August 28, 2017 Edition of #DMBizEvents on Insight On Business the News Hour (@IOB_NewsHour) Radio Show!

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#DMBizEvents list below includes networking, educational, informational or social-business events to be held in the Greater Des Moines Metro area for the next seven days, plus SAVE THE DATES. You may also…

Tuesday, August 29, 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, August 30, 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: Marketing 101 – Crafting an Elevator Pitch: Hosted by Nexus 6 Marketing at 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM at Inspired Grounds Cafe, 117 5th St, West Des Moines, Iowa.

WEDNESDAY WEEKLY: SMALL BUSINESS EDUCATION: Noon Sessions: We’re the Iowa Center: The most innovative energy you’ll feel all week. Every Wednesday, Noon-1:00 pm, 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, August 31, 2017

THURSDAY MONTHLY: AMA Iowa’s August Social Media Discussion Group: Metrics & Measurement. 7:15 AM to 8:30 AM at St. Kilda Cafe & Bakery, Mezzanine Level, 300 SW 5th St., Des Moines, IA (corner of MLK & SW 5th Street). Event Details: Guest $5.00, Non-Member $5.00. Walk-ins accepted (non-members, please be prepared to pay with exact cash).  Online: Register Here
Event Description: Do you love chatting all things social media? We know some marketers that do, too. Join AMA Iowa for our Social Media Discussion Group to share best practices, ask questions about issues you’re running into with clients or your own company’s social media, and network with local marketers.

7:15 a.m. Registration and time to grab some morning fuel
7:30 a.m. Announcements; discussion begins
8:20 a.m. Wrap up and concluding thoughts
Coffee and pastries will be provided by AMA Iowa. Please RSVP for the August 17 event by August 16 so we have enough treats to go around!

SPECIAL EVENT: “Capital for Your Business”: 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM CDT at the Greater Des Moines Partnership, 700 Locust Street, Suite 100, Downtown Des Moines, IA    Register Now
Event Description: The purpose of the Capital for Your Business Seminar is to inform and educate both potential and current business owners on capital options for their businesses. This event will walk owners through the spectrum of capital options, bank financing types and expectations, alternate loans and grants and buying on contract. The seminar will also host several speakers and the lessons they learned from personal experience.  Cost to attend is $35 and includes lunch. Limit of 40 attendees. Sign up today!

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

THIRD THURSDAY MONTHLY: GRAVITATE VALLEY JUNCTION: Mark your calendars for THIS THURSDAY (08/17) – open coworking 9am-4:30pm at Gravitate Valley Junction + #happyhour 4:30-6:30pm. #thirdthursday || #gravitate #coworking #coworkinglife

 Friday, September 1, 2017

First Fridays: Greater Des Moines Partnership:  Friday, September 1, 2017 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Register for FIRST FRIDAYS

AMA IOWA MONTHLY LUNCH AND LEARN: “Branding: A Shared Experience in the Attention Economy.” Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 11:30 AM at Sheraton West Des Moines, 1800 50th St., West Des Moines, IA.   Event Details: Member $20.00; Student $20.00; Guest $30.00; Non-Member $30.00.  Registration Required: Register Here

Event Description: Speaker: Michael Zydzik | Creative Director | Fusionfarm

Check-in and Networking: 11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Program: 11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Vision and Mission statements are nothing but top-down propaganda left over from the industrial revolution. “Values” are too easily weaponized and Value Propositions, although important, are more about making marketers feel good. Now… let’s deliver a brand that can have enduring meaning to actual customers in the era of the Attention Economy.

Key Takeaways: Shed old, tired standards of what a brand actually is. Hint: your brand is not your logo, gasp! Learn about the Shared Experience through the Brand Promise Ecosystem
Get into the reality that a brand must not only ignite customer epiphany, a necessity in the Attention Economy, but also endure in this harsh environment

Saturday, September 2, 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, September 5, 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:


September 2017


AMA IOWA WORKSHOP: Video Marketing, Take One, ACTION!: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 3:00 PM at Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, 909 Robert D. Ray Drive, Des Moines, IA.
Registration Required: Register Here
Registration Fees: Member $10.00: Student $10.00; Guest $15.00; Non-Member $15.00
Event Description: Video Marketing, Take One, ACTION! Become a Video Marketing Superstar
Presenter: Jeff Julian | Co-Founder |

Check-in and Networking: 3-3:30 p.m.
Program: 3:30-5 p.m.

At our April luncheon, Jeff Julian presented on understanding what goes into producing valuable video assets. Whether you attended that event or not, AMA Iowa invites you to join us as we welcome back Jeff Julian who will host this video focused workshop on Tuesday, September 19 where he’ll dive even deeper into the topic of video marketing.

Workshop Description:
With live video enabled on the big social media platforms, 2017 could finally be what the last five years have claimed to be: ‘The Year of Video Marketing.’ It could be big for your marketing team, but only if you’re able to produce quality video content.

SPECIAL EVENT: Greater Des Moines Partnership: Raising Capital Seminar: Thursday, September 21, 2017 8 a.m. – 3 p.m | Register for RAISING CAPITAL SEMINAR


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