Northwestern Suburbs Networking and Events

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Rotary Club of West Polk County

Toyota of Des Moines, 1650 S.E. 37th St., Grimes

Meets Mondays at noon

Learn more at https://portal.clubrunner.ca/8304/.

Metro Business Friends Networking Group

Upper level conference room at Price Chopper

5440 N.W. 86th St. in Johnson.

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

Learn more at www.metrobusinessfriends.com.

Rotary Club of Johnston

Hyperion Field Club, 7390 N.W. Beaver Drive

Meets Tuesdays at 7 a.m.

Learn more at https://portal.clubrunner.ca/1649.

Rotary Club of Northwest Des Moines

Urbandale Golf & Country Club, 4000 86th St., Urbandale

Meets Fridays at 11:45 a.m.

Learn more at https://portal.clubrunner.ca/1664.

Grimes Chamber & Economic Development

Grimes Governors Days

June 8-10

Free admission

Governors Days is one of the grandest summer festivals in the area and is held entirely within the Governors District in the heart of Grimes. This premier summer event incorporates all the ingredients for an exciting family-friendly event complete with concerts, parades, carnivals, car shows and more. This grand community event is headed up by a group of volunteers and organized with the help of Grimes Chamber & Economic Development. Admission to the festival is free thanks to business sponsors from the community. Learn more at www.governorsdays.com.

Grimes Chamber & Economic Development

Chamber Night at Iowa Cubs

Principal Park, 1 Line Drive, downtown Des Moines

June 27, 5:30-9 p.m.

$3 per person

Join the Affiliate Chambers at the annual Chamber Night at the Iowa Cubs. Pre-game tailgate party in the southwest corner of Principal Park parking lot with brats, hot dogs, chips, dessert and soda on a first-come, first-serve basis. Seating is general admission. More information at http://grimesiowa.chambermaster.com/events/details/chamber-night-iowa-cubs-54.

Johnston Chamber of Commerce

Membership Luncheon

Johnston Public Library

6700 Merle Hay Road, Johnston

May 25, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

$20 per member

Learn more at https://johnstonchamber.com.

Johnston Chamber of Commerce

Ribbon Cutting for University of Iowa Healthcare and Noodle Zoo

8605 Chambery Blvd., Johnston

June 2, 4:30 p.m.

Learn more at https://johnstonchamber.com.

Johnston Chamber of Commerce

Ribbon Cutting for Johnston High School, N.W. 100th St., Johnston

Monday, June 12, 4:30 p.m.

Learn more at https://johnstonchamber.com.

Johnston Chamber of Commerce

Green Days

Johnston Commons, 6700 Merle Hay Road, Johnston

June 15-18

Admission is free

Green Days is an annual community celebration held in Johnston next to the Johnston Public Library. When the event was started in 1996, it focused on Johnston’s agricultural and horticultural tradition. The Chamber worked with Johnston’s many nursery and greenhouse operations, local garden clubs and other groups, to start this tradition and help it grow into one of Iowa’s leading summer festivals. Today, the Green Days activities include a parade, carnival, children’s activities, entertainment in the beverage garden, Bill Riley Talent Search, 5K walk and run and more. Learn more at johnstongreendays.org.

Urbandale Chamber of Commerce

AM Exchange

Des Moines Urbandale Hilton Garden Inn, 8600 Northpark Drive, Urbandale

May 23, 7:30-8:30 a.m.

The event is free to attend but RSVP for food and drinks.

People do business with those they know, like and trust. What better place to start building relationships than the AM Exchanges? Urbandale Chamber of Commerce AM Exchange allows members a strategic networking opportunity to gather and do business in the morning. Attendees will be divided into groups of five to seven and will answer two rounds of questions within their groups. In the third and final round, groups will share their answer with all attendees. This strategic networking event allows members to oget to know each other and start developing relationships. The cost of the event is included in your chamber membership, but RSVPs are requested to help accommodate for food and beverages. Learn more at http://uniquelyurbandale.com.

Urbandale Chamber of Commerce

genYP CEO Roundtable

Brokers International, 4135 N.W. Urbandale Drive, Urbandale

May 24, 8:30-10:30 a.m.

FREE to genYP members$10/Urbandale Chamber Members, $25/general admission

Make connections that count and get up close with some successful and interesting business leaders of Des Moines. Our round table format gives you an opportunity to interact with our four panelists. Panelists include Brad Phillips, Phillips Stafford Insurance Group; Sara Jacobson, Fusion Boutique; Cody Hopper, Chick-fil-A; and Courtney Callahan, Molly’s Cupcakes. Learn more at http://uniquelyurbandale.com.

Urbandale Chamber of Commerce

Ribbon cutting event for University of Iowa Health Care

8605 Chambery Blvd., Johnston

June 2, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Join us to celebrate the grand opening of the University of Iowa Health Care clinic. Ribbon cutting ceremony at 4:45 p.m. The new clinic is located at 8605 Chambery Blvd. in Johnston. This ribbon cutting is a joint celebration with the Johnston Chamber of Commerce. Learn more at http://uniquelyurbandale.com.

Urbandale Chamber of Commerce

genYP Winning at the Game of Life #adulting series

June 6, 4-5:30 p.m.

$15/workshop

Kaplan University, 4655 N.W. 121st St., UrbandaleHouse. Retirement. Career. Finance. Balance. Optimal Health. It’s all part of this thing we call adulting. But what is the best way to do it? And is there only one way to do it? This series will host expert speakers on these topics and include workshop exercises to make sure you leave with a goal and a path to success. Learn about “Life Between Pay Days: How to Manage Your Money Like an Adult,” Presented by Eric Williams, Associate Financial Planner, AO Wealth Advisory. Learn more at http://uniquelyurbandale.com.

Urbandale Chamber of Commerce

RODAN board room

Urbandale Chamber of Commerce, 2830 100th St., Suite 110, Urbandale

June 7, 8-10 a.m.

MOXIE (Member Owners eXchange Information & Experience) Plus is a group of member business owners/presidents who meet monthly with Greg Thompson, ActionCoach, to discuss issues impacting their businesses. All member business owners/presidents are invited to participate. Everyone must sign a confidentiality clause. Business owners of businesses in operation for 3 years or less must participate in Strategic Startup from Chaos to Control prior to participation in MOXIE Plus. Contact Chamber staff for details of this free program. Learn more at http://uniquelyurbandale.com.

Urbandale Chamber of Commerce

Ribbon cutting event for Deerfield Retirement Community

13731 Hickman Road, Urbandale

June 13, 2-4 p.m.

Join us to celebrate the remodel and new addition of Deerfield Retirement Community. Ribbon cutting will be held at 2:15 pm. Learn more at http://uniquelyurbandale.com. ♦

 

 

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