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Episode 2: Growth Takes Off at Des Moines International Airport
Insight on Gathering Data for the Business Climate Report
AE Dairy is as Local as Local Gets
Affiliate Chamber Spotlight: Waukee Area Chamber of Commerce
When You're in Des Moines, You're at Home
Episode 38: DSM T-shirts, Drinkwear + More at The Greatest Store in the Universe
ICC Launches Incoterms® 2020
Smart Ways For Your Iowa Business to Keep Up With Digital Marketing Trends
Give the Gift of Life This Holiday Season
Henna Design in DSM: It Was All A Dream
Explore the 2019 Holiday Promenade
What I Learned from a Bull Rider on How to Run a Business
How Creating a Succession Plan Shapes the Future of Your Business
Honoring Our Veterans and Citizen Soldiers in the Workplace
Make a Plan for Financing Your Small Business
Episode 37: Bringing Farmland Real Estate Data to the Midwest
Celebrating the Legacy of Iowa's LGBTQ Leaders
Moving to Des Moines: How to Choose the Right Neighborhood For You
Retail as an Experience: Using Events & Collaborations to Grow Retail in Downtown DSM
Culture is Your Competitive Advantage
From Iraq to Iowa: Adapting Interrogation Techniques into Empathy-Based Listening
10 New Greater Des Moines Restaurants & Breweries You Haven't Heard Of
Affiliate Chamber Spotlight: Des Moines Downtown Chamber of Commerce
Riding the Waves of Business in DSM USA
Survivor: Nicaragua Cast Member to Give Closing Keynote at the 2019 Small Business Success Summit
Trick-Or-Treating and Halloween Events in DSM USA
Episode 36: Koloni Partners with DSM to Generate Revenue, Empower Community
100 Down, 700+ to Go: My DSM USA Century Ride
Des Moines: My Unexpected Adventure
2019 Downtown Farmers' Market Wraps Up This Saturday
Regain Control of Your Business Through the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS®)
Why DSM is the Best Place to Get the Facts
Increase Your Bottom Line While Making an Impact in Your Community
Do You Have a Healthy Workplace? Get Recognized and Rewarded!
Substrate Games Receives $1.49M Grant to Develop Next Generation of Science Education Tools
Affiliate Chamber Spotlight: Polk City Chamber Economic Development Corporation
Lookout: 3 Major Conditions Affecting Your Millennial Employees
Episode 35: Rocket Referrals Launches Rocket Connect + Focuses on Company Growth
Affiliate Chamber Spotlight: Des Moines West Side Chamber of Commerce
Giving Back Through Mentorship Brings Many Rewards
Top 5 Tips to Make Social Media Work for Your Business
Madison County Bridge Festival in Winterset Celebrates 50 Years
Partnership Investors Named to Business Record's 2019 Best of Des Moines List
Downtown Farmers' Market Fall Fun this October
The 2019 Brides Under the Canopy Event Promises Wedding Fun for Future Brides
Utilizing Market Research to Find Customers
Affiliate Chamber Spotlight: Ankeny Area Chamber of Commerce
Episode 34: How an Ecosystem of Innovation Spurred a Successful Water Treatment Startup
OneVoice DSM Podcast Episode 1: The Most Transformational Quality of Life Project in DSM
A Lesson in Mindfulness from 2019 DSM Book Festival Author Garth Stein
Partnership Between Bank of America and 2 Local Nonprofits Helps Build Workforce and Leadership Skills in DSM
Norwalk Area Chamber of Commerce 2019 Spotlight
The Fareway Experience Starts Behind the Scenes
Downtown Farmers' Market: Drink Vendors in 2019
Five Restaurants to Try During National Welcoming Week
How a Local YP Juggles Multiple Positions in DSM USA
Fabulous Food Finds at the World Food & Music Festival
Affiliate Chamber Spotlight: Clive Chamber of Commerce
Chair's Column with Kathryn Kunert: September 2019 Issue
Ambassadors to Share Global Art & Customs at the 2019 World Food & Music Festival Cultural Discovery Experience
Episode 33: Why House Concerts Help Local and Touring Musicians
Evolving the Mentor Manifesto
5 Steps to Effective Self-Promotion for Solopreneurs and Small Businesses
Why Your Workplace Should Join the #HealthyChoicesCount Movement
Buying the American Dream
Downtown Farmers' Market: New Arts & Craft Vendors in 2019
Welcome the Newest Greater Des Moines Partnership Investors
Growth in Urbandale's Tech Sector
Episode 32: What Makes Successful Startups in the Insurance Industry?
