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DSM USA Weekly - June 19, 2020

DSM USA Weekly News and Updates

June 19, 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, June 19, 2020:

Virtual Juneteenth Celebration


The virtual Juneteenth festival continues today and tomorrow. The event will stream on DSMTV Live. Visit iowapublicradio.org and search “Iowa Juneteenth celebration” for more information.

Master Your Money Event

Peter Meyers of the Master Your Money Academy will hold an event today at 3:30 p.m. focused on financial freedom the racial wealth gap. Listen and learn from experts on how to manage, save and invest in your life. 


Pick a local trail and run on Saturday, June 20, as part of the Capital City Pride and Pride Sports League DLL Pride Fun Run (5K). Dress up and show your pride using the hashtag #ShareYourDSMPride. Winners and results will be posted on Facebook. Find more information here.

Yoga in the Park

Emily Blair will lead Yoga in the Park, presented by UnityPoint Health – Des Moines on Saturday, June 20 via a virtual video.

Got Bias with Black Benatar

A lunchtime event with social justice drag queen and JEDI trainer Beatrice Thomas will be held from Noon until 1 p.m. Monday, June 22. The lunchtime training/performance explores role bias, privilege and creating positive change through a fun and interactive event. This event is a part of Art Week Des Moines 2020; click here to learn more.

Industry Playbooks + the DSM Forward Initiative

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.


7-Day DSM Local Challenge

Shop local the week of Thursday, June 25 through Wednesday, July 1. By participating in the 7-Day DSM Local Challenge, you are committing to supporting locally owned businesses by completing the online form. Encourage friends and family to support local businesses, too, while practicing social distancing.

Don’t forget to check out opportunities for the fourth of July fireworks shows on desmoinesparent.com. Download the free Des Moines Parent app for more updates. 

Listen to the full podcast here:  DSM USA Weekly, June 19, 2020

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