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

List of Upcoming Events related to Business in the Des Moines Area #DMBizEvents for Monday, May 16, 2016, through Tuesday, May 24, 2016, PLUS “Save the Dates” for May:

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, May 17, 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:

maygirlsnightoutMONTHLY NETWORKING: Creme Cupcake Presents: “Girls Night Out at Creme!”  5:00 – 9:00pm at Crème Cupcake, 543 28th St, Des Moines. We are happy to start a tradition for you and your gals to get together once a month at Creme! Diva Playlist, Prizes, samples and $5 Diva Cocktails all night! We will be featuring 1 female owned business as well each month. More info:   Twitter @CremeCupcakeDSM

Wednesday, May 18, 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

ANNUAL EVENT: Inaugural Accelerate Des Moines: 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Science Center of Iowa, Des Moines. Square One DSM and the Global Insurance Accelerator have led the charge for the inaugural Accelerate DSM event, to be held on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at the Science Center of Iowa in Downtown Des Moines. The event is produced in collaboration with 1 Million Cups DSM, the Technology Association of Iowa and dmStartupDrinks.

The keynote speaker, Todd Skokan, President and CEO of BirdDogHR will bring the story of the BirdDogHR makeover and its resultant success during Startup Stories. Skokan will share experiences that have won BirdDogHR continuing acclaim, including the importance of a solid business plan. Skokan will also speak to his perception of servant leadership and the role it has played in the business transformation of BirdDogHR.

In 2013, Skokan took the helm of BirdDogHR, a company focused on recruitment software and services. In 2015, the company was named to the Inc. 5000 List of Fastest Growing companies with 103 percent growth from 2011 to 2014 and 53 percent revenue growth from 2013 to 2014. The company has received multiple Technology Association of Iowa recognitions including recognizing Skokan and BirdDogHR as finalists for the 2016 CEO of the Year and Top Growth Company.

Tickets to attend all day are $20 including lunch, but students can attend for $10. The accelerator presentations are free. Tickets are available through the Greater Des Moines Partnership website. For more information, please click here.

Thursday, May 19, 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, May 21, 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

Monday Series, May 2 – June 13, 2016
BUSINESS LUNCH AND LEARN SERIES: Iowa Small Business Development Centers: Feb 22th- “Workshop Series: Social Media Selection – LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, SnapChat/Pinterest/Instagram, Live” 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 Laura Kinnard (Twitter @AlaureMktg), to present a series of Social Media Classes for small businesses. The series includes the following workshops:
May 2nd, 2016 – It Pays to Be Picky About Your Social Media Platforms ($20)
May 9th, 2016 – Grow and Leverage Your LinkedIn Connections ($20)
May 16th, 2016 – Harness the Power of Twitter for Business ($20)
May 23rd, 2016 – Facebook Marketing Tips, Tools and Tactics ($20)
June 6th, 2016 – Should Your Business FOCUS on Pinterest, Instagram or SnapChat? ($20)
June 13th, 2016 – Why Do People (and Should Marketers) LOVE Live Social Media? ($20)

For more information on the workshops, or to register, visit and click on the workshop you want to attend.

Tuesday, May 17, 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:


Thursday, May 26, 2016

MONTHLY EVENT: Social Media Club of Des Moines: “Hashies Happy Hour.”

Join Social Media Club Des Moines Thursday, May 26, 5pm to ? at Madhouse Brewing Company, 501 Scott Ave, Des Moines, for a free networking social and learn more about the upcoming third annual Hashie Awards! Enjoy drink specials while the Hashies Committee spotlights winning entries from previous Hashie Awards!

The committee will be on hand to share details and answer questions about entry, sponsorship, and the upcoming 2016 Hashie Awards ceremony to be held August 25 at Jasper Winery! Visit to learn more, view award categories, and enter today! Entry period for The Hashies is May 1 – June 30, 2016. Campaigns from July 1, 2015-June 30, 2016 will be eligible. Follow #Hashies2016 for the latest updates!

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