April 2, 2018, #DMBizEvents on Insight On Business the News Hour (@IOB_NewsHour) Radio Show!

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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, April 2, 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, April 3, 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, April 4, 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 Inspired Grounds Cafe, 117 5th St, West Des Moines, Iowa.

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MONTHLY LUNCH AND LEARN, Hosted by AMA Iowa, Romancing B2B Influencers: How to Attract, Engage and Persuade Influencers to Co-Create: Check-in and Networking: 11:30 a.m. – Noon at Des Moines Golf and Country Club, 1600 Jordan Creek Pkwy, West Des Moines; Announcements and Speaker Introduction: Noon
Speaker Presentation and Q&A: 12:10 p.m. – 1 p.m.

  • Open to members and non-members. Registration Fees: Member $35.00; Student $35.00; Guest $50.00; Non-Member $50.00. Registration Details: Register for this luncheon by noon on Monday, April 2. After noon on Monday, April 2, an additional $10 will be charged for registrations.
  • Event Description: Speaker: Ashley Zeckman | Director of Agency Marketing | TopRank Marketing. For years celebrities have been gracing the covers of magazines, acting in commercials and pimping out their social media profiles for pay. But should that really be considered influencer marketing?
  • Steps for creating a stellar experience for your audience and your influencers.
    Scrappy ideas for collaborating with influencers when you have limited time and resources. Bonus: Formulas for determining content and influencer marketing ROI.
  • Key Takeaways: How to create a great experience for your influencers
    How to create a good mix of influencers to support marketing objectives
    Top tools to use for influencer + content

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, April 5, 2018

Accelerate DSM panel ANNUAL EVENT, Greater Des Moines Partnership, Accelerate DSM 2018: 
8:00 AM – 6:00 PM CDT at the Science Center of Iowa, 401 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Pkwy., Des Moines. 
  • All-day tickets include lunch: $39; Student, $20 
  • Attendance limited to 200 participants. Register Now.   
  • Greater Des Moines Partnership’s third annual Accelerate DSM event features keynote speakers and roundtable sessions throughout the day to give attendees the opportunity to network and learn valuable advice as it relates to accelerating their business. Accelerate DSM is a great opportunity for entrepreneurs from throughout Greater Des Moines (DSM) to learn from each other and from experts from all parts of the startup ecosystem. #DSMUSA 
Friday, April 6, 2018
FRIDAY MONTHLY, Small Business Education, FIRST FRIDAY: Teresa Adams-Tomka of Kitchen Collage, Hosted by The Greater Des Moines Partnership and the Iowa Center for Economic Success: 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM, held at The Iowa Center, at 8345 University Blvd, Suite F. 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. Seating is first come, first served. Lunch is not provided, though we encourage you to bring your own if you’d like.
  • On Friday April 6 we’ll hear from Teresa Adams-Tomka, owner of Kitchen Collage in Des Moines’ East Village. Teresa knows how to create a welcoming environment – whether customers are there to stroll her shop, or engage in one of the many cooking classes offered. Presenting a wide range of kitchenware, cooking classes, and other unique items for entertaining, Teresa has established her business, in 1999, as that of an interactive one – providing her customers many reasons to continue engaging with her along the way.

FRIDAY MONTHLY, Gravitate First Friday Free Coworking Day: 8am – 5pm, at Gravitate Downtown, 317 6th Avenue, Suite 102, Des Moines. Description: 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 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. BONUS: We end each First Friday with a community happy hour! Join us for some craft beer fresh from the keg, wine, and a little socializing to start your weekend. [4:30pm-6:30pm]

Saturday, April 7, 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, April 9, 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: April – May 2018

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Iowa Center for Economic Success Upcoming Events:

APRIL 2018
All Upcoming Iowa Center Events: 

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

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

 

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Upcoming Greater Des Moines Partnership Events:

  • Thursday, April 5, 2018  |  8 a.m. – 6 p.m.  | Accelerate DSM 2018Register Now
  • Friday, April 6, 2018  |  11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.  | First Fridays — Teresa Adams-TomkaRegister Now
  • Thursday, April 19  |  7:30 – 8:30 a.m.  | Greater Des Moines Partnership Affiliate Networking BreakfastRegister Now
  • Wednesday, April 25, 2018  |  11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.  | Top Five For Small Business — Things to Know When Leasing a Space for Your BusinessRegister Now
  • Thursday, April 26, 2018  |  8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.  | Outclass Your Competition: Business Etiquette and Dining SkillsRegister Now
  • Wednesday, May 9 – Friday, May 11, 2018  | DMDC 2018Register Now

