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.
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Rotary Club of West Polk County
Toyota of Des Moines, 1650 S.E. 37th St., Grimes
Meets Mondays at noon
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Rotary Club of Johnston
Hyperion Field Club, 7930 N.W. Beaver Drive, Johnston
Meets Tuesdays at 7 a.m.
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Rotary Club of Northwest Des Moines
Urbandale Golf & Country Club, 4000 86th St., Urbandale
Meets Fridays at 11:45 a.m.
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Grimes Chamber & Economic Development
B.I.G. (Friends of Grimes Public Library)
Grimes Public Library, 200 N. James St., Grimes
Aug. 24, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Join us for B.I.G. (Business In Grimes) at Grimes Public Library. This B.I.G. is presented by the Friends of the Grimes Public Library. This will be a great time of networking, fun, food and beverages. This event is open to Grimes Chamber members and their guests. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to visit with likeminded business professionals in a relaxed atmosphere. Learn more at http://

Grimes Chamber & Economic Development
Golf Outing
Beaver Creek Golf Club, 11200 N.W. Towner Drive, Grimes
Sept. 14, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Save the date for the 12th Annual GCED Golf Outing. This annual event is held by and for the many members and friends of the organization. It is a tremendous networking event as well as a meaningful fundraiser for the organization. Whether you are a sponsor, a participant, or both, this event promises a good investment and a great time. Learn more at

Grimes Chamber & Economic Development
B.I.G. (Back to Health Chiropractic)
Back to Health Chiropractic, 3000 S.E. Grimes Blvd, Suite 500, Grimes
Sept. 19, 4:30-7 p.m.
Join us for B.I.G. (Business In Grimes Afterhours) at Back to Health Chiropractic for their Annual Fall Kick-Off Party. You are encouraged to wear your favorite team’s gear to this football themed event. This B.I.G. will also be a celebration on their fifth anniversary in Grimes. Come out and help Dr. Holly Davis celebrate this achievement. There will be food, fun, beverages and prizes.
All GCED members and their guests are invited to attend.

Grimes Chamber & Economic Development
Percolate A.M.
Cintas, 1300 S.E. Gateway Drive, Grimes,
Sept. 25, 7:30-8:30 a.m.
Join us at our new series Percolate A.M. hosted this month at Cintas. This series focuses on different economic development topics There will be coffee and light breakfast options. All GCED members and their guests are invited to attend.

Johnston Chamber of Commerce
Monthly Membership Luncheon
Johnston Public Library, 6700 Merle Hay Road, Johnston
Aug. 24, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
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Johnston Chamber of Commerce
Chamber Annual Golf Outing
Hyperion Field Club Golf Course, 7390 N.W. Beaver Drive, Johnston
Aug. 28, 11:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Registration is $110 and includes 18 holes, cart, lunch and prizes. Register online
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Johnston Chamber of Commerce
Business After Hours with Iowa Beverage
Iowa Beverage Systems, 2115 N.E. 58th Ave., Des Moines
Sept. 7, 5-6 p.m.
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Johnston Chamber of Commerce
Breakfast Before Business with State Farm Insurance
State Farm Insurance, 5441 N.W. 86th St., #100, Johnston
Sept. 12, 7:30-8:30 a.m.
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Johnston Chamber of Commerce
Ambassador Meeting
Noodle Zoo, 8705 Chambery Blvd., #700, Johnston
Sept. 14, 5-6 p.m.
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Johnston Chamber of Commerce
Chamber Luncheon
The Simpson Barn, 6169 Northglenn Drive, Johnston
Sept. 28, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
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Urbandale Chamber of Commerce
Ribbon cutting event for NuSpine Chiropractic
NuSpine Chiropractic, 7241 Apple Valley Drive, Windsor Heights
Aug. 18, 5-7:30 p.m.
Join us to celebrate the grand opening of NuSpine Chiropractic on Friday, Aug, 18 from 5-7:30 p.m., with ribbon cutting taking place at 5:15 p.m. Learn more at

Urbandale Chamber of Commerce
Young Professionals Networking P.O.W.E.R event
Hilton Garden Inn, 205 S. 64th St., West Des Moines
Aug. 22, 5-7 p.m.
The WDM Chamber’s Young Professional group “Accelerate” is bringing in keynote speaker Adam Carroll to present on Networking P.O.W.E.R. Most professionals don’t realize that achieving their aspirations may be hidden somewhere in their own network, and with a little help, can be readily discovered. Adam’s description of the new “social capital” movement will have everyone on the edge of their seats as they come to grips with what they’ve been missing all along.
The event is open to genYP members to attend. Adam Carroll is a dynamic speaker who has been seen on the national stage, has been featured on CNBC and Netflix and is well-known for his TED Talks on leveraging your network.
5-5:30 p.m. — Registration and reception
5:30-6:30 p.m. — Program
6:30-7 p.m. — Reception and build your network
This interactive presentation shows you how to thrive on connections and you’ll walk away a more confident and effective networker with tools and strategies to help you keep your “POWER 100” list informed about your most important projects.
Your registration fee includes speaker, one free drink ticket for wine or beer and some light snacks. Learn more at

Urbandale Chamber of Commerce
AM Exchange, Presented by Susan Bonnicksen/Superior Printing and
Laser Resources, 1601 S.E. Gateway Drive, Suite 130, Grimes
Aug. 29, 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 to 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. Learn more at

Urbandale Chamber of Commerce
West Metro Golf Classic, Presented by Stivers Ford Lincoln
Beaver Creek Golf Course, 11200 N.W. Towner Drive, Grimes
Aug. 31, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
West Metro Golf Classic — formerly known as the Wild West Golf Shootout — joins the memberships of West Des Moines, Clive and Urbandale Chambers in an action-packed day on the course of Beaver Creek Golf Club. Both morning and afternoon shot-gun starts provide plenty of opportunity for more than 350 golfers to enjoy the links and the camaraderie of fellow Chamber members.
Sponsoring businesses from all three Chambers provide lively interaction at each hole. A catered barbeque lunch is included for all participants. To register to golf, please go to

Urbandale Chamber of Commerce
MOXIE Plus, Presented by HotShot Deliveries, Inc.
RODAN Board Room at the Chamber office, 2830 100th St., Suite 110,
Sept. 6, 8-10 a.m.
MOXIE (Member Owners eXchange Information and Experience) Plus is a group of member business owners/presidents who meet monthly with Greg Thompson, Action Coach, to discuss issues impacting their businesses. All member business owners/presidents are invited to participate. Everyone must sign a confidentiality clause. Business owners of businesses in business for 3 years or less must participate in Strategic Startup from Chaos to Control prior to participation in MOXIE Plus. Contact Chamber staff for details of this free program. Cost is included in membership, but RSVP’s are requested. Learn more at

Urbandale Chamber of Commerce
Meet the Greater Des Moines Partnership
700 Locust St., Suite 100, Des Moines
Sept. 12, 9-11 a.m.
When you joined the Urbandale Chamber, you received a complimentary membership into the Greater Des Moines Partnership. The Greater Des Moines Partnership is the economic and community development organization serving Central Iowa, united to drive economic growth with one voice, one mission, and as one region. Together with 22 Affiliate Chambers of Commerce and 5,700 business members, the Partnership grows opportunity, creates jobs, and promotes the best place to build a business, a career and a future.
During this Meet the Chamber we’ll have Senior Vice President of Regional Business Development Meg Schneider on hand to discuss a wide range of tools designed to help your business and workforce grow. If time permits, tours may be given at the end of the meeting for anyone who would like to see the GDMP offices. Event is free to attend, but registration is requested. Learn more at ♦

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