Northwestern Suburbs Networking and Events

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Metro Business Friends Networking Group
Upper level conference room at Price Chopper
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
Halloween Business Social
Broheim’s Indoor Golf & Pub, 53 N.E. Carefree Lane, Waukee
Oct. 26, 4-7 p.m.
This casual and interactive business networking event will allow you to meet area professionals, exchange ideas and create lasting connections. Everyone is welcome. Costumes welcomed but not required.

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/.

Rotary Club of Johnston
Hyperion Field Club, 7930 N.W. Beaver Drive, Johnston
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
Percolate A.M.
Kennybrook Village, 200 S.W. Brookside Drive, Grimes
Oct. 27, 7:30-8:30 a.m.
Join bright and early and hear from Septagon Construction on the new projects they have going on and what’s in store for the future.

Johnston Chamber of Commerce
Ambassador Meeting
Noodle Zoo, 8705 Chambery Blvd. #700, Johnston
Oct. 19, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Register online and learn more at https://johnstonchamber.com.

Johnston Chamber of Commerce
City Council Candidate Forum
Johnston City Hall-City Council Chambers, 6221 Merle Hay Road, Johnston
Oct. 23, 5-7 p.m.
Meet and hear from the candidates for the Johnston City Council. Learn more at https://johnstonchamber.com.

Johnston Chamber of Commerce
Ribbon cutting for SEH
SEH, 5414 N.W. 88th St., Suite 140, Johnston
Oct. 25, 4-6 p.m.
Register online and learn more at https://johnstonchamber.com.

Johnston Chamber of Commerce
Business After Hours with WineStyles
WineStyles, 8460 Birchwood Court, #500, Johnston
Nov. 2, 5-6 p.m.
Register online and learn more at https://johnstonchamber.com.

Johnston Chamber of Commerce
Jammin’ in Johnston
Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center, 5291 Stoney Creek Court, Johnston
Nov. 9, 5-8 p.m.
Hundreds of unique, local products and goods. Kick off the holiday shopping season by shopping small and buying local. Sample delicious food, enjoy live music and find one-of-a-kind items all at our annual vendor fair. Learn more and become a vendor or sponsor at https://johnstonchamber.com.

Johnston Chamber of Commerce
Breakfast Before Business with Bishop Drumm
Bishop Drumm Retirement Center, 5837 Winwood Drive, Johnston
Nov. 14, 7:30-8:30 a.m.
Register online and learn more at https://johnstonchamber.com.

Johnston Chamber of Commerce
Legislative Luncheon with Local Chambers
Hilton Garden Inn, 8600 Northpark Drive, Johnston
Nov. 14, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
$20
Meet and hear from area legislators at this joint event with Ankeny, Polk City, Urbandale, Grimes and Johnston Chambers of Commerce. Register online and learn more at https://johnstonchamber.com.

Urbandale Chamber of Commerce
Ribbon cutting for Hampton Inn & Suites
Hampton Inn & Suites, 8811 Plum Drive, Urbandale
Oct. 19, 3-5 p.m.
Celebrate the grand opening of Hampton Inn & Suites. The ribbon cutting will take place at 3:15 p.m. Learn more at http://uniquelyurbandale.com.

Urbandale Chamber of Commerce
Ribbon cutting for ARC Physical Therapy+
ARC Physical Therapy+, 11119 Plum Drive, Urbandale
Oct. 24, 4:30-6 p.m.
Celebrate the grand opening of ARC Physical Therapy+. The ribbon cutting will take place at 4:45 p.m. Learn more at http://uniquelyurbandale.com.

Urbandale Chamber of Commerce
Edencrest Living Open House
Edencrest at Beaverdale, 3410 Beaver Ave., Des Moines
Oct. 25, 5-7 p.m.
Open house for Edencrest Assisted Living at Beaverdale. Learn more at http://uniquelyurbandale.com.

