Northwestern Suburbs Networking and Events

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515 Networking
Rookies Sports Bar & Grill at 2180 N.W. 156th St., Clive
Weekly meetings are scheduled for Thursdays at 8:30 a.m.
Visit www.connectworkclubs.com for more information.

CyclONE Networking
Village Inn, 8510 Birchwood Court, Johnston
Weekly meetings are scheduled for Tuesdays at 8:30 a.m.
Visit www.connectworkclubs.com for more information.

Smuckers Networking
Cozy Cafe at 8385 Birchwood Court, Johnston
Weekly meetings are scheduled for Wednesdays at 8:30 a.m.
Visit www.connectworkclubs.com for more information.

Urbandale Chamber of Commerce
Membership Luncheon
Meetings are scheduled for every third Wednesday of the month, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Various locations
Members of the Urbandale Chamber meet monthly to network, enjoy lunch and listen to a speaker while learning about happenings in Urbandale and the Greater Des Moines area. For the event location and details about the speaker, visit www.uniquelyurbandale.com.

Urbandale Chamber of Commerce
genYP Communications/Marketing Committee Meeting
Meetings are scheduled for every third Wednesday of the month at 8:30 a.m.
Caribou Coffee, 11895 Hickman Road, Urbandale
This is the monthly meeting for those on the Communications/Marketing Committee for genYP. This committee develops and implements genYP marketing strategies for each year. To learn more, visit www.uniquelyurbandale.com.

Urbandale Chamber of Commerce
genYP Membership Committee Meeting
Meetings scheduled for the second Wednesday of the month at 11:30 a.m.
Palmer Group, 3737 Woodland Ave., #200, West Des Moines
This is the monthly meeting for the genYP Membership Committee. This committee works to grow the membership and welcomes new members to genYP. If you would like more information on this committee, please reach out to the co-chairs or come to one of the meetings. To learn more, visit www.uniquelyurbandale.com.

Urbandale Chamber of Commerce
First Friday Pop-ins
Meetings are scheduled for the first Friday of each month, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Each month the Urbandale Chamber Connectors “Pop-in” to member businesses, thank them for their membership and learn the latest news and trends. Pop-ins begin at 9 a.m. and depart in a caravan from the Chamber office at 2830 100th St., Suite 110, in Urbandale. Approximately four visits occur per hour. These are
planned geographically to be close to one another. Connectors should register to attend these visits online and indicate the timeframe they will be available and if they’ll be able to attend lunch in the “comments” box of the registration form. Please call 331-6855 with questions or email rmoon@urbandalechamber.com.

Rotary Club of West Polk County
Weekly meetings are scheduled for Mondays at noon
Toyota of Des Moines, 1650 S.E. 37th St., Grimes
Visit portal.clubrunner.ca/8304 for more information.

Rotary Club of Johnston
Hyperion Field Club, 7930 N.W. Beaver Drive, Johnston
Weekly meetings are scheduled for Tuesdays at 7 a.m.
Visit portal.clubrunner.ca/1649 for more information.

Rotary Club of Northwest Des Moines
Weekly meetings are scheduled for Fridays at 11:45 a.m.
Urbandale Golf and Country Club, 4000 86th St., Urbandale
Visit portal.clubrunner.ca/1664 for more information.

Johnston Chamber of Commerce
Breakfast Before Business
Meetings scheduled for the second Tuesday of the month, 7:30 a.m.
The venue changes monthly.
Morning networking event. To learn more details and to find the monthly locations, visit www.johnstonchamber.com.

Johnston Chamber of Commerce
Monthly Membership Luncheon
Meetings are scheduled for every fourth Thursday at 11:30 a.m.
Hyperion Field Club, 7390 N.W. Beaver Drive, Johnston
Join in for this monthly luncheon featuring a a speaker. Visit www.johnstonchamber.com for more information or to register.

Johnston Chamber of Commerce
Business After Hours
Meetings scheduled for the first Thursday of the month, at 5 p.m.
The venue changes monthly.
Join in for this evening networking event and enjoy learning about a chamber business. Visit www.johnstonchamber.com for details and the address of the event.

Grimes Chamber of Commerce
Top Five For Small Business – Top Five Apps for Small Businesses
Aug. 22, noon to 1 p.m.
Harley L. Otto Memorial Board Room, Grimes Chamber & Economic Development, 404 S.E. Second Street, Suite 200, Grimes
Small-business owners and managers wear many hats. But for every minute spent working in the business, a minute is lost to focus on the business. This event discusses the top five apps small businesses can employ to reduce administrative time and gain more time for strategic thinking and growth, featuring Laura Kinnard, MBA, Founder of Curated Growth, Drake University professor, and entrepreneurial adviser.

Urbandale Chamber of Commerce
Contacts & Contracts Wednesday PM Group, Presented by Ben Buenzow State Farm Insurance
Thursday, Aug. 23, 11:30 a.m.
RODAN Board Room at the Chamber office, 2830 100th St., Suite 110, Urbandale
Connecting U! Contacts & Contracts is a group formed for members to develop deeper business relationships with the purpose of lead sharing and referrals. To learn more, visit www.uniquelyurbandale.com.

Urbandale Chamber of Commerce
AM Exchange, Presented by Susan Bonnicksen/Superior Printing and Promotions
Tuesday, Aug. 28, 7:30 a.m.
Laser Resources – 1601 S.E. Gateway Drive, Suite 130, Grimes
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 5-7 and will answer three rounds of questions within their groups. This strategic networking events allows members to get to know each other and start developing relationships. To learn more, visit www.uniquelyurbandale.com.

Urbandale Chamber of Commerce
Contacts & Contracts Wednesday PM Group, Presented by Mark Courter – State Farm Insurance
Wednesday, Aug. 29, 11:30 a.m.
RODAN Board Room at the Chamber office, 2830 100th St., Suite 110, Urbandale
Connecting U! Contacts & Contracts is a group formed for members to develop deeper business relationships with the purpose of lead sharing and referrals. To learn more, visit www.uniquelyurbandale.com.

Urbandale Chamber of Commerce
Contacts & Contracts Wednesday AM Group, Presented by Jon Smith – Iowa Realty
Sept. 12, 8:30-10 a.m.
RODAN Board Room at the Chamber office, located at 2830 100th St., Suite 110, Urbandale
Connecting U! Contacts & Contracts is a group formed for members to develop deeper business relationships with the purpose of lead sharing and referrals. The group is limited by size and industry. Membership to the group is annual and members must commit to coming to 90 percent of the meetings, which are held every month. Reservations to participate monthly are required. To learn more, visit www.uniquelyurbandale.com. ♦

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