August 19, 2019
Creating Connections that Count!
Events at a Glance
Non-Profit Mastermind

Hosted at Gravitate Coworking - Downtown
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
500 Locust St. Suite 101. Des Moines, IA 50309

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.
Ribbon Cutting For The Focus Office

Hosted at The Focus Office LLC
Saturday, August 24, 2019
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM (Ribbon cutting and program to start at 11:30am)
2425 Hubbell Avenue Suite 200. Des Moines, IA 50317

Join us to welcome the Grand Opening for The Focus Office! Music, food, and drinks give-away. Live Music by DJT MAXX.
Downtown DIG & Tour at 909 Locust St.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM ( note the time change) - optional tour following program that may run until 9:00 AM.
909 Locust St. Des Moines, IA

This month's program is about Federal Home Loan Bank and the changes that were made to the 909 Locust St. building.

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!
Register Now!
Inaugural Downtown Chamber Golf Outing

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

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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
The Chamberphiles
In subscribing to our podcasts, you'll learn tips and advice from Downtown Chamber member businesses. E  pisode 2 was just released this morning! Find it on all major podcast platforms.

Matt Kiernan, Director of Strategic Development for  CLE Productions , a national event production company, shares insider tips & tricks for how to have a successful corporate meeting or event. 
​This episode includes:
1) The secret to a professional event that most people don't know.
2) Budgets or vision? How to make the most of both.
3) How to use event timing to your advantage.
4) The 4-second attention span audience.
5) The event is done... now what?

"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
Restaurant Series
Thursday, September 5th
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Hosted at Alba, 524 E. 6th St.

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

LEAP Summit - 1/2 Day Conference
Thursday, October 3rd
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM, followed by reception
Hosted at Principal, 711 High Street
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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The Des Moines Downtown Chamber of Commerce
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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