Western Suburbs Networking and Events

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Rotary Club of Waukee

Des Moines Golf & Country Club, 1600 Jordan Creek Parkway,

West Des Moines

Meets Thursdays 6:45-8 a.m.

Learn more at www.waukeerotary.org.

Waukee Area Chamber of Commerce

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Waukee Veteran’s Memorial

Waukee Community Center,

675 Walnut St., Waukee

Thursday, June 22, 4:30-7:30 p.m.

(Ribbon cutting at 5 p.m.)

Open to members and non-members. Join the Waukee Leadership Institute to celebrate the Waukee Veteran’s Memorial. The ceremony will start at 5 p.m. with opening remarks, followed by the Honor Guard salute, National Anthem, and ribbon cutting. RSVP at

www.waukeechamber.com.

Waukee Area Chamber of Commerce

Networking Luncheon

Waukee Community Center,

675 Walnut St., Waukee

Thursday, July 27, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Open to members and non-members. Join the Waukee Area Chamber of Commerce for its monthly Chamber Networking Luncheon. 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. Learn more at www.waukeechamber.com.

Rotary Club of West Des Moines

Des Moines Golf & Country Club,

1600 Jordan Creek Pkwy,

West Des Moines

Meets Tuesdays at 11:45 a.m.

(No meeting July 4)

Learn more at www.wdmrotary.org.

West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce

Breakfast B4 Business

Shive-Hattery, Inc. 4125 Westown Parkway, Suite 100,

West Des Moines

Wednesday, June 21, 7:30-8:30 a.m.

Meet new people, make connections, grow your network. Learn more at www.wdmchamber.org.

West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce

Chamber 101

West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce, 650 S. Prairie View Drive, Suite 110, West Des Moines

Thursday, June 22, 8-9 a.m.

Are you a new member of the Chamber trying to figure out the best way to take full advantage of your membership? Or, have you been a member for a while and wondering how you can maximize your investment in the Chamber?

Regardless if you’ve been a member for 10 weeks or 10 years, you should attend the Chamber 101 session on June 22.

Join Board Chair Danny Beyer for a conversation on the opportunities and programs available along with providing an overview of your Chamber and how better to increase the value of your membership. Learn how your business can grow by aggressively using your membership.

Bring questions, bring a friend or bring a non-Chamber member who may want to consider a membership and come ready to learn. Limited space is available, make sure to register early. Learn more at

www.wdmchamber.org.

West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce

Accelerate Happy Hour

Barn Town Brewing, 9500 University Ave., Suite 100, West Des Moines

Tuesday, June 27, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Build your network on June 27 at Barn Town Brewing for the Accelerate Happy Hour. Enjoy drink specials and be entered for a chance to win two tickets to the Sunday Championship Round at the LPGA Solheim Cup. Come and learn how becoming a member of Accelerate (for $10), earns you a free drink. Announcements on this and our 2017-2018 programs will be at 5:30 p.m. Join in for great conversation and upcoming programming. Learn more at www.wdmchamber.org.

West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce

Food 4 Thought

Hilton Garden Inn, 205 S. 64th St., West Des Moines

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

Author and business leader Rowena Crosbie will share some of the most compelling “truths” from her recently published book, “Your Invisible Toolbox: The Technological Ups and Interpersonal Downs of the Millennial Generation”, co-authored by colleague Deborah Rinner.

While written with Millennials in mind, “Your Invisible Toolbox” tackles the challenges every professional faces with a new set of indispensable tools, all based on research. With 100 tools, each based on an aspect of more effective interpersonal interaction, “Your Invisible Toolbox” provides insights into what is needed to succeed in today’s global economy.

Based on the bottom-line proposition that 85 percent of career success depends on soft skills, this book can serve as a roadmap in successfully navigating the business landscape.

Ro will share some of the research, real-world examples of lessons learned and recommendations on how you can find success in an ever-changing, challenging business climate. Copies of her book will be available for purchase at $14.95. Cost of attendance is $20 for members and $30 for non-members. Learn more at www.wdmchamber.org.

West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce

Membership Luncheon

Des Moines Golf & Country Club, 1600 Jordan Creek Pkwy,

West Des Moines

Thursday, July 13, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Meet the west side gridiron greats:

• Gary Swenson – Valley

• Tom Wilson – Dowling

• Scott Carlson – Waukee

No matter whether you cheer for the Tigers, Maroons or the Warriors, this is a must-attend event. John Mickelson, West Des Moines City Councilman and former Iowa Hawkeye defensive end, will moderate the event.

Coaches can be enormously influential in kids’ lives. Ask a random group of adults to recall a sports memory, and you’re likely to hear every intimate detail about a game-winning hit, a dropped pass or a scoop and score that, even decades later, still illicit passionate emotion. What students learn from such moments can shape their lives.

Cost of attendance is $25 for members and $35 for non-members. Learn more at www.wdmchamber.org.

BNI Chapter: DM-Business First

Glen Oaks Country Club, 1401 Glen Oaks Drive, West Des Moines

Meets Thursdays at 7:30 a.m.

Learn more at http://bniiowa.com.

BNI Chapter: DM-Circle of Success

Gilroy’s Kitchen + Pub + Patio,

1238 Eighth St., West Des Moines

Meets Thursdays at 7:30 a.m.

Learn more at http://bniiowa.com.

BNI Chapter: DM-Trusted Sources

Gilroy’s Kitchen + Pub + Patio,

1238 Eighth St., West Des Moines

Meets Tuesdays at 8 a.m.

Learn more at http://bniiowa.com.

B.I.N.G. – Iowa

B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday

West Des Moines Business Incubator, 318 Fifth St.,

West Des Moines

Saturdays, 8 a.m. – noon

B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday is a weekly collaborative workshop where you’ll meet like-minded people with businesses or business startup aspirations. Get help starting or growing your business and/or offer your expertise and time to others. This is a time and a place to get things done and make things happen.

Some examples of what you can learn/accomplish: network and brainstorm with like-minded people, work on your pitch, marketing for your business, website help, work on a newsletter, role play, learn business stuff, learn business acumen, financial aspects, sales, growth strategies, utilize the Business Model Canvas, get objective feedback, accounting tips/help, troubleshoot growing pains, and the list goes on and on.

What’s the next thing you need to check off your list? Learn more at http://businessincubatornetworkinggroup.com/bing-sweat-equity-saturday/.

B.I.N.G. – Iowa

B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn

West Des Moines Business Incubator, 318 Fifth St.,

West Des Moines

Thursdays, Noon – 1 p.m.

B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn is a weekly lunch and learn business networking group dedicated to helping small business owners start and grow by sharing knowledge, resources and leads.

During the weekly meeting, you can expect to briefly share your business idea or give your current venture’s elevator speech. Bring plenty of business cards to pass around and give attendees a reason to refer you to qualified business prospects. Learn more at http://businessincubatornetworkinggroup.com/bing-lunch-n-learn/

Metro Business Friends Networking Group

Price Chopper, upper level conference room,

5440 N.W. 86th St., Johnston

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

Learn more at https://metrobusinessfriends.com.

Metro Business Friends Networking Group

Metro Business Friends Social

Broheim’s Indoor Golf & Pub, 33 N.E. Carefree Lane, Waukee

Thursday, June 29, 4-7 p.m.

Food and drink tickets available. Bring your clubs, as there will be two golf contests during the event. Vendor tables available. Members: $30. Non-members: $50. Advertising on screens available through Broheim’s. If interested, email Dave Milburn at dave@bbsgiowa.com. Learn more at https://metrobusinessfriends.com. ♦

 

 

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