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DSM USA Weekly - May 22, 2020

DSM USA Weekly News and Updates

May 22, 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. Read what’s new as of Friday, May 22, 2020:

Small Business Recovery Grant Deadline Extended

The Small Business Recovery Grant deadline has been extended to Sunday, May 31. Find more information here. Preference will be given to businesses not getting assistance from other grants.

New Playbooks Released in DSM Forward Initiative

Two new playbooks — Construction & Development and Financial Professional Services — have been released within the DSM Forward initiative. Find the rest of the industry-specific and business function playbooks put together by the Greater Des Moines Partnership, as well as other information for Greater Des Moines (DSM) businesses in the COVID-19 Rapid Response Hub.

Downtown Farmers’ Market Online Ordering Platform

The Downtown Farmers’ Marketplace Online is scheduled to open in late May or early June. Vendors will be able to take online orders and set up pickup and delivery locations. Find more information here.

H2 – Iowa Voter Absentee Ballot Request

Today is the last day to request an absentee ballot to vote in the Tuesday, June 2 Primary Election. To request a ballot, go to the Iowa Secretary of State website and search “Absentee Ballot” to download the form.

DSM Businesses Reopen

Governor Reynolds has reopened the following businesses with restrictions statewide:

·        Movie Theaters

·        Zoos

·        Museums

·        Aquariums

·        Auctions

·        Wedding Reception Venues


Learn more about COVID-19 updates and other venues opening across the state here.

Other topics discussed in this week’s episode include upcoming virtual seminars, as well as information from Des Moines Parent on mental health tips and resources.

Listen to the full podcast here: DSM USA Weekly — May 22, 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.