October 2, 2017 Edition of #DMBizEvents on Insight On Business the News Hour (@IOB_NewsHour) Radio Show!

10484159_807385149366702_8420236272990032130_nTune in to AM-940 every Monday at 5:40PM to Insight on Business the News Hour * (the only hour-long, business broadcast in the Midwest) when Michael Libbie and Laura Kinnard discuss their favorite upcoming #DMBizEvents and social media tips. Also click here to listen to the weekly podcast recap.

#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, October 3, 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: http://www.iowabusinessconnection.com/ or call Matt Youngs at 515-201-8705  LinkedIn group: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/Iowa-Business-Connection-4603300/abou

SPECIAL EVENT:  Ia Magazine Unveiling, Hosted by dsm Magazine: Wells Fargo History Museum, 666 Walnut St, Des Moines, 5 PM – 7 PM. Details: It’s a party! Please join us and the Iowa Economic Development Authority for our unveiling of the new issue of ia Magazine, our annual statewide publication showcasing and celebrating the sophistication of our people and places. Enjoy the downtown museum of our presenting sponsor and host, Wells Fargo, and a performance by supporting sponsor, Ballet Des Moines. The Algona Area Economic Development Corporation is also a supporting sponsor.  Information: click here

Wednesday, October 4, 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: https://www.facebook.com/1MillionCupsDSM  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: http://theiowacenter.org/calendar/events/event-80/  Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TheIowaCenter   Twitter  @TheIowaCenter

MONTHLY: Lunch and Learn, Hosted by AMA Iowa: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM CDT at Des Moines Golf and Country Club, 1600 Jordan Creek Parkway, West Des Moines. “Understanding your customer’s journey to build a better customer.” Ticket Information: AMAReservations@gmail.com. Details: Join AMA Iowa for our October Luncheon with Megan Elfers, Vice President, Marketing & Communications at Kum & Go.

Kum & Go recently set out to create a customer journey map to better understand the decisions our customers make as they decide to shop and while they shop in convenience stores. The process also helped us to build a more actionable segmentation of our customers. We are now in the process of leveraging these insights to create a more compelling, differentiated and engaging shopping experience for our customers.

Megan will share what the process for building a journey map looked like for Kum & Go and how you might go about creating one for your own brand or business. She will discuss the value of understanding the moments that matter in a customer journey and how you can go about enhancing the customer experience around those moments. Megan will also briefly discuss her own journey into marketing and communications from construction management and what she has learned along the way.

Thursday, October 5, 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

QUARTERLY BUSINESS EDUCATION: DMACC Continuing Education: “Social Media Marketing Strategy,” Southridge Center, Des Moines, Iowa, Room 21. Thursday: 09/28/2017 from 8:00AM to 4:30PM.

Course Description:
This strategic course provides an overview of social media in the digital marketing context, as well as teaches how to set measurable goals and integrate social media into an overall marketing and communication plan. Participants learn about the marketing benefits of each of the top social networks; gain a list of the best educational resources for continued social media marketing learning; and take away a treasure chest of very cool tools for social media research, measuring, monitoring, reporting, engagement, amplifying, content development, sharing, planning, organizing, event promotion, community building and more. Bring a flash drive or $8 material fee for instructor. Laptop optional. REGISTRATION: https://ce.dmacctraining.com/dmacc2/public/store/search.do?navigator=retrieveItem&item=zPnQ5kuzLKllaOXHgnwMXg**

Friday, October 6, 2017

MONTHLY: First Fridays, Hosted by The Iowa Center for Economic Success: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM CDT,345 University Blvd, Clive. Website: http://theiowacenter.org/calendar/events/event-209/
Event Description: The Greater Des Moines partnership is excited to team up with the Iowa Women’s Business Center to bring you First Fridays!  The goal of First Fridays is for the aspiring entrepreneurs and the people of Des Moines to hear from business owners and entrepreneurs who have helped shape the communities in which we live. The speakers are makers, store owners, movers and shakers, creators of regional or national brands, and all have stories that are uniquely their own.

October 6th will feature Rachel Eubank is the President of Sticks Inc., a Des Moines based manufacturer of handmade home accessories and gift. During her 14 years at Sticks, she has been in wholesale and national sales, marketing and events, development, retail operations, retail buying, sales management, and operations. With recent launches of new product lines and categories, Rachel has focused on the development of the Sticks brand into additional product and price classes in addition to growing the licensing and brand awareness of Sticks within the open marketplace. Sticks is represented in a variety of gift and art galleries nationwide, as well as in commercial spaces such a hospitals, museums, clinics and libraries.

Saturday, October 7, 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! http://www.meetup.com/Small-Business-Incubator-Meetup-West-Des-Moines-Iowa/events/218852426/   Twitter @JadeHandy

Tuesday, October 10, 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: http://www.iowabusinessconnection.com/ or call Matt Youngs at 515-201-8705  LinkedIn group: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/Iowa-Business-Connection-4603300/abou


October-November 2017

OCT 11
1 Million Cups Des Moines, the Craft Beer Panel
Wed 8:00 AM CDT
Science Center of Central Iowa, Des Moines

OCT 18
SQUARE ONE DSM, October Startup Stories.
Katie Byers, Founder and CEO of HomeDittyTM, will be the guest speaker at the October 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. The October event is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 18 at the Greater Des Moines Partnership, 700 Locust St.

OCT 19
October Social Media Discussion Group: Social Media Advertising
Thu 7:15 AM CDT
St. Kilda DSM, Des Moines

OCT 19
October Open Coffee
Thu 8:00 AM CDT
318 5th St, West Des Moines

OCT 21 – Oct 22
Great Iowa Pet Expo
Varied Industries Bldg Iowa State Fair, Des Moines

OCT 25
March to 1 Million: How will Greater D.M. handle its growth?
Wed 7:00 AM CDT
Embassy Club – Ruan Center (34th Floor), Des Moines

OCT 26
Central IA IWLC leadership conference
Thu 7:30 AM CDT
Iowa Events Center, Des Moines

NOV 10
2017 Small Business Success Summit
Fri 8:00 AM CST
FFA Enrichment Center, Ankeny

NOV 10 – 11
Iowa’s Premier Beer, Wine & Food Expo 10th Anniversary
Iowa Events Center, Des Moines

NOV 14
2017 Celebrate Business & Economic Impact Awards Luncheon
Tue 11:30 AM CST
Des Moines Marriott Downtown, Des Moines

NOV 29
Full Time Founders Meetup
Wed 6:00 PM CST
Gravitate (Valley Junction), West Des Moines

About Laura Kinnard

Mom. UNtraditional Marketer. Social Architect. Brand Journalist. Passions: Des Moines, design, technology, reinventing education. I promote start-ups, events, new products and UNcommon ideas! http://about.me/lauragaulke Twitter @AlaureMktg

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