RECAP: #DMBizEvents List from Insight On Business the News Hour (@IOB_NewsHour) – September 8 Edition

List of Upcoming Events related to Business in the Des Moines Area #DMBizEvents for Tuesday, September 8 through Tuesday, September 15, 2015, PLUS “Save the Dates” for September:

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, September 8, 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, September 9, 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. Please join to enjoy free coffee/parking as the 1MC community supports and accelerates these entrepreneurs. More Information:  Twitter @1MillionCupsDSM

GRAVITATE LUNCH AND LEARN:  206 6th Avenue, 6th Floor Conference Room, Downtown Des Moines. Bring your own lunch and learn “Wednesday at Noon: How To Get Federal Government Money To Develop Your Innovative Idea—The SBIR Program .” Do you have an innovative idea to solve a problem in technology, energy, IT, medicine, agriculture, transportation, education, or for the military? If you do, one of 11 federal agencies may award up to $1.7 million in grant money to your company to develop your idea through The Small Business Innovation Research program (SBIR). About 1/6 of proposals submitted receive a Phase 1 award from the $2.5B annual pool of funding. Find out how the program works, which agencies participate, and if your idea is a good fit for the program. Additionally, learn about the support programs the State of Iowa has to help you participate and succeed in the program. Presented by Jordan Hobfoll, Iowa SBIR Coordinator. Register for FREE event:  Twitter @GravitateDSM

MONTHLY BUSINESS EDUCATION AND NETWORKING: Des Moines Black Professionals Meetup: 5:30-7:30pm at 801 Grand Ave, Des Moines. Get together for cupcakes and cocktails and learn about: “Diversity Recruiting: A conversation on diverse attraction and retention in DSM.” Organized and hosted by Antoinette­ Maria Stevens who is originally from Atlanta ,GA, and to Des Moines in January 2015 to begin working in IT at Principal Financial Group. Information and registration:

Thursday, September 10, 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 GRANT PITCH: Iowa Women Lead Change (IWLC) Pitch Competition:  5:30–9:30p at Sticks, Inc., Des Moines. Iowa female entrepreneurs compete for investor cash! Join Iowa Women Lead Change (IWLC) as it hosts Iowa women entrepreneurs vying for investor’s cash in this “Shark Tank”-like competition. A select group of Iowa women entrepreneurs will each give a LIVE pitch of their respective businesses to a panel ofDes Moines-area investors. Cost $35 Early bird. After September 1 $55. Information/registration: @IWLCLeadChange

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, September 12, 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

Monday, September 14, 2015

BUSINESS MARKETING EDUCATION: DMACC Continuing Education Social Media Strategy Class:  (7.5 hours) Mondays. 9/14–9/28 from 6–8:30p at DMACC Ankeny FFA Enrichment Center. 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 are 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. Bring a flash drive or $8 material fee. Laptop optional. 7.5 hour class costs $115. Registration/Information:  Tweet instructor,  Laura Kinnard,  @AlaureMktg

Tuesday, September 15, 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:

QUARTERLY BUSINESS NETWORKING: Des Moines LinkedIn Social:  5:30–7:30p at Badowers (2817 Ingersoll Ave., Des Moines, IA 50312). it’s back again by popular demand, and 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 Fall 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! 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


Wedmesday, September 16, 2015

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