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How to Support Local During 515 Day in DSM

515 Day

April 25, 2024

Greater Des Moines (DSM) will celebrate the third annual 515 Day on Wednesday, May 15, and it’s a great excuse to get out, enjoy the spring weather and visit local businesses. This event, created by the Greater Des Moines Partnership to celebrate all things DSM, will show the business community we care, so visit local restaurants, shops, attractions and cultural spots around the region! No matter what city or county you live in in the DSM region, there are small businesses with services, events and items that will help you invest your dollars locally.

Celebrate with Us

Supporting local businesses is always top of mind at The Partnership, whether its through creating local buying guides or by encouraging small business support through quality of life placemaking projects like the Johnston Gateway District and Legacy Plaza in Newton. Placemaking projects are one of the organization’s strategic priorities, and by supporting them, you’re helping grow DSM. On 515 Day, invest in these local spots:

When you’re out and about on 515 Day this year, don’t forget to share your stops on social media. Wherever you choose to shop, dine or explore in DSM, highlight your purchases by posting them to Facebook, Instagram and Twitter — and don’t forget to include the hashtag #515Day with your post! Local business owners will love seeing that you’re happy with your experience, and they will appreciate feeling the love during this year’s 515 Day celebration!

The Greater Des Moines Partnership calendar of events is a one-stop resource for activities taking place throughout the region. Find networking information for Greater Des Moines (DSM) businesses, including Chamber luncheons, roundtables and ribbon cuttings. You can also find live music happening each week thanks to the “Live Music This Week in DSM” blog series.

Emily McLain

Emily McLain is the Regional Affiliates and Member Support Manager at the Greater Des Moines Partnership.