RECAP: #DMBizEvents List from Insight On Business the News Hour (@IOB_NewsHour) – August 8 Edition

List of Upcoming Events related to Business in the Des Moines Area #DMBizEvents for Monday, August 8, 2016, through Tuesday, August 16, 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:

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

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 10, 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

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 11, 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

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.

Saturday, August 13, 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


Wednesday, August 17, 2016

MONTHLY EVENT: August 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. Maerz Brothers Return to Startup Stories
Tales of Bootstrapped Success a Likely Topic.

It’s been two plus years since his first appearance at Square One DSM’s Startup Stories. Torey Maerz will again sit down with Mike Colwell, Executive Director of Square One DSM, this time joined by his brother and company Co-Founder Carl. “These two are quietly and consistently growing a very successful business and I wanted to have them back to talk about how they have done that,” said Colwell of his desire to follow up on the January 2014 appearance.

$15 for lunch or FREE if you bring your own lunch. Click here for information and to register

Thursday, August 25, 2016

QUARTERLY EVENT: Beer Working – Brewing Up Business: 5:30 to 7:30 at Fox Brewing, 103 S 11th St, West Des Moines, Iowa
Grab a stack of business cards and head out the next big BeerWorking event. Grab a stack of business cards and head out the next big BeerWorking event at Fox Brewery in West Des Moines. 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. We tend to fill up the brewery to capacity so get there early! More information here:

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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