April 30, 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 on the award-winning, Insight on Business the News Hour program.

Monday, April 30, 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, May 1, 2018

Topical Tuesday: Website Development for Small Businesses, Hosted by Iowa Center for Economic Success.  5-6 PM at 8345 University Blvd, Ste F, Clive. You know your business needs a website, but how do start-ups and small businesses create an effective website with limited budgets? This Topical Tuesday will deliver cost-effective options, insight on smart tools to simplify the design and content management of your site, tips on analyzing your traffic and three critical questions to evaluate whether you need to hire a professional. Micholyn Fajen is founder and marketing director of Fajen Consulting, a full-service marketing company. View Event on Facebook.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

WEDNESDAY WEEKLY, Entrepreneurial Program and Networking, ‘1 Million Cups Des Moines’: 8am-9:30am. THIS WEEK 1 Million Cups is heading on a field trip! 1MC Unplugged at Drake University. Hosted by 1 Million Cups Des Moines and Entrepreneurship at Drake University.  Join us as we head to Drake University for a special #1MCDSM event. Free parking, free coffee and the innovative energy you’ve come to love every Wednesday morning will remain, but shaking things up will be fun and we hope everyone can join us for this one-time event! Free Parking in Lot 1 or Lot 10 near the Turner Jazz Center on campus: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/1-million-cups-april-4-tickets-44446588944. For more information about the weekly 1 Million Cups events at the Science Center of Iowa, go to: 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 the NEW Big Acai Bowl (formerly Inspired Grounds) 117 5th St, West Des Moines, Iowa.

WEDNESDAY WEEKLY, Small Business Education, Noon Session, 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, May 3, 2018

Friday, May 4, 2018

First Friday at The Iowa Center, 11:30am to 1pm, at 8345 University Blvd, Suite F.  Click to Register: FIRST FRIDAY, the Iowa Center: Mary Anne Kennedy of Primary Source Inc. On the first Friday of every month, join us to hear the savvy, successful business owners + entrepreneurs of Des Moines share their story. In a laid-back environment, you’ll catch some words of wisdom from women + men who have been through it before—and maybe walk away with a new connection (or two). Sessions are completely free and open to the public, and are held from 11:30am to 1pm, with networking from 11:30am to noon. This First Friday will be held at The Iowa Center, at 8345 University Blvd, Suite F. Seating is first come, first served. Lunch is not provided, though we encourage you to bring your own if you’d like.

FIRST FRIDAY, Gravitate Downtown: 8:00am First Friday Free Coworking Day
4:30pm Gravitate Community Happy Hour

Saturday, May 5, 2018

SATURDAY WEEKLY, Entrepreneur Education, B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday Meetup group: 8am to Noon at Inspired Grounds in Valley Junction. 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, May 7, 2018

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: May – June 2018

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American Marketing Association (AMA), Iowa Chapter, Upcoming Events:

Monthly Lunch and Learn, AMA Iowa, “Brand Now: How to Standout in a Crowded, Distracted World,” 11:30am to 1pm. Des Moines Golf and Country Club, 1600 Jordan Creek Pkwy, West Des Moines. About the Speaker: Nick Westergaard is Chief Brand Strategist at Brand Driven Digital. With social networks like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram forever disrupting the way we do business, do traditional constructs like “branding” still matter? You may be surprised but because of the opportunities created by new media and disruptive technology, strong brands with something to say matter now more than ever. This talk reviews and recasts the role of brands in today’s digital age and provides a framework for building a solid brand, telling your story, and engaging your brand ambassadors.

Key Takeaways: Discover a new system for building a brand with meaning; Learn what it takes to create standout brand blueprint; Uncover four digital dynamics to help move a brand online

Tuesday, May 8, Annual Event, AMA Iowa, “13th Annual AMA Iowa NOVA Awards – Innovate” Check-in and Networking: 5:30 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. Awards Program: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. After Party: 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Join Iowa’s best marketers to celebrate the top marketing strategies and executions of 2017. Over the past 12 years, competition among brands has grown exponentially, bringing together marketers from all corners of Iowa business and industry in celebration of results-driven campaigns. This year the competition will come to life Thursday, May 10th at the 13th annual “Innovation” themed NOVA Awards hosted at Curate in the East Village neighborhood of downtown Des Moines, Iowa.

Stand out in the crowd at the event and at the after-party celebration with innovative cocktail attire. If you would like to register a corporate table for $400, click hereRegistration Details: Register for this event by noon on Friday, May 4th. AMA Iowa requires pre-payment online in advance of this event.

https://www.amaiowa.com/en/events/

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Upcoming Greater Des Moines Partnership Events:

Wednesday May 2, 2018
Des Moines West Side Chamber  read more
Friday May 4, 2018
Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce  read more
Tuesday May 8, 2018
Urbandale Chamber of Commerce  read more
Wednesday May 9, 2018 – Friday May 11, 2018  read more
Wednesday May 9, 2018
Urbandale Chamber of Commerce  read more
Wednesday May 16, 2018
Des Moines East and South Chamber of Commerce  read more
Sunday May 20, 2018
Des Moines East and South Chamber of Commerce  read more
Tuesday May 22, 2018
Urbandale Chamber of Commerce  read more
Tuesday May 22, 2018
Des Moines East and South Chamber of Commerce  read more
  
Wednesday May 23, 2018
Urbandale Chamber of Commerce  read more
Thursday May 24, 2018
Urbandale Chamber of Commerce  read more
Thursday May 31, 2018
Urbandale Chamber of Commerce  read more
Thursday May 31, 2018
Pella Chamber of Commerce
Human Resource informational meetings  read more
Friday Jun 1, 2018
Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce  read more
Monday Jun 4, 2018
Urbandale Chamber of Commerce  read more

Click here to view the full calendar of Upcoming Greater Des Moines Partnership Events.

Gravitate Upcoming Events, http://www.gravitatedsm.com/events/
 
Friday, May 4
8:00am First Friday Free Coworking Day
4:30pm Gravitate Community Happy Hour
Tuesday, May 8
12:00pm WDMBI’s Expert Advice
6:00pm Freelancer Happy Hour
Thursday, May 10
8:30am Coffee and Contemplation
Tuesday, May 15
11:30am Iowa Ruby Brigade
Thursday, May 17
8:00am Open Coffee
9:00am Third Thursday Free Coworking Day at Gravitate Valley Junction
4:30pm Gravitate Community Happy Hour—Valley Junction
Monday, May 21, 12:00pm
 ReRun Mondays
Tuesday, May 22
6:00pm WDMBI’s Founder Fireside
Thursday, May 24
4:30pm Cocktails & Conversation
6:00pm DSM Bitcoin & Blockchain Group
Wednesday, May 30
6:00pm DevOpsDSM Monthly Meeting

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