Non-Profit Forum
Event Description : The FuseDSM Non-Profit Forum is a group of members representing non-profits and associations who meet monthly for two hours to discuss issues impacting their organization, creating a larger unified impact on members of our community.
**MEMBERS ONLY- please contact the Chamber to attend.**

Meetings are held the third Wednesday of every month.
8-8:30 Networking/Breakfast
8:30-10am Programming

 WHEN / June 19, 2019 / 8:00am-10:00am
WHERE / Goodwill Career Center / 5921 SE 14th St., Suite 2300, Des Moines

Breaking Barriers
Speaker: Danny Beyer
Event Description : Get more out of your network!
This fun and interactive seminar will show how easy it is to network no matter how comfortable, or uncomfortable, you are with it. Learn how to get through boring small talk and build relationships that will result in both professional and personal success. Find out how easy it is to get out of bad conversations. Networking is easier than you think! 

FREE to members!

 WHEN / June 19, 2019 / 4:00pm-6:00pm
WHERE / AC Hotel by Marriott / 401 E. Grand Ave., Des Moines

Event Description : MOXIE (Member Owners eXchange Information & Experience) is a group of member business Owners/Presidents who meet monthly to discuss issues impacting their businesses.

This is exclusive to MEMBERS ONLY Business Owners/Presidents. If you would like to join this group, please contact the Chamber to attend:

 WHEN / June 26, 2019 / 8:15am-10:00am
WHERE / LifeServe Blood Center / 431 E. Locust St., Des Moines

Firestarter Meeting
Firestarters are the spark and energy our chamber needs to ignite growth and prosperity for our members while exploring new businesses to inspire. They are our advocates. They are passionate and authentic. They are the Ambassadors for our membership! 

WHEN / June 27th, 2019 / 11:30am-1:00pm
WHERE / Food Bank of Iowa / 2220 E. 17th St., Des Moines

Monthly Luncheon
Topic: “What is Affordable Housing?”
Affordable housing impacts health, education and economic development in our community. The Polk County Housing Trust Fund discusses the past, present and future of affordable housing in the Greater Des Moines Metro.

WHEN / July 11th, 2019 / 11:30am-1:00pm
WHERE / Embassy Suites / 101 East Locust Street, Des Moines

Riverwalk Rendezvous Under the Canopy
Eat, drink, and play along the beautiful Riverwalk downtown beneath the summer comfort of the canopy at the Brenton Skating Plaza at the Riverwalk Rendezvous, a Regional Business After Hours party hosted by the DSM West Side, Fuse DSM, and Downtown Chambers of Commerce. Food & ambience provided by Christiani’s VIP Catering. Experience the Riverwalk among the vibrancy of a chic Downtown after work, have a few drinks, and network among hundreds of metro-area attendees from our Greater Des Moines Chambers of Commerce!

WHEN / July 9th, 2019 / 4:30-6:30pm
WHERE / Brenton Skating Plaza / 520 Robert D. Ray Dr., Des Moines
Zoo Brew
The camels aren’t the only ones celebrating hump day at Blank Park Zoo! Every Wednesday in the summer, the Zoo comes to life after hours for those 21 and over. This popular fundraising event features a variety of live music and summer brews all while enjoying the animals! When you buy a brew, you support the Zoo! Each Wednesday features a different band! 

WHEN / June 19th & 26th / 5:30-9:00am
WHERE / Blank Park Zoo / 7401 SW 9th St., Des Moines

Rendezvous on Riverview
Started in 2009 with a grant from Polk County, the Highland, Oak and Union Park neighborhood organizations worked together to create this fun, family-oriented neighborhood festival. Our Summer Concert Series is free and open to the public. 
We feature live music from some of Central Iowa's best bands. Lots of food and beverage options including beer, soft drinks, walking-tacos, hot-dogs, snacks and much more. Check out our EVENTS CALENDAR for the concert lineup.

WHEN / Every Friday in June & July / 5:30-9:30pm
WHERE / Union Labor Park / 4640 Morningstar Drive, Des Moines

ATW Training Session:
Exceeding Customer Expectations for Leaders
We know that every employee is responsible for providing above and beyond service, but it is leaders who set the tone in creating a customer-focused organization. When leaders are focused on developing a culture of service, the organization, employees, and customers succeed and thrive.  
In this session, participants will:  
  • Clarify the importance of service to the continued success of their organization 
  • Explore the organization’s service vision and the part they play in making the vision a reality 
  • Implement a four-step strategy to exceed customer expectations 
  • Recognize the role of all employees as customer service providers 
  • Explore the role of the leader in creating a culture of service excellence 
  • Identify potential obstacles and actions needed with their teams 
*Any FuseDSM Chamber Member, who has not done business with ATW Training Solutions before, will get a ‘ Buy One, Get One ’ special.

WHEN / June 18th, 2019 / 8:00-11:00am
WHERE / Urbandale Chamber of Commerce / 2830 100th St., Urbandale