RECAP: #DMBizEvents List from Insight On Business the News Hour (@IOB_NewsHour) – September 21 Edition

List of Upcoming Events related to Business in the Des Moines Area #DMBizEvents for Monday, September 21 through Tuesday, September 29, 2015, PLUS “Save the Dates” for October:

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 22, 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:

EVENT MARKETING AND NETWORKING: DMSC Cocktail Networking for Event Planners “Sip // See”: Join us for a fun and informative look into our newly-renovated Culinary Loft and Conference Room. Housed in a repurposed 1930s fire station, our event spaces are a unique alternative to the average venue. Enjoy complimentary cocktails and appetizers from Malo while exploring our meeting and event spaces. Information: Twitter @DMSocialClub

BUSINESS MARKETING EDUCATION: Create Your Social Media Marketing Plan – Two Week Workshop:  Tuesdays. 9/22 and 9/29 from 5–8:00p at Norwalk City Hall, 705 North Avenue, Norwalk.  First session: Defining Your Why and Using it in Social Media. Second session: Developing Your Social Media Plan.   Fees: Both sessions $30/$40*; One session $20/$25*. 2nd person from same business is $20 for both sessions or $12 for one session (regardless of residency). See online flyer: Your Social Media Marketing Plan  Register at

Wednesday, September 23, 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. THIS WEEK: Come support Andrew Kirpalani & Max Farrell as they present WorkHound at 1 Million Cups Des Moines tomorrow! More Information:  Twitter @1MillionCupsDSM

BUSINESS NETWORKING: Actis Wealth Management “Scotch and Cigars”: 4-7pm at Actis Wealth Management office, 9295 Bishop Dr Suite 105, West Des Moines. There will be plenty of complementary Scotches, Whiskeys, Bourbons, etc…as well as premium cigars. We’ll also have non-alcoholic options and some tasty appetizers. Please join us for this event and feel free to bring a guest or two. It’s a fun, casual atmosphere that’s good for unwinding and conversation. This event is limited to the first 25 attendees, so please RSVP today if you’d like to join us.. Information:

Thursday, September 24, 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, September 26, 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 28, 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 29, 2015

MONTHLY BUSINESS MARKETING EDUCATION: Social Media Club of Des Moines: “Space Matters—How to Brand Your Small Business on Social Media” Saxton is hosting Social Media Club Des Moines for a networking and open house tour of their work space from 5:30-7pm. Come to network, check out their gorgeous office space, and learn how the Saxton team approached their Hashie award-winning social media strategy. Hors d’oeuvres and wine will be provided. Space is limited, $10 event fee. Registration is required. Information and registration:  Twitter: @socialmediadsm  #SMCDSM


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