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 & 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
YP Speaker Series: Personality Traits & 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 & 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 & Economic Development
Percolate A.M.
Grimes Chamber & Economic Development Board
Room, 404 Second St., Suite 200, Grimes
Jan. 19, 7:30-8:30 a.m.
Hear from Joe Murphy and Andrea Woodard with the Greater Des Moines Partnership on the goals and vision of where the next political session will take us. Free to members and their guests. Learn more at www.grimesiowa.com.

Grimes Chamber & Economic Development
Annual Dinner
Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center, 5291 Stoney Creek Court, Johnston
Jan. 25, 5-9 p.m.
“Oscar Presentations” is the theme of GCED’s Annual Dinner, where the Business of Year and Citizen of the
Year will be awarded for a magical evening.
5 p.m. Cocktail hour (cash bar)
6 p.m. Dinner
Register and learn more at www.grimesiowa.com.

Grimes Chamber & Economic Development
Yesco Ribbon Cutting
YESCO, 1450 N.E. 69th Place, Suite 55, Ankeny
Jan. 31, 5-6 p.m.
Celebrate the addition of YESCO | Des Moines to Signarama-Ankeny. This growing business is excited to
share the services that they now have available for your business. Refreshments will be served. 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 https://johnstonchamber.com.

Johnston Chamber of Commerce
Business After Hours with Purple Poppy Boutique
Purple Poppy Boutique, 5800 Merle Hay Road, Johnston
Feb. 1, 5-6 p.m.
An evening networking event to enjoy wine, snacks and fashion. Register online and learn more at https://johnstonchamber.com.

Johnston Chamber of Commerce
Breakfast Before Business
Location TBD
Feb. 13, 7:30-8:30 a.m.
A morning event to network with others over breakfast. Register online and learn more at https://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 https://johnstonchamber.com.

Johnston Chamber of Commerce
Monthly membership luncheon with WinCommunications
Holiday Inn Northwest, 4800 Merle Hay Road, Urbandale
Feb. 22, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
$20
A monthly membership luncheon to learn about“Big Business Email Marketing on a Small Business Budget.” Kathy Towner, with WinCommunications, will educate attendees about the push/pull of email marketing, how email marketing compares to other forms of communication, and other critical information your business should know when it comes to email outreach. Register online and learn more at https://johnstonchamber.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 levels. 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. Attendees will be divided into groups of five and will answer two rounds of questions within their groups.The third and final round, groups will share their answer
with 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. Registeronline and learn more at http://uniquelyurbandale.com.

Urbandale Chamber of Commerce
Strategic Startup: From Chaos to Control
Chamber of Commerce, 2830 100th St., Suite 110, Urbandale
Feb. 8, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
This program is designed for business owners who have been in business three years or less to learn the
foundational essentials of business ownership. Learn budgeting/financials, time management, goal setting,
marketing, taxes, systematizing, team building and even succession planning. Facilitated by Greg Thompson,
Action Coach, this one-day workshop is meant to provide essential tools for businesses in order to gain a solid
business foundation as the business begins to build. This event is exclusive to members and unavailable for general admission attendees. Registration is limited and required. Learn more at http://uniquelyurbandale.com.

Urbandale Chamber of Commerce
genYPM
The Stuffed Olive, 208 Third St., Des Moines
Feb. 13, 4-5 p.m.
In this structured networking event, genYP members will be split into small groups and answer business-related
questions to get to know each other and start building relationships. This event is free for genYP members to
attend, but registration is requested. Learn more at http://uniquelyurbandale.com. ♦

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