RECAP: #DMBizEvents List from Insight On Business the News Hour (@IOB_NewsHour) – February 6, 2017 Edition!

#DMBizEvents List of upcoming business-related events in the Des Moines Metro Area for Monday, February 6, 2017, through Tuesday, February 14, 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.

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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.

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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:

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

Monday, February 6, 2017

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

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:


Tuesday, February 7, 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, February 8, 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, February 9, 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, February 10, 2017

MONTHLY NETWORKING EVENT: Technology Association of Iowa (TAI): 8 am West End Architectural Salvage, 22 9th St, Des Moines. You’re invited to TechBrew AM on Friday, February 10 for coffee and “Vinyl Fridays!”  TAI President, Brian Waller will conduct a casual interview with Dave Tucker, VP of Engineering at Workiva. Dave 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. Click here for info and to register.

ANNUAL CONFERENCE AND NETWORKING: AMA Iowa: “2017 AMA Experience”: 8am to 4pm, at Prairie Meadows, Altoona, IA. Join AMA Iowa (open to members and non-members) for “the BIG event,” now at Prairie Meadows! What’s the best way to navigate non-stop media consumption? Where does your business stand within a global marketplace? How can you deliver measurable ROI? The AMA Iowa Experience event is a day-long conference focused on marketing excellence, networking and industry trends. This event has delivered powerful insights from Iowa based speakers since 2014. Back for its fourth consecutive year, the AMA Iowa Experience will focus on Big Problems, Big Potential! Featuring both general sessions and breakout sessions the 2017 conference will focus on the 7 Big Problems Facing Marketers.  At the event you’ll also get a chance to network with industry colleagues throughout the day and will have exclusive access to the presenting speakers at a happy hour from 4:00-6:00 pm in the Sheraton Atrium. Cost: Member $85.00; Student $45.00; Guest $95.00; Non-Member $95.00. Register today to secure your spot at this can’t miss annual event for Iowa marketers!

Saturday, February 11, 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

BUSINESS EDUCATION EVENT: Chris Snider Design Presents, “2017 Social Media Strategy Workshop”: 9am-3:30pm, at Drake University, Meredith Hall, Room 101. Professor Chris Snider will lead this workshop focusing on how to build a social media strategy in 2017. In addition to strategy basics, this class will put an emphasis on how to use Facebook advertising and how to create video as a part of your social media strategy. The class will be very hands-on. Cost: $50 for public, free for Drake students/staff/faculty. To register: Contact Shari Tenney in the Drake School of Journalism and Mass Communication office at or 515-271-3194. Space is limited for all workshops, so please sign up in advance. Cash or check (made out to Drake School of Journalism) accepted. Questions? Contact Chris Snider at More info:

Tuesday, February 14, 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:


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

Other Upcoming 2017 Chris Snider Workshops: 

When: Saturday, March 4 — 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

This class will go over the basics of shooting video with your smartphone and then an introduction to editing in Adobe Premiere Pro. Attendees will work in teams to shoot and edit at least one video during the day-long workshop. Cost: $50 for public, free for Drake students/staff/faculty

When: Wednesday, April 5 — 6-9 p.m.

This evening workshop will show how to use 360-degree video cameras, and then attendees will create a 360-degree video in groups that is ready to post on Facebook and YouTube. Attendees will be able to use the following 360 cameras: Ricoh Theta S, Samsung Gear 360, Nikon Key mission 360 and Kodak Pixpro SP360. Cost: $25 for public, free for Drake students/staff/faculty