RECAP: #DMBizEvents List from Insight On Business the News Hour (@IOB_NewsHour) – July 18 Edition

List of Upcoming Events related to Business in the Des Moines Area #DMBizEvents for Monday, July 18, 2016, through Tuesday, July 26, 2016, PLUS “Save the Dates” for July:

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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:

Monday, July 18, 2016

ENTREPRENEUR EVENT: Paul Singh’s Iowa Tech Tour: July 18-22 (various locations starting in Des Moines.) 2016 RESULTS JUNKIES TECH TOUR ( DES MOINES AND CEDAR RAPIDS) IOWA TECH TOUR. Great content, coffee (and beer) and conversations with the areas top deal-makers, deal-breakers, entrepreneurs and assorted hangers-on. Plus yours truly. And, yes, my Airstream too. Full schedule and information:

Tuesday, July 19, 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:

dmaccsummercatalogQUARTERLY BUSINESS MARKETING EDUCATION: Blogging Fundamentals: DMACC Continuing Education: 6-9pm at FFA Enrichment Center – 1055 SW Prairie Trail Pkwy, Ankeny.  Are you considering starting a blog for a business or an organization? Do you want to share your personal expertise? Do you have a blog you would like to get more people to read? Blogging Fundamentals will take you through the mechanics of creating a blog and the content planning process. The course also provides blog-writing best practices, tools and tips for promoting a blog, and an overview of how blogging fits in an overall marketing or personal branding strategy. Social Media Strategy course recommended before taking this course. Bring a flash drive or $8 material fee for instructor. Laptop optional.  Click here to register online and look at full social media for business class schedule. 
CRN34695  BSMN515 300  3 Hrs $59
7/19 T 6:00p-9:00p Ankeny FFA_EC Rm 215

MONTHLY EVENT: Social Media Club of Des Moines: Six Actionable Ways to Increase Your Engagement on Social Media: 5:30-7pm at Blue Compass
1601 48th Street Suite 200, West Des Moines.  In today’s social media world, it’s not enough just to post content—digital marketers need to find ways to excite their audience. So, what can you to tomorrow to increase social media engagement? Join Drew Harden and Katrina Reger of Blue Compass to learn how you can grow from just existing on social media to creating a conversation with users. We’ll also get a look at the brand new Blue Compass office (did we mention their treadmill desks?) Tickets are $10 and include appetizers and drinks. Click here to register and for information.

Wednesday, July 20, 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 EVENT: Square One DSM Startup Stories: “July Startup Story.” 11:30am to 1pm at the Greater Des Moines Partnership
700 Locust Street, Suite 100, Conference Center (street level) Des Moines. Networking and Lunch starts at 11:30 a.m.
Presentation starts at Noon. Speaker: Katie Patterson to Guest at Square One DSM Startup Stories. The Transition from Marketing Agency to SaaS Provider on the Agenda
$15 admission fee (includes lunch) or free (if you don’t want lunch). “We are going to focus on a seldom seen transition,” said Mike Colwell describing his guest for the July session of Square One DSM’s Startup Stories. “Happy Medium began as a service agency and expanded into a product development firm, and I want Katie to share that story with the group,” he said of Katie Patterson, CEO and Founder of both Happy Medium and Happy Boards. Information: Click to register: Registration and information.

BUSINESS LAUNCH PARTY: My Drink Nation: 7pm at Juniper Moon, 2005 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines. Facebook:  Twitter:

Thursday, July 21, 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

Saturday, July 23, 2016

WEEKLY: Small Business Incubator (BING-IA SES) B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday Meetup group: 8am to Noon at the West Des Moines Incubator (318 5th Street, West Des Moines). 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, July 26, 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:

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