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 / August 21, 2019 / 8:00am-10:00am
WHERE / Dart Central Station / 620 Cherry Street, 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:  Melisa

 WHEN / August 28, 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 Melisa .

WHEN / August 29, 2019 / 11:30am-1:00pm
WHERE / Food Bank of Iowa / 2220 E. 17th St., Des Moines

September Monthly Luncheon
Speaker- Michelle Book
Topic- Food Insecurity: Causes, Impacts, and Solutions
Food insecurity is not a rural or urban issue – it affects all communities. Join us for a discussion on the impacts of food insecurity within communities, what led us to our current state, some of the biggest challenges facing our neighbors, and the role food banks play in helping to reduce the impacts of food insecurity.
A little about Michelle~
Michelle Book began her role as president and CEO of the Food Bank of Iowa on February 1, 2016. Food Bank of Iowa procures free and reduced cost food to help 175,000 food insecure Iowans across 55 counties in Iowa’s central corridor and southeast corner. Earlier in her career, Michelle worked at MidAmerican Energy, John Deere, and DuPont Pioneer. 

WHEN / September 10, 2019 / 11:15am-1:00pm
WHERE / Holiday Inn Downtown / 1050 6th Ave., Des Moines

Business Happy Hour with FuseDSM
Please join us for a business after hours at Prairie Hills Des Moines to mingle with friends, enjoy wine and appetizers while you mingle with our Chamber Members of FuseDSM.
WHEN / September 24, 2019 / 4pm-6pm
WHERE / Prairie Hills Des Moines / 5815 SE 27th Street, Des Moines
BIG Dream Gathering
This summer FuseDSM, the Downtown Chamber, along with the Des Moines West Side Chamber are working together to recognize and thank Des Moines' teachers. Please join us on August 12th for the BIG Dream Gathering, which will include a mix of teachers, students, and businesses for an afternoon of inspiration, recognition, and socializing. In addition, businesses can also engage in the event in the following ways:
  1. Have a business booth at the event (Limited space, issued on a first come, first serve basis)
  2. Provide a door prize (seeking "post-secondary" items. This can include "dorm room" items, other college or career-related items, or gift cards.) 
  3. Simply attend and enjoy the connections

WHEN / August 12, 2019 / 4:30pm-6:00pm
WHERE / Iowa Events Center, Hall B/C / 730 3rd St., Des Moines

Iowa IV One Year Anniversary & Member Appreciation Event
Come celebrate at Iowa IV's One Year Anniversary & Member Event! We want to thank you for your relationship with Iowa IV.

Bring a friend!

-Refreshments & Snacks
-Members receive an Iowa IV 'swag' bag & FREE Super B12 injection

WHEN / August 19, 2019 / 5:00pm-7:00pm
WHERE / Iowa IV / 833 42nd Street, 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 August / 5:30-9:00am
WHERE / Blank Park Zoo / 7401 SW 9th St., Des Moines