September 9, 2019
Creating Connections that Count!
Events at a Glance
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Downtown Council - at Art Terrarium

Tuesday, September 10th
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Hosted at Art Terrarium,106 11th St.

This month's Downtown Council is hosted by Art Terrarium !

Get the scoop on downtown news and member news at this popular Downtown Chamber coffee & networking event.

Also, take a few minutes to listen to Andrea Metzler, owner at Art Terrarium, on the new podast, " The Chamberphiles "

The LEAP Advisory Council is collecting success stories from LEAP participants. If LEAP has impacted your life, please share your story with us.
Leadership Education and Advancement Pipeline (LEAP) Series

Hosted at Renaissance Des Moines Savery Hotel
Friday, September 13, 2019
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
401 Locust St. Des Moines, IA 50309

LEAP's mission is to build a community that empowers and motivates women by helping them to reach their fullest potential. Each program provides skill-building, challenging concepts, inspiration, and networking time. The LEAP programs include meals and occur once per month during March – November. Programs are open to both men and women, and content applies to all backgrounds and levels of expertise.

The next workshop is "LEAPing Large: Community & Career." Featuring a collection of past LEAP Speakers to be available to listen and answer your personal questions about getting involved, connecting to the community, personal growth, business ownership and more!
Presented by
LEAP Circle
And Supported by the following sponsors:
Resource Table Sponsor:
Non-Profit Sponsor:
LEAP Summit Keynote Sponsor:
LEAP Summit Breakout Sponsors:

LEAP Summit Registration Sponsor:
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Ribbon Cutting - Inner Space Des Moines

Sunday, September 15th
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (ribbon cutting at 2pm)
Hosted at Inner Space, 1251 Keo Way

Come celebrate the official introduction of Inner Space to Downtown Des Moines. Ribbon cutting and program to begin at 2:00pm. Open House between 1-5 pm.

Experience a place like no other. While you wander around exploring their facility you'll be able to snack on refreshments provided by Kerri Rush owner of Fresh Cafe and Market. You're invited to get a sneak peek of Des Moines' first Himalayan Salt Room!

First 100 people in the door will receive a voucher for a complimentary salt room session. The second 100 people will receive a voucher for a complimentary movement class.
Hole Sponsorships
available  - $500

Benefits include:

• Company sign on hole (provided) 

• Opportunity for company representative to sit at sponsored hole on the day of the tournament

• 1 Complimentary Golf Registration (while available - limited # remain)

Click Here to secure a Hole Sponsorship for your company.
Inaugural Downtown Chamber Golf Tournament

Hosted at Wakonda Club
Monday, September 16th
10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
3915 Fleur Dr., Des Moines, IA 50321

Registration is SOLD OUT for this event.
Flight Prize Donations

The Golf Committee is seeking flight prize donations from member businesses valued at $25 or above.

Please let us know if you would like your business represented by donating a prize to be given out at the Downtown Chamber golf outing. Click here to submit your prize donation.

Non-Profit Mastermind

Wednesday, September 18th
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Held at Gravitate, 500 Locust St.

A monthly private, small group discussion to assist professionals in the Non-Profit industry. This mastermind is a free benefit available only to current members of the Downtown Chamber.
New Manager Mastermind

Thursday, September 19th
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Held at Gateway Market, 2002 Woodland Ave.

New Manager Mastermind is a free-form discussion group to help new managers learn how to manage. This group is for new managers, people who aspire to be managers, or managers who got minimal assistance (for a variety of business reasons) moving into your new role.
Nominations Open
2019 Board of Directors
2020 Board of Directors

