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

Rotary Club of Waukee
Iowa Wolves Polio Plus Night
Wells Fargo Arena, 233 Center St., Des Moines
Feb. 3, 6-9:30 p.m.
Join the Rotary Club of Waukee and watch the Iowa Wolves take on the Oklahoma City Blue on Polio Plus Night. Learn more at www.waukeerotary.org

Waukee Area Chamber of Commerce
Waukee Chamber 2018 Annual Dinner
West Des Moines Marriott, 1250 Jordan Creek Parkway, West Des Moines
Feb. 1, 5:30-9 p.m.
Open to members and nonmembers. The Chamber will hold a silent auction, dinner and program to highlight the accomplishments of 2017, look forward to plans for 2018, introduce the 2018 Board of Directors, recognize the Member of the Year, Ambassador of the Year and enjoy a keynote presentation by Chris Norton. Reception, silent
auction and networking at 5:30 p.m.; dinner and program at 6:30 p.m.; awards at 8 p.m. and keynote speaker Chris Norton at 8:30 p.m. Learn more and register for the event at www.waukeechamber.com.

Waukee Area Chamber of Commerce
Networking Luncheon with the Waukee YMCA
Waukee Community Center, 675 Walnut St., Waukee
Feb. 22, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Open to members and their guests. This is an opportunity to develop business relationships, hear from leaders of the Chamber and have the opportunity to introduce yourself as well as your business. The cost to attend this event is $15 in advance and $20 for day of registration. Register online and learn more at www.waukeechamber.com.

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

West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce
Elevate
Embassy Club West, 520 Market St., West Des Moines
Feb. 1, 7:30-9 a.m.
Open to members and nonmembers. This event is moderated by Angela Connolly and the panelists include: Jaki Samuelson, the employment law attorney at Whitfield & Eddy; Christy Smith, SVP Corporate HR and Aureon Staffing; and Melynda DeCarlo, the founder and former National and Regional Training Director at Meyvn Group.
Cost is $20 for members and $30 for nonmembers. Register online and learn more at www.wdmchamber.org.

West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce
Business Roundtable
West Des Moines Chamber, 650 S. Prairie View Drive, Suite 110, West Des Moines
Feb. 7, 7:30-9 a.m.
This event is about demystifying deferred compensation. Nonqualified deferred compensation plans have long been used to provide benefits for key employees. Join the Chamber for breakfast and a business roundtable on these employer sponsored benefits, including: using NQDC to attract top talent as part of a competitive benefits
package, providing performance-based contributions to achieve organizational goals, incentivizing key employees to save more and use employer contributions to keep top talent, and for-profit and tax-exempt entity solutions. This event will be presented by Ray Bening, Chris Thomas and Julia McCormick. Attendance is limited to 25 and costs $20 for members and $30 for nonmembers. Register online and learn more at www.wdmchamber.org.

West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce
Membership Luncheon
Des Moines Golf & Country Club, 1600 Jordan Creek Parkway, West Des Moines
Feb. 8, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Hear from Debi Durham, Director of the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA, formerly Iowa Department of Economic Development). Today, she serves Gov. Kim Reynolds as a leader in the state’s community and business development initiatives. Whether attracting businesses to invest in the state, helping existing companies grow in Iowa or assisting downtowns to rehab and revitalize themselves, Durham’s efforts reach from border to
border. The cost to attend is $25 for members and $35 for nonmembers. Register online and learn more
at www.wdmchamber.org.

West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce
Cyber Security with FBI
Des Moines Golf & Country Club, 1600 Jordan Creek Parkway, West Des Moines
Feb. 20, 7- 9:30 a.m.
Join the FBI, Aureon, Holmes Murphy, BrownWinick Law Firm and Pratum to learn how to protect your company from cyber espionage and unwanted infiltration. Even though nationwide breaches like the one involving Equifax affected 143 million Americans, the threat can feel far removed. But when someone hacked into Central Iowa school system databases and sent frightening texts to parents, the risk feels too close to home. It’s no wonder cyber security is top of mind for metro citizens and businesses. The cost to attend is $25 per person. Register online and learn more at www.wdmchamber.org.

West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce
Breakfast B4 Business
Urban Eyecare & Eyewear. 160 S. 68th St., Suite 1107, West Des Moines
Feb. 21, 7:30-8:30 a.m.
Meet new people, make connections and grow your network. Register online and learn more at www.wdmchamber.org.

West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce
Business Roundtable
West Des Moines Chamber, 650 S. Prairie View Drive, Suite 110, West Des Moines
Feb. 28, 7:30-9 a.m.
Develop a solid marketing plan with Amy Hutchins. Don’t have a marketing plan to work from? No problem. Guest speaker Amy Hutchins (founder and chief strategy officer at MarketLogic) will conduct this seminar and provide key steps and tips to ensure you leave with a development action plan in place. Already have a marketing plan? Great. As we all know, today’s marketing landscape changes by the minute. Come revisit some key planning
considerations that are always important to keep top of mind. Attendance is limited to 25 and costs $20 for members and $30 for nonmembers. Register online 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
Location TBD
Saturdays, 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
Location TBD
Thursdays, noon – 1 p.m.
Speakers/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
Feb. 2, 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? Learn more at http://businessincubatornetworkinggroup.com/bing-lunchn-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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