RECAP: #DMBizEvents List from Insight On Business the News Hour (@IOB_NewsHour) – November 9 Edition

List of Upcoming Events related to Business in the Des Moines Area #DMBizEvents for Monday, November 9 through Tuesday, November 17, 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 10, 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:

ANNUAL: 2015 Women of Innovation: Technology Association of Iowa will present the eighth annual Innovation Iowa Women of Innovation event at the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center. The Innovation Iowa Women of Innovation is an awards presentation that elevates and celebrates today’s extraordinary women. The event is dedicated to recognizing women who are leaders in science, technology, engineering or math. Students at both the secondary and college levels will also be recognized.

Click here for more information on the following Iowa Women of Innovation Events throughout the day:

  • Microsoft’s DigiGirlz: Grades 8 – 12, 1:00 – 5:00 pm. DigiGirlz works to dispel the stereotypes of the high-tech industry. Students will interact with executive women from the technology industry; participate in technology demonstrations; network with other participants and learn with hands-on experience. DigiGirlz is free! DigiGirlz questions, please contact: Melissa Kranz, 952.832.8000,
  • Reception and Networking: 4:30 to 6pm. 
  • Women of Innovation Dinner and Awards: 6:00 to 8:00pm. 

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

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 Be a Great Client.” Finding the right fit with creative services partners is a key consideration for any business. Once a creative partner is chosen, the challenge becomes engaging and prompting that partner in ways that not only elicits their best work, but work that also aligns with your business strategy. In this lunch and learn, the foremen at Saturday Mfg. will draw from their experience with clients big and small to provide insights on how to find the right partner, how to utilize their skills to best effect, and how being a great client makes all the difference. Presented by Saturday Mfg. Register for FREE event:  Twitter @GravitateDSM  Twitter @SaturdayMfg

Thursday, November 12, 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 MARKETING EDUCATION: Harnessing the Power of Twitter for Business/Marketing: 6pm to 9pm at DMACC Southridge Campus. Tweets and hashtags and trending: “Oh my!” Discover how to harness the power of tweeting to promote your business and engage with customers and influencers. This course explores the terms and tools you need to understand for marketing with Twitter and covers the basics of using Twitter for business. This strategic dive into the “twittersphere” explains how to set up your business profile to reflect your brand, how to attract followers, and ways to leverage the power of “getting your brand into the conversation.” Plus, it explores how various apps and utilities can help you manage your activities and integrate them with your other marketing efforts. Social Media Strategy course recommended prior to taking this course. Bring your own flash drive or bring an $8 material fee due to instructor at beginning of class. Cost: $59. Call 515-964-6800 or register online at Continuing Education. Walk-ins class day are welcome. Tweet the instructor for more information: Twitter @AlaureMktg

MONTHLY BUSINESS NETWORKING: Technology Association of Iowa Tech Brew: 5-7 pm Join the Technology Association of Iowa’s TechBrew event, an informal gathering of entrepreneurs, technologists, business people and funders getting together to talk over a beer (social lubrication). Cocktails and networking will begin promptly at 5 pm! 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, November 14, 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, November 17, 2015

MONTHLY: Social Media Club of Des Moines Event: 5:30-7pm at Applied Art and Technology, 2430 106th Street, Des Moines. Network with other social media professions and take a peek at Applied Art’s space—including a behind-the-scenes look at their green screen area. “Average” doesn’t get views! Learn the components of making unique and effective videos. With photos and videos becoming an essential part of any company’s digital strategy, it’s important to learn the basics of creating visually appealing content that your audience will engage with. But how can you master this technique? Join us as we learn how to create the videos for social media from Applied Art & Technology, a creative digital studio that’s created a variety of video media for businesses and ad agencies from TV spots to website animation.” Hear directly from Applied Art & Technology’s own director, producer, and editor as they discuss the following topics:

  • What makes a great video
  • The importance of quality videos
  • Ways to use video
  • Takeaway tips

Food and beverage will also be provided. Cost $10. Information and registration:  Hashtag #SMCDSM Twitter @SocialMediaDSM

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

MONTHLY BUSINESS NETWORKING: Startup Drinks Hosted by the West Des Moines Business Incubator: 4:30-6:30pm at the West Des Moines Incubator, 2829 Westown Parkway, Suite 220, West Des Moines. A Des Moines area networking event for entrepreneurs and startup enthusiasts. SPECIAL: Celebrate the graduation of two incubator businesses, Three Razors Media and SocialWise Media Group, go to  Twitter: @dmstartupdrinks




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