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Attend the Virtual Summit + Local Events During the National Small Business Week in DSM

National Small Business Week

From now through Saturday, May 4, National Small Business Week will offer small business owners and entrepreneurs networking, mentoring and opportunities to hear success stories from their peers. Attend a ribbon cutting or business networking event in Greater Des Moines (DSM) or learn from experts during the national virtual event!

The National Small Business Week Virtual Summit, is taking place April 30 – May 1, co-hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and SCORE. The free event includes sessions that discuss AI, marketing, business plans, e-commerce, grant proposal writing and more.

Upcoming Local Chamber Events for Small Businesses

Small Business Networking

Local Ribbon Cuttings During National Small Business Week

  • Alzheimer’s Association: Wednesday, May 1 at Noon at 1415 28th St., Ste. 430 in West Des Moines
  • Inspiring Dance (New Location): Friday, May 3 at 11 a.m. at 2340 SE 3rd St. in Grimes
  • Spray Foam Genie: Friday, May 3 at Noon at 1631 SW Main St. in Ankeny
  • Next week, Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce will hold a special mural ribbon cutting on Wednesday, May 8 at Noon featuring 40 feet of interactive elements that bring the mural to life through interactive elements when you use your smartphone to view.

To find even more small business-related events, visit the Greater Des Moines Partnership calendar or the each of the Affiliate Chamber websites.

The Greater Des Moines Partnership also encourages small business owners to apply for the Scale DSM Business Accelerator. The deadline to apply is Sunday, May 5, so if you’re a business owner and interested in taking part in the event, sign up now.

If you’re not a small business owner, but want to show your support, shop local at your favorite businesses this week. Not sure where to show your support? Check out our Membership Directory for ideas and gear up for 515 Day with our ideas for how to give back, where to shop, restaurants to visit and new places to go in Downtown DSM on Wednesday, May 15.

The Greater Des Moines Partnership is the second largest regional Chamber of Commerce in the nation. Learn more about Partnership Affiliate Chambers, find out about Partnership Member benefits, browse the Membership directory and find Chamber events across the region.

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.

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.