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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 www.waukeerotary.org.

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:

Jan 31, Matt McQuillen, City of Clive/Greenbelt Master Plan

Feb. 7, Dennis Goldford, Drake Political Science Professor, politics today

Feb. 14, Chuck Long, Iowa Senior Games CEO

Feb. 21, David Hirsch, Author & DSM Attorney, “Abraham Lincoln and the Structure of Reason Synopsis”

Feb. 28, Business Networking Day

March 7, Gerald Klonglan, Humanitarian Global Water Grant Projects

For information on the Rotary Club of West Des Moines, visit www.wdmrotary.org.

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 www.metrobusinessfriends.com.

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 http://bniiowa.com 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.

Waukee Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting

Ceremony for Rangemasters

 Open to members only

10520 Hickman Road, Clive

Thursday, Jan. 26, 4-5 p.m.

Join the Waukee and Clive Chambers of Commerce to help celebrate the opening of Rangemasters! The ribbon cutting will take place at 4:15 p.m.

Waukee Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for The Goddard School

Open to members and non-members

80 N.E. Carefree Lane, Waukee

Saturday, Jan. 28, 10-11 a.m.

Join the Waukee Chamber to help celebrate with The Goddard School on their brand-new child learning facility. The ribbon cutting will take place at 10:15 a.m.

Waukee Chamber of Commerce 2017 Annual Dinner & Silent Auction

Open to members and non-members

West Des Moines Marriott

1250 Jordan Creek Parkway, West Des Moines

Thursday, Feb. 2, 5:30-9 p.m.

The Chamber will hold a silent auction, dinner and program to highlight the accomplishments of 2016, look forward to plans for 2017, introduce 2017 Board of Directors, recognize the Member of the Year, Ambassador of the Year and enjoy a keynote presentation by Iowa Nice Guy, Scott Siepker. Please place your registration by Jan. 27 at www.waukeechamber.com.

Chamber Day on the Hill with Greater Des Moines Partnership

Open to members and non-members

Iowa State Capitol, 1007 E. Grand Ave., Des Moines

Thursday, Feb. 9, 7:30-9 a.m.

Join the Waukee Area Chamber of Commerce and affiliate members of the Greater Des Moines Partnership for the 2017 Chamber Day on the Hill. Join business and community leaders from Greater Des Moines for conversations with legislators about issues important to Central Iowa. We will discuss The Partnership’s 2017 Legislative Priorities. Registration information is available at www.desmoinesmetro.com/events.

Waukee Legislative Coffee

Saturday, Feb. 11, 9:30-11 a.m.

Waukee City Hall

230 W. Hickman Road

Join the Waukee Area Chamber of Commerce at the first of three Waukee Legislative Coffees! State Senator Charles Schneider and State Representative Rob Taylor have been invited to speak to Waukee Chamber members and residents. No cost to attend. Coffee and donuts included.

Waukee Area Chamber of Commerce Networking

Luncheon with the Waukee YMCA

Open to members and non-members

Waukee Community Center, 950 Warrior Lane, Waukee

Thursday, Feb. 16, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Join the Waukee Area Chamber of Commerce for our monthly Chamber Networking Luncheon with the Waukee YMCA. Develop business relationships, hear from Chamber leadership and have the opportunity to introduce yourself and your business. Cost is $15 in advance and $20 for day of registration. Register at www.waukeechamber.com.

West Des Moines Chamber Elevate

Wednesday, Feb. 1, 7:30-9 a.m.

Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites

6075 Mills Civic Parkway

West Des Moines

Guest speaker: Michele Arnoldy with Coach 2 Potential

Member: $12

Non-Member: $20

Michele Arnoldy is a certified Life Coach/Leadership Trainer and Speaker through John Maxwell University. In addition to speaking, Michele does one-on-one coaching with those who are seeking to reach their potential in their career and/or personal life, and she facilitates leadership training locally and nationally. Michele will present the indispensable ability to improve the skill of listening. She will raise the understanding of what true listening is and how to use it effectively to improve all relationships. Register at www.wdmchamber.org.

West Des Moines Chamber Membership Luncheon

Thursday, Feb. 9, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Des Moines Golf & Country Club

1600 Jordan Creek Parkway, West Des Moines

Guest speaker: Mayor Steven Gaer.

Member: $25

Non-Member: $35

Steven K. Gaer is currently serving his third term as Mayor of West Des Moines, after serving eight years as a West Des Moines City Council Member. He will have an informative presentation on the State of the City for 2016-2017. Register at www.wdmchamber.org. ♦

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