RECAP: #DMBizEvents List from Insight On Business the News Hour (@IOB_NewsHour) – August 22 Edition

List of Upcoming Events related to Business in the Des Moines Area #DMBizEvents for Monday, August 15, 2016, through Tuesday, August 23, 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 22, 2016

Tuesday, August 23, 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 24, 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 25, 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

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

Friday, August 26, 2016

Saturday, August 27, 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


Thursday, September 1, 2016
Scotch & Cigars | @ Actis Wealth
9/1/2016 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm @ 9295 Bishop Drive WDM (behind Jethro’s Jambalaya)
RSVP with Brian Weckman (515) 440-1334

Tuesday, September 5, 2016
MONTHLY LUNCH AND LEARN: AMA Iowa: “Get Scrappy: Smarter Digital Marketing for Businesses Big and Small.” Speaker: Nick Westergaard | Chief Brand Strategist| Brand Driven Digital. Check-in and Networking: 11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Program: 11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Hilton Garden Inn, 8600 Northpark Drive, Johnston, IA.

Event Description: When it comes to marketing, it’s the best of times and the worst of times. New media allows us to reach more people, build personal relationships, and deliver real value to our customers. However, budgets are tighter than ever and we’re constantly distracted by all of the shiny new things coming at us. The answer? Get scrappy. During this myth-busting and actionable talk you’ll discover how getting scrappy can help you put your brains before your budget and simplify your marketing in today’s complex world.

Nick Westergaard is Chief Brand Strategist at Brand Driven Digital, where he helps build better brands at organizations of all sizes — from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies to the President’s Jobs Council. He’s also the author of Get Scrappy: Smarter Digital Marketing for Businesses Big and Small. An in-demand speaker at conferences throughout the world, he also teaches branding and marketing at the University of Iowa and hosts the popular On Brand podcast. Nick lives with his family in Coralville, Iowa.

Registration Details: Register for this luncheon by noon on Monday, September 5th. After noon on September 5th an additional $10 will be charged for registrations.

Member $20.00; Student $20.00; Guest $30.00; Non-Member $30.00. AMA Iowa encourages pre-payment online in advance of our events.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

TAI’s Rebrand Launch Party @ Pillar Technology’s The Forge
09/08/2016 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM @ 1420 Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309
Please RSVP by 09/06/2016 @

Thursday, September 15, 2016

MONTHLY SOCIAL MEDIA DISCUSSION GROUP: AMA Iowa: “AMA Iowa Social Media Discussion Group (SMDG): Knowing Which Platform to Use.” AMA Iowa is excited to launch a new recurring program for Des Moines area marketers. As part of our mission to Learn. Link. Lead, each month we will host an informal discussion on topics related to social media marketing. The group will gather in a private meeting room at Smokey Row to bring up ideas, solve problems and give comments on the chosen topic for the month.

The SMDG will meet the third Thursday of every month from 7:00-8:00 a.m. Check out our line-up of discussion topics and come prepared to share your ideas and learn from other marketers like you in the Des Moines community.
September 15, 2016 – Knowing Which Platform to Use
October 20, 2016 – Managing Content for Social Media Marketing
November 17, 2016 – Sharing Ideas for Gaining & Engaging Followers
No meeting in December
January 19, 2017 – Are You Using Facebook Ads?
February 16, 2017 – Which Social Strategies Work (or Don’t Work) for Your Business?
March 16, 2017 – Measuring Social ROI
April 20, 2017 – Topic TBD based on interest
May 18, 2017 – Topic TBD based on interest
June 15, 2017 – Topic TBD based on interest
Come every month or choose the subjects that matter most to you. Coffee and pastries will be provided by AMA Iowa, please RSVP by September 13th so we can order enough for the group.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Startup Stories @ Greater Des Moines Partnership
iEmergent Story to be shared
$15 admission fee (includes lunch) or free (if you don’t want lunch).
September 21st 2016 11:30 a.m. @ 700 Locust Street, Suite 100, DM, IA
RSVP link & more @

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