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 www.metrobusinessfriends.net.

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 and Country Club, 4000 86th St., Urbandale
Meets Fridays at 11:45 a.m.
Learn more at https://portal.clubrunner.ca/1664.

Grimes Chamber and Economic Development
YP Ugly Sweater Social
The Corn Patch, 309 W. First St., Grimes
Dec. 21, 5-6 p.m.
A holiday celebration; wear your ugliest holiday garb and hang out with some other young professionals from the
area. Learn more at www.grimesiowa.com.

Grimes Chamber and Economic Development
Lunch and Learn
Grimes Community Complex, 410 S.E. Main St., Grimes
Jan. 10, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Each month Grimes Chamber and Economic Development gives its members the opportunity to meet for networking, lunch and to learn about items of interest regarding Grimes and the metro area. You are invited to join us on the second Wednesday of the month to attend these events. Register online, $15 for members with RSVP, $20 for nonmembers and walk-ins, $7.50 for members with RSVP and no meal. Only attendees who
RSVP are guaranteed space and a meal. Those who RSVP and do not attend will be invoiced. Learn more at www.grimesiowa.com.

Grimes Chamber and Economic Development
YP Speaker Series: Personality Traits and Branding
Grimes Community Complex, Room 402, 410 S.E. Main St., Grimes
Jan. 18, 4:30-6 p.m.
Renee Schneider from TRIO Marketing/Branding/Advertising will be speaking on the topic of “Personality
Traits and Branding.” This is a new series focused on personal growth in the workplace. Register online, YP
members are $10 and nonmembers are $20. Learn more at www.grimesiowa.com.

Grimes Chamber and Economic Development
Annual Dinner
Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center, 5291 Stoney Creek Court, Johnston
Jan. 25, 5-9 p.m.
Save the date for Grimes Chamber and Economic Development’s Annual Dinner. All details will be announced soon. Learn more at www.grimesiowa.com.

Grimes Chamber & Economic Development
Expert Edge
Grimes Community Complex, 410 S.E. Main St., Grimes
Feb. 14, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
An opportunity to meet for networking, lunch and to learn about items of interest regarding Grimes and the metro
area on the second Wednesday of the month. Cost: $15 for members with RSVP, $7 for members with RSVP (no
meal) and $20 for nonmembers and walk-ins. Learn more at www.grimesiowa.com.

Johnston Chamber of Commerce
Chamber Monthly Membership Luncheon: State of the City
Hilton Garden Inn, 8600 Northpark Drive, Johnston
Jan. 25, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
$20
Register online and learn more at johnstonchamber.com.

Johnston Chamber of Commerce
Chamber Annual Banquet
Hilton Garden Inn, 8600 Northpark Drive, Johnston
Feb. 15, 6-9 p.m.
$50
Celebrate all that was 2017; award the Citizen, Businessperson and Ambassador of the Year, and give
recognition and thanks to all our member businesses. Register online and learn more at johnstonchamber.com.

Urbandale Chamber of Commerce
Greater Des Moines Partnership 2018 Opening Night Legislative Reception
The Tea Room, 713 Walnut St., #600, Des Moines
Jan. 8, 5-7 p.m.
The Greater Des Moines Partnership and Affiliate Chambers and partner organizations invite you to the annual Opening Night Legislative Reception, welcoming the 87th Iowa General Assembly to the 2018 Legislative
Session. Meet Iowa Legislators, sample hors d’oeuvres from restaurants and vendors from the regional affiliate
communities and enjoy the newly renovated Tea Room in downtown Des Moines. The event is hosted in partnership with Young Professionals Connection, Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute and Capital Crossroads. Cost is $25 for Partnership investors and Affiliate Members $25 for Young Professionals Connection members, $25 for Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute members and $40 for nonmembers. Register online and learn more at http://uniquelyurbandale.com.

Urbandale Chamber of Commerce
Meet the Urbandale Chamber
RODAN Board Room at the Urbandale Chamber of Commerce, 2830 100th St., Suite 110, Urbandale
Jan. 9, 9-10 a.m.
Enjoy coffee provided by Friedrich’s, meet other members/staff, and learn more about accessing your benefits in a small group, informal gathering. Bring your business cards. Register online and learn more at http:// uniquelyurbandale.com.

Urbandale Chamber of Commerce
KEY In Des Moines: Recruiting and Retaining Civic-Minded Professionals
Drake University, Olmsted Center (second floor conference rooms), 2875 University Ave., Des Moines
Jan. 10, 8:15-10 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. KEY in Des Moines is a division of the Urbandale Chamber of Commerce.

Urbandale Chamber of Commerce
Membership Luncheon
Holiday Inn and Suites, 4800 Merle Hay Road, Urbandale
Jan. 17, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Every month members of the Urbandale Chamber come together to network, enjoy lunch and listen to a speaker
to learn about happenings in Urbandale and around the Greater Des Moines Area. Deadline to register is 48
hours before event. Any registration that comes in after this deadline will be put on a waiting list and billed an
additional $5 (if space allows). Prepayment is highly encouraged and appreciated. Reservations not kept will be
billed. Cost: $25 for members and $35 for nonmembers. Learn more at http://uniquelyurbandale.com.

Urbandale Chamber of Commerce
Talk with Officials
Urbandale City Hall Council Chambers, 3600 86th St., Urbandale
Jan 27, 10:30 a.m. – noon
Talk with Officials is a forum for the business community to connect with elected officials representing Urbandale at the state, county, city and school district. Space is limited. Learn more at http://uniquelyurbandale.com.

Urbandale Chamber of Commerce
AM Exchange, Presented by Susan Bonnicksen/Superior Printing and Promotions
Image360, 8445 Hickman Road, Urbandale
Jan. 30, 7:30-8:30 a.m.
People do business with those they know, like and trust. What better place to start building relationships than
our 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. Register online and learn more at http://uniquelyurbandale.com. ♦

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