RECAP: #DMBizEvents List from Insight On Business the News Hour (@IOB_NewsHour) – June 6 Edition

List of Upcoming Events related to Business in the Des Moines Area #DMBizEvents for Monday, June 6, 2016, through Tuesday, June 14, 2016, PLUS “Save the Dates” for June:

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, June 7, 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:

Wednesday, June 8, 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

QUARTERLY EVENT: Ladies Night Out: 5:30 to 8:30 at Ace Body & Motor, 625 NE 45th Pl
Des Moines. An Automotive Crash course is a educational hands on class that clears up the murky waters of owning, insuring and maintaining a vehicle.

We understand that women may feel intimated about their vehicle maintenance and collision repair, and we want to end that. We provide a fun environment as well as valuable information that will empower women to discuss and ask questions about their vehicle repair and service. A well-maintained vehicle is safe and more dependable, and we don’t want women to compromise their safety because they fear the service and collision repair experience.

The class pulls back the curtain on the behind-the-scenes world of automotive service and collision repair. It covers everything from finding a reputable service and collision repair facility to how cars are inspected and estimates created. Contact: Christy Jones Email: Phone: 515-278-4170 More Info:

Thursday, June 9, 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, June 11, 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, June 13, 2016
BUSINESS LUNCH AND LEARN: Iowa Small Business Development Centers: Why Do People (and Should Marketers) LOVE Live Social Media? ($20) 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. For more information on the workshops, or to register, visit: and click on the workshop you want to attend.

MONTHLY EVENT: Des Moines Web Geeks: “Improve the Quality of your Code with Automated Browser Testing.” 6:30pm at The Forge, by Pillar Technology located at 1420 Locust Street. Food & drinks will be provided by Pillar Technology.

Come join the DSM WebGeeks as we focus on improving the quality of our code and products by writing tests! Jim Kraai will be covering “Zen and the Art of Software Maintenance, er, Testing.” In addition, Eric Heikes will be giving us an overview of browser end to end testing using a testing framework called Nightwatch for Node.js. We’ll have a chance to get our hands dirty with this framework, so bring your laptop. More details:

Tuesday, June 14, 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:

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

MONTHLY EVENT: June Startup Stories: Networking and Lunch starts at 11:30 a.m.
Presentation starts at noon at Great Des Moines Partnership, 700 Locust Street, Suite 100, Conference Center (street level), Downtown Des Moines. “I’m excited to discuss remote business management with Brad.  He has certainly put the concept to a rigorous test in the past year,” remarked Mike Colwell, Executive Director of Square One DSM of his June interviewee, Brad Dwyer, Founder of Hatchlings. 

Dwyer will be fielding questions from Colwell as well as from the audience during the June session of Start-Up Stories, a presentation of Square One DSM. Dwyer, certainly among the most successful of the Silicon Prairie entrepreneurs, has spent the past nine months on a vagabond world tour hopscotching the globe, all the while managing his Hatchlings empire remotely. $15 for lunch or FREE if you bring your own lunch.

Information and registration:

Thursday, June 30, 2016

QUARTERLY EVENT: Metro Business Social – Summer Business Social: 4:30 to 7:00 at Century III Building, 2600 Westown Parkway, West Des Moines.
Des Moines. Enjoy refreshments and network with Des Moines area businesses. Information:

QUARTERLY EVENT: Beer Working – Brewing Up Business: 5:30 to 7:30 at Firetrucker Brewery, 716 SW 3rd Street, Ankeny.
Grab a stack of business cards and head out the next big BeerWorking event at Firetrucker Brewery in Ankeny. If you are looking for a place to make new connections in a low key, laid back atmosphere, this an event you need to attend. The first Beer Working event was at sold out capacity with over 100 attendees! Sign Up HERE—–>


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