RECAP: #DMBizEvents List from Insight On Business the News Hour (@IOB_NewsHour) – January 23, 2017 Edition!

#DMBizEvents List of upcoming business-related events in the Des Moines Metro Area for Monday, January 23, 2017, through Tuesday, January 31, 2017, PLUS “Save the Dates” for 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 23, 2017

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

Tuesday, January 24, 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:

ANNUAL BUSINESS DINNER/AWARDS EVENT: 2017 Greater Des Moines Partnership Annual Dinner: 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. Reception; 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. Program and Dinner. Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center, 833 5th Ave., Des Moines.
The Greater Des Moines Partnership has announced that its 128th Annual Dinner program will feature the husband and wife duo of Bloomberg View Columnist Albert R. Hunt and “PBS NewsHour” Anchor Judy Woodruff as the headlining speakers. Click here for more information and registration. Fees/Admission: Center Stage Table of Ten: $1,500; Center Stage Single Seat: $150; General Seating Table of Ten: $1,250; General Seating Single Seat: $125.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

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 26, 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

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

Friday, January 27, 2017

Saturday, January 28, 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

Monday, January 30, 2017

Tuesday, January 31, 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:


EVERY FIRST FRIDAY: Central Iowa Bloggers (CIB): CIB Des Moines meets the first Friday each month 7:00-9:00am 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:  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:

EVERY FIRST FRIDAY: Gravitate Community Happy Hour Presented by CenturyLink: 4:30 to 6:30pm – 206 6th Avenue Downtown, Des Moines. More information: @GravitateDSM

Social Media Strategy Class Coming Up February 6, 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:


Thursday, February 16, 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.

Upcoming topics…
February 16, 2017 – Which Social Strategies Work (or Don’t Work) for Your Business?
March 16, 2017 – Measuring Social ROI

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Annual Conference and Networking Event by the Information Architecture Institute: 8:00-2:15pm, Des Moines Public Library, 1000 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, “Local Connections, Global Impact.” World Information Architecture Day is a one-day annual celebration hosted by the Information Architecture Institute and held in dozens of locations across the globe. World IA Day 2017 is taking place in 65 individual locations across 29 countries and 6 continents. Our celebration in Des Moines will be the 4th such World IA Day held here. FREE EVENT! Click here to register and for details.   Sponsors Twitter @itsahappymedium   @Workiva  @VisionaryIA  @VocePlatforms  @HandrailUX  @ConnectFive   @GrandViewUniv  Art & Design

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