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

Gravitate Upcoming Events, http://www.gravitatedsm.com/events/
Tuesday, April 10
12:00pm WDMBI’s Expert Advice: Meet the (Entrepreneurial) Press
6:00pm Freelancer Happy Hour 
Thursday, April 12
8:30am Coffee and Contemplation
4:30pm New Member Social at Gravitate Downtown
Friday, April 13
5:00pm Gallery Night
Sunday, April 15
2:00pm Model Industry Q&A Session with Arquette Agency
Wednesday, April 18
12:00pm SBIR Lunch & Learn
Thursday, April 19
8:00am Open Coffee
9:00am Third Thursday Free Coworking Day at Gravitate Valley Junction
4:30pm Gravitate Community Happy Hour—Valley Junction
5:30pm .Net at Night
Tuesday, April 24
6:00pm WDMBI’s Founder Fireside
Wednesday, April 25
6:00pm DevOpsDSM Monthly Meeting
Thursday, April 26
11:00am West Des Moines Leadership Academy Luncheon
4:30pm Cocktails & Conversation
6:00pm DSM Bitcoin & Blockchain Group  
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

March 26, 2018, #DMBizEvents on Insight On Business the News Hour (@IOB_NewsHour) Radio Show!

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Monday, March 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 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, March 27, 2018

 

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

WEDNESDAY 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.

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, March 29, 2018

Friday, March 30, 2018

Saturday, March 31, 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, April 2, 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: April – May 2018

March Iowa Center for Economic Success Events:

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

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Greater Des Moines Partnership Events:

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Accelerate DSM 2018
Thursday, April 5  |  8 a.m. – 6 p.m.  |  Science Center of Iowa  |  Des Moines
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March 19, 2018, #DMBizEvents on Insight On Business the News Hour (@IOB_NewsHour) Radio Show!

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Monday, March 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, March 20, 2018

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Monetery, Hosted by Dwolla: Monetery is an event about building value.
Des Moines Social Club, 900 Mulberry St, Des Moines. Tuesday, March 20 at 3 PM – 6 PM  Tickets Available monetery.com  

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

WEDNESDAY 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.

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, March 22, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, March 23, 2018

Saturday, March 24, 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, March 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: March – April 2018

March Iowa Center for Economic Success Events:

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3/21/2018 Noon Session
3/28/2018 Noon Session
All Upcoming Iowa Center Events: 

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

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Workshop: How to Succeed in Zuckerberg’s New Facebook, Hosted by AMA Iowa

Wednesday, March 21 at 3 PM – 6 PM, 3100 101st Street, Suite A, Urbandale.
Details and Registration.

Presenters:
Justin Wise | Think Digital
Chris Snider | Drake University School of Journalism and Mass Communication

Registration and Networking: 3-3:30 p.m.
Workshop: 3:30-5 p.m.
Social Hour & Venue Tour: 5-6 p.m.

Workshop Description: Everything changed on Jan. 11. That’s the day that Mark Zuckerberg decided to make Facebook more about friends and family and less about marketing.

Justin Wise from Think Digital and Chris Snider from Drake University will discuss how to succeed on Facebook in 2018 – from creating advertising that gives a return on your investment to creating content that will break through the new “friends and family” algorithm update.

Chris will discuss what we know about Facebook’s big update and what you can do to make sure your content still gets noticed by users. He’ll also offer some alternatives if Facebook is no longer working for your business. Justin will share his expertise for finding success with Facebook advertising that has come from placing thousands of dollars worth of advertising for clients.

After the workshop, there will be a social with drinks and a tour of Red Noise 6 Studios.

Key Takeaways:

  1. How to create content that breaks through Facebook’s algorithm
  2. Social media trends beyond Facebook for 2018
  3. How to find success using Facebook advertising

Upcoming Greater Des Moines Partnership Events:

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Accelerate DSM 2018
Thursday, April 5  |  8 a.m. – 6 p.m.  |  Science Center of Iowa  |  Des Moines
LEARN MORE>

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

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Monday, March 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, March 13, 2018

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

WEDNESDAY 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

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MILESTONE 1 MILLION CUPS EVENT! Join us as welcome  Governor Kim Reynolds  to a lead a discussion on the state of entrepreneurship in Iowa. Governor Reynolds will share a brief presentation she recently shared at the White House, then she’ll address hot topics over a fireside chat with Ben McDougal.