Why I Choose to Volunteer at the World Food & Music Festival
2019 Financial Model Seminar Provides Ideas for Business Longevity
LGBT+ in DSM USA: Fostering Community and Finding Home
Small Business First Steps: Protecting Your Business Name
Affiliate Chamber Spotlight: Bondurant Chamber of Commerce
From L.A. to Miami to Making a Home in DSM USA
Affiliate Chamber Spotlight: Pella Area Community & Economic Alliance
Outsourcing to Build DSM USA Workforce
2019 Central Iowa Business Conference: Break Out of Any Business Rut
Bringing Diversity to DSM and the Financial Services Industry
Episode 31: Kate Wagner Launches Debut Clothing Line
DSM School Snapshot: Global Youth Connection at Hoover High School
From Khartoum to DSM: Why I Decided to Kum & Stay in Iowa
Downtown Des Moines Itinerary: A Day on the D-Line
Why a D.C. Native Loves Covering Iowa Politics and Adores DSM USA
The Miles We Travel to Arrive Back in DSM
Downtown Farmers' Market: New Prepared Food in 2019
80/35 2019: Creativity is Alive in DSM
How to Prepare DSM Students for the Future of Work
Become a Citizen Water Academy Graduate
Episode 30: Tej Dhawan Talks Growth of the DSM Startup Community
Adel's Sweet Corn Festival
DSM USA Through the Eyes of a Millennial
Affiliate Chamber Spotlight: Indianola Chamber of Commerce
Madison County Chamber of Commerce
The Road to Record Fundraising: Understand the Journey
Engaging Global Employees in DSM USA
Three Reasons You Should Go to the Latin Music Festival this Weekend
Painting the Picture: 50 Years of Making Greater Des Moines Better Together
Des Moines Water Works Park is More than just a Park
DSM USA, Start Your Engines
Episode 29: Art Startup Success with Liz Lidgett
Altoona Area Chamber of Commerce
From 'Hell No' to 'Hell Yes': #DSMUSA Transplant Turned Advocate
Opening Doors with Education
Improve Your HR IQ
Country's Largest Skatepark to Open This Fall in DSM USA
DSM USA: A Model for the Future of K12 Education
Join Us for a Cultural Exploration Trip to Panama
Episode 28: WorkHound Helps People Love the Work They Do
Have you Optimized your Online Presence?
Data Centers Creating Waves in the Heartland
Education in Iowa: Van Meter Vision & EDGE Pledge
Time Is Money: Asking For Help Is Worth Its Weight In Gold
Who Said There Is No Such Thing as A Free Lunch
Why Native New York Artist loves DSM USA
Trust the Vision: How a DSM Company Grew Globally
DSM Parks Recognized for Trails
Affiliate Chamber Spotlight: FuseDSM
With Deep Des Moines Roots, WorkHound is Ready to Grow
Growing the Nursing Industry to Meet Demand in DSM
Business Philanthropy Through Storytelling
The World is Your Mentor
Building Community at Franklin Junior High to Strengthen DSM USA
Episode 27: Monetery Recap and Workplace Culture with Ben Milne
3 Reasons DSM USA is a Tech Hub
Affiliate Chamber Spotlight: Grimes Chamber & Economic Development
Corn Fed Up: Why It's Time to Flip the Script on the Iowa Food Narrative
The Mentors You Don't Know You Need
Building a Stronger Workforce Begins with Education
Affiliate Chamber Spotlight: Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce
Building Our Future Construction Workforce in DSM USA
The Partnership's National Awards Add to DSM USA's Momentum
Nationwide Takes The EDGE Pledge, Supports Student Development in DSM
Top 5 Ways to Improve Financial Performance in Your Business
YPC and Life After College
Dine at These 7 Relaxing Rooftop Patios in DSM
My Twin Sister is Jealous I live in DSM USA
Episode 26: Improving Speech Therapy Across the U.S.
