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DSM USA Weekly - July 3, 2020

DSM USA Weekly News and Updates

July 3, 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 3, 2020:

Des Moines Parent Updates

Celebrate the Fourth of July in Greater Des Moines (DSM) with fireworks shows in Altoona, Urbandale, Altoona, Waukee and more. Des Moines Parent has that info, as well as ideas for getting outdoors. Search places to walk, hike and explore on the Des Moines parent app.

Des Moines Symphony Virtual Yankee Doodle Pops

The Des Moines Symphony presents Yankee Doodle Pops “The Dream of America” during a livestream concert on Saturday, July 4. Music will include favorites like The Stars and Stripes Forever and the 1812 Overture. Visit the Facebook page for more information on to set a reminder for the event.

Absentee Ballot Request

Beginning Monday, July 6, residents can request absentee ballots from sos.iowa.gov.


One Economy Blueprint for Action Recap

This past week, The Partnership along with the Directors Council, KCCI and the Des Moines Register held the One Economy Blueprint for Action Zoom meeting. The event guided conversations on creating long-term changes for Blacks and those of African descent in Iowa with sessions on housing, education, employment, financial inclusion and health. Recaps will be available for the One Economy Blueprint for Action, including video, at a later date. Stay informed by checking dsmpartnership.com or The Partnership’s Facebook page.

How to Support Minority-Owned Business Event

The Partnership will host the “How to Support Minority-Owned Business By Creating a Supplier Diversity Program” from 2-3:30 on Thursday, July 30. Speaker Kathey Porter will share how to gain a competitive edge by successfully launching a Supplier Diversity Program.

Find DSM Forward webinars at DSMpartnership.com/events.

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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