October 23, 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, October 24, 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

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

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

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.

MONTHLY EDUCATION, Greater Des Moines Partnership: Top Five For Small Business – Things to Know When Hiring an Employee
Time: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM CDT
Event Description:
The Partnership is proud to present a new series focused on issues small businesses face daily.  This top 5 series will feature experts in human resources, marketing, accounting, IT and others.  They will introduce 5 things on certain topic that will help you be successful in your small business.

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

Thursday, October 26, 2017

DMACC Continuing Education: Facebook Marketing Essentials:
Location: Southridge Center
Room: 28
Time: 09:00AM – 04:00PM
Course Description:
Facebook is one of the best avenues for businesses and organizations to reach and engage with the right people. However, between constant changes to their algorithm and frequent updates and additions, it’s hard to know how to best leverage Facebook. In addition to optimizing your Facebook page and posting consistently meaningful messages, learn how you can gain an advantage over competitors through targeting on Facebook’s powerful advertising platform. This course covers the essential terms, tools and best practices you need to know in order to effectively communicate, market, and advertise using Facebook. Social Media Strategy course recommended before taking this course. Bring a flash drive or $8 material fee. Laptop optional.

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

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

Friday, October, 27 2017

Saturday, October 28, 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


November 2017

Name: First Fridays
Date: November 3, 2017
Time: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM CDT
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.

November 3rd will feature Katie Byers is a former attorney turned entrepreneur who is an avid music lover and frequent attendee at many local shows and festivals. Two and a half years ago after being inspired by her experience at Folk Alliance International, Katie began hosting a monthly house concert series in her home to benefit local and touring musicians.  She quickly discovered that she had found her passion in life and decided to create a way to get more people across the country hosting house concerts.  Katie is the Founder & CEO of HomeDitty™, a web based software built specifically for house concert hosts that is currently in Beta testing.  Katie was recently honored by the Des Moines Music Coalition as the recipient of the 2017 David Hurd Community Supporter of the Year for her dedication to coordinating local house concerts and for helping create house venues across the country.  Katie resides in Des Moines with her husband, Jay and two daughters, Sophie and Charlotte.

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 21
Immigrant Entrepreneurs Summit
FFA Enrichment Center, Ankeny

This year’s Immigrant Entrepreneurs Summit will be held 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the FFA Enrichment Center at Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny. The networking event also includes several award presentations. Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds will give the morning keynote, and Gov. Terry Branstad will lead the awards ceremony. The Underwriting Exposed competition will offer a $5,000 prize to the winning immigrant business owner.

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

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