RECAP: #DMBizEvents List from Insight On Business the News Hour (@IOB_NewsHour) – November 16 Edition

List of Upcoming Events related to Business in the Des Moines Area #DMBizEvents for Monday, November 16 through Tuesday, November 24, 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 17, 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:

smcdsm_event_appliedart_nov2015MONTHLY: 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

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.  Please join to enjoy free coffee/parking as the 1MC community supports and accelerates these entrepreneurs. More Information:  Twitter @1MillionCupsDSM

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

EDUCATION: R Jones Collision 1 Automotive Crash Course: 5:30 to 8:30pm, at 4416 Merle Hay Rd, Des Moines.  “Ladies Night Out: An Automotive Crash Course.” Learn all about the ins and outs of owning a vehicle. You’ll drive away with confident, knowing you have better know-how when it comes to owning, maintaining and insuring your vehicle:

Thursday, November 19, 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, November 21, 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

BUSINESS CONFERENCE: 2015 The Immigrant Entrepreneurs Summit:  8:30am – All day event at FFA Enrichment Center 1055 SW Prairie Trail Prkwy, Ankeny. The Immigrant Entrepreneurs Summit exhibits the success stories of immigrant entrepreneurs. Business growth tips and keys to success when working with immigrant populations are shared in a non-competitive and supportive environment.  If you are an immigrant business owner: Registration fee is $35 per attendee. Check payable to Immigrant Entrepreneurs Summit. Conference materials, breakfast, and lunch are included. Please note your registration fee is tax deductible.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Tuesday, November 30, 2015





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