RECAP: #DMBizEvents List from Insight On Business the News Hour (@IOB_NewsHour) – September 26 Edition

List of Upcoming Events related to Business in the Des Moines Area #DMBizEvents for Monday, September 26, 2016, through Tuesday, October 4, 2016, PLUS “Save the Dates” for October:

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, September 26, 2016

Tuesday, September 27, 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:

BUSINESS NETWORKING: American Marketing Association of Iowa: “AMA Networking After-Hours at Gilroy’s.” 5:30 to 7:30pm at Gilroy’s Kitchen + Pub + Patio, 1238 8th Street, West Des Moines. Open to members (FREE) and non-members ($10). Registration encouraged but not required. Are you ready to CONNECT with other AMA Iowa members at one of the trendiest new spots in town? Grab your business cards and find a comfy spot on Gilroy’s gorgeous patio—it’s time for AMA Networking After-Hours!

Network with fellow marketers, sample Gilroy’s signature Sangria and Gin(ger) Rickey drinks, and absorb the almost-fall air. Enjoy a complimentary drink and appetizers, and see how AMA Iowa can take your marketing and communications skills to the next level. Click here for more information and registration.

Wednesday, September 28, 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, September 29, 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

MONTHLY BUSINESS LUNCH AND LEARN: Greater Des Moines Partnership: “US Cellular LUNCH AND LEARN on the Internet of Things.” 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM CDT at Cornerstone Community Credit Union, 414 – 61st Street, Des Moines. Contact Information: Carolyn or Dave Nagel. Fees/Admission: $12.00 per person for member and non-member. Lunch will be catered by Qdoba. Event Description: US Cellular will host an informational Lunch and Learn for members and non-members to attend. They will discuss gaining a competitive advantage through the IoT (Internet of Things). 75% of companies are either actively exploring loT or are already implementing the right technology. During the presentation, US Cellular representatives will present their role in the loT and answer questions you may have on how loT can help your business save money. Interesting statistics will be presented. They will discuss all the products they provide to business customers.  Lunch will be catered by Qdoba. When registering, let us know if you have dietary needs. Click here for information on this and many other Greater Des Moines Partnership, member and non-member events. 

MONTHLY BUSINESS LUNCH AND LEARN: Greater Des Moines Partnership: “Raising Capital Seminar.” 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT at BrownWinick Law Firm, 666 Grand Ave # 2000, Des Moines. Open to members and non-members. Fee $30 for whole day. Contact: Kim Fankhauser: Send an Email. Startup company founders in Central Iowa will have the opportunity to learn from other entrepreneurs and startup investors on how to successfully raise capital for their companies at the Raising Capital Seminar. The Raising Capital Seminar’s speakers will include local experts, including entrepreneurs and angel investors. Topics will include how to raise money, how to find and secure money from investors and how to maintain relationships with angel investors after obtaining funding. The event is hosted by Square One DSM, an initiative of the Greater Des Moines Partnership, and BrownWinick Law Firm. Click here for information on this and many other Greater Des Moines Partnership, member and non-member events. 

Friday, September 30, 2016

Saturday, October 1, 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

Monday, October 3, 2016

Tuesday, October 4, 2016


Wednesday, October 5, 2016

MONTHLY BUSINESS EDUCATION: AMA Iowa October Luncheon: 11:30am. Digital Marketing by Christian Connet. Details coming soon!

Greater Des Moines Partnership Member and Non-Member Chamber Events (see below):  Click here for information on upcoming Greater Des Moines Partnership events. 

Let’s DU Lunch featuring Mark Jacobs, Founder of Reaching Higher Iowa
Wednesday, Oct. 5, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.  |  Register for Let’s DU Lunch

Candidate Forum with Patty Judge
Thursday, Oct. 13, 7:30 a.m. – 9 a.m.  |  Register for Candidate Forum with Patty Judge

Candidate Forum with Congressman Steve King
Thursday, Oct. 13, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.  |  Register for Candidate Forum with Congressman Steve King

Candidate Forum with Congressman Dave Loebsack
Thursday, Oct. 18, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.  |  Register for Candidate Forum with Congressman Dave Loebsack

Outclass Your Competition: Business Etiquette and Dining Skills
Thursday, Oct. 20, 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.  |  Register for Outclass Your Competition

Regional Business After Hours hosted by Karl Chevrolet and Ankeny Area Chamber of Commerce
Thursday, Oct. 20, 5 – 7 p.m.  |  Learn more about Regional Business After Hours

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Full Day Workshop in Social Media Strategy coming up October 6, 8:00 am to 4:30pm at the FFA Enrichment Center in Ankeny! Start planning your 2017 Social Media and Content Strategy Now! Click here to Register for this class and see the Fall Social Media Class Schedule through DMACC Continuing Education:


Friday, October 14, 2016
MONTHLY BUSINESS NETWORKING: Technology Association of Iowa: “TechBrewAm” 8-9am at West End Architectural Salvage. Join us for the Technology Association of Iowa’s monthly TechBrew. This fall we are hosting TechBrew in the morning with coffee and sharing our love of vinyl Fridays!  Tech Brew is an informal networking event for entrepreneurs, technologists, business people and funders. Click here to RSVP for Free event.

Thursday, October 20, 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.
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
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.

Metro Business Friends. Docs Lounge. Oct. 27.

Iowa Women Lead Change Conference – Des Moines
Thursday, Oct. 27, 7 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.  |  Register for Iowa Women Lead Change Conference


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