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Celebrate Greater Des Moines (DSM) For 515 Day On Wednesday, May 15

April 25, 2024

GREATER DES MOINES, IA (April 25, 2024) – The Greater Des Moines Partnership encourages all residents and guests of Greater Des Moines (DSM) to celebrate local businesses and restaurants throughout the region on 515 Day — Wednesday, May 15.  

515 Day is a community-wide effort built to encourage residents and guests to visit and support small businesses, artists, coffee shops, restaurants and more to uplift the region and support local communities.  

“515 Day serves as a reminder to support and celebrate those who help make our region uniquely Greater Des Moines through the businesses they own and the sense of place they provide,” said Tiffany Tauscheck, President & CEO at The Partnership. "Our small businesses add to the vibrancy and economic vitality of our region. We encourage everyone to support local businesses throughout our region for 515 Day and throughout the rest of the year.” 

For ideas on how to make the most of 515 Day, check out The Partnership’s DSM Local initiative that is focused on boosting local small businesses and encouraging residents to shop close to home. Discover a wide array of small businesses to support and celebrate throughout the region. From event tickets to retail, donations to food and drink, home goods to staycations, entertainment to pampering, local cleaners and much more, there's something for everyone to explore and enjoy. 

The Partnership will be partnering up with the hyper-local content creator organization, Hummingbirds, to give away a $50 gift card to Des Moines Mercantile, a Des Moines flag and socks and a DSM Local bag filled with goodies on social media in honor of the event. The winner will be selected at random. Keep an eye on The Partnership’s and the Hummingbirds’ social media channels for more information about this giveaway.  

About the Greater Des Moines Partnership 

The Greater Des Moines Partnership is the economic and community development organization that serves Greater Des Moines (DSM), Iowa. Together with 23 Affiliate Chambers of Commerce, more than 6,500 Regional Business Members and more than 400 Investors, The Partnership drives economic growth with one voice, one mission and as one region. Through innovation, strategic planning and global collaboration, The Partnership grows opportunity, helps create jobs and promotes DSM as the best place to build a business, a career and a future. Learn more at DSMpartnership.com