#DMBizEvents List of upcoming business-related events in the Des Moines Metro Area for Monday, October 31, 2016, through Tuesday, November 8, 2016, PLUS “Save the Dates” for November.
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.
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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 31, 2016
Tuesday, November 1, 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, November 2, 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: https://www.facebook.com/1MillionCupsDSM Twitter @1MillionCupsDSM #1MC
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 LUNCH AND LEARN: American Marketing Association (AMA) of Iowa: The Recipe for Building an Iconic Brand – How ad agency Saturday Mfg. and Thelma’s Treats deliver a storybook cookie experience. Check-in and Networking: 11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m., Program: 11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., at Des Moines Golf and Country Club, 1600 Jordan Creek Parkway, West Des Moines. Open to members and non-members. Cost: Member $20.00, Student $20.00, Non-member $30.00.
Brian Sauer, owner of ad agency Saturday Mfg., accompanied by Dereck Lewis, owner of Thelma’s Treats, will walk through the 5 year relationship between their businesses, outlining the steps, processes and challenges from both sides of the table (client and agency), and how they’ve built a start-up business into an iconic local business that is working its way through regional markets and expanding river to river. Brian and Dereck will share the story of the world famous oven box and what it took create this iconic marketing piece. Key Takeaways: Building a strong brand; Marketing with little to no advertising budgets: Working with a start-up. Register Today! Twitter @AMAIowa
Thursday, November 3, 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
FALL SOCIAL AND DIGITAL MEDIA MARKETING EDUCATION: DMACC Continuing Education: Blogging Fundamentals night class is coming up October 27, 6:00 to 9:00pm at the DMACC West Campus location in West Des Moines! Get your blog off the ground for 2017! Click here to Register for this class and see the Fall and Winter Social Media, Blogging and SEO Class Schedule through DMACC Continuing Education: http://bit.ly/DMACCtraining_socialmedia
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
Saturday, November 5, 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
NOVEMBER SAVE THE DATES:
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Sharing the Insights Earned on his Six Startups. 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM CST. Greater Des Moines Partnership, 700 Locust Street, Suite 100, Conference Center (street level), Des Moines. COST: Free if you bring your own lunch or $15 to order a lunch. Register Now
Thursday, November 17, 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.
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 November 20 so we can order enough for the group.