Area515 Approaches 8 Years in DSM USA
Escape the Office and Unwind at Out to Lunch in DSM
Keeping DMDC2019 Priorities Top of Mind
The Impact of Volunteerism on Community and Your Wellbeing
Plug in. Ramp up. Disrupt our Expectations with your New Ideas
Mentorship and Moving Your Business Forward
Planning the Creative Youth Art & Music Festival in DSM
How Biking to Work Benefits Businesses
Family Finds Work/Life Balance in DSM
Understanding Financial Literacy is the Key to Young Professional Success
A DSM Fellowship Program Fellow Applauds Opportunities in DSM
DMDC Celebrates 40 Years of Advocacy
What Small Business Owners Should Stop Doing to Stay Sane
Episode 25: From the Military to the Startup World
Know Your Customers: What Motivates Buying Decisions
Chamber of Commerce: Community Branding
Episode 24: Expanding in DSM USA
Why I YPC (Young Professionals Connection)
Episode 23: The Medical IT Industry
Fall in Love with the Great Outdoors in DSM
Episode 22: Growing into an Established Business
Iowa Pork Industry Innovates in Effort to Increase Exports
Drake Relays: A Winning Des Moines Tradition
Five Reasons Volunteerism Attracts Loyal Employees
Once a Competitor, Now a Lifelong Fan of the Drake Relays
Des Moines Public Schools Take the EDGE Pledge
Women's Small Business Ownership Continues to Grow
How Mentors were Key to Starting My Own Business
The Youth Leadership Initiative Helped Me Find My Way
Chair's Column with Kathryn Kunert: April 2019 Issue
"Caucus Chaos Trump" Launches Just Ahead of DSM Book Festival
Top 5 Reasons to Develop Your Client Personas
Windsor Heights Chamber of Commerce: Community Involvement is Key
Let's Dance: The Slipper Still Fits for March Madness in DSM USA
Top Tips for Emergency Preparedness During Flooding Season
What You Wear Matters: A Startup Success Story
Proving What Des Moines Is All About
YP Organization of the Year: Empowering Young Professionals at ISG
Episode 21: Building Your Network
Getting your Financial House in Order
Chair's Column with Kathryn Kunert: March 2019 Issue
The DSM Fellowship Program Works to Attract, Develop and Retain Diverse Young Professionals.
Episode 20: Expanding from Your Roots
Can You Protect Your Small Business from Social Media Outrage?
Enjoy the Beauty of Downtown DSM at Brenton Skating Plaza
Do Small Businesses Need to have Perfect Customer Service?
My Journey from the Ukraine to Des Moines
Exhibition "Mental Health: Mind Matters" is Set to Tour at the Science Center of Iowa
Chair's Column: Take Action on Partnership Strategic Priorities in 2019
Here's What to Know About the LOSST Vote on March 5
The Reasons I Call Des Moines Home (and Why You Should Too)
Episode 19: Stop Building and Start Selling
The DSM Fellowship Program: Bringing Our Community Together
The Making of a Place: Urbandale's Urban Loop Marks a Strong First Year
Immigrants are Integral to the DSM USA Community
I left to chase big ideas. I came back to find Des Moines full of them.
Sustainable Investing is Good Iowa Business
How Global DSM Welcomed My Skills and Helped Me Find a Career
Disaster Loan Assistance Available for Businesses
Employers: DART Unlimited Access Benefits You and Your Employees Alike
TPI Composites' Employee Base Represents 46 Countries
From Winning the Green Card Lottery to Landing My Dream Job in DSM USA
Episode 18: Startup Story as Told by AgriSync
Two Words to Describe Carlisle, Iowa? Growth and Change
Des Moines Corporate Games Helps Companies Like F&G Recruit, Retain Top Talent
Pella Tackles Big Ticket Initiatives for Community's Greater Good
Honor DSM USA Small Businesses with the 2019 National Small Business Week Awards
Des Moines Corporate Games Cultivates Culture, Team-Building & Pride at Aureon HR
Cheers to 25 Years Sip & Sample Adel
Episode 17: Gain Compliance's Startup Story
Discover What's New at the Newton Chamber
Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute Recognized for Modeling Equity and Inclusion
Shop Small for Big Impact in DSM This Holiday Season
How Bankers Trust Embraces Culture of Diversity and Inclusion
Episode 16: How Peace Tree Brewing Company Successfully Launched During the Great Recession
Why Small Business Saturday is So Important to Local Retailers
How the Greater Des Moines Partnership Helped Me Land the Perfect Job
Des Moines to Become Sister Cities with Pristina, Kosovo
DSM USA is One of the World's Leading Insurtech Hubs
Des Moines Corporate Games Returns in 2019
Get Your Small Business Ready for the Holidays
A Job Offer in DSM USA? It Was Too Good to Pass Up.