Do you have a question or hot topic idea for the fireside chat? We’re taking community questions up until the event. To submit your questions or topic ideas, please share them here or tag @1MillionCupsDSM and include #1MCDSM on Twitter or Instagram.

We expect to hit max capacity, so please arrive early to make sure you get coffee and a seat in our downtown theater. Like every Wednesday at 1 Million Cups Des Moines, free garage parking, hot coffee, energized networking and entrepreneurial energy is proudly provided by your team of #1MC organizers and our amazing family of community sponsors. Please RSVP, share this event, keep building and we’ll everyone soon!

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.

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, March 15, 2018

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ANNUAL EVENT: Celebrate Iowa Coworking Day and Pi Day with Free Coworking! Need an excuse to get out of your pajamas or leave the confines of your office? Look no further!  Celebrate #IowaCoworkingDay and #NationalPiDay by joining us for a day of FREE coworking (and pie!) at either of our locations!

As a way to recognize the growing community of coworking spaces that sprung up across the state of Iowa, Governor Brandstad signed a proclamation in 2016 declaring March 14th to be Iowa Coworking Day.

We’ll also be celebrating Pi Day with pie from Sandrilene! Join us for what is sure to be a fun-filled day of networking, coworking, and of course pie.

(Free Coworking & Pie at BOTH Gravitate Locations: Gravitate & Gravitate)

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This class will go over the basics of shooting video with your smartphone and then an introduction to editing in Adobe Premiere Pro. Attendees will work in teams to shoot and edit two videos during the day-long workshop. The event will be held in a computer lab in Meredith Hall. Exact location TBD. Details and registration. 

Schedule: Morning session: 9 a.m. to noon

• Introductions
• Basics of shooting video
• How to edit in Adobe Premiere Pro

Lunch/networking on your own: Noon to 1 p.m.

Afternoon session: 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
• Finish up editing if needed
• Watch videos
• Interviews and external microphones
• Editing in Adobe Premiere Pro
• Watch videos

Friday, March 15, 2018

Saturday, March 16, 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, March 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: March – April 2018

March Iowa Center for Economic Success Events:

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3/14/2018 Noon Session
3/21/2018 Noon Session
3/28/2018 Noon Session
All Upcoming Iowa Center Events: 

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

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Monetery, Hosted by Dwolla: Monetery is an event about building value.
Des Moines Social Club, 900 Mulberry St, Des Moines. Tuesday, March 20 at 3 PM – 6 PM  Tickets Available monetery.com  

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

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Workshop: How to Succeed in Zuckerberg’s New Facebook, Hosted by AMA Iowa

Wednesday, March 21 at 3 PM – 6 PM, 3100 101st Street, Suite A, Urbandale.
Details and Registration.

Presenters:
Justin Wise | Think Digital
Chris Snider | Drake University School of Journalism and Mass Communication

Registration and Networking: 3-3:30 p.m.
Workshop: 3:30-5 p.m.
Social Hour & Venue Tour: 5-6 p.m.

Workshop Description: Everything changed on Jan. 11. That’s the day that Mark Zuckerberg decided to make Facebook more about friends and family and less about marketing.

Justin Wise from Think Digital and Chris Snider from Drake University will discuss how to succeed on Facebook in 2018 – from creating advertising that gives a return on your investment to creating content that will break through the new “friends and family” algorithm update.

Chris will discuss what we know about Facebook’s big update and what you can do to make sure your content still gets noticed by users. He’ll also offer some alternatives if Facebook is no longer working for your business. Justin will share his expertise for finding success with Facebook advertising that has come from placing thousands of dollars worth of advertising for clients.

After the workshop, there will be a social with drinks and a tour of Red Noise 6 Studios.

Key Takeaways:

  1. How to create content that breaks through Facebook’s algorithm
  2. Social media trends beyond Facebook for 2018
  3. How to find success using Facebook advertising

Upcoming Greater Des Moines Partnership Events:

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Accelerate DSM 2018
Thursday, April 5  |  8 a.m. – 6 p.m.  |  Science Center of Iowa  |  Des Moines
LEARN MORE>

March 5, 2018, #DMBizEvents on Insight On Business the News Hour (@IOB_NewsHour) Radio Show!

