RECAP: #DMBizEvents List from Insight On Business the News Hour (@IOB_NewsHour) – January 9, 2017 Edition!

#DMBizEvents List of upcoming business-related events in the Des Moines Metro Area for Monday, January 9, 2017, through Tuesday, January 17, 2017, PLUS “Save the Dates” for January/February.

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.

Listen here or scroll through the list below:

You can also tune in every Monday evening at 5:15PM when we share our favorite picks from the crowd-sourced #DMBizEvents list on Insight on Business the News Hour * with Michael Libbie – the only hour-long, business broadcast in the Midwest.

A production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications a full-service advertising/consulting agency based in Des Moines. 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.

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:

Here are some of our favorite upcoming Des Moines Area Business Events from our list:

Monday, January 9, 2017

Des Moines Area Business Events listed on Facebook this week through the end of January 2017:

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

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:

BI-MONTHLY BUSINESS NETWORKING: DSM Magazine’s January/February Unveiling Party: 5 PM – 7 PM, 4100 Merle Hay Rd, Des Moines. Come join us for the first unveiling of 2017, at the Speck Showroom where concrete, cocktails & dsm meet! Click here for more information about this FREE event.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

MONTHLY LUNCH AND LEARN: AMA Iowa: “Introducing Relationship Marketing to Your Marketing Plan.” 11:30am to 1:00pm, Des Moines Golf and Country Club, 1600 Jordan Creek Pkwy, West Des Moines. Event Description: How businesses are energizing their loyal promoters. There is a direct correlation between client loyalty and the success of a business. Relationship marketing aims to identify a business’ promoters and leverage them to increase profitability via active promotion, higher retention, and increased cross-sales. This presentation will introduce new research collected by Rocket Referrals on indicators of client loyalty and how technology is enabling businesses to effortlessly communicate with and energize their clients. Speakers: Torey and Carl Maerz | Co-founders | Rocket Referrals. Check-in and Networking: 11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Program: 11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Event Type: Open to members and non-members. Registration: Required. Registration Fees: Member $20.00, Student $20.00, Guest $30.00, Non-Member $30.00. Register for this luncheon by noon on Monday, January 9th.

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  #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:   Facebook   Twitter  @TheIowaCenter

Thursday, January 12, 2017

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, January 13, 2017

MONTHLY BUSINESS NETWORKING: Technology Association of Iowa’s monthly TechBrew: 8-9am at West End Architectural Salvage, 22 9th St, Des Moines. Make plans to attend the first #TechBrewAM of 2017 featuring Jason Katcher, CIO and VP at ITA Group Inc. TAI President, Brian Waller will conduct a casual interview with Jason who will share his favorite music for TAI’s “Vinyl Friday,” discuss his career path, and what is most important for the future of Iowa’s technology community. Tech Brew is an informal networking event for entrepreneurs, technologists, business people and funders. Coffee and networking will begin at 8 am.  RSVP to FREE EVENT.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

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

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

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, January 18, 2017

MONTHLY LUNCH AND LEARN: SQUARE ONE DSM January Startup Story: 11:30am at the Greater Des Moines Partnership, Conference Room (street level), 700 Locust Street, Suite 100, Downtown Des Moines. “The upshot is that you have to focus, at a very tactical level, on your daily successes,” said Chris Augeri, CEO and co-founder of Drive Spotter. Chris, who is also a graduate of the Global Insurance Accelerator’s inaugural class, will join Mike Colwell, Executive Director of Square One DSM for the January 2017 Startup Stories event. The Square One DSM Startup Stories Event is held the third Wednesday of every month. Make sure you don’t have a conflict by protecting those dates in advance. $15 admission fee (includes lunch) or free (if you don’t want lunch). Click here to purchase your tickets/make reservations.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

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 at Skyline Dynovia at 2111 Dixon St, Des Moines, to bring up ideas, solve problems and give comments on the chosen topic for the month.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 15 so we can order enough for the group.

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.
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

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Monthly Business Education/Networking Event: Social Media Club of Des Moines: 5:30-7pm at Happy Medium, 104 SW 4th Street, Suite B, Des Moines, “New Year, New Strategies. What 2017 Has in Store for Digital Marketing.” Ready to step up your social media game this year? Join Social Media Club Des Moines and Hashie Award winners Happy Medium for great advice on making 2017 your best year of social media yet. We will be discussing what’s to come in the following months on all your favorite platforms, offering up tricks and tips (especially for video and Facebook Live!) and having fun along the way. Tickets are $15 for general admission, $10 for SMCDSM professional members, and $5 for students. Refreshments will be served. Click here to register and for details.   Twitter @itsahappymedium  @socialmediadsm

Beginning February 2017!
WINTER/SPRING SOCIAL AND DIGITAL MEDIA MARKETING EDUCATION: DMACC Continuing Education: “Social Media Strategy” class is coming up in February with an all day seminar or a three-night option! Kick off your 2017 digital and social media marketing right by setting or re-setting your strategy, goals and planning for 2017. Click here to Register for this class and see all the Winter/Spring Social Media, Blogging and SEO Class Schedule through DMACC Continuing Education:


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