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.

Menu: Sea Salt Baked Potato Bar, Chardonnay Chicken Noodle Soup, Tomato Basil Cottage Cheese, Baby Mixed Greens Salad, and assorted dessert bars. All lunches include coffee (regular and decaffeinated), iced tea, and water.

WHEN / July 11th, 2019 / 11:30am-1:00pm
WHERE / Holiday Inn Downtown / 1050 6th Ave., Des Moines
**PLEASE NOTE NEW LOCATION**
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

Non-Profit Forum
Event Description : The FuseDSM Non-Profit Forum is a group of chamber 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 / July 17, 2019 / 8:00am-10:00am
WHERE / Catch Des Moines / 400 Locust St., Ste 265, Des Moines

MOXIE
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:  Melisa

 WHEN / July 24, 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! 

If you are new/interested in joining this group, please contact Bailey .

WHEN / July 25th, 2019 / 11:30am-1:00pm
WHERE / Food Bank of Iowa / 2220 E. 17th St., 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 / / Every Wednesday in July & August / 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 July / 5:30-9:30pm
(**Fireworks after the show on 7/5/19**)
WHERE / Union Labor Park / 4640 Morningstar Drive, Des Moines

One More Customer:
Solving Problems With Design
When you think of the word ‘design’ what comes to mind Aesthetics Graphics Sure – but there’s so much more! Tune in as Zach Pousman shares how to apply a design thinking approach to create a sales process that works.
  • Solve real business problems 
  • Collect data and understand your customers 
  • Craft a process to help your customers achieve their goals
  • Grow your business as a result
Please stop and purchase a beverage, etc. to support the Freedom Blend Coffee organization

WHEN / July 10th, 2019 / 8:30-9:45am
WHERE / Freedom Blend Coffee / 2329 Hickman Road, Des Moines

West Bank Open House- South Branch
Stop in any time between 9-5 and celebrate the 25th anniversary of West Banks South Branch. While you are there, register to win a YETI Tundra Haul Cooler!

WHEN / July 11, 2019 / 9:00am-5:00pm
WHERE / West Bank- South Branch / 3920 SW 9th Street, Des Moines

Capture Management Solutions Open House
You are cordially invited to join Capture Marketing Solutions (formerly Capture Marketing Group) to celebrate their 10-year anniversary.  They will have cocktails and hors d'oeuvres!

WHEN / August 1, 2019 / 3:30pm-6:30pm
WHERE / Capture Management Solutions / 400 E. Court Ave., Ste 126, Des Moines


As one of the nation's fastest growing centers for business, Greater Des Moines (DSM) understands and endorses the importance of maintaining a vibrant and diverse workplace.
 
Greater Des Moines Partnership acts as a catalyst to mobilize the business community toward a broad economic development vision that incorporates all people as valued contributors and valuable customers. Greater Des Moines Partnership offers a variety of programs to help you attract and retain diverse talent in your organizations, including:
 
The Inclusion Award honors employers who have championed diversity and inclusion at their businesses and organizations, and in the community. To see a list of past winners and to apply for the Inclusion Award, please go to  https://www.dsmpartnership.com/about/award-applications--winners . Applications are open until July 22 until 5 p.m.
 
Multicultural Receptions
The Partnership's Multicultural Receptions offer a unique opportunity to connect with community leaders and organizations that have an inclusive focus, all with the hope that through an environment of connectivity and inclusion we can retain this very important workplace population in our community. The Multicultural Receptions take place every February, May, August and November. The next Multicultural Reception and Roundtable will be on August 22. Registration will open in July . More information can be found here.
 
Inclusion Webinars
In an effort to promote inclusion best practices in the community, The Partnership's Inclusion Council offers a Webinar Educational Series. To access past webinars and resources, visit https://www.dsmpartnership.com/growing-business-here/business-resources/talent-development-resources/inclusion .
 
INclusion Magazine
INclusion celebrates the rich cultural traditions of the region's African-American, African, Asian, European, Latino and Native American residents. The magazine also includes sections about Des Moines' diverse faith community, accessibility for the disabled, opportunities for those in the military, veterans, young and retired professionals and the region's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered communities.
 
 
IRONMAN, a Wanda Sports Group company, is excited to announce that Des Moines, Iowa has been selected as a new multi-year host venue, beginning with Des Moines hosting the 2020 IRONMAN ® 70.3 ® North American Championship. Certified Piedmontese Beef will serve as the title partner for the new triathlon taking place on June 21, 2020. General registration for the inaugural Certified Piedmontese IRONMAN 70.3 North American Championship Des Moines triathlon will open on Tuesday, July 9th with more information available at www.ironman.com/desmoines70.3 .