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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, March 5, 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, March 6, 2018

 

TOPICAL TUESDAY MONTHLY, Enhancing Your Sales Toolbox with Intention, The Iowa Center for Economic Success: 12:00 – 1:00PM, 8345 University Blvd., Suite F, Clive. Click Here:  the Iowa Center’s Full Event Calendar   Twitter: @theiowacenter 

 

MONTHLY LUNCH AND LEARN, Regional Lunch featuring Gabor George Burt: 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.  |  West Des Moines Marriott  |  West Des Moines. “Keeping Customers Continually Infatuated — Featuring Gabor George Burt” LEARN MORE>

Wednesday, March 7, 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.

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, March 8, 2018

Raising Capital Seminar
Thursday, March 8  |  8 a.m. – 3 p.m.  |  BrownWinick Law Firm  |  Des Moines
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QUARTERLY BUSINESS MARKETING EDUCATION, DMACC Continuing Education: “Crafting a Strategic Social Media Plan.” FFA Enrichment Center, Ankeny; 1-4 PM. Course Description: This interactive course provides a framework for crafting a strategic social media marketing and communication program. It will guide you through the steps necessary for setting measurable goals and objectives for your personal brand, business or organization. You’ll discover how to create a planning calendar and effective posting schedule, execute engaging tactics, monitor community responses, and measure program results. Materials are provided along with on-going access to a private resource board and an exclusive virtual classroom. Prerequisite: Guiding Principles of Social Media Marketing. Bring a laptop to class.. Register<<Here.

Saturday, March 10, 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

QUARTERLY BUSINESS MARKETING EDUCATION, DMACC Continuing Education: “Social Media Program Management.” DMACC West Campus, West Des Moines; 9AM-NOON. Course Description: Social media is one of the best ways for your business or organization to be found, stand out, reach a wider audience, and develop an ambassador following. But social media is overwhelming to manage without the proper tools and resources. From creating and publishing content to analytics and reporting, having the right creative and management tools and an efficient system in place is critical for success. This course teaches how the right tools not only streamline your workflows to save time, but can also help ensure content reaches the right audience at the right time. You’ll explore some of the options available and how they can be used, as well as learn how to find and evaluate new tools as needs change and grow. You’ll receive resources and other materials as well as have ongoing access to a private resource board and an exclusive virtual classroom. Bring a laptop to class.. Register<<Here.

Monday, March 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 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: March – April 2018

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

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MILESTONE EVENT! Join us as welcome  Governor Kim Reynolds  to a lead a discussion on the state of entrepreneurship in Iowa. Governor Reynolds will share a brief presentation she recently shared at the White House, then she’ll address hot topics over a fireside chat with Ben McDougal.

Do you have a question or hot topic idea for the fireside chat? We’re taking community questions up until the event. To submit your questions or topic ideas, please share them here or tag @1MillionCupsDSM and include #1MCDSM on Twitter or Instagram.

We expect to hit max capacity, so please arrive early to make sure you get coffee and a seat in our downtown theater. Like every Wednesday at 1 Million Cups Des Moines, free garage parking, hot coffee, energized networking and entrepreneurial energy is proudly provided by your team of #1MC organizers and our amazing family of community sponsors. Please RSVP, share this event, keep building and we’ll everyone soon!

March Iowa Center for Economic Success Events:

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3/14/2018 Noon Session
3/21/2018 Noon Session
3/28/2018 Noon Session
All Upcoming Iowa Center Events: 

Thursday, March 15, 2018

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This class will go over the basics of shooting video with your smartphone and then an introduction to editing in Adobe Premiere Pro. Attendees will work in teams to shoot and edit two videos during the day-long workshop. The event will be held in a computer lab in Meredith Hall. Exact location TBD. Details and registration. 

Schedule: Morning session: 9 a.m. to noon

• Introductions
• Basics of shooting video
• How to edit in Adobe Premiere Pro

Lunch/networking on your own: Noon to 1 p.m.

Afternoon session: 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
• Finish up editing if needed
• Watch videos
• Interviews and external microphones
• Editing in Adobe Premiere Pro
• Watch videos

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

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Monetery, Hosted by Dwolla: Monetery is an event about building value.
Des Moines Social Club, 900 Mulberry St, Des Moines. Tuesday, March 20 at 3 PM – 6 PM  Tickets Available monetery.com  

Upcoming Greater Des Moines Partnership Events:

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Accelerate DSM 2018
Thursday, April 5  |  8 a.m. – 6 p.m.  |  Science Center of Iowa  |  Des Moines
LEARN MORE>

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

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

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Workshop: How to Succeed in Zuckerberg’s New Facebook, Hosted by AMA Iowa

Wednesday, March 21 at 3 PM – 6 PM, 3100 101st Street, Suite A, Urbandale.
Details and Registration.

