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Why You Should Register Today for the Small Business Success Summit

Small Business Success Summit

May 22, 2024

Learning from mentors, advisors and other business owners can make an enormous impact on the success of an entrepreneur. At the Greater Des Moines Partnership, we are always looking for ways to create opportunities for business owners to create, learn and grow, which is why we’re thrilled to host local entrepreneurs and business owners at the 7th Annual Small Business Success Summit on Monday, June 10 at the FFA Enrichment Center in Ankeny.

Small Business Success Summit Schedule

You’ll hear from our keynote speaker, Karin Hurt, the Founder and CEO of Let’s Grow Leaders, an organization focused on human-centered leadership development through research-based techniques and cultivating lasting habits. You’ll hear about ways to master workplace conflict, build innovative teams and create a results-driven environment in your business.

You’ll also have the opportunity to learn from peers across Greater Des Moines during break-out sessions taking place during the Small Business Success Summit, including:

  • Joey Beech, Owner of Financial Fit Lady
  • Paul Burke, Executive Advisor and Leadership Coach
  • Alexson Calahan, owner of Small Adventures Communications
  • Brian Cotty, Managing Director with HDH Advisors, LLC
  • Amber Ferrie, Partner/Private Equity Industry Leader with Eide Bailly LLP
  • Chad Greenlee, Business Advisor with Creative Planning
  • Cassandra Halls, Founder of 2 The Top
  • Loraine Harden, President of Hardin & Associates
  • Christy Jones, Business Coach with SCORE
  • Mark Juffernbruch, Director of Classes and Coaching with The Iowa Center
  • Jane Nady, Visionary Owner of Imperfect Pathways

There is something for all business owners at the Summit this year. Learn how to utilize data and strategy in your business, how to elevate your social media and marketing strategies, build your team and grow yourself as an owner.


Not only will you have the chance to learn from peers throughout the day, but the Small Business Success Summit provides opportunities to connect and network with other business owners. Start your day connecting during the Registration and Breakfast Networking hour from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the Exhibit Hall. Make new connections and check in with exhibitors in the exhibit hall during lunch. Finally, finish the day with a Networking Happy Hour in the Exhibit Hall at 3 p.m. to connect with resource partners and attendees.

To register for this in-depth event for Greater Des Moines (DSM) entrepreneurs and business leaders, sign up here. Registration is $79 for Members and $99 for Non-Members. On-site registration is also available at $99 for Members and $119 for Non-Members.

Learn more about the Small Business Success Summit at DSMpartnership.com/summit.

The Greater Des Moines Partnership celebrates the Greater Des Moines (DSM) entrepreneur community and helps small businesses succeed with one-of-a-kind resources and opportunities for networking. Find out how other entrepreneurs have found success by reading their stories and attending local small business events in the region.

The Greater Des Moines Partnership calendar of events is a one-stop resource for activities taking place throughout the region. Find networking information for Greater Des Moines (DSM) businesses, including Chamber luncheons, roundtables and ribbon cuttings. You can also find live music happening each week thanks to the “Live Music This Week in DSM” blog series.

Emily McLain

Emily McLain is the Regional Affiliates and Member Support Manager at the Greater Des Moines Partnership.