RECAP: #DMBizEvents List from Insight On Business the News Hour (@IOB_NewsHour) – March 27, 2017 Edition!

#DMBizEvents List of upcoming business-related events in the Des Moines Metro Area for Monday, March 27, 2017, through Tuesday, April 4, 2017, PLUS “Save the Dates” for 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 27, 2017

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

Tuesday, March 28, 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 EDUCATION: BYO Lunch at Gravitate: “Mindfulness in the Workplace.” Noon at Gravitate, 206 6th Avenue, Third Floor.  Have you experienced monkey brain? Distraction when talking with someone? Being on autopilot? Unable to focus on one thing at a time? When these things happen we are not present in our day nor being attentive to what is occurring in the moment. As a result, we miss information, redo things, are more reactive, and anxious. Not a healthy way to live. This can change by learning how to be mindful in our day, present in the moment, with clarity and focus. Please join us for this FREE event at Gravitate for a presentation by Kevin Pokorny, owner of Pokorny Consulting, who is a mindfulness practitioner and coach to learn how to be present and more focused in the moment. Information and registration.

Wednesday, March 29, 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, 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

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

QUARTERLY NETWORKING: Metro Business Friends “Spring Fling”  4:30 PM – 7:30 PM at 2600 Westown Pkwy, West Des Moines, IA 50266-1440, United States
Come one, come all to our Annual Spring Social!! Fantastic place to network and meet new friends.We look forward to meeting everyone! If your intrested in helping to sponsor this fabulous event we have a few slots left. Email Dave. We are still looking for sponsors. If interested email Dave Milburn
We look forward to seeing everyone there!

Facebook Marketing Essentials Class Coming Up March 30, 2017!
dmaccwinter_spring2017WINTER/SPRING SOCIAL AND DIGITAL MEDIA MARKETING EDUCATION: DMACC Continuing Education: “Facebook Marketing Essentials” Facebook provides one of the most targeted opportunities for businesses to find and engage with potential and current customers. However, with constant changes to their “algorithm” – which determines how many people will ever see your business posts – it is esential to optimize your business page and to create consistently scheduled and meaningful messages that motivate interaction – the key to improving your “EdgeRank.” This course explores the terms and tools you need to understand for marketing your business with Facebook:

Friday, March 31, 2017

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

Saturday, April 1, 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, April 4, 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, 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

Thursday, April 20, 2017
MONTHLY SOCIAL MEDIA DISCUSSION GROUP: AMA Iowa: 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.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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