List of Upcoming Events related to Business in the Des Moines Area #DMBizEvents for Monday, October 17, 2016, through Tuesday, October 25, 2016, PLUS “Save the Dates” for October/November:
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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/
Here are some of our favorite upcoming Des Moines Area Business Events from our list:
Monday, October 17, 2016
Tuesday, October 18, 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
Wednesday, October 19, 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. Special this Wednesday – 2nd Annual Craft Beer Panel kicks off a whole month of Craft Beer Startups. Cost: Free Event – Free Parking – Free Coffee. More Information: https://www.facebook.com/1MillionCupsDSM Twitter @1MillionCupsDSM #1MC
MONTHLY BUSINESS EDUCATION: Drake University: 11:30am-1pm. Let’s DU Lunch featuring Mark Jacobs, Founder of Reaching Higher Iowa. Register for Let’s DU Lunch
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
MONTHLY EVENT: Square One DSM Startup Stories: “October Startup Story.” 11:30am to 1pm at the Greater Des Moines Partnership
700 Locust Street, Suite 100, Conference Center (street level) Des Moines. Networking and Lunch starts at 11:30 a.m. Presentation starts at Noon. Speaker: Fialkov to Share Rational Surgical Solutions Story. “When I see a problem I start thinking of solutions. In fact, I get a little OCD about it,” explains Dr. Jonathan Fialkov, President & Founder of Rational Surgical Solutions LLC (RSS), and October guest at Square One DSM’s Startup Stories. “During my 14 years as a practicing urologist, I saw ways to improve the quality of care and I pursued them. That’s really the story of my startup.” The episodes of OCD that led to Fialkov’s entrepreneurial adventure were at the end of a long and somewhat circuitous journey, both professionally and physically. Purchase your tickets/make reservations – http://members.desmoinesmetro.com/events/details/october-startup-stories-10-19-2016-53874
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.
Greater Des Moines Partnership Member and Non-Member Chamber Events (see below): Click here for information on upcoming Greater Des Moines Partnership events.
Outclass Your Competition: Business Etiquette and Dining Skills at the Des Moines Embassy Club, 666 Grand Ave. (33th Floor of the Ruan Building), Des Moines.
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 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
FALL SOCIAL AND DIGITAL MEDIA MARKETING EDUCATION: DMACC Continuing Education: 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: http://bit.ly/DMACCtraining_socialmedia
Saturday, October 22, 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
ANNUAL PET BUSINESS/PRODUCT EXPO: Greater Des Moines Pet Expo, Saturday and Sunday at the Iowa State Fairgrounds, Varied Industries Building: https://www.facebook.com/events/567387526760076/
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
QUARTERLY NETWORKING and GRAND REOPENING EVENT: Stop by Acura of Johnston from 5-7pm for our Grand Reopening!
Come check out our recently renovated facility, including our brand new showroom and service area!
We are also partnering with dsm Magazine to host the DSM Magazine November/December Unveiling Party!
Enjoy live music + complimentary hors d’oeuvres, beverages & valet parking.
Acura of Johnston is a 2015 & 2016 Acura Dealership of Distinction Award Winner. View our entire inventory online at AcuraOfJohnston.com
OCTOBER/NOVEMBER SAVE THE DATES:
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
QUARTERLY BUSINESS NETWORKING: Brewing Up Business: 4-7pm at Twisted Vine Brewery, 3320 Westown Parkway, West Des Moines. Brewing up Business is happy to announce the 4th event of the year! Twisted Vine is hosting the next event. Come out and network with other business professionals and give back to charity at the same time. Miracle Ear is the sponsored charity for the event. There will be an opportunity to donate to our host charity, Miracle Ear, at the door. Suggested donation is $10. More info to come! Stay connected. Register: https://www.facebook.com/events/1836266436604782/
Thursday, October 27, 2016
QUARTERLY BUSINESS VENDOR SHOW AND NETWORKING: Metro Business Friends: 4-7pm at Doc’s Lounge, 8805 Chambery Blvd., Johnston. Metro Business Social – Halloween Party. Enjoy refreshments and network with Des Moines area businesses. Register: https://www.facebook.com/events/615536085286059/
WOMEN’S BUSINESS CONFERENCE: Iowa Women Lead Change: Des Moines
Thursday, Oct. 27, 7 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. | Register for Iowa Women Lead Change Conference
Friday, November 4, 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:https://www.facebook.com/CentralIowaBloggers Twitter Hashtag: #CIBdsm
EVERY FIRST FRIDAY: Gravitate – Free Co-Working Day: Free co-working all day at Gravitate – 206 6th Avenue Downtown, Des Moines. Information: http://www.gravitatedsm.com/events/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: http://www.gravitatedsm.com/events/Twitter @GravitateDSM