RECAP: #DMBizEvents List from Insight On Business the News Hour (@IOB_NewsHour) – September 28 Edition

List of Upcoming Events related to Business in the Des Moines Area #DMBizEvents for Monday, September 28 through Tuesday, October 6, 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 29, 2015

NETWORKING: AMA Iowa Morning Networking: 7:30 – 9:00am at Smokey Row, 1910 Cottage Grove Ave. Rise and shine for AMA’s morning networking event. Join us for a light breakfast, coffee and a chance to connect with professionals from around the Des Moines metro area. Kick off a productive day by enjoying fun activities and expanding your professional network! AMA Members: FREE Guests & Non-Members: $5  Walkins welcome. Twitter: @AMAIowa

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 EDUCATION: Create Your Social Media Marketing Plan: 5–8:00p at Norwalk City Hall, 705 North Avenue, Norwalk. Developing Your Social Media Plan. Fees: $20/$25*. See online flyer: Your Social Media Marketing Plan  Register at

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

Wednesday, September 30, 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

Thursday, October 1, 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, October 2, 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, October 3, 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, October 6, 2015
MONTHLY: NAWBO Iowa Monthly Program: 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Iowa State Capitol, 1007 E. Grand Ave, Des Moines. Topic: “Connect at the Capitol” – National Women’s Small Business Month is being recognized in Iowa, thanks to the efforts of NAWBO Iowa. This special event — at the Iowa State Capital — will feature a proclamation signing with Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds and celebrations of NAWBO’s 40th anniversary and of the chapter going statewide and winning a national award recognizing our growth. Gathering will focus attention on actions to change Iowa’s last-in-the-nation status for women business owners. This free event is arranged and hosted by board members Kendra Erkamma, Triangle Financial Solutions (public policy chair) and Monica Dolezal, Bizstarts, LLC (programs co-chair). Cost: None   RSVP TODAY!   Twitter @NAWBOiowa


Thursday, October 9, 2015

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

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