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Rotary Club of Waukee

Des Moines Golf & Country Club

1600 Jordan Creek Parkway, West Des Moines

Thursdays at 6:45 a.m.

The Rotary Club of Waukee is part of Rotary International, a not-for-profit worldwide organization that proves every day that it’s one of the most influential humanitarian service organizations. The mission of Rotary is to provide service to others, to promote high ethical standards and to advance world understanding, goodwill and peace through its fellowship of business, professional and community leaders. For information on the Rotary Club of Waukee, visit


Rotary Club of West Des Moines

Des Moines Golf & Country Club

1600 Jordan Creek Parkway, West Des Moines

Tuesdays at 11:45 a.m.

Upcoming speakers:

Aug. 23: Suzanne Hull, European Heritage Association

Aug. 30: Patty Judge, United States Senate

Sept. 13: Tom Maharry, Solar Energy

Sept. 20: Tom Narak and Tom George, March 2016 Xicotepec Trip

Sept. 27: Club Assembly, Update/Planning for Strategic Plan Initiatives

For information on the Rotary Club of West Des Moines, visit


Waukee Chamber Economic Development Bus Tour

Open to members and non-members

Thursday, Sept. 8, 3-6 p.m.

The bus tour will be followed with a reception at 5 p.m. This event is open to the public and will highlight community information, business and residential development and schools. No cost to attend. Seats are limited. RSVP for a seat on the bus tour.


Waukee Chamber September Networking Luncheon

Open to members and non-members

Waukee Community Center

675 Walnut St., Waukee

Tuesday, Sept. 27, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

The Waukee Chamber Networking Luncheon is a great opportunity to enjoy a lunch catered by a local restaurant, develop business relationships with membership and have the opportunity to provide a brief introduction of your business. For more information or to register, visit

Waukee State House & Senate Candidate Forum

Open to members and non-members

Waukee High School Auditorium

Saturday, Oct. 1, 9:30-11 a.m.

Get to know the candidates before the November election.


West Des Moines Chamber Business Roundtable

Wednesday, Aug. 24, 7:30-9 a.m.

West Des Moines City Hall – Council Chambers

4200 Mills Civic Parkway, West Des Moines

Chamber Member: $10

Non-Chamber Member: $15

Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are thriving thanks to new and innovative technologies enabled by AT&T’s wired and wireless networks. Come to this business roundtable event where Michelle Hardy and Richie Logsdon from AT&T present “Mobilizing Your World, Tools to Enhance Your Business on the Go.” Register at


West Des Moines Chamber Elevate

Thursday, Sept. 1, 7:30-9 a.m.

Hilton Garden Inn

205 S. 64th St., West Des Moines

Featured Speaker: Nancy Mwirotsi, Founder of Pi 515

Chamber Member: $10

Non-Chamber Member: $15

Nancy Mwirotsi has dedicated herself personally and professionally to helping refugee families have a positive and successful relocation experience in Iowa. She founded a program called Pi 515 (Pursuit of Innovation 515), where she works directly with our youth and provides a free after-school class that educates undeserved youth mainly refugee 7-12th grade students in Des Moines on basic computer coding and prepares them for higher education and good careers. Mwirotsi was a finalist for both STEM Champion and Diversity Champion as a nominee for Entrepreneurship Innovation at the Iowa Women of Innovation. Register at


West Des Moines Chamber Membership Luncheon

Thursday, Sept. 8, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Des Moines Golf and Country Club

1600 Jordan Creek Parkway, West Des Moines

Chamber Member: $20

Non-Chamber Member: $25

Speaker: Iowa Speedway’s President, Jimmy Small.

Jimmy Small joined Iowa Speedway after six years with NASCAR in various business-building positions. Most recently, he served as senior manager for team marketing services within the NASCAR Industry Services department out of the Charlotte, North Carolina, office. In that role, he was the business and marketing liaison with teams and drivers in all three national series. Additionally, Small helped manage the implementation of the NASCAR Industry Action Plan (IAP), including several key initiatives targeting Event Management and Entertainment, Youth & Gen-Y Marketing and Driver Star Power. Register at


West Des Moines Chamber Accelerate Networking Event

Thursday, Sept. 8, 4-6 p.m.

Twisted Vine Brewery

3320 Westown Parkway, West Des Moines


Looking for a way to accelerate your career? Plan on joining the West Des Moines Chamber after work at Twisted Vine Brewery. Enjoy appetizers and handcrafted beer while networking with Accelerate’s emerging leaders. Cost includes one handcrafted beer and appetizers.


BNI Chapter: DM-Business First

Meets Thursdays at 7:30 a.m.

Glen Oaks Country Club

1401 Glen Oaks Drive, West Des Moines

Take I-80/35 to Mills Civic Parkway exit then go west and take the left lane and turn left at Country club entrance. At the guard station, tell them you are there for BNI meeting and then follow signs to the club house. Learn more at or call 515-865-3862.


B.I.N.G. – Iowa

West Des Moines Business Incubator

318 Fifth St., West Des Moines

Business Incubator Networking Group – Iowa is dedicated to helping start and grow businesses. The organization has a weekly business-building lunch and learn networking group and a weekly business-building collaborative workshop. These events are currently open to the public. Additionally, they offer a weekly tight-knit leads referral networking group.


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