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DSM USA Weekly - August 7, 2020

DSM USA Weekly News and Updates

August 7, 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 7, 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!

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: The Latest at Blank Park Zoo” webinar focusing on the impact of COVID-19 on Blank Park Zoo and how the zoo animals are being protected. “DSM Forward: The Future of Living History Farms” is on the schedule for later this month.

Make It OK Series

The Make It OK series, a Healthiest State Initiative campaign, is a six-week long virtual mental health event. Panel discussions will offer insight from an array of speakers. Register for these Zoom seminars below:

Week 1: Make It OK + Back to School

Thursday, August 20  |  Noon – 1 p.m.  |  Register Now

Week 2: To Be Human in a Pandemic

Thursday, August 27  |  Noon – 1:30 p.m.  |  Register Now

Week 3: Understanding, Honoring + Navigating Emotions

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

Week 4: Make It OK at Work

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

Week 5: Make It OK with One Economy

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

Downtown Farmers’ Market Drive-Through Option

Celebrate National Farmers’ Market Week by shopping at the Drive-Through Bite-Size Market from 8-11 a.m. beginning tomorrow and continuing through October 31, 2020. Pre-order Downtown Farmers’ Market items and pick up the following Saturday. Or, purchase items onsite while remaining in your vehicle. Find more information here.

Art of Our Time

Support creativity and innovation in art by attending the “Art of Our Time” exhibition at Mainframe Studios. The exhibition opens today and benefits Oakridge Neighborhood Services and Community Support Advocates. Find more info here.

Find out where to visit different animals around DSM at desmoinesparent.com. Or attend the FemCity Des Moines virtual event: August First Friday Coffee Connection this morning at 8:30 a.m. via Zoom.

Listen to the full podcast by clicking here.

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