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
Networking Luncheon
Waukee Community Center, 675 Walnut St., Waukee
Thursday, Oct. 19, 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. Join the Waukee Area Chamber of Commerce for an update from the City of Waukee on the Apple Data Center. Cost is $15 in advance and $20 for day of registration. RSVP and learn more at www.waukeechamber.com.

Waukee Area Chamber of Commerce
Johnson Orthodontics Open House
Johnson Orthodontics, 2355 S.E. LA Grant Parkway, Waukee
Thursday, Oct. 19, 4-7:30 p.m.
Join the Waukee Area Chamber of Commerce to help Johnson Orthodontics celebrate its grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Learn more at www.waukeechamber.com.

Waukee Area Chamber of Commerce
Economic Development Committee Meeting
Waukee Area Chamber of Commerce, 236 W. Hickman Road, Waukee
Wednesday, Oct. 25, noon – 1 p.m.
Members only. Join in for an overview of current development projects in the community and an opportunity to develop relationships with representatives of the city government, school district and members of the Chamber. Basic planning for the 2018 Waukee Economic Development Bus Tour will also begin. Learn more at www.waukeechamber.com.

Waukee Area Chamber of Commerce
Food Dudes Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Des Moines Social Club (theater), 901 Cherry St., Des Moines
Wednesday, Oct. 25, 4:30-7:30 p.m.
Join the Waukee Area Chamber of Commerce and other central Iowa Chambers to help welcome Food Dudes to the Des Moines metro. Enjoy a happy hour with wine samples, food samples, and a bar to purchase drinks. Learn more at  www.waukeechamber.com.

Waukee Area Chamber of Commerce
Waukee Chamber Ambassador Committee
meeting
Seven Stone Pizzeria, 9350 University Ave., Suite 18, West Des Moines
Thursday, Nov. 2, noon – 1 p.m.
Chamber Ambassadors meet on the first Thursday of each month 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
Waukee Wellness & Chiropractic 10-Year Anniversary
Waukee Wellness & Chiropractic, 710 S.E. Alice’s Road, Waukee
Thursday, Nov. 9, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Join the Waukee Area Chamber of Commerce at Waukee Wellness & Chiropractic for a 10-year anniversary celebration. Learn more at www.waukeechamber.com.

Waukee Area Chamber of Commerce
Breakfast Before Business at Edward Jones
Edward Jones, 14225 University Ave., Waukee
Tuesday, Nov. 14, 7:30-8:30 a.m.
Start your day with a breakfast and business networking at Edward Jones. Travis Gaule will host Chamber members for breakfast and conversation. RSVP and learn more at www.waukeechamber.com.

Waukee Area Chamber of Commerce
Networking Luncheon
Waukee Community Center, 675 Walnut St., Waukee
Thursday, Nov. 16, 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. RSVP and learn more at www.waukeechamber.com.

Rotary Club of West Des Moines
Des Moines Golf & 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
Business Roundtable: How to grow your business by creating & sharing content
West Des Moines Chamber, 650 S. Prairie View Drive, Suite 110, West Des Moines
Tuesday, Oct. 24, 7:30-9 a.m.
The brands that are experiencing the greatest success online have a strong content strategy. This session will teach you how to create, curate and use content to boost your organization’s online presence, get the right message to your audience, enhance
search engine optimization and drive sales. President and co-founder of Blue Compass, Drew Harden, has grown and guided the company from a two-person start-up in 2007 to one of the Midwest’s leading digital marketing companies today. He’s a published author, has been cited by PR News and USA Today, and has led web projects that have been honored by organizations like Adobe and American Design Awards.
Attendees will leave with:
1. An understanding of the power of online content and how to establish a solid content marketing strategy.
2. Guidance on how to make their web pages much more attractive to search engines.
3. Ways to immediately begin enhancing trust and thought leadership through blog articles and online videos.
For more information on Blue Compass or Drew Harden check out www.bluecompass.com and www.drewharden.com.
Attendance is limited to 30 people. Register online, $15 for members and $30 for non-members. Learn more at www.wdmchamber.org.

