RECAP: #DMBizEvents List from Insight On Business the News Hour (@IOB_NewsHour) – April 4 Edition

List of Upcoming Events related to Business in the Des Moines Area #DMBizEvents for Monday, April 4, 2016, through Tuesday, April 12, 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:

Tuesday, April 5, 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:

facebookalgorithmQUARTERLY BUSINESS MARKETING EDUCATION: FACEBOOK MARKETING ESSENTIALS: DMACC Continuing Education: 6-9pm at FFA Enrichment Center – 1055 SW Prairie Trail Pkwy, Ankeny. Facebook provides one of the most targeted opportunities for businesses to find and engage with potential and current customers. However, with constant changes to their “algorithm” – which determines how many people will ever see your business posts – it is essential to optimize your business page and to create consistently scheduled and meaningful messages that motivate interaction – the key to improving your “EdgeRank.” This course explores the terms and tools you need to understand for marketing your business with Facebook. Social Media Strategy course recommended before taking this course. Bring a flash drive or $8 material fee for instructor. Laptop optional.
CRN27176 Sect 200 BSMN905 3 Hrs $59
4/5 T 6:00p-9:00p Ankeny FFA_EC Rm 214


Wednesday, April 6, 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

MONTHLY LUNCH AND LEARN: AMERICAN MARKETING ASSOCIATION (AMA) IOWA CHAPTER: Check-in and Networking: 11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. and
Program: 11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Des Moines Golf & Country Club, 1600 Jordan Creek Pkwy, West Des Moines. Speaker: Carole Custer, Director of University Marketing, Iowa State University and Louis Laurent of ZLRIgnition presenting, “The Iowa State University Adventure – 36,001 Students Strong.” Cost: Member $20.00, Student $20.00, Guest $30.00; Non-Member $30.00. Register Now! More Info:  Twitter @AMAIowa

Thursday, April 7, 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, April 9, 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
Raygun-1MONTHLY: 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


Monday, April 18, 2016

Friday-Saturday, April 22-23, 2016
yecdm_2016_leadersANNUAL CONVENTION: Des Moines Young Entrepreneurs Convention: LAUNCH PARTY: APRIL 22, 6PM-10PM; MAIN EVENT: APRIL 23, 8AM-MIDNIGHT. The Young Entrepreneur Convention is not a conference. It is the first step in a movement to drive the next generation of leaders in a direction this country – and world – has never seen. The brain-child of 25-year-old inventor and serial entrepreneur, Brandon T. Adams, the Young Entrepreneur Convention brings together entrepreneurs, inventors, leaders of industry (and more!) to lay the foundation for a movement that will redefine what it means to lead. $45 Tickets, $99 VIP Tickets:


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