Des Moines Downtown Chamber Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary
How Participating in the Community is Good for Business
Six Ways to Change the Dynamics by Showing Civility
Episode 15: Marry My City Allows Bride and Grooms to Register for Local Experiences
Des Moines West Side Chamber Tour Highlights $200 Million In Economic Development
The Must Attend Conference Every Small Business Owner Should Go To
5-2-1-0: It's Not Just For Kids
Here's What Waukee Area Chamber of Commerce is Planning for 2019
Top Five Ways to Support New Managers in Your Company
Episode 14: Branding 101 with 818 Designs
Here's What You Need to Know About the Madison County Bridge Festival
SBA's Lender Match Tool Helping Small Business Owners Get Financing
I Just Moved from Connecticut to DSM USA and I'm Very Impressed
The World Food Prize: Bringing the World to DSM USA
$4.5 Million Conservation Center Coming to Madison County
Applications for the YPC Board of Directors Now Open
How Cambodian Srey Chhay Found a Sense of Community in DSM USA
Here's How to Get Access to 'America's Seed Fund'
DSM Fellowship Program Cultivating Next Generation of Leaders
Top Five Things Every Small Business Owner Needs to Know About QuickBooks
Episode 13: Australian Entrepreneur on Both Sides of Equity Capital
London Native Gambles on DSM Move and Hits the Jackpot
Midterm Elections: Hear from Nominees at the Candidate Forum Series
What You Need to Know to Run for Office
Improve and Grow Your Business at the Second Annual Central Iowa Business Conference
Why You Should Consider Joining the Young Professionals Connection Board
Iowa Student Loan Offers New Employee Benefit to Help Pay College Debt
Pi515 Creating Partnerships to Improve Minority Representation in STEM-Related Careers
5 Entrepreneurs on How the Raising Capital Seminar Helped Them
Chicago Lawyer Turned Small Business Owner Shares How She 'Frames' Her Clients
Small Business: It's All in the Family
Episode 12: DSM USA Invented Wearable Technology Revolutionizing Worker Safety
BIO World Congress Coming to DSM USA in 2019
Madison County Chamber of Commerce Sponsoring the Newly-Designated Covered Bridges Scenic Byway
Why One of America's Oldest Ad Agencies Calls DSM USA 'Home'
Clive Chamber of Commerce's President's Club Donates Back to Community
5 Reasons Why Moving to DSM USA Makes Sense
DSM USA Tech Firm Bucks Converted Warehouse Trend
How to Survive and Thrive Amid the 'Retail Apocalypse'
Top 5 Apps Every Small Business Owner Needs
Episode 11: From Being a Young Student to an Owner and CEO of a Mature Company
WHO-HD's RVTV to Make a Stop in Norwalk for Cy/Hawk Street Party
Looking for a Small Business Loan? This is What You Need to Know.
