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DSM USA Weekly - August 28, 2020

DSM USA Weekly News and Updates

August 28, 2020


The DSM USA Weekly podcast shares information to help keep businesses in business, provide information for people who may be looking for work and offer tips on how to keep our region healthy. Find out what’s new as of Friday, August 28, 2020:

DSM Tutor Connection

With the uncertainty surrounding education due to COVID-19, parents may be looking for extra help for their children. Families interested in online tutoring services can find students interested in tutoring at DSM Tutor Connection. From there, parents can set up availability, talk through educational goals and discuss lesson plans and more. If you’re a teacher or college student looking for tutoring opportunities, create a profile to get started!

Make It OK Series Continues

The Make It OK series, a Healthiest State Initiative campaign, is a six-week long virtual mental health event. Panel discussions continue next week, offering insight from qualified speakers. Register for the rest of these free Zoom seminars below:

Week 3: Make It OK at Work

Thursday, September 10  |  Noon – 1 p.m.  |  Register Now

Week 4: Make It OK with One Economy

Thursday, September 17  |  Noon – 1 p.m.  |  Register Now

Week 5: The Arts + Make It OK

Thursday, September 24  |  Noon – 1 p.m.  |  Register Now

Week 6: Make It OK During COVID-19

Thursday, October 6  |  Noon – 1 p.m.  |  Register Now

Prosper Africa Initiative

The Prosper Africa Initiative is a virtual program with Iowa Economic Development that will cover a variety of events and programs for Iowa companies in the African marketplace. It will be held from 9-10 a.m. on Wednesday, September 2. Details and registration can be found here.

DSM Forward

The DSM Forward industry and business function playbooks are currently available on The Partnership’s website. Industry playbooks include: Agriculture, Child Care, Construction & Development, Education, Events, Arts & Culture, Financial Services, Government, Gyms, Health Care, Hotels, Manufacturing, Nonprofits, Personal Services, Restaurant & Food Service, Retail and Utilities. Business function playbooks include: Finance, HR, IT, Legal, Operations and Sales & Marketing.

Find DSM Forward webinars and other upcoming events at DSMpartnership.com/events, including next week’s “DSM Forward: How the Boys and Girls Club of Central Iowa Continues to Inspire Young People” webinar focusing on feeding at-risk children and mentoring, as well as other ways for young people to reach their full potential.

Spotlight on Educators

Find out how to stay connected to your child during COVID-19 at desmoinesparent.com. Des Moines Parent will also spotlight educators across Iowa. Submit a nomination for “Meet an Iowa Teacher” here.

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The DSM USA Weekly podcast is a compilation of resources, information and stories for Greater Des Moines (DSM) businesses, organizations and residents. Join us each week to learn about The Partnership’s newest content and latest happenings to keep businesses in business, keep people employed and keep our region healthy. To listen to more Partnership podcasts, click here