RECAP: #DMBizEvents List from Insight On Business the News Hour (@IOB_NewsHour) – March 13, 2017 Edition!

#DMBizEvents List of upcoming business-related events in the Des Moines Metro Area for Monday, March 13, 2017, through Tuesday, March 21, 2017, PLUS “Save the Dates” for March/April.

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, March 13, 2017

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

Tuesday, March 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:

MONTHLY NETWORKING AND EDUCATION: AMA Iowa: “Leverage Your Brand Like a Rockstar Professional.” 3-5PM at Hoyt Sherman Place, 1501 Woodland Ave, Des Moines. In today’s market, one’s personal brand can play a major role in their professional career. Position yourself as a Rockstar Professional to be seen as an expert in your industry and take your gig to the next level. In this presentation Kenny Harper of Rock My Image will discuss key concepts from his book Amplify Your Business: The Rockstar Professional’s Guide to Marketing Success. This will include reviewing action steps to improve your personal branding, the concept of developing a fan-centric mentality and the 9 pillars of personal branding and authority marketing. Information and registration.

Wednesday, March 15, 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

MONTHLY: Startup Stories @ Greater Des Moines Partnership: “Dorothy’s House Founder Kellie Markey to Speak at Square One DSM Startup Stories”
Kellie Markey, Founder and Executive Director of Dorothy’s House, will be the guest speaker at the March Square One DSM Startup Stories event. Startup Stories is a monthly networking event geared toward entrepreneurs, investors and those interested in entrepreneurship that features an interview-style presentation with Square One DSM Executive Director Mike Colwell.
$15 admission fee (includes lunch) or free (if you don’t want lunch).
March 15, 2017, 11:30 a.m. @ 700 Locust Street, Suite 100, DM, IA
RSVP link & more

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, March 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…
March 16, 2017 – Measuring Social ROI

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, March 17, 2017

EVERY FRIDAY: Gravitate – Free Co-Working Day: Free co-working all day at Gravitate – 206 6th Avenue Downtown, Des Moines. Information:

Saturday, March 18, 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, March 21, 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, March 23, 2017

Blogging Fundamentals Class Coming Up March 23, 2017!
dmaccwinter_spring2017WINTER/SPRING SOCIAL AND DIGITAL MEDIA MARKETING EDUCATION: DMACC Continuing Education: “Blogging Fundamentals” Are you considering starting a blog for a business or an organization? Do you want to share your personal expertise? Do you have a blog you would like to get more people to read? Blogging Fundamentals will take you through the mechanics of creating a blog and the content planning process. The course also provides blog-writing best practices, tools and tips for promoting a blog, and an overview of how blogging fits in an overall marketing or personal branding strategy. :


Thursday, March 30, 2017

Raising Capital Seminar

Startup founders are encouraged to attend the Raising Capital Seminar on Thursday, March 30, to learn how to successfully secure equity funding for their startup business’s growth. This event will allow startup founders to learn from other entrepreneurs who have gone through the process of raising equity capital, and learn from angel investors who are actively looking for startup companies to invest in.

Many startup founders have an intricate knowledge of the product they are trying to build and the problem they are trying to solve, but may not know how to secure significant equity capital to get their promising startup business to the next level. The Raising Capital Seminar will provide an in-depth view of the process.

  • Time: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m
  • Date: Thursday, March 30
  • Place: Brown Winick Law Firm, 666 Grand Ave., #2000 Des Moines
  • Cost: $30

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Other Upcoming 2017 Chris Snider Workshops: 

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

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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