RECAP: #DMBizEvents List from Insight On Business the News Hour (@IOB_NewsHour) – December 7 Edition

List of Upcoming Events related to Business in the Des Moines Area #DMBizEvents for Monday, November 30 through Tuesday, December 8, 2015, PLUS “Save the Dates” for December:

You can now listen to “Insight on Business the News Hour” on one of three radio stations. Catch it on AM-940, FM 104.5 or (if you’re really cool) on FM 103.3 HD2…each station at 5:05PM.
If you miss the broadcast news you can always catch the business interviews on our Podcast Page or download from iTunes here.

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:

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, December 8, 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, December 9, 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

Thursday, December 10, 2015

lunchandlearn_image001WEEKLY: Business Incubator Networking Group – Iowa (B.I.N.G. -IA):  This week special edition: “Secrets to Taking Your Business to the Next Step.” 11:30am networking; 12-1pm Panel Discussion at the West Des Moines Incubator – 2829 Westown Parkway, Suite 220, West Des Moines. We will have a panel of successful entrepreneurs sharing tips and tricks for overcoming obstacles on the road to small business success. Our speakers will include: Anita Messerschmidt of EmbarkIT, James Deeds of KCL Engineering, Erin Rollenhagen of Entrepreneurial Technologies and Caleb Roney of Bizbuzz. Mandy Houk of Marketing Kinetics will be our moderator. Register Online at: $10 Lunch and Learn. 

FREE open co-working in the WDM Incubator from 1 to 5 PM. Information:   Twitter @JadeHandy

techbrewMONTHLY 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

MONTHLY: Social Media Club of Des Moines December Holiday Event: 5:30-8:30pm at Americana, 1312 Locust Street, Des Moines. “‘Tis The Season: Using Social Media To Give Back During The Holidays.” Join Social Media Club Des Moines for our second annual holiday party and panel. We’ve had a terrific year with the growth of the 2015 Hashie Awards and can’t wait to celebrate with you! During the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it’s important to take time to give back to the Des Moines community. We’ll talk to the digital and non-profit experts to learn how they used social media to help others. Panelists are:
– Phil Roeder, Des Moines Public Schools
– Stephanie Filer, ARL
– Sam Auen, Tacopacolypes
Tickets are $20 and include drinks and heavy appetizers. Cost $20. Information and registration:  Hashtag #SMCDSM Twitter @SocialMediaDSM  Twitter @AmericanaDSM

Saturday, December 12, 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, December 15, 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:


Thursday, December 17, 2015
MONTHLY BUSINESS NETWORKING: Startup Drinks Holiday Party Hosted by the Saturday Mfg: 5:30pm-? in Bay #121, 1717 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines. A Des Moines area networking event for entrepreneurs and startup enthusiasts. go to Twitter: @dmstartupdrinks

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! Twitter @AlaureMktg

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