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Rotary Club of Waukee

Thursdays at 6:45 a.m.

Des Moines Golf & Country Club

1600 Jordan Creek Parkway, West Des Moines

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

Tuesdays at 11:45 a.m.

Des Moines Golf & Country Club

1600 Jordan Creek Parkway, West Des Moines

Upcoming speakers:

Feb. 28, WDM Rotary Members, Business Networking Day

March 7, Gerald Klonglan, Humanitarian Global Water Grant Projects

March 14, Penne Gatton, Salsa Des Moines Executive Director/speaker and demo

March 28, Dave Price; Newscaster WHO Channel 13 and author, Caucus Chaos

April 4, WDM Rotary Members, Committee Meeting Day

April 11, no meeting

April 18, Judge Arthur Gamble, Polk County Courthouse Renovation

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, the organization offers a weekly, tight-knit leads referral networking group. Learn more at www.businessincubatornetworkinggroup.com

Waukee Chamber Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Rock Valley Physical Therapy

Thursday, March 9, 4-5 p.m.

Open to members and non-members

Rock Valley Physical Therapy, 1185 S.E. Alice’s Road, Waukee

Join the Waukee Chamber to help celebrate with Rock Valley Physical Therapy on their brand-new expansion in Waukee. Ribbon Cutting will take place at 4:15 p.m. More details at www.waukeechamber.com.

Waukee Legislative Coffee

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

Waukee City Hall

230 W. Hickman Road, Waukee

Join the Waukee Area Chamber of Commerce on Saturday, March 11, for the second Waukee Legislative Coffee. 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. More details at www.waukeechamber.com.

Waukee State of the City Luncheon

Thursday, March 30, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Open to members and non-members

675 Walnut St., Waukee

Waukee Mayor Bill Peard will review the City’s accomplishments, bring attention to issues important to the Waukee business community and highlight future opportunities at the 2017 State of the City address. The annual event will take place at the Waukee Community Center. The luncheon and address will begin at 11:30 a.m., with check in and networking at 11 a.m. The event, which is hosted by the Waukee Area Chamber of Commerce, is open to the public. Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased on the Chamber’s website, www.waukeechamber.com, or by contacting the Waukee Chamber at info@waukeechamber.com or 515-978-7115. Cost: $20 in advance. Prices will increase to $30 per person after March 25. Day of registration will not be accepted. More details at www.waukeechamber.com.

West Des Moines Chamber Business Roundtable

Wednesday, Feb. 22, 7:30-9 a.m.

Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites

6075 Mills Civic Parkway, West Des Moines

Guest speaker, Kris Winter with M2K Marketing, will be presenting on “The Business Generating Power of Twitter and Instagram.” Kris will discuss the basics of each platform as well as how to effectively use the paid advertising feature. Members, $12. Non-members, $20. More details at www.wdmchamber.org.

West Des Moines Chamber Annual Dinner

Thursday, March 2, 6-9 p.m.

Social Hour – 6 p.m.

Dinner & Program: 7 p.m.

Hilton Garden Inn – West Des Moines by Jordan Creek Mall

205 S. 64th St., West Des Moines

Start the night with a social hour to connect with fellow chamber and community members followed by the dinner and program. Keynote speaker is Kevin Jorgeson, a world-renowned rock climber, who stood atop El Capitan to mark the completion of a successful 19-day free climb up the Dawn Wall of the Yosemite National Park 3,000-foot tall rock formation. RSVP by Feb. 22. Individual ticket, $65. Table of 10, $600. More details at www.wdmchamber.org. ♦

 

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