RECAP: #DMBizEvents List from Insight On Business the News Hour (@IOB_NewsHour) – March 21 Edition

List of Upcoming Events related to Business in the Des Moines Area #DMBizEvents for Monday, March 21, 2016, through Tuesday, March 29, 2016, PLUS “Save the Dates” for April:

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 the Podcast Page: 

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:

Monday, March 21, 2016
ANNUAL SOCIAL EVENT: Des Moines Web Geeks 2016 Social Event:  6:30pm at Legends American Grill, 216 Court Ave., Downtown Des Moines. Join us on March 21st for our annual social event featuring speakers, prizes, and drinks! We’ll have a handful of presenters throughout the night, drink tickets and awesome prizes including an Apple Watch. Information:

Tuesday, March 22, 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:

QUARTERLY BUSINESS MARKETING EDUCATION: DMACC Continuing Education: “Managing Social Media” 6pm to 9pm at FFA Enrichment Center, 1055 SW Prairie Trail Pkwy, Ankeny.
Whether you’re a new social media manager, an executive, an assistant or an administrator, this course includes everything you need to create an efficient,
practical social media management system. You will explore various online tools and software for creating a planning calendar and effective posting schedule;
executing engaging tactics; monitoring community responses; and measuring marketing results. Also learn best practices for online community; brand and reputation management. Gain practical, applied social media job skills or update professional marketing knowledge for today’s digital market. Social Media Strategy course recommended before taking this course. Bring a flash drive or $8 material fee for
instructor. Laptop optional.
CRN28873 Sect 200 BSMN932 3 Hrs $59
3/22 T 6:00p-9:00p Ankeny FFA_EC Rm 214

Wednesday, March 23, 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. Cost: Free Event – Free Parking – Free Coffee More Information:  Twitter @1MillionCupsDSM

Thursday, March 24, 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

Saturday, March 26, 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, April 12, 2016
MONTHLY: February Social Media Club of Des Moines: 6-8pm at RAYGUN shirts,
505 E Grand Ave, Des Moines. “Talk Social Media With A Guy Who Still Uses A Flip Phone!” Humor plays in big role in social media. Just look at RAYGUN—who’s poked fun at everything from Starbucks red cups to Deez Nuts.
So, how can you incorporate humor into your brand’s digital strategy? And, what should you do if you crack a joke that went a bit too far?
Join us as we talk all things funny with Mike Draper, the founder of everyone’s favorite tee shirt shop, to learn how RAYGUN successfully embraces humor.
Drinks and pizza (sponsored by Gusto) will be served. Tickets are

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