February 19, 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 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 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 20, 2018

Wednesday, February 21, 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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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. Liz Lidgett and Kate Wagner of Adore Your Walls will be the presenters at this month’s 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.

Networking and Lunch starts at 11:30 a.m.
Presentation starts at Noon
Contact Information: Kim Fankhauser
Fees/Admission: $15 admission fee (includes lunch) or free (if you don’t want lunch) LEARN MORE>

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 22, 2018

Capital for Your Business, Greater Des Moines Partnership: 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM CST 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 members $45 nonmembers and includes lunch. Limit of 20 attendees. Sign up today! 

QUARTERLY BUSINESS MARKETING EDUCATION, DMACC Continuing Education: “Guiding Principles of Social Media Marketing.” FFA Enrichment Center, Ankeny; 1-4 PM. Course Description: In addition to offering an overview of social media in the digital marketing context, this course reveals the power of a creating a WHY? statement and how a brand’s identity and vision can be conveyed powerfully through social media. You’ll discover the guiding principles and fundamentals for using social media professionally and implementing a social media program for a business or organization. You’ll also identify the main audiences and marketing benefits of each of the top social networks. Upon completion, you’ll be able to choose the best platforms to accomplish your goals and know how to optimize business profiles and social media pages. Register<<Here.

Friday, February 23, 2018

ANNUAL BUSINESS MARKETING EDUCATION: 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.

Saturday, February 24, 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 26, 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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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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