West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce
WDM City Council Candidate Forum
West Des Moines City Hall Council Chambers, 4200 Mills Civic Parkway, West Des Moines
Thursday, Oct. 24, 7-8:30 p.m.
The West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce invites area residents to meet the six candidates running for four seats on the West Des Moines City Council at a forum.
Participating in the forum will be incumbent Mayor Steven Gaer, the incumbent Councilman for the At-Large seat, Rick Messerschmidt, and challenger Rene Hardman, incumbent Councilman for the First Ward, Kevin Trevillyan, incumbent
Council member for the Third Ward Russ Trimble, and challenger Nadir Mehta. Each candidate will be given the opportunity to make individual introductory statements followed by written questions submitted by the audience. The forum will be moderated by Chamber Board Chair Danny Beyer. The forum will be televised on the local West Des Moines government access channel. The general
public is invited to attend at no charge. City Council elections will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 7. Learn more at www.wdmchamber.org.

West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce
Accelerate: Entrepreneurial Readiness
West Des Moines Chamber, 650 S. Prairie View Drive, Suite 110, West Des Moines
Wednesday, Nov. 8, 5-6:30 p.m.
Join in for an Entrepreneurial Readiness Assessment presented by Iowa Center for Economic Success. Through this workshop, you’ll have the opportunity to dive into your personality, goals and skills to better evaluate where you are in your entrepreneurial
journey. This in-person, hands-on assessment will feature collaborative conversations around entrepreneurship and discussion on what’s next in your professional journey. This event is free for Accelerate members and will be held in the West Des Moines Chamber conference room. Space is limited. Register and learn more at www.wdmchamber.org.

West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce
WDMLA Open House
West Des Moines Chamber, 650 S. Prairie View Drive, Suite 110, West Des Moines
Thursday, Nov. 9, 5-6 p.m.
The West Des Moines Leadership Academy (WDMLA) is an intensive, regionally oriented leadership development program designed to give potential and emerging leaders the skills, knowledge, and ongoing support they need to succeed in the West Des Moines community. It is designed for outstanding individuals who desire to sharpen their leadership skills and gain a greater understanding of the region’s economy and community networks. While many fine national leadership development programs exist, we offer a
regionally focused program — taught by local leaders for local leaders. Interested in learning more? You’ll hear from alumni and current class members on their experience. Register and learn more at www.wdmchamber.org.

West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce
Breakfast B4 Business
WineStyles Wine and Gifts, 5515 Millis Civic Parkway, Suite 120, West Des Moines
Wednesday, Nov. 15, 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
Economic Update
Des Moines Golf & Country Club, 1600 Jordan Creek Parkway, West Des Moines
Wednesday, Nov. 15, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Economic Update featuring Jim McCaughan, CEO Principal Global Investors. Jim is recognized as one of the world’s leading economists by CNBC, Fox Business, Bloomberg, The Financial Times, the Milken Institute, International Fund Forum and others. He will provide insights on the impact of what is happening in the United States and global economies. $35 per person. Register and 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
Smokey Rows Coffee, 1910 Cottage Grove,
Des Moines
Saturday, Oct. 21, 8 a.m. – noon
Roll your sleeves up and move your business forward at this workshop/presentation/group discussion format entrepreneurial half-day
adventure. Special Take Action on What You Learn module added. RSVP and learn more at http://businessincubatornetworkinggroup.com/bing-sweatequity-saturday/.

B.I.N.G. – Iowa
B.I.N.G. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
J. Thompson Books (inside Inspired Grounds
Coffee), 117 Fifth St., West Des Moines
Thursday, Oct. 26, Noon
Thursday, Nov. 2, Noon
Speakers and topics TBD. RSVP and learn more at http://businessincubatornetworkinggroup.com/binglunch-n-learn.

B.I.N.G. – Iowa
B.I.N.G. First Friday
Location TBD
Friday, Nov. 3, 7:30-9:30 a.m.
Do you ever want to just get together and connect with people on a regular basis? Maybe just get your name out there? Me too. Let’s do it. Learn more at http://businessincubatornetworkinggroup.com/binglunch-n-learn.

B.I.N.G. – Iowa
B.I.N.G. Sweat Equity Saturday
Smokey Rows Coffee, 1910 Cottage Grove, Des Moines
Saturday, Nov. 4, 8 a.m. – noon
Agenda:
Coffee and small talk
Startup progress for returning entrepreneurs
Startup assessment for new attendees
Shop talk and workshop on business models, lean startup, partnerships and any topic customized to your next steps.
Personal development strategies to get your head in the game. Cutting edge on-the-fly coaching exercises to move you past what’s stopping you and get the motivation to tale action on what you’ve just learned. RSVP and learn more at http://businessincubatornetworkinggroup.com/bing-sweatequity-saturday/.

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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