RECAP: #DMBizEvents List from Insight On Business the News Hour (@IOB_NewsHour) – January 25 Edition

List of Upcoming Events related to Business in the Des Moines Area #DMBizEvents for Monday, January 25, 2016, through Tuesday, February 2, 2016, PLUS “Save the Dates” for February:

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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, January 26, 2016

TUESDAY 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:

BUSINESS MARKETING EDUCATION: Presented by Mandy Houk of Marketing Kinetics: “Top 4 Marketing Priorities for 2016” 11:30am Networking and Noon-1pm Program. West Des Moines Incubator – 2829 Westown Parkway, Suite 220, West Des Moines. It’s a new year with unlimited opportunities. How will you reach your goals for growth this year?
There are so many new marketing tactics, but which ones are right for your business.
Join us for this lunch workshop to discover the four essential marketing priorities for 2016. We will address key ways to increase your visibility, generate leads, and make your marketing budget go further. Come ready to focus your marketing in 2016! Workshop registration is $10, lunch is provided. Click here for more information and to register.  Twitter @MarketingDSM

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

WEDNESDAY 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, January 28, 2016

THURSDAY WEEKLY: Business Incubator Networking Group – Iowa (B.I.N.G.) 12-1pm Networking and education at the West Des Moines Incubator – 2829 Westown Parkway, Suite 220, West Des Moines. Followed by FREE open co-working in the WDM Incubator from 1 to 5 PM.  Twitter @JadeHandy

ANNUAL BUSINESS EVENT: Business Record’s Annual Economic Forecast:  11:00 AM – Networking; 11:30 AM – Luncheon; 12:00 – 1:00 PM – Program. Location: Sheraton West Des Moines Hotel, 1800 University Avenue, West Des Moines. For more than 19 years, Business Record’s annual Economic Forecast has helped CEOs and business owners gain insightful perspective on what the economy holds for the coming year. Our 2016 event will be no different. Expect top-notch networking, congratulate the 2016 CFO of the Year and learn what experts are predicting for our biggest economic challenges and opportunities for growth. Read more about this event.  THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT

Moderator: Chris Conetzkey – Editor of the Business Record Panelists: Dan Houston – President & CEO, Principal Financial Group Inc.

Panelists: Dan Houston – President & CEO, Principal Financial Group Inc.
Debi Durham – Director, Iowa Economic Development Authority
Jim Paulsen – Chief investment strategist, Wells Capital Management
Dave Swenson – Associate scientist of economics, Iowa State University

Saturday, January 30, 2016

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, February 2, 2016

MONTHLY: West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce “Elevate” Event:
7:45-9am at Hilton Garden Inn-West Des Moines by Jordan Creek Mall
205 S. 64th St., West Des Moines. Featured speaker: Courtney Greene
Schedule: 7:45 – Breakfast begins; 8:00 – Networking; 8:15 – Program

Elevate was hatched to consolidate and celebrate the power of women in leadership through professional, familial, and community roles. Using a monthly meeting format, Elevate, provides unique, distinctive educational and resource opportunities with the ability to hear from people of interest in all walks of life. Elevate’s goal is to raise awareness and increase collaboration regarding work / life balance.

Tickets are $10 for Chamber members and $15 for non-members. Register today


Friday, February 5, 2016

EVERY FIRST FRIDAY: Central Iowa Bloggers (CIB): **SPECIAL EVENT FOR FEBRUARY**  **Unofficial Pre-AMA Iowa Experience event. Join the group at Panera Bread in Urbandale (2839 NW 86th St.) this month from 7-8am before heading over to the big AMA Iowa Event one mile away.**    CIB Des Moines meets the first Friday each month 7:00-9:30am at Panera Bread, (normally at 6740 University Ave, West Des Moines.) Come chat about business, social media, cool apps, marketing, blogging and what New Year’s resolutions you already broken over coffee with cool peeps! Come and go as you are able. No agendas, no speeches and no singing (thankfully). 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:  Twitter Hashtag: #CIBdsm

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

ANNUAL MARKETING EDUCATION: American Marketing Association of Iowa (AMA Iowa): “2016 AMA Iowa Experience Event” Time: Check-In 8-8:30AM | Event 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM | Networking event to follow. Location: Hilton Garden Inn | 8600 Northpark Drive | Johnston. The AMA Iowa Experience is your best opportunity to load up on lots of learning. You’ll hear about how the industry is evolving, take away digital insights on survey design, content, and SEO, and engage with experts in automation, strategy, and communications. Learn more about what can you expect at the Experience Event:
Registration deadline, Monday, February 1. Click here to register now. Registration Costs: Members: $85, Non-members: $95, Students: $45

Monday, February 8, 2016

BUSINESS LUNCH AND LEARN SERIES: Iowa Small Business Development Centers: Feb 8th- “Create Your Content (where to find content, how to create original content)” 11:30 AM -12 Noon for guests to network with other small business owners and have lunch. Class will be 12 – 1 PM at 400 Locust, Ste 160 Des Moines. The Iowa Small Business Development Center (Twitter @IowaSBDC) is pleased to have teamed with Justin Wise (Twitter @JustinWise), Think Digital, to present a series of Social Media Classes for small businesses. Learn more about the whole series:

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

MONTHLY: February Social Media Club of Des Moines:
6-8pm at 515 Brewing Company, 7700 University Ave, Clive. “Touchdown! How Brands Can Score Big During the Super Bowl with Social Media: Sponsored by 515 Brewing.” Football season may be coming to an end, but brands need to continue engaging with their audiences year round. This Super Bowl, which commercials were best in show? And, how can companies that can’t afford the pricey commercials still engage with consumers on social media during the big game?

We’ll talk to some of the top advertising, digital, and marketing professionals around Des Moines to hear their thoughts on how brands can win during the Super Bowl. Panelists include:
– Josh Fleming – Brand Counselor, Meyocks
– Angela Ten Clay – Communication Manager, Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
– Sara Mulholland – Digital Media Coordinator, Mercy Hospital

Tickets are $15 and include food and your first drink covered by SMCDSM. Register today. Twitter @SocialMediaDSM   Hashtag #SMCDSMsmcdsm_feb2016event

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