RECAP: #DMBizEvents List from Insight On Business the News Hour (@IOB_NewsHour) – July 25 Edition

List of Upcoming Events related to Business in the Des Moines Area #DMBizEvents for Monday, July 25, 2016, through Tuesday, August 2, 2016, PLUS “Save the Dates” for August:

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: http://insightonbusiness.podbean.com/ 

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: https://www.desmoinesmetro.com/en/calendar/

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:

Monday, July 25, 2016

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: http://www.iowabusinessconnection.com/ or call Matt Youngs at 515-201-8705  LinkedIn group: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/Iowa-Business-Connection-4603300/abou

dmaccsummercatalogQUARTERLY 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 esential 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 prior to taking this course. Social Media Strategy course recommended before taking this course. Bring a flash drive or $8 material fee. Laptop optional.  Click here to register online and look at full social media for business class schedule. 
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CRN34698  BSMN516 300  3 Hrs $59
7/26 T 6:00p-9:00p Ankeny FFA_EC Rm 215

Wednesday, July 27, 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: https://www.facebook.com/1MillionCupsDSM  Twitter @1MillionCupsDSM

WEDNESDAY WEEKLY: SMALL BUSINESS EDUCATION: Noon Sessions: We’re the Iowa Center: The most innovative energy you’ll feel all week. Every Wednesday, Noon-1:00pm, at 8345 University Blvd, Suite F, Clive. Cost: Free Event. We empower Iowans to succeed financially through education, resources, and connections. Learn more about our Credit + Lending, Education + Resources, and Advocacy + Networking by attending one of these info sessions, held every Wednesday at noon. More Information: http://theiowacenter.org/calendar/events/event-80/   Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TheIowaCenter  Twitter  @TheIowaCenter

Thursday, July 28, 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 30, 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! http://www.meetup.com/Small-Business-Incubator-Meetup-West-Des-Moines-Iowa/events/218852426/   Twitter @JadeHandy

AUGUST SAVE THE DATES:

Tuesday, August 2, 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: http://www.iowabusinessconnection.com/ or call Matt Youngs at 515-201-8705  LinkedIn group: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/Iowa-Business-Connection-4603300/abou

QUARTERLY BUSINESS MARKETING EDUCATION: Facebook Marketing Essentials: DMACC Continuing Education: 6-9pm at FFA Enrichment Center – 1055 SW Prairie Trail Pkwy, Ankeny. Gain an advantage over your competition by learning how to extend your Facebook marketing reach through its powerful advertising platform. Facebook has advertising options for any budget, allowing your business to target specific audiences, so your ads are delivered to the right people. This course will help new Facebook advertisers effectively create, place, and manage Facebook ads, including the basics of setting up an account, understanding ad structure, and using the Ads Create and the Ads Manager tools. Learn about placement, making bidding decisions, when to promote pages versus individual posts and more! Pick up tips for choosing images, writing copy and improving ad performance. 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. 
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CRN34696  BSMN517 300  3 Hrs $59
8/02 T 6:00p-9:00p Ankeny FFA_EC Rm 215

Thursday, August 25, 2016

ANNUAL EVENT: The 2016 Hashie Awards: Social Media Club of Des Moines:  6 to 10pm at Jasper Winery, 2400 George Flagg Pkwy, Des Moines. Join us Thursday, August 25, 2016 at Jasper Winery to recognize Iowa businesses, organizations and agencies who have demonstrated excellence in social media marketing at the third annual Hashie Awards™.
Reserve your seat/table at The Hashie Awards™ Ceremony!

Green Carpet & Cocktail Hour begins at 6:00pm

Ceremony will begin at 7:00 p.m

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About Laura Kinnard

Mom. UNtraditional Marketer. Social Architect. Brand Journalist. Passions: Des Moines, design, technology, reinventing education. I promote start-ups, events, new products and UNcommon ideas! http://about.me/lauragaulke Twitter @AlaureMktg

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