Presenters:
Justin Wise | Think Digital
Chris Snider | Drake University School of Journalism and Mass Communication

Registration and Networking: 3-3:30 p.m.
Workshop: 3:30-5 p.m.
Social Hour & Venue Tour: 5-6 p.m.

Workshop Description: Everything changed on Jan. 11. That’s the day that Mark Zuckerberg decided to make Facebook more about friends and family and less about marketing.

Justin Wise from Think Digital and Chris Snider from Drake University will discuss how to succeed on Facebook in 2018 – from creating advertising that gives a return on your investment to creating content that will break through the new “friends and family” algorithm update.

Chris will discuss what we know about Facebook’s big update and what you can do to make sure your content still gets noticed by users. He’ll also offer some alternatives if Facebook is no longer working for your business. Justin will share his expertise for finding success with Facebook advertising that has come from placing thousands of dollars worth of advertising for clients.

After the workshop, there will be a social with drinks and a tour of Red Noise 6 Studios.

Key Takeaways:

  1. How to create content that breaks through Facebook’s algorithm
  2. Social media trends beyond Facebook for 2018
  3. How to find success using Facebook advertising

February 26, 2018, #DMBizEvents on Insight On Business the News Hour (@IOB_NewsHour) Radio Show!

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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 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 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 27, 2018

Bi-Monthly Networking, dsm Magazine March/April Unveiling Party: 5-7 PM, Hosted by Anawim Housing and dsm Magazine at 1171 7th St, Des Moines. Please join us as we unveil our March/April issue of dsm Magazine at Anawim Housing! The March/April issue will bring you a special Healthcare focus. Appetizers and drinks start at 5:00 with the unveiling and special remarks at 6:00. Join us for this special event and to learn more about Anawim Housing! #dsmunveiling. More Information and Registration: https://www.facebook.com/events/1932872003393951/

Wednesday, February 28, 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.

 

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, March 1, 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: “Crafting a Strategic Social Media Plan.” FFA Enrichment Center, Ankeny; 1-4 PM. Course Description: This interactive course provides a framework for crafting a strategic social media marketing and communication program. It will guide you through the steps necessary for setting measurable goals and objectives for your personal brand, business or organization. You’ll discover how to create a planning calendar and effective posting schedule, execute engaging tactics, monitor community responses, and measure program results. Materials are provided along with on-going access to a private resource board and an exclusive virtual classroom. Prerequisite: Guiding Principles of Social Media Marketing. Bring a laptop to class.. Register<<Here.

Friday, March 2, 2018

First Friday Series – Whitney Warne: 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.  |  Greater Des Moines Partnership  |  700 Locust, Ste 100 in Conference Room Downtown | Des Moines | 11:30AM – 12PM Networking; 12PM – 1PM Program. Whitney Warne, owner of Ivory House Photography, specializes in creating a comfortable environment where her clients feel confident and empowered in front of the camera. In addition to a Bachelor’s and a Master’s Degree in photography she also has 10 years of both shooting and studio management experience. Whitney returned to Des Moines in 2016 to open Ivory House Photography. Whether looking through a lens or cleaning up the parks, you will always find Whitney focused on the task at hand. With her sidekick, Winston, and a studio filled with natural light, she greets clients, friends and family with warmth and an open heart. LEARN MORE>

Saturday, March 3, 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, March 5, 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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3/7/2018 Noon Session
3/14/2018 Noon Session
3/21/2018 Noon Session
3/28/2018 Noon Session
All Upcoming Iowa Center Events: 

Upcoming Greater Des Moines Partnership Events:

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Regional Lunch featuring Gabor George Burt
Tuesday, March 6  |  11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.  |  West Des Moines Marriott  |  West Des Moines. “Keeping Customers Continually Infatuated — Featuring Gabor George Burt” 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
LEARN MORE>

amaiowa

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

February 19, 2018, #DMBizEvents on Insight On Business the News Hour (@IOB_NewsHour) Radio Show!

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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
LEARN MORE>

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