August 26, 2019
Creating Connections that Count!
Events at a Glance
Hospitality provided by:
Downtown DIG & Tour at 909 Locust St.

Wednesday, August 28th
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM ( note the time change) - tour following program
Held at Federal Home Loan Bank, 909 Locust St.

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

A tour will be offered at the end of the program. If staying for the tour, plan to stay a little past 8:30 AM.

Hospitality this month is provided by Mediacom Business

Member University - Medical Spas

Thursday, August 29th
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Held at Gravitate, 500 Locust St.

Member University sessions are free, and taught by fellow Downtown Chamber members. This month, Brie Jordan, a Registered Nurse at The Iowa Clinic will educate us about medical spas, and the kinds of conditions that are often treated.
Hosted by:
Downtown Council - at Art Terrarium

Tuesday, September 10th (note date due to holiday)
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!
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.
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.

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

Join Us At One Of Iowa's Premier Clubs For The Chamber's First Annual Golf Outing! Registration includes: Golf, Driving Range, Cart, Lunch, and 2 Drink Tickets.
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.
6 Degrees - at Easter Seals Camp Sunnyside

Thursday, September 19th
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Hosted by Easter Seals at Camp Sunnyside, 401 NE 66th Ave.

A casual business after hours focused on creating connections. 

Bring your business cards and a 'thirst' to meet some new people.
Sponsored by:
Member Orientation

Monday, September 23rd
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Held at Americana, 1312 Locust St.

Enjoy appetizers, cocktails, and networking while learning 5 simple ways to be involved with the Downtown Chamber. This free event is for new members as well as current members seeking to be more involved, and those thinking about becoming a member of the Downtown Chamber. Hospitality for this event is sponsored by Cognizant .
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
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
Downtown DIG
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
Hosted at Principal, 711 High St.
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 on 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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Downtown Des Moines.
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