RECAP: #DMBizEvents List from Insight On Business the News Hour (@IOB_NewsHour) – August 1 Edition

List of Upcoming Events related to Business in the Des Moines Area #DMBizEvents for Monday, August 1, 2016, through Tuesday, August 9, 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: 

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, 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: or call Matt Youngs at 515-201-8705  LinkedIn group:

Wednesday, August 3, 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: AMA Iowa August Extended Luncheon: “Blue Goldfish: Using Technology, Data, and Analytics to Create Profits and Prophets” 11:30am to 1pm at the Hilton Garden Inn, 8600 Northpark Dr, Johnston, IA. Check-in and Networking: 11:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Program: 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Speaker: Evan Carroll, Author and Speaker, Evan Carroll and Associates. Workshop: 12:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. “Think Outside the Bowl: Bringing Purple Goldfish Strategy to Your Organization.”
AMA Members: $30 | Guests & Non-Members: $35, AMA Collegiate Members: $30, Walk-ins add $10 to regular luncheon cost.  Click here for registration and information.

Evan Carroll, co-author of Blue Goldfish, will uncover how companies are using data, analytics and technology to create world-class customer experiences. You’ll leave with a full toolbox of strategies, tactics and practical advice to improve your customer experience and ultimately your bottom line.

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:   Facebook   Twitter  @TheIowaCenter

Thursday, August 4, 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

ANNUAL EVENT: Des Moines Business Record: Women of Influence:  4 to 7pm at the Des Moines Marriott Downtown, 700 Grand Avenue, Des Moines. Join us as Business Record recognizes women who make outstanding contributions to our greater Des Moines community with the Women of Influence awards. Again this year we honor these worthy leaders along with one female business owner who will receive the Woman Business Owner of the Year award.  Cost: $39. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

Friday, August 5, 2016

EVERY FIRST FRIDAY: Central Iowa Bloggers (CIB): CIB Des Moines meets the first Friday each month 7:00-9:30am at Panera Bread, (normally at 6740 University Ave, West Des Moines.) Come chat about business, social media, cool apps, marketing, blogging and what New Year’s resolutions you already broken over coffee with cool peeps! Come and go as you are able. No agendas, no speeches and no singing (thankfully). Come and go as you are able. “#CIBdsm: Discussing Kittens and other key components of the Internet the first Friday of every month” More information:  Twitter Hashtag: #CIBdsm

EVERY FIRST FRIDAY: Gravitate – Free Co-Working Day: Free co-working all day at Gravitate – 206 6thAvenue Downtown, Des Moines. Information: Twitter@GravitateDSM

EVERY FIRST FRIDAY: Gravitate Community Happy Hour Presented by CenturyLink: 4:30 to 6:30pm – 206 6th Avenue Downtown, Des Moines. More information: Twitter @GravitateDSM

Saturday, August 6, 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

ANNUAL EVENT: Iowa Authors Fest: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jasper Winery, 4500 George Flagg Pwky, Des Moines. We are promoting the creative arts of writing,painting, and music.Authors will be reading some of their work every fifteen mintues. There will be drawings for door prizes,you have to be present to win. Come out and meet the authors,buy a few books,a little wine, food from a food vendor. Also listen to some good musi and CDs available.  Click here for  more information.

Monday, August 8, 2016

MONTHLY EVENT: Des Moines Web Geeks: “JSON Web Tokens: A web standard you may not know.” 6:30pm at The Forge, by Pillar Technology located at 1420 Locust Street. Join us August 8th as we shine a light on web security. We’ll have three speakers helping us deconstruct JSON Web Tokens. Zach Taylor from Shift Interactive, will give us an introduction. Nicholas Starke form ^lift security will walk us through his experience with JSON Web Token implementation. And, our good friend Nate Rauh will get us up and running with JSON web tokens in a hands on project. Bring your computers, or just your ideas and let’s have fun. We’ll meet by 6:30 at the Forge in downtown Des Moines next to the sculpture garden. To help us properly size our pizza and beer order, please RSVP early.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

QUARTERLY BUSINESS MARKETING EDUCATION: The Power of Twitter for Business: DMACC Continuing Education: 6-9pm at FFA Enrichment Center – 1055 SW Prairie Trail Pkwy, Ankeny. Tweets and hashtags and trending: “Oh my!” Discover how to harness the power of tweeting to promote your business and engage with customers and influencers. This course explores the terms and tools you need to understand for marketing with Twitter and covers the basics of using Twitter for business. This strategic dive into the “twittersphere” explains how to set up your business profile to reflect your brand, how to attract followers, and ways to leverage the power of “getting your brand into the conversation.” Social Media Strategy course recommended prior to taking this course. Bring a flash drive or $8 material fee for the instructor. Laptop optional. Click here to register online and look at full social media for business class schedule. 
CRN34697  BSMN518 300  3 Hrs $59
8/02 T 6:00p-9:00p Ankeny FFA_EC Rm 215


Friday, August 12, 2016

NEW!! MONTHLY EVENT: Technology Association of Iowa: “TechBrew AM Des Moines.” 8-9am West End Architectural Salvage – 22 9th St, Des Moines. The first TechBrew AM event is sponsored by DMACC at West End Architectural Salvage with coffee and networking beginning at 8 am. Read more about the event here.

Join us for TechBrew AM! This fall we are kicking off a new series “TechBrew AM” events on Friday mornings with coffee and sharing our love of vinyl Fridays!

TechBrew AM is an informal networking event for entrepreneurs, technologists, business people and funders. TechBrew AM will take the place of monthly Des Moines TechBrews in August, October, November and December. In September, TAI will host a brand launch party on Thursday, September 8.

At TechBrew AM events, TAI President, Brian Waller will conduct casual interviews with CIOs who will share their favorite music for TAI’s “Vinyl Fridays,” discuss their career path, and share what’s most important for the Central Iowa technology community moving forward. The first interview will be with Dan Greteman, TAI Board Member, STEM advocate and Des Moines Technology Leader.

Special guest, Rob Denson, President of DMACC will be in attendance to talk about the success of DMACC’s first class of DIAD graduates.

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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