UPDATE on the Social Media Love Hate…

UPDATE on the “Social Media Love/Hate Affair” event. Because the move itself, and preparing the new space to accommodate the many events the DMSC has become famous for, will take some time and because the old space will also be in transition by the end of March, the “Social Media Love/Hate Affair” which was tentatively scheduled for March 25 will be postponed by 3 to 4 weeks.

We have a tentative date of April 22 to hold the event in the new space, but a final concrete date will be set in the coming week as the move and set up timeline is solidified. Thank you for all of the people who overwhelmingly expressed their interest in attending this event and to all those who have come forward and agreed to participate as experts in this very timely fair about all things social media.

I appreciate your patience during the transition and your continued enthusiasm for this event with proceeds going to help defray the cost of relocating the Des Moines Social Club.

End of week wrap up What a big…

End of week wrap up: What a big week! The February Des Moines Business Mixer was great! Thanks to everyone who turned out to network last Tuesday and of course to Kelly Fagen, Tastefully Simple, for providing the food and to Cinnamon Rost and Dr. Chad Rohlfsen for sharing their expertise and marketing ideas.

Thursday the Des Moines Social Club (DMSC) announced their new location in the Kirkwood building beginning in April. I have only heard great comments about this new spot – from the building itself, to the location more in the heart of downtown, to the sky walk access.

If you are not already a newsletter subscriber go to the Des Moines Social Club website at http://www.desmoinessocialclub.org. This will land you on the “We’re Moving” page where you can sign up for the newsletter before continuing on to the website. The newsletter is sent out twice a week to summarize the happenings that go on nearly every day during the week at the DMSC and then again to keep you posted on the weekend events.

This landing page will also give you an opportunity to sign up to volunteer your muscle or special talents, such as carpentry, to the big move. The move and creating the new space within the Kirkwood Building will also cost money. You may indicate your interest in supporting the move and the DMSC 2011 programming financially on this landing page as well. If you have attended any of the wide variety of educational through entertaining events at the DMSC, please pledge what you can – every little bit helps!

Profile of February’s Des Moines Business Mixer Sponsor…

Profile of February’s Des Moines Business Mixer Sponsor: Cinnamon Rost

  • Over 10+ years experience as graphic designer working in publishing, advertising and printing.
  • Founded 1809 Design nearly three years ago, “Out of a dream to own my own business and be able to work in my bunny slippers.”
  • Have a passion for small business clients who include landscaping, catering, hotels, event planning companies and several ad agencies in the Des Moines area
  • Specialties: Corporate Identities (logos), Brochures, Advertisements, Page Layout, Direct Mail, Invitations and Announcements and Web Design
  • Speaking on topic of integrated marketing and specifically connecting print media materials with internet/social media marketing.1809 Design Logo

The Getting Personal Presentation today by the Iowa…

The Getting Personal Presentation today by the Iowa Chapter of the AMA was great! Hoping to get both speakers to present again at the “Social Media Love/Hate Affair.” They really told the story about how QR codes can be used on direct mail and printed items in order to launch people from print media into the internet marketing world. Presentation gave some technical ideas to make the QR codes work well and a whole list of where a QR code can take you… from website, to YouTube, to a phone number, to contact information, to a PURL, to PayPal and more! The possibilities are endless. Very informative and really got the marketing ideas flowing for how businesses can use QR codes to generate sales or encourage people to share their company with others.

Calling all social media service provide…

Calling all social media service providers, social media clubs, blogging groups, social media educators, freelance writers, graphic artists and others specializing in digital media or that are part of the Des Moines Social Media scene who want to share their expertise in social media and promote their organization! We want you to participate as an exhibitor and/or speaker for the “Social Media Love/Hate Affair.”

This is a fundraising event to help in the relocation of the Des Moines Social Club at the end of March and with future 2011 programming. The event is planned for March 18. The cost will be $10 for attendees ($7.00 for students) and includes a dinner/cocktail hour. Attendees will include business owners, professionals, managers, HR managers and marketing and business students from local colleges.

All proceeds go to support the Des Moines Social Club. The cost for participation is very reasonable and varies depending on if you will exhibit, speak or do both and if you are a club or non-profit organization. Please let me know if you are interested in more information.

Also, please spread the word to potential participants and attendees. Thanks so much for your support. Feel free to contact me lgaulke@desmoinessocialclub.org for more information.

Dates are set for the February and March…

Dates are set for the February and March Des Moines Business Mixer events so you can mark your calendars ahead of time.

FEBRUARY: Tuesday, February 22 between 5:30 and 7:30pm please join us for the February edition of the Mixer. February will feature appetizers provided by Kelly Fagen with Tastefully Simple. I am especially looking forward to the Onion Onion sour cream dip! February will also feature two business speakers – to be announced soon!

MARCH: A special fundraising event for the Des Moines Social Club will replace the March edition of the Des Moines Business Mixer. Plan to attend: A Social Media Love/Hate Affair. The event, held March 19 from 3:00 to 7:00pm, will bring together leaders in the Des Moines Social Media scene who will speak on all subjects related to social media marketing and business. Some of the topics covered will be developing a social media strategy for small business; best practices in using social media professionally; tools and services to help leverage and manage social media efforts; what to look forward to in 2011 in Social Media related to small business and B2B marketing. Details on this event – to be announced soon!

Tastefully Simple by Kelly Fagen

Food Prepared and Provided by Kelly Fagen with Tastefully Simple

Happy Thursday! Surviving the snow out t…

Happy Thursday! Surviving the snow out there? I will be posting the date for the February edition of the Des Moines Business Mixer. Meanwhile, check out some business events in Des Moines coming up THIS MORNING through February 9. The After Hours with Four Square is a brand new event at Dos Rios. Its $10 to attend or $5 for AMA members and students. But looks well worth the money. See you soon, Laura

Can you recommend upcoming “must attend…

Can you recommend upcoming “must attend” business events in the Des Moines Area to share with other owners, managers, professionals, entrepreneurs, interns? Business related education, networking, meetings, chamber events, business organization meetups, or any thing you think would be of interest to the Des Moines business community? Please reply to this post or let us know on the @desmoinesbusinessmixer Facebook group or by using the hash tag #dmbizmixer on Twitter! Thanks!