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January 8, 2018, #DMBizEvents on Insight On Business the News Hour (@IOB_NewsHour) Radio Show!

#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.

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Tune 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.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Monthly Education, #TopicalTuesday, the Iowa Women’s Business Center (WBC): 5:00PM – 6:00PM at the Iowa Center, 8345 University Blvd Suite F, Clive (Click here for directions),

Form 1099 Basics. Led by SCORE District Director John Short, this FREE class will cover everything you need to know about the Form 1099! Generally, the Form 1099 is used to report payments to independent contractors, rental property income, income from interest and dividends, sales proceeds and other miscellaneous income. Learn why and when you would receive a 1099 vs. a W-2 and how you properly report this type of income. We’ll cover the basics and answer your specific questions about the form. Questions? E-mail info@theiowacenter.org. More info: PDF Attachment and Register for this event. Twitter @TheIowaCenter

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

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, January 11, 2018


Friday, January 12, 2018


Saturday, January 13, 2018

WEEKLY: Small Business Incubator (BING-IA SES) 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

Tuesday, January 15, 2018

SAVE THE DATES:

January – March 2018

January Iowa Center for Economic Success Events:

1/10/2018 Noon Session
1/15/2018 FocusMe
1/17/2018 Noon Session
1/24/2018 Noon Session
1/31/2018 Noon Session
Clear here to see theIowaCenter.org full 2018 event lineup to date:http://theiowacenter.org/calendar/events/#all

Upcoming Greater Des Moines Partnership Events:

2019 Opening Night Legislative Reception
Monday, Jan. 8 | 5 – 7 p.m. | The Tea Room | Des Moines
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January Startup Stories: Jason Cope of PowerPollen
Wednesday, Jan. 17 | 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Greater Des Moines Partnership | Des Moines
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Greater Des Moines Committee on Foreign Relations Speaker Series – Iowans in China
Wednesday, Jan. 17 | 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. | Wakonda Country Club | Des Moines
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YPC Kick-Off Party
Friday, Jan. 19 | 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. | Wells Fargo Arena | Des Moines
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Greater Des Moines Partnership’s Annual Dinner
Monday, Jan. 22 | 5 – 9 p.m. | Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center | Des Moines
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1 Million Cups
Wednesday, Jan. 24 | 8 – 9:30 a.m. | Science Center of Iowa | Des Moines
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Top Five for Small Business – Ways to Minimize Risk When Disciplining or Terminating an Employee
Wednesday, Jan. 24 | 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Greater Des Moines Partnership | Des Moines
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Roundtable and Multicultural Reception
Thursday, Feb. 8 | 4 – 7:30 p.m. | NCMIC / Professional Solutions | Clive
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Capital for Your Business
Thursday, Feb. 22 | 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Greater Des Moines Partnership | Des Moines
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December 4, 2017, #DMBizEvents on Insight On Business the News Hour (@IOB_NewsHour) Radio Show!

#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.

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Tune 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.

Tuesday, December 5, 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, December 6, 2017

MONTHLY EDUCATION: AMA Iowa Luncheon:  “How to win through authentic storytelling in digital marketing.” Hilton Garden Inn, 205 S. 64th Street, West Des Moines, IA.   Speaker: Christoph Trappe | VP, Content Marketing | ScribbleLive
Check-in and Networking: 11:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Program: 12-1 p.m.
Presentation: Author and global storytelling coach Christoph Trappe will share how organizations can get past lame and boring content and instead can tell unique and authentic stories. His proven framework can help any organization figure out its uniqueness factor and help them tell stories on an ongoing basis and across all relevant channels.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO AND TO REGISTER. Twitter  @AMAIowa

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, December 7, 2017


Friday, December 8, 2017


Saturday, December 9, 2017

WEEKLY: Small Business Incubator (BING-IA SES) 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

Tuesday, December 12, 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

SAVE THE DATES:

December 2017 – January 2018

November 20, 2017, #DMBizEvents on Insight On Business the News Hour (@IOB_NewsHour) Radio Show!

#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.

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Tune 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.

Tuesday, November 21, 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

MONTHLY LUNCHEON: WOW November: 2017 Women of Worth Series presents
Dynamic Women of Des Moines. 11:30am to 1:30pm, 1701 Campus Drive, Clive. Guest Speaker, Angela Franklin, President & CEO, Des Moines University.
11:30 a.m. – Arrival and Networking (Optional)
Noon – 1 p.m. – Lunch, Presentation & Commercials
1 – 1:30 p.m. – Optional Networking
We will begin the programming promptly at Noon; if you’ll be joining us for lunch, please arrive by 11:45. Click here for details and to register, $20.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

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, November 23, 2017

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!! 

Saturday, November 25, 2017

WEEKLY: Small Business Incubator (BING-IA SES) 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

Tuesday, November 28, 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

SAVE THE DATES:

November – December 2017

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

MONTHLY LUNCH AND LEARN: Greater Des Moines Partnership’s Top Five Small Business Series:  November Topic, “Top Five For Finding Your Sweet Spot Customer,” 11:30am to 1:00pm, 700 Locust St, Ste 100, Des Moines.  Click here to register. 

Thursday, November 30, 2017

MONTHLY NETWORKING: AMA Iowa November Networking After Hours: November Topic, 5:30pm to 7:30pm, Two Rivers Marketing, 106 E 6th St, Des Moines. The holidays are here — so it’s time to MIX and MINGLE with your fellow AMA Iowa members at one of the most creative spaces in the trendy East Village Market District. Two Rivers Marketing and Sonder Public Relations will be our hosts for the next AMA Networking After-Hours. One of Des Moines’ top mixologists will be on hand to teach you how to mix popular holiday drinks to impress your family and friends! Plus, you’ll network with fellow marketers while enjoying complimentary drinks and appetizers. Register here.

ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE: Annual Creme Open House: 4:30pm to 7pm, Crème Cupcake,543 28th St, Des Moines. Thank you for your sweet support! To show our appreciation please join us for complimentary mini cupcakes, mini dessert samples and holiday cocktails. See Facebook Event.

Friday, December 1, 2017

MONTHLY CO-WORKING/NETWORKING: Gravitate’s First Friday Free Co-Working. 8:00pm to 5:00pm, Gravitate (Downtown Des Moines), 317 6th Ave, Suite 102, Des Moines. Grab a seat at Gravitate for our monthly First Friday *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.

GRAVITATE FIRST FRIDAY BONUS: We’re ending this First Friday with Heather Wilkerson Art Opening + Happy Hour at Gravitate! Join us for some craft beer fresh from the keg, wine, and a little socializing to start your weekend. See Facebook Event.

 

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