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

Waukee Chamber of Commerce
Waukee Chamber New Member Welcome Breakfast
Waukee Area Chamber of Commerce, 208 Hickman Road, Waukee
March 7, 7:30-8:30 a.m.
The Board of Directors hosts a new member welcome breakfast twice a year to share with our new members all of the opportunities offered with the Chamber membership. This event is for members only. Register online 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
WDMLA Information Session
Feb. 26, 5-6 p.m.
West Des Moines Chamber, 650 S. Prairie View Drive, Suite 110, West Des Moines
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. Open to members and nonmembers. Register and learn more at www.wdmchamber.org.

West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce
Bizucation
Feb. 27, 7:30-8:30 a.m.
West Des Moines Chamber, 650 S. Prairie View Drive, Suite 110, West Des Moines
This partnership between business and education — between the West Des Moines Chamber and the West Des Moines Community Schools is described as WDMCS’ Bizucation: Career Skills That Work. If you and your company/organization want to learn more and want a place at the podium to drive curriculum decision-making, then WDMCS leadership invites you to share your insights and your expertise. Seating is limited to the first 30
registrants. Register and learn more at www.wdmchamber.org.

West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce
Business Roundtable
Feb. 28, 7:30-9 a.m.
West Des Moines Chamber, 650 S. Prairie View Drive, Suite 110, West Des Moines
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. The cost for members is $20 and $30 for nonmembers. Register
and learn more at www.wdmchamber.org.

West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce
Elevate
March 1, 7:30-9 a.m.
Hilton Garden Inn, 205 S. 64th St., West Des Moines
Real. Strong. Woman. Of Distinction award winner for 2017, Eileen Wixted will discuss the importance of creating a public brand to advance your personal and professional growth. Participants will learn strategies to ensure their public profile matches their personal goals, plus the top three mistakes people make as they relate to creating or
maintaining a personal brand. This will include a review of case studies, how a brand is formed and perceived, differences in gender communication and the :90 opening statement. Eileen has many years of experience as an executive coach, preparing executives for interviews with national and international news outlets, including Today,
MSNB, Squawk Box, Good Morning America, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes and many others. This event is $20 for members and $30 for nonmembers. Register and learn more at www.wdmchamber.org.

West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce
Annual Dinner
March 8, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Sheraton Hotel, 1800 50th St., West Des Moines
Join colleagues and clients at the West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Dinner. The West Des Moines Chamber is pleased to host the star of the Travel Channel’s most popular show “Expedition Unknown.” “Expedition Unknown” chronicles the adventures of Josh Gates as he investigates iconic mysteries across the globe. An adventurer and avid explorer, Gates wields his unique brand of humor and passion for every off-the-
map excursion. As the annual dinner keynote speaker, Josh is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat as he recounts some of his most harrowing explorations. Prices for the event range from $69.50 to $850. Buy tickets 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
First Friday of each month, 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/bing-lunchn-learn/.

Metro Business Friends Networking Group
Price Chopper, upper level conference room, 5440 N.W. 86th St., Johnston
Meets Thursdays, 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Learn more at https://metrobusinessfriends.com. ♦

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