RECAP: #DMBizEvents List from Insight On Business the News Hour (@IOB_NewsHour) – June 20 Edition

List of Upcoming Events related to Business in the Des Moines Area #DMBizEvents for Monday, June 20, 2016, through Tuesday, June 28, 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:

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Here are some of our favorite upcoming Des Moines Area Business Events from our list:

Tuesday, June 21, 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 EDUCATION: Presented by Facebook: 8:30am (check-in). Program 8:50am – 10:10am at Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse, 550 Bass Pro Dr. NW, Altoona, IA. “Boost Your Business.” Free outdoor event. Boost Your Business events give small businesses like yours a chance to interact with other local businesses, partners and small business experts from Facebook. Register here:   Hashtag #FBboost

BUSINESS EDUCATION: Urbandale Chamber, SBDC and Google Hosting a Lunch and Learn: 11:30 – 1:00pm in the RODAN Board Room, Urbandale Chamber of Commerce (2830 100th Street, Ste 110, Urbandale). “Let’s Put Our Cities on the Map.” $15 per person – includes lunch. This workshop will help you, our local businesses, update and improve your information where customers search for you the most: Google Search and Maps. Without a local business listing on a search engine, small businesses are missing out on potential customers which means a lot of our small businesses are missing out on sales. Businesses that have complete business information online are TWICE as likely to be considered reputable by consumers.
In this 1.5 hour workshop you will:
–Learn how to put more information about your business into Google
–Get your companies verified for Google searches
–Add information such as location and hours of operation
–Add photos to enhance the listing
–Get a diagnostic tool to see how you can improve your listing and visibility
–Have access to a one-year free website and domain name from Google partner StartLogic
More info and to register: 

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.  This month we our proud to have THE STYLE BAR BOUTIQUE as featured female owned business.  More info:  Twitter @CremeCupcakeDSM

Wednesday, June 22, 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, June 23, 2016

THURSDAY WEEKLY: Business Incubator Networking Group – Iowa (B.I.N.G.) 12-1pm Networking and education at the West Des Moines Incubator – 318 5th Street, West Des Moines. Followed by FREE open co-working in the WDM Incubator from 1 to 5 PM.  Twitter @JadeHandy

MONTHLY BUSINESS NETWORKING: Scotch and Cigars, Hosted by Actis Wealth Management: 4-7pm, at Actis Wealth, 9295 Bishop Drive, West Des Moines. Our unique version of Business After Hours. As always, this is a casual, social & networking event – enjoy Drinks (not just Scotch!), Cigars and Food. You don’t have to smoke cigars to come. A good number of the people who attend don’t smoke cigars. Cost: Free Event. You’re welcome to bring guests, and please RSVP:

Saturday, June 25, 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, June 28, 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 EVENT: DSM Magazine’s July/August Unveiling Party: 5 to 7:00 at Willis Auto Campus, 2121 NW 100th St, Des Moines. Come join us and be the first to see the new Summer issue and get your hands on the 2016 Des Moines Restaurant Week Guide! Hope to see you there!  More information:


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—–>

ANNUAL EVENT: International Social Media Day is June 30th!  Join the Social Media Club of Des Moines for a Social Media Day Happy Hour event the Iowa Tap Room! Information:   Hashtag #SMday

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