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DSM USA Weekly - September 25, 2020

DSM USA Weekly News and Updates

September 25, 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 25, 2020:

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 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. Find more information here.

Mask Up DSM

By wearing a mask, you are protecting yourself and others while helping with the economic recovery during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more about Mask Up DSM and how you can help amplify #MaskUpDSM in support of this health initiative. 

International Market Research Presentation

The Iowa Economic Development Authority will hold a Market Research Tools presentation from 9-9:45 a.m. on Wednesday, September 30 to help maximize international sales efforts. Hear about best practice topics including regulatory requirements and distribution channels.

2020 Virtual Public Service Symposium

Also taking place on September 30, the 2020 Virtual Public Service Symposium will highlight how to engage in public servantship. Learn how to communicate with local officials or serve as an official yourself. Register for the Symposium here.

Final Make It OK Virtual Event

The final Make It OK series event, Make It OK During COVID-19, will be held on Thursday, October 6. Hear from Broadlawns Medical Center Chief Medical Officer Dr. Yogesh Shah, Iowa Department of Public Health Zero Suicide Project Evaluator Destinee Woodris and Dr. Lauren Patrick with University Dental Group about coping with COVID-19 and finding mental health resources during this time.

Other Upcoming Events

Other upcoming events include the Raising Capital Webinar events, which begin Wednesday, October 7. The first two events in the five-part series for entrepreneurs interested in raising equity capital will include The Process of Raising Capital (8:30-11:30 a.m.) and The Pitch (1-4:30 p.m.). 

The next 2020 virtual Candidate Forum Series events will host Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer from 10-11 a.m. Monday, October 7 and Congresswoman Cindy Axne from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Thursday, October 8.

The Untapped Talent series also continues with an event from 2:30-4 p.m. Thursday, October 8. Learn about America’s untapped workforce through examining stereotypes associated with disabilities and hear moving stories of those who have overcome barriers to employment. Speakers include Kyle Horn and Michelle Krefft. Register for the virtual event 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