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Connect With Locals: Des Moines Networking Groups And More

It's no surprise to locals that Greater Des Moines (DSM) was named #1 City with the Most Community Pride in a recent Gallup poll. That unique sense of ownership and pride are exactly what makes citizens of Des Moines so valuable to connect with. Whether you’re someone who’s moving to Des Moines, a new resident or a Des Moines native, there are endless opportunities to meet people in Des Moines. Here's how you can connect:

Connect With Greater Des Moines Enthusiasts

Join the #DSMUSA Facebook Group to see and share posts about the latest Des Moines events, rankings, news and more!. Members also show off their favorite restaurants and report the sights and sounds of the arts and culture scene. Join today and search on Facebook for other local Des Moines networking groups! From food lovers and photographers to babywearers and board gamers, there are grassroots groups for everyone.

Be a DSM USA Ambassador

If you love Des Moines, sign up to be a DSM USA Ambassador! DSM USA Ambassadors are passionate local residents and community leaders who want to share their love for Greater Des Moines! If you sign up to be a DSM USA Ambassador, you'll be encouraged to share about Des Moines awards, rankings and community and business development news.

DSM USA Ambassadors should be excited about spreading the word about Des Moines via social media platforms. If you sign up, you’ll be notified via email about Des Moines awards, rankings and other positive publicity. You don’t have to have a lot of followers - just a lot of enthusiasm for Greater Des Moines!

Connect With Business Professionals

There are endless options for professional groups to join in Des Moines, Iowa. Many Des Moines networking groups are local chapters of national professional organizations and associations. Look to see if your industry’s associations have networking groups in Des Moines.

Find more local Des Moines networking groups and events, and learn about professional development opportunities in Des Moines.

Connect With Young Professionals in Greater Des Moines

If you’re a young professional, Des Moines is a fantastic place to live and work. Get involved with the Young Professionals Connection, a group focused on encouraging young community leaders to connect with each other and their communities. Learn more about YPC.

Connect With Tech Professionals: The Iowan Project

Former Iowa residents in the technology field now have a unique opportunity to stay connected to their roots with The Iowan Project. When someone shares their location, they are instantly connected with more than 1,200 Iowans across the globe. Iowan Project participants receive updates about job opportunities, other happenings in Iowa, and meetups with fellow Iowans in their area.

Moving to Des Moines or New in Town?

Tap into a tight-knit community of accessible business leaders with this networking guide. This comprehensive introduction to Greater Des Moines' professional landscape helps new residents get acquainted with the business climate.

Connect With Greater Des Moines Neighborhoods

Greater Des Moines residents can learn more about Des Moines neighborhoods and find opportunities to meet their neighbors. Individual community websites will post information about local news and events, and residents can connect with neighbors on local online message boards like Nextdoor.com.

Connect With Fellow New Residents

New to the region? You are invited to a meet-and-greet with fellow new residents! Future welcome reception dates are posted on The Partnership calendar.

Connect With Volunteer Opportunities in Des Moines

Looking for volunteer opportunities in Des Moines is a great way to meet new people. Find volunteer groups to join in Des Moines, Iowa, by taking a look at this list of Greater Des Moines nonprofits and organizations.