RECAP: #DMBizEvents List from Insight On Business the News Hour (@IOB_NewsHour) – November 2 Edition

List of Upcoming Events related to Business in the Des Moines Area #DMBizEvents for Monday, November 2 through Tuesday, November 10, 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:

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Here are some of our favorite upcoming Des Moines Area Business Events from our list:

Tuesday, November 3, 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, November 4, 2015

WEEKLY: BUSINESS NETWORKING: 1 Million Cups Des Moines: Every Wednesday, 8am-9:30am, at Science Center of Iowa & Blank IMAX Dome Theater, 401 W Martin Luther King Jr Pkwy, Des Moines. “The most innovative energy you’ll feel all week.” Entrepreneurs present to a savvy audience fueled by free coffee. #IMC THIS WEEK: Tom Straw, Co-Inventer and Co-Founder of qMyFood (  ) presents his restaurant technology solution. Please join to enjoy free coffee/parking as the 1MC community supports and accelerates these entrepreneurs. More Information:  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:   Twitter @CatchDSM  Instagram and Twitter Hashtag #CatchDSM

Thursday, November 5, 2015

MONTHLY: West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce, Business Breakfast Speaker Series “Elevate”: 7:45-9am at Embassy Club West, 520 Market Street, West Des Moines. This month speaker is Drake’s Athletic Director, Sandy Hatfield Clubb, Twitter @DrakeAD_Sandy  @DrakeUniversity  Event is open to members ($10) and non-members ($15). Registration/information:—374/details

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 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. Cost: $59. Call 515-964-6800 to enroll or Tweet the instructor for information about registering: Twitter @AlaureMktg

Friday, November 6, 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. “#CIBdsm: 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, November 7, 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

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

WEEKLY: BUSINESS NETWORKING: 1 Million Cups Des Moines SPECIAL PANEL DISCUSSION: 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. Special #1MC panel to discuss entrepreneurship & the Iowa Craft Beer industry. Weekly 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

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

MONTHLY: Social Media Club of Des Moines Event: 5:30-7pm at Applied Art and Technology, presentation on video production and social media. More to follow. #SMCDSM @DesMoinesSocialMedia

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