September 4, 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, 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:

Wednesday, September 6, 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: 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

MONTHLY LUNCH AND LEARN, AMA IOWA: “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.

Thursday, September 7, 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!

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: DES MOINES EAST/SOUTH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Join us for our third quarterly Happy Hour Networking event of the year, hosted by the Des Moines East and South Chamber of Commerce and JCI Des Moines Jaycees. This event is open to the public so join us and learn about some amazing organizations, upcoming events and meet new people. We do ask that you register through the Des Moines East and South Chamber’s website.

Venue Sponsors: The Republic on Grand
Social Media Sponsor: HeyGiud Communications

These socials will be held during the last month of each quarter on the first Thursday. Each event will be at The Republic on Grand in the AC Hotel in the East Village.

Friday, September 8, 2017

FRIDAY MONTHLY NETWORKING: TAI’S TECHBREW AM: 8:00 to 9:00 AM at WEST END ARCHITECTURAL SALVAGE, 22 9th St, Downtown Des Moines. Event Details: FREE.  Online: Register Here

Event Description: Join The Technology Association of Iowa for TechBrew AM in the morning with coffee and vinyl Fridays! TechBrew AM is a morning networking event for entrepreneurs, technologists, government officials, business leaders and funders to connect over coffee and learn about a local technology executive..

Saturday, September 9, 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 12, 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

THIRD THURSDAY MONTHLY: GRAVITATE VALLEY JUNCTION: Mark your calendars for THIS THURSDAY (09/21) – open coworking 9am-4:30pm at Gravitate Valley Junction + #happyhour 4:30-6:30pm. #thirdthursday || #gravitate #coworking #coworkinglife


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