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DSM USA Weekly - October 23, 2020

DSM USA Weekly News and Updates

October 23, 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, October 23, 2020:

Drive-Through Bite-Size Market

Just a few weekends are left to visit the Downtown Farmers’ Market Drive-Through Bite-Size Market on Saturdays from 8-11 a.m. at the Iowa State Capitol Complex Parking Lot, East Grand Avenue and East 13th Street, in Downtown Des Moines (DSM). Pre-order produce, flowers, baked goods and more through the Online Marketplace and pick up the following Saturday. Or, purchase items onsite while remaining in your vehicle. Stay tuned for info regarding a new Winter Market!

DSM Book Club

Get ready to meet the authors of the March DSM Book Festival by attending the DSM Book Club’s Zoom book discussion. Discuss The Secrets We Kept by Lara Prescott at this month’s meeting on Wednesday, October 28 at 7 p.m.

Iowa Business Hall of Fame Nominations

The Iowa Business Hall of Fame nominations are now open and will be accepted until 5 p.m.  Sunday, November 1. You can find past inductees and the nomination form here.

DSM Forward Webinar Series

Discuss food security resources in the DSM community at the next DSM Forward webinar at 12:15 p.m. on Tuesday, October 27. Michelle Book, president and CEO of Food Bank of Iowa, will speak at the event.

Raising Capital Webinar

The Raising Capital Seminar is a virtual, five-part series this year. The final event in the series will take place Wednesday, October 28 from 8:30 a.m.–Noon where attendees will discuss the term sheet.

Top Five for Small Business

The next Top Five for Small Business event will take place virtually from 9–10 a.m. Wednesday, October 28. Mackenzie Ryan Walters will guide attendees through crafting your elevator pitch and sharing it effectively.

Untapped Talent Series

On Monday, November 2, the Untapped Talent series will focus on Veterans: Programs Providing Employer Incentives. Hear from panelists on tax credits, job training reimbursements and awards from the federal government. This event will take place from 2:30–4 p.m. on Zoom.

Small Business Success Summit

The first day of the virtual Small Business Success Summit will take place Thursday, November 5 from 12:30 – 5 p.m., followed by a second day of evens on Friday, November 6 from 7:30 a.m. – 12:35 p.m. 

8th Annual Inclusion Summit + 21-Day Equity Challenge

The eighth annual Inclusion Summit will take place on Zoom from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 10. The Summit will wrap up the 21-Day Equity Challenge, a free event where emails are sent daily with recommended podcasts and other resources that runs through Monday, November 2. Topics include: Understanding privilege, housing and redlining, justice system inequities and more. Sign up at unitedwaydm.org. Contact Sanjita Pradhan at spradhan@DSMpartnership.com for more information.  

Election 2020

Early voting is open in Iowa. There is additional information on the Voting Information Center available on Facebook for the 2020 U.S. Election. Following the election, join The Partnership’s Policy Team for a 2020 General Election Recap on Wednesday, November 4.

Learn about all upcoming events at The Partnership here.

Listen to the full podcast 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