February 12, 2018, #DMBizEvents on Insight On Business the News Hour (@IOB_NewsHour) Radio Show!

6a00d83452534069e201b8d173c3f9970c-300wiThe #DMBizEvents list 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. Highlighted events are shared and discussed each Monday at 5:45pm during the award-winning, Insight on Business the News Hour radio program.

Monday, February 12, 2018

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MONDAY WEEKLY, “Mondays for Money,” The Iowa Center for Economic Success: 12:00 – 1:00PM, 8345 University Blvd., Suite F, Clive.
Every Monday, the Iowa Center hosts lunch hour sessions to inform clients of the different ways to finance a start-up or operating business. Sessions are free and open to the general public. How can you finance your business venture? What funding sources are open to you? What kind of funding makes sense for this stage of your business? How do lenders or investors evaluate a business? Also, Evaluate your level of preparation. Receive a copy of your personal credit history.  Click Here:  the Iowa Center’s Full Event Calendar   Twitter: @theiowacenter 

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

1millcupsdsmbannerWEDNESDAY WEEKLY, Entrepreneurial Program and Networking, ‘1 Million Cups Des Moines’: 8am-9:30am, at Science Center of Iowa & Blank IMAX Dome Theater, 401 W Martin Luther King Jr Pkwy, Des Moines. The most innovative energy you’ll feel all week. Cost: Free Event – Free Parking – Free Coffee. More information: https://www.facebook.com/1MillionCupsDSM  Twitter @1MillionCupsDSM  #1MC

26165459_1648773355162039_1598864853526154389_nWEDNESDAY WEEKLY, Marketing 101: Hosted by Red 5 Interactive at 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM at Inspired Grounds Cafe, 117 5th St, West Des Moines, Iowa.

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WEDNESDAY WEEKLY, Small Business Education ‘Noon Sessions,’ We’re the Iowa Center: 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.  Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TheIowaCenter Twitter @TheIowaCenter

Thursday, February 15, 2018

MONTHLY EDUCATION, American Marketing Association (AMA), Iowa: February Social Media Discussion Group. 7:15 am at St. Kilda, 300 SW 5th St., Des Moines. Open to members (free) and non-members ($5). Discussing 2018 social media trends. 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 February 15 event by February 14 so we have enough treats to go around! Walk-ins accepted (non-members, please be prepared to pay with exact cash).

Gravitate_white0-8610540a5056a36_86105658-5056-a36a-06a5365588772a74MONTHLY, Free Coworking Day at Gravitate Valley Junction: 8:00am – 6:00pm, 318 5th Street, West Des Moines. Calling all freelancers, remote workers and entrepreneurs! Sick of working from home? Need some social interaction and maybe a little bit of inspiration? Grab a seat at Gravitate for our monthly Free Coworking day!
We’re a community of independent workers who enjoy working around other humans and drinking lots of free coffee. We’d love to work next to you for the day.
BONUS: Join us at 8:00am for February Open Coffee—a minimally-guided conversation about anything rooted in creativity and entrepreneurship.
BONUS #2: We end all of our Free Coworking days with a happy hour at 4:30pm! Be sure to stick around for our Community Happy Hour! We’re looking forward to meeting you! (Like us on Facebook to stay informed about similar events in the future!) https://www.facebook.com/events/145274652805059/

Friday, February 16, 2018

Saturday, February 17, 2018

SATURDAY WEEKLY, Entrepreneur Education, B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday Meetup group: 8am to Noon at Smokey Row. 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

Monday, February 19, 2018

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MONDAY WEEKLY, “Mondays for Money,” The Iowa Center for Economic Success: 12:00 – 1:00PM, 8345 University Blvd., Suite F, Clive.
Every Monday, the Iowa Center hosts sessions from 12noon-1pm to inform clients of the different ways to finance a start-up or operating business. Sessions are free and open to the general public. How can you finance your business venture? What funding sources are open to you? What kind of funding makes sense for this stage of your business? How do lenders or investors evaluate a business? Also, Evaluate your level of preparation. Receive a copy of your personal credit history.  Click Here:  the Iowa Center’s Full Event Calendar   Twitter: @theiowacenter 

SAVE THE DATES: January – March 2018

February Iowa Center for Economic Success Events:

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2/21/2018 Noon Session
2/28/2018 Noon Session
All Upcoming Iowa Center Events: 

Upcoming Greater Des Moines Partnership Events:

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February Startup Stories: Liz Lidgett and Kate Wagner of Adore Your Walls
Wednesday, Feb. 21  |  11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.  |  Greater Des Moines Partnership  |  Des Moines
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Capital for Your Business
Feb. 22 | 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Capital for Your Business | Greater Des Moines Partnership | Des Moines | LEARN MORE>

Time: 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM CST
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 members $45 nonmembers and includes lunch. Limit of 20 attendees. Sign up today!

First Friday Series – Whitney Warne
Friday, March 2  |  11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.  |  Greater Des Moines Partnership  |  Des Moines
LEARN MORE>Des Moines Corporate Games
Deadline to register is March 2.
LEARN MORE>Regional Lunch featuring Gabor George Burt
Tuesday, March 6  |  11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.  |  West Des Moines Marriott  |  West Des Moines
LEARN MORE>Raising Capital Seminar
Thursday, March 8  |  8 a.m. – 3 p.m.  |  BrownWinick Law Firm  |  Des Moines
LEARN MORE>Accelerate DSM 2018
Thursday, April 5  |  8 a.m. – 6 p.m.  |  Science Center of Iowa  |  Des Moines
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American Marketing Association (AMA), Iowa Chapter: Upcoming Events:

February 23, 2018: AMA Iowa Experience – Navigating the Changing Marketing Landscape.  Open to members ($80) and non-members ($100) and students ($45). Hilton Garden Inn West Des Moines, 2015 S. 64th Street, West Des Moines. 

Event Description:

Returning in 2018 for its 5th consecutive year the AMA Iowa Experience event promises to provide expert insight and hands-on sessions that explore key marketing concepts to help you advance your knowledge and career.

Join us for this day-long conference focused on navigating the dynamic marketing landscape including everything from strategy to content, with more hands-on sessions than ever before. We’ll also engage in a lively LOUD Tables session where you will have the opportunity to connect with marketers with similar interests, learn what others are doing and get inspiration for bringing your ideas back to your workplace!

View full session descriptions here.

 

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