Urbandale Chamber of Commerce
genYP Speed Networking
Friedrich’s Roastery, 2781 N.W. 99th St., Urbandale
Oct. 26, 3:30-5 p.m.
$10 for non-genYP members
Presented by Endow Urbandale genYP members. Join in for a speed-networking event to get to know one another and start building relationships. Learn more at http://uniquelyurbandale.com.

Urbandale Chamber of Commerce
AM Exchange, presented by Susan Bonnicksen/Superior Printing and Promotions
Triplett Office Essentials, 3553 109th St., Urbandale
Oct. 31, 7:30-8:30 a.m.
People do business with those they know, like and trust. What better place to start building relationships than AM Exchanges? Urbandale Chamber of Commerce AM Exchange allows members a strategic networking opportunity to gather and do business in the morning.
New format in 2017. Attendees will be divided into groups of five and will answer two rounds of questions within their groups. During the third and final round, groups will share their answer to all attendees. This strategic networking event allows members to get to know each other and start developing relationships.
Cost is included in your membership, but RSVPs are requested to accommodate for food and beverages. Learn more at http://uniquelyurbandale.com.

Urbandale Chamber of Commerce
Ribbon cutting for Ben Buenzow State Farm Insurance
Buenzow State Farm Insurance, 3273 100th St., Urbandale
Nov. 3, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Celebrate the 10-year anniversary of Buenzow State Farm Insurance. The ribbon cutting will take place at 3:45 p.m. Learn more at http://uniquelyurbandale.com.

Urbandale Chamber of Commerce
HR Trends for Business Owners
Urbandale Chamber of Commerce, 2830 100th St., Ste. 110, Urbandale
Nov. 7, 3-5 p.m.
$29 members/$35 nonmembers
Business owners, learn more about the hot topics that are sure to affect your business’s future, including: preparation for Generation Z entering the workforce, performance management trends and the latest in state and federal employment regulations and how to be sure you are ready when the changes occur. Learn more at http://uniquelyurbandale.com.

Urbandale Chamber of Commerce
KEY in Des Moines — Hiring International Students
(Navigating CPT and OPT)
Simpson College, West Des Moines Campus, 1415 28th St. #250, West Des Moines
Nov. 8, 8-9:30 a.m.
KEY in Des Moines stands for Keeping Educated Youth in Des Moines. It is a program connecting employers with area colleges and universities for workforce attraction. Every other month the group hosts free educational sessions.
• What is CPT and OPT?
• Why would an employer want to hire international students?
• How much work is it (and what is the cost) for an employer to hire an international student?
Learn more at http://uniquelyurbandale.com.

Urbandale Chamber of Commerce
Sample Urbandale, A Celebration of Business
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites DM Northwest, 4800 Merle Hay Road, Urbandale
Nov. 16, 5-8 p.m.
$35
Get ready for one extravagant evening. Join in for wine and food sampling, a silent auction, live music from Jason Walsmith of The Nadas, and the awards program honoring the 2017 Citizen of the Year and revealing the 2017 Business and Connector of the Year.
This event will feature the third annual “Best in Class” segment during the awards ceremony, presented by Golden Openings. This segment has 24 categories with several nominees per category (chosen by our membership) and will unveil all the winners on this night. This jam-packed evening is one of a kind and is always the talk of the town.
Mobile phone bidding will again be offered. No more hovering over sheets of papers, wondering if you got out bid or not. Now, you will receive a fancy alert on your smart phone every time you are outbid, and with one click, you bid on an item. It’s very easy and convenient. Before the event (whether you can attend or not), be sure to download the app HANDBID on your smart phone to bid. Learn more at http://uniquelyurbandale.com.

Urbandale Chamber of Commerce
QuickBooks Tips and Tricks
New Horizons Computer Learning Center, 6200 Aurora Ave., Suite 207E, Urbandale
Nov. 21, 8-10 a.m.
$29
The Urbandale Chamber of Commerce, ATW Training Solutions and New Horizons Computer Learning Center are proud to offer a QuickBooks Tips and Tricks training session. Learn more at http://uniquelyurbandale.com. ♦

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