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DSM USA Weekly - July 10, 2020

DSM USA Weekly News and Updates

July 10, 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, July 10, 2020:

Seize the City

Seize the City 2020 will soon come to an end. For the final event in the series, Claudia Schabel will be discussing Social Justice and Equity in the Boardroom on July 15,2020. This event will discuss how young professionals can be a part of the social justice work already being done in their workplace and the power young professionals have to push forward social justice initiatives.

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 at DSMpartnership.com/events.

Top 5 for Small Business

The Top 5 for Small Business series continues on July 22, 2020. The topic will cover HR Basis and the Impacts of COVID-19. This session will cover the employment lifecycle from hiring to separation. This event will give you advice and guidance to allow you to create an action plan for your organization to be proactive and preventative for the future.

Diversity and Inclusion

The Partnership is hosting an event called How to Support Minority Owned Businesses by Creating a Supplier Diversity Program. This event will feature Kathy Porter, a nationally recognized small busines strategist and award winning supplier diversity expert. This event is sponsored by the Iowa Economic Development Authority.

Black Iowa Business Directory

The Director’s Council has released their Black Iowa Business Directory. This includes a list of minority owned businesses in DSM ranging from photographers to apparel and much more! Show your support by shopping local and supporting minority owned businesses.

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