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DSM USA Weekly - July 24, 2020

DSM USA Weekly News and Updates

July 24, 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 Thursday, July 24, 2020:

A Taste of the Iowa State Fair

Two Taste of the Fair weekends will celebrate food vendors, in the midway/Thrill Ville area of the Iowa State Fairgrounds. Events will take place this weekend and next, with the following dates and hours:

·      4 – 9 p.m. Friday, July 24

·      11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Saturday, July 25

·      11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday, July 26

·      4 – 9 p.m. Friday, July 31

·      11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Saturday, August 1

·      11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday, August 2


Social distancing and crowd number guidelines will be followed. 

DSM Shopping

Downtown Farmers’ Market Online Marketplace

The Downtown Farmers’ Market Online Marketplace continues, allowing for virtual orders and local pickups of Iowa-produced items. Support the Downtown Farmers’ Market and shop local with participating vendors.

Black Businesses in DSM

Support black-owned businesses in DSM! The Black Iowa Business Directory is an initiative of the Director’s Council and you can view the more than 125 local black businesses here.

More Local Products

Find gifts and services from local independent businesses through centraliowa.shopwhereilive.com.

Inclusion Award

The Partnership encourages nominations/applications prior to Friday, August 21 for the Inclusion Award. To qualify, organizations must be a regional Member of Investor of The Partnership. Apply 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.

Listen to the full podcast here 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