKSHOP: Warren County Learn.Grow.Succeed. Collaborative: 5:30-8:00pm at the Carlisle City Hall, 195 N. First St., Carlisle, IA. Workshop fees are $12 for Warren County residents and businesses; $17 for non-residents. Facebook Basics – for Small Businesses & Nonprofits, August 18, 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. Instructor: Deb Downey. You’ll receive step-by-step instruction to create a Facebook page for your business or organization. Or give staff/volunteers an opportunity to learn the basics. Learn how to:  Design your Facebook page; Engage your fans; Plan and schedule your posts. To establish a business/organization page you will need a personal Facebook page. Volunteers and staff also need access to their organization’s Facebook page. Laptop computers are encouraged. Registration:


Thursday, August 20, 2015

BUSINESS AWARDS AND NETWORKING: The Hashie Awards 2015: Mark your calendars for the 2015 Hashie Awards at Jasper Winery, 2400 George Flagg Pkwy, Des Moines from 7pm to 9pm!  Join the Social Media Club of Des Moines on August 20th in recognizing Iowa businesses, organizations and agencies who have demonstrated outstanding social media marketing brilliance at the 2nd annual Hashie Awards. With over 100 excellent entries across many social media marketing categories – come gain inspiration for your own social media program and join in the fun and celebration with food and networking. Keep up with the latest Hashie updates by following the official #Hashies2015 hashtag. For more information and registration, go to  Twitter: @SocialMediaDSM   #SMCDSM


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