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Rotary Club of Waukee

Des Moines Golf & Country Club

1600 Jordan Creek Parkway, West Des Moines

Thursdays at 6:45 a.m.

The Rotary Club of Waukee is part of Rotary International, a not-for-profit worldwide organization that proves every day that it’s one of the most influential humanitarian service organizations. The mission of Rotary is to provide service to others, to promote high ethical standards and to advance world understanding, goodwill and peace through its fellowship of business, professional and community leaders. For information on the Rotary Club of Waukee, visit


Rotary Club of West Des Moines

Des Moines Golf & Country Club

1600 Jordan Creek Parkway, West Des Moines

Tuesdays at 11:45 a.m.

Upcoming speakers:

Sept. 27: Club Assembly, Update/Planning for Strategic Plan Initiatives

Oct. 4: Cynthia Todd, WDM Scholarship Fund

Oct. 11: Joseph Ceradsky, U.S. Navy

Oct. 18, Patty Judge, United States Senate

For information on the Rotary Club of West Des Moines, visit


Waukee Chamber September Networking Luncheon

Open to members and non-members

Waukee Community Center

675 Walnut St., Waukee

Tuesday, Sept. 27, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

For more information or to register, visit


Let’s put our cities on the map – Google workshop

Open to Waukee Chamber members and non-members

Waukee Community Center

675 Walnut St., Waukee

Thursday, Sept. 29, 8:30-10 a.m.

Put your business on the map with Google. This workshop will help you and your fellow businesses be found by potential customers through online searches. Businesses that have complete business information online are twice as likely to be considered by reputable customers. This is a hands-on workshop. If you have a laptop or mobile device, bring it with you. Pam Johnson, former NCI SBDC Regional Director will be facilitating the workshop. For more information or to register, visit


Waukee State House & Senate Candidate Forum

Open to members and non-members

Waukee High School Auditorium

Saturday, Oct. 1, 9:30-11 a.m.

Get to know the candidates before the November election.


West Des Moines Chamber Rush Hour

Thursday, Sept. 22, 4-6 p.m.

First National Bank

5625 Mills Civic Parkway, Suite 100, West Des Moines

Rush Hour networking events provide the perfect platform for socializing with peers. Chamber members can end their day with a great platform to share ideas, concerns and business resources. Enjoy barbeque and refreshments.


West Des Moines Chamber Business Roundtable

Wednesday, Sept. 28, 7:30-9 a.m.

Hilton Garden Inn

205 S. 64th St., West Des Moines

Chamber Member: $10

Non-Chamber Member: $15

Michael Libbie, host and founder of Insight on Business The News Hour, will discuss “Tips on Media Relations.” Libbie has decades of media experience, offers businesses, for profit and non-profit, ways to better work with the media. No matter if you are seeking “earned media” or there is a public relations issue that needs your attention, this session will help you and your outreach efforts. Register at


West Des Moines Chamber Elevate

Tuesday, Oct. 4, 7:30-9 a.m.

Hilton Garden Inn

205 S. 64th St., West Des Moines

Chamber Member: $10

Non-Chamber Member: $15

Tiffany Tokarz, CEO, Intentional Growth Strategist at Modern Muse, will be presenting on “How to Create an Abundant Life!” She will provide exercises in assessing how to create work-life integration along with creating balance to stay your best. She has great self-reflective assessments in order to find how you rank in certain areas of your life such as; family, professional, financial, social, emotional and spiritual areas. Tiffany has a background in Leadership & Organizational Development Psychology. She has been working with sales professionals and business owners to create intentional results for a decade. Due to her accomplishments both academically and in business, she was recently accepted into Faculty Row, an invite-only organization that includes Fullbright Scholars, TED Talk Speakers and countless accomplished academics. Register at


Metro Business Friends Networking Group

Meets Thursdays at 8:30-9:30 a.m.

Upper level conference room at Price Chopper, 5440 N.W. 86th St. in Johnson.

Learn more at


BNI Chapter: DM-Business First

Meets Thursdays at 7:30 a.m.

Glen Oaks Country Club

1401 Glen Oaks Drive, West Des Moines

Take I-80/35 to Mills Civic Parkway exit then go west and take the left lane and turn left at Country club entrance.  At Guard station, tell them you are there for BNI meeting and then follow signs to Club House. Learn more at or call 515-865-3862.


B.I.N.G. – Iowa

West Des Moines Business Incubator

318 Fifth St., West Des Moines

Business Incubator Networking Group – Iowa is dedicated to helping start and grow businesses. The organization has a weekly business-building lunch and learn networking group and a weekly business-building collaborative workshop. These events are currently open to the public. Additionally, they offer a weekly tight-knit leads referral networking group.


Economic forecast seminar

Friday, Sept. 30

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. (Lunch provided)

Sheraton Hotel – West Des Moines

Holmes Murphy & Associates has partnered with Bankers Trust on an  Economic Forecast seminar featuring Dr. Edmond J. Seifried, Professor Emeritus of Economics and Business at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania; Executive Consultant and Chief Economist for the Sheshunoff CEO Affiliation Programs; and Dean of the Virginia and West Virginia Banking Schools. In his presentation, Dr. Seifried will share his predictions for the future of our economy as well as ways to position businesses for success in 2017 and beyond. Register at


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