Western Suburbs Networking and Events

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Rotary Club of Waukee
Des Moines Golf and Country Club, 1600 Jordan Creek Parkway, West Des Moines
Meets Thursdays 6:45-8 a.m.
Learn more at http://www.waukeerotary.org

Waukee Area Chamber of Commerce
Waukee Chamber New Member Welcome Breakfast
236 W. Hickman Road, Waukee
Wednesday, Aug. 30, 7-8 a.m.
Open to members only. New members of the Waukee Area Chamber of Commerce are invited to a New Member Welcome Breakfast at the Chamber office. The Board of Directors hosts a new member welcome breakfast twice a year to share with our new members all of the opportunities offered within the Chamber membership. It is a great way to connect with other new members and learn about
getting involved. Please RSVP. Learn more at www. waukeechamber.com.

Waukee Area Chamber of Commerce
Waukee School Board Election Forum
Waukee Theater Arts Center, 665 S.E. University Ave., Waukee
Tuesday, Sept. 5, 6-8 p.m.
Meet Your 2017 school board candidates. The Waukee Area Chamber of Commerce will host the 2017 Waukee School Board Election Forum. For more information, please contact the Waukee Area Chamber of Commerce at 515-978-7115. Open to members and non-members. Register online at www. waukeechamber.com.

Waukee Area Chamber of Commerce
Waukee Chamber Ambassador Committee Meeting
1755 50th St., West Des Moines
Thursday, Sept. 7, noon – 1 p.m.
Open to members only. Chamber Ambassadors meet on the first Thursday of each month at noon at a local restaurant. Ambassadors are active Waukee Chamber members who help to accelerate connections through the Chamber. If you are interested in joining this committee, email info@waukeechamber.com. Learn more at www. waukeechamber.com.

Waukee Area Chamber of Commerce
Five-Year Anniversary Celebration for New Beginnings Childcare
New Beginnings Childcare, 100 Fourth St., Waukee
Friday, Sept. 8, 4-6 p.m.
Join the Waukee Area Chamber of Commerce in celebrating New Beginnings Childcare and Preschool’s five-year anniversary. Hear from owner/executive director Lori Moritz, enjoy free snacks, refreshments and Tropical Sno. Open to members and their guests. RSVP to info@waukeechamber. com. Learn more at www.waukeechamber.com.

Waukee Area Chamber of Commerce
Waukee Chamber Economic Development Bus Tour
Mickey’s Irish Pub, 50 S.E. Laurel, Waukee
Thursday, Sept. 14, 3:30-8 p.m.
The Waukee Area Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Committee will host the fifth annual Waukee Economic Development Bus Tour. The tour will start and end at Mickey’s Irish Pub, with a reception to follow at 5 p.m. This event is open to the public and will highlight community information, business, school and residential development. No cost to attend; seats are limited. RSVP to info@waukeechamber.com. Learn more at www.waukeechamber.com.

Rotary Club of West Des Moines
Des Moines Golf and Country Club, 1600 Jordan Creek Parkway, West Des Moines
Meets Tuesdays at 11:45 a.m.
Learn more at www.wdmrotary.org.

West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce
Breakfast B4 Business
Compass Financial, 4801 Westown Parkway, West Des Moines
Tuesday, Aug. 29, 7:30-8:30 a.m.
Come — meet new people, make connections, grow your network. Learn more at www.wdmchamber.org.

West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce
West Metro Golf Classic
Beaver Creek Golf Course 11200 N.W. Towner Drive, Grimes
Thursday, Aug. 31, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
West Metro Golf Classic — formerly known as the Wild West Golf Shootout — joins the memberships of West Des Moines, Clive and Urbandale Chambers in an action-packed day on the course of Beaver Creek Golf Club. Both morning and afternoon shotgun starts provide plenty of opportunity for more than 350 golfers to enjoy the links and the camaraderie of fellow Chamber members. Sponsoring businesses from all three Chambers provide lively interaction at each hole. A catered barbeque lunch is included for all participants.
Format: 4-person best ball
Time: 7 a.m. and 1 p.m. shotgun starts
Price: $100 per person
Price include breakfast and lunch. If paying with a check, send to:
West Metro Golf Classic
West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce
650 S. Prairie View Drive, Suite 110
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Learn more at www.wdmchamber.org.

West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce
Elevate: “Dorothy’s House”
Hilton Garden Inn West Des Moines, 205 S. 64th St., West Des Moines
Thursday, Sept. 7, 7:30-9 a.m.
Kellie Markey was shocked over the abuse of girls, which ultimately led her to a new life mission: the start-up of Dorothy’s House. Dorothy’s House is a safe house providing 24/7 support for the healing of young female survivors of sex trafficking located in
Des Moines. Sex trafficking is the fastest growing criminal industry in the United States right now. In Iowa, we are among one of the top five worst states in the nation for this crime. The average age of a girl taken for sex trafficking is between 10-12 years old. Kellie Markey will share why she left a great position at eBay, a Fortune 500 company, to launch Dorothy’s House. From never volunteering a day in her life, to becoming a foster parent, to incubating a start-up, Kellie’s life flipped and she seems to have found her true calling.
Register online, $20 for members and $30 for nonmembers.
Learn more at www.wdmchamber.org.

West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce
Breakfast B4 Business
Vision Park Family Eye Care, 640 S. 50th St., Suite 2180, West Des Moines
Wednesday, Sept. 20, 7:30-8:30 a.m.
Come — meet new people, make connections, grow your network. Learn more at www.wdmchamber.org.

West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce
Business Roundtable: “Selling Online”
West Des Moines Chamber, 650 S. Prairie View Drive, West Des Moines
Thursday, Sept. 28, 7:30-9 a.m.
Did you know 80 percent of Americans made an online purchase last month? If your company is still dragging its feet about selling online, or if you want to learn a few tricks of the trade, you’ll want to attend this roundtable. Get your fair share of this ever-increasing market of online sales. Join Christina Moffatt, Director of Small Business Resources for the Greater Des Moines Partnership, as she presents “Selling Online – Why it’s important to all businesses.” Attendance is limited to 30 people. Register online, members are $15 and non-members are $30. 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
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.
Lunch ‘n’ Learn is a weekly lunch and learn business networking group in Des Moines, Iowa dedicated to helping small business owners start and grow by sharing knowledge, resources and leads. We designed it as a lunch and learn, as well as a lead networking group, because… Nothing helps incubate a business like a referral, right? Anybody who’s been able to stay in business knows this truth. So, 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 attendeesa 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. ♦

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