RECAP: #DMBizEvents List from Insight On Business the News Hour (@IOB_NewsHour) – October 26 Edition

List of Upcoming Events related to Business in the Des Moines Area #DMBizEvents for Monday, October 26 through Tuesday, November 3, 2015, PLUS “Save the Dates” for November:

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Tune in every Monday evening at 5:15PM 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: https://www.desmoinesmetro.com/en/calendar/

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, October 27, 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:http://www.iowabusinessconnection.com/ or call Matt Youngs at 515-201-8705  LinkedIn group: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/Iowa-Business-Connection-4603300/about

QUARTERLY: BUSINESS NETWORKING: dsm Magazine’s November/December Unveiling Party: 5:00pm to 7:00pm at Holiday Inn Downtown, 1050 6th Ave., Des Moines. Join us for the first look at our holiday issue, featuring our 2015 Sages Over 70 honorees and an in-depth look at our city’s nonprofits, plus our annual wedding section. Food, drinks, networking and fun! Find information on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/826477467451164/  or at: http://www.dsmmagazine.com/ Twitter @DSMmagazine

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

WEEKLY: BUSINESS NETWORKING: 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: https://www.facebook.com/1MillionCupsDSM  Twitter @1MillionCupsDSM

MONTHLY: BUSINESS EDUCATION: GRAVITATE Lunch and Learn:  206 6th Avenue, 6th Floor Conference Room, Downtown Des Moines. Bring your own lunch and learn “Wednesday at Noon: Are You Ready? — Developing a Plan for Resiliency During Disasters.” Disasters come in all shapes and sizes and can happen at a moment’s notice. How prepared is your business to continue operation during a crisis situation? Have you developed a plan? Do you know where to go for resources?. Presented by August “Dutch” Geisinger, executive director for Safeguard Iowa. Register for FREE event: https://tikly.co/events/911  Twitter @GravitateDSM

Thursday, October 29, 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: http://businessincubatornetworkinggroup.com   Twitter @JadeHandy

BUSINESS MARKETING EDUCATION: Facebook Marketing Essentials Class: 6pm to 9pm at DMACC Southridge Campus. Facebook Marketing Essentials Facebook provides one of the most targeted opportunities for businesses to find and engage with potential and current customers. However, with constant changes to their “algorithm”— which determines how many people will ever see your business posts—it is essential to optimize your business page and to create consistently scheduled and meaningful messages that motivate interaction—the key to improving your “EdgeRank.” This course explores the terms and tools you need to understand for marketing your business with Facebook. Social Media Strategy course recommended prior to taking this course. Social Media Strategy course recommended before taking this course.  Register online at go.dmacc.edu Continuing Education or walk-ins class day are welcome. Cost: $59  Tweet instructor with questions: Twitter @AlaureMktg

BUSINESS NETWORKING: Des Moines Metro Business Friends and Startup Drinks Social Halloween Mixer:  4:00pm to 6:30pm at Doc’s Lounge, 8805 Chamberry Blvd Johnston. Enjoy refreshments and network with Des Moines area businesses. Come dressed in your best Halloween costume. Information/registration for this free event: http://metrobusinessfriends.com/ or http://www.dmstartupdrinks.com/dmstartupdrinks/next-event/  Twitter @dmStartupDrinks

Saturday, October 31, 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! http://www.meetup.com/Small-Business-Incubator-Meetup-West-Des-Moines-Iowa/events/218852426/   Twitter @JadeHandy

SAVE THE DATES:

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

WEEKLY: BUSINESS NETWORKING: 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: https://www.facebook.com/1MillionCupsDSM  Twitter @1MillionCupsDSM

BUSINESS MARKETING EDUCATION: ‘Market515’ Marketing and Digital Media Conference: 8:30am to 4:30pm at FAA Enrichment Center, 1055 SW Prairie Trail Parkway, Ankeny, Iowa. Market515 is a one-day conference for the Central Iowa marketing professional. Attendees will hear from industry leaders about new marketing trends, strategies and tips. Catch the latest information on social media, data analytics, content creation and more. With two keynote speakers, breakout sessions and a networking happy hour, Greater Des Moines marketers won’t want to miss out! Join us for Market515 in Des Moines. Marketing Partners – Free; Meeting/Sports Planners -Free; General Public – $40; Students – $20 *Registration includes breakfast, lunch and beverages. Information and registration: http://www.catchdesmoines.com/market515/   Twitter @CatchDSM  Instagram and Twitter Hashtag #CatchDSM

Thursday, November 5, 2015

BUSINESS MARKETING EDUCATION: Advertising on Facebook Class: 6pm to 9pm at DMACC Southridge Campus. Gain an advantage over your competition by learning how to extend your Facebook marketing reach through its powerful advertising platform. Facebook has advertising options for any budget, allowing business to target specific audiences, so your ads are delivered to the right people. This course will help new Facebook advertisers effectively create, place and manage Facebook ads, including the basics of setting up an account, understanding ad structure, and using the Ads Create and the Ads Manager tools. Learn about placement, making bidding decisions, when to promote pages versus individual posts and more! Pick up tips for choosing images, writing copy and improving ad performance. Social Media Strategy and Facebook Marketing Essentials courses recommended prior to taking this course. Register online at go.dmacc.edu Continuing Education or walk-ins class day are welcome. Cost: $59 Tweet instructor with questions: Twitter @AlaureMktg

About Laura Kinnard

Mom. UNtraditional Marketer. Social Architect. Brand Journalist. Passions: Des Moines, design, technology, reinventing education. I promote start-ups, events, new products and UNcommon ideas! http://about.me/lauragaulke Twitter @AlaureMktg

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