Deadline for applications:
Monday, September 23rd at 5:00 PM

The Downtown Chamber is seeking nominations for its Board of Directors. Nominations are open to any individual whose business is a member of the Downtown Chamber of Commerce. If a nominee is not a Chamber member at the time they turn in their paperwork, they must express written intent to become a Chamber member by the time they take a voting position on the Board. Board Terms are 3 years, with the exception of the Executive Committee, they serve 1 year renewing terms.
Nominees are asked to submit a letter of interest, resume, and nomination application to or mail to Des Moines Downtown Chamber, 500 Locust St., Suite 101, Des Moines, IA 50309.
Listen, Share, and Subscribe
The Downtown Chamber Marketing Committee has launched a new podcast. We are asking you to please listen and subscribe, and share with your network to help grow the audience.   Listen Here
Learn something new for yourself and your business from the expertise, education, and tips from Des Moines Downtown Chamber member businesses. Episodes are recorded and edited by Des Moines Radio Group. "The Chamberphiles" is hosted by Sid Juwarker, Vice President of the Downtown Chamber Board of Directors.

Sue Woody, Executive Director at the  Des Moines Public Library , shares how your local library can be used for both personal and business needs in a digital age. Des Moines Public Library, winner of the Downtown Chamber's 2018 Non-Profit of the Year Award, offers half a million items for circulation, and September is national Library Card Sign-Up Month. Find out why 98,000 people from all over are card members.

This episode includes:
1) Business resources to help you get ahead on your sales goals
2) How libraries are not just hard copies anymore
3) Free access to the New York Times and movie streaming on your device? Know what your library card gets you.
4) Simple steps to success for working with our new generation of readers
5) Find out what special gem exists in this building, designed by world-famous architect David Chipperfield

"The Chamberphiles" is recorded and edited at the  Des Moines Radio Group   studios.  Visit  to learn more about their podcasting services, or contact Michael Hope at  or call 515-309-4313. 
Upcoming Calendar
Looking Ahead
Member Orientation
Monday, September 23rd
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Hosted at Americana, 1312 Locust St.

Downtown DIG - "Water Works Park"
Wednesday, September 25th
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Hosted at Jasper Winery, 2400 George Flagg Pkwy.

1/2 Day LEAP Summit
Thursday, October 3rd
12:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Total Resource Campaign (TRC)
This year's campaign starts October 1st!

TRC Sponsorship Renewals
Downtown Chamber volunteers are gearing up for the annual Total Resource Campaign (TRC)! If you were a sponsor, event host, or secured services this year through the campaign last fall, note that a volunteer will be reaching out to you between now and October 1st to offer you first rights of refusal for your sponsorship prior to the campaign's start.

What is TRC?
TRC is a 6-week program where 2020 sponsorship and hosting opportunities become available. These special opportunities secure exposure for your business, build professional and communication skills, and impact the community. This is the only time members can purchase sponsorships during the year.

When is TRC?
On October 1st, the official campaign will begin. Be thinking about your budget for hosting, sponsorship, and other visibility options through the Downtown Chamber so you can take advantage of these opportunities. During the campaign is the only time that they will be available.

Who is involved in TRC?
The TRC Campaign is also excellent for our volunteers! We offer fun team-building activities each week, motivational speakers, and social time to connect with other volunteers. Volunteering grants access to new contacts, develops and improves sales and presentation skills, and creates the opportunity to impact community initiatives. The Downtown Chamber is seeking donations for prizes and gifts to reward our volunteers. If you would like to donate a volunteer prize or gift, or if any of your or a member of your team would be interested in representing your business as one of our volunteers , please let us know.

The TRC Campaign is important to the Downtown Chamber's growth in programming, member services, and community impact. We look forward to connecting with you!
Chamber Apparel
Are you a volunteer with the Downtown Chamber, or a proud member?
You can order polos, shirts, jackets, and more with the Downtown Chamber logo to get the official look!
This shopping link will close TODAY September 9th
Address and Website
The Downtown Chamber is located inside Gravitate at:
500 Locust St., Suite 101, Des Moines, IA 50309
(515) 297-6333

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is a provider of information and resources for the downtown community through knowledge sharing, the fostering of civility, and understanding of economic issues in the service of the betterment and sustained growth and success of
Downtown Des Moines.
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