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DSM USA Weekly - May 29, 2020

DSM USA Weekly News and Updates

May 29, 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 29, 2020:

Small Business Recovery Grant Deadline Extended

The Small Business Recovery Grant deadline has been extended to this Sunday, May 31 at 11:59 p.m. Find more information on criteria here. Preference will be given to businesses not getting assistance from other grants.

New Playbooks Released in 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.

Living History Farms Reopening

Living History Farms will reopen on Monday, June 1 with new hours from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Monday – Saturday. Attendance will be limited to 70 people and timed ticketing will be implemented. Learn more about Opening Day here.

Restrictions Lifted Across Iowa

Restrictions continue to be lifted, including:

·       Bars can now operate at 50% capacity

·       Both bars and restaurants can hold live performances.

·       Summer school activities are allowed to resume, including baseball and softball, with practices allowed beginning Monday, June 1 and games resuming Monday, June 15. Skating rinks, bowling alleys, skate parks and others can also open June 1 so long as they follow social distancing guidelines.


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

Mothers Against Violence March

Mothers Against Violence will hold a peaceful march at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 30 near East 14th Street and University Avenue in Downtown Des Moines (DSM). Find more information here.

Other topics discussed in this week’s episode include upcoming virtual seminars, as well as information on library summer reading challenges and summer bucket list ideas from Des Moines Parent.

Listen to the full podcast here: DSM USA Weekly — May 29, 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.