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DSM USA Weekly - September 18, 2020

DSM USA Weekly News and Updates

September 18, 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, September 18, 2020: 

World Food & Music Celebration 


In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Food & Music Festival has transitioned to a virtual, socially distanced World Food & Music Celebration which continues through Sunday, September 20. This weekend, catch a drive-in concert and sample food vendors. Take a walk around the world with the flags on display in the Historic East Village at East Locust and East 7th Streets.  

2020 Candidate Forum Series



The Greater Des Moines Partnership, in conjunction with Young Professionals Connection and the Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute, continues to host Iowa candidates in free virtual, town hall-style Zoom events. Find listings for the 2020 Virtual Candidate Forum events here. The next event will host State Representative Ashley Hinson from 10-11 a.m. Monday, September 21. 

Drive-Through Bite-Size Market



Enjoy the Downtown Farmers’ Market Drive-Through Bite-Size Market this Saturday from 8-11 a.m. at the Iowa State Capitol Complex Parking Lot, East Grand Avenue and East 13th Street, in Downtown DSM. 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. Find more information here

Metro-Wide Mentoring Morning for Women



Attendees of the Metro-Wide Mentoring for Women event will bring together inspiring networking, coaching and more from regional business leaders. The event will be held in person, with limited registration, at Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center in Johnston. Participants can also attend virtually via Zoom.  

Iowa Author Series



The Partnership’s Iowa Author Series is an online presentation of an Iowa author sharing their personal story, with time for a Q&A. This virtual series is free, although registration is required. Attend the next event at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 23 with Author Jackie Haley

Remaining Make It OK and 2020 DMDC Virtual Events 


The final two events of the Make It OK series are coming up. These include The Arts + Make It OK on Thursday, September 24 and Make It OK During COVID-19 on Thursday, October 6. DMDC 2020 will continue with the following events: 


Des Moines Parent has pumpkin patches and apple orchards, as well as fall book resources listed at DesMoinesParent.com and on their app. Register for FemCity Des Moines virtual events, including the Manifesting and Goal Setting Circle and the October Coffee Connection. 

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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.