I Love My Daily Commute and the Reason Why Will Probably Surprise You
How DSM USA Captured My Heart
These are the Employee Perks Businesses Should Offer to Retain Staff
Episode 10: The Australian Entrepreneur Behind DSM USA Insuretech Company Pablow
Where to Find Back-to-School Items this Sales Tax Holiday
Chinese Market Has Immense Potential for DSM USA Exporters
Going Green: Wind Energy Creating High Paying Jobs in DSM USA
From Africa to DSM USA, This is What I've Learned Through the Mandela Washington Fellowship
Chair's Column: Region Responds in Time of Need
The Ultimate DSM USA A-Z Restaurant Challenge Guide
Here's How to Get Involved with the 2018 AAU Junior Olympic Games in DSM USA
Accumold Exporting Billions of Tiny Parts Worldwide from DSM USA
Rocket Referrals is Shaping the Insurance Industry Through Innovation from Downtown DSM
Water Trails in DSM USA - A Reason for Hope
New Initiative Connecting Students to Employers Launches in DSM USA
Top 5 Things to Know About Protecting Intellectual Property When Employees Leave Your Company
Just Like the City I Love, My Workplace is Inclusive to All
Episode 9: After a Family Tragedy, DSM Entrepreneur Creates 'Happy Occasions'
Why I'm Visiting DSM USA from Australia for #ACCE18
DSM USA Made Me Become a 'Boomeranger'
Top Five Employment Policies All Small Business Owners Must Know
How to Find a Mentor in DSM USA for Your Small Business
How Des Moines Downtown Chamber Became a 2018 Chamber of the Year Award Finalist
How I Transitioned from Employee to Small Business Owner
Follow These Clues to Discover Downtown DSM and Win Prizes
These 5 Youth Leadership Initiative Principles Helped Build Up My Confidence
Here's How to Make the Most of Your Volunteer Time Off
Check Out 31 DSM Park Locations for a Chance to Win $1,000
Episode 8: DSM Games Company Hatchlings Leading the Way in Augmented Reality
DSM Fellowship Developing Next Generation of DSM USA Leaders
This is How the Altoona Area Chamber of Commerce is Supporting Business
I'm So Happy I Found Out About the Youth Leadership Initiative
I've Had a 'Wild' Career in Sports Since Moving to DSM USA
What You Need to Know About the Newly Merged Polk City Chamber and Economic Development Corporation
DSM USA Hosting National Outdoor Track and Field Championships This Week
Adel's Vision for a Stronger Community
What You Need to Know About Future Ready Iowa
Iowa Film Director: Capturing the State's Special Relationship with Kosovo
Episode 7: PowerPollen Creates 'Impossible' Improvements to Seed Corn Yields, Raises $10M
Women's Entrepreneurship Continues to Grow in Greater Des Moines (DSM)
DSM Companies Work Together to Build Vibrant Addition to Downtown
What You Need to Vote at the Primaries on June 5
Pleasant Hill Gearing Up for Chill on the Hill Concert Series
My Incredible Experience as a YP on the DMDC Trip
Brazilian Diversity and Inclusion Expert to Present at First Friday
DMDC: A New Des Moines International Airport Terminal is Vital for Our Region's Continued Growth
Episode 6: How a DSM USA Mom Successfully Landed Her Product in Thousands of Stores Worldwide
What Every Young Professional Needs to Know Ahead of the Primaries
Don't Miss These Chamber Events in Bondurant
Grimes Chamber & Economic Development Hosting Governor's Day
For Corteva Agriscience, Greater Des Moines (DSM) is Home and It's Where the Heart of Innovation Lies
Here's How to Watch the Iowa Cubs During Chamber Night
I Found a Home in DSM USA After Moving from Nigeria
The Complete Free Guide to Setting Up an Internship Program
Aren't Sure What Kind of Business to Start? Consider a Franchise.
Episode 5: Crème Cupcake Founder on Successfully Baking a 'Dumb' Idea
Top Things for Your Website and Changes to Consider on a Yearly Basis
As a Refugee I Am Grateful for the Opportunities in DSM USA
Johnston is Home to One of Iowa's Premier Summer Festivals
Recharge and Refocus Your Small Business
I Built Businesses in DSM USA After Moving from Colombia
Look Local First and Celebrate National Small Business Week
Episode 4: The Young Innovator Behind the Iowa AgriTech Accelerator
A Big Economic Development Conference is Coming to DSM USA
Does Your Small Business Pass the 'Hit-by-a-Bus' Test?
Windsor Heights Working to Reclaim its Main Street
DSM USA Welcomed Me with Open Arms from a Refugee Camp
Running the Drake Relays is a Dream Job in a City I Love
Study: Facebook Has Big Impact on DSM USA Economy
Business Partners and Investors: Guaranteed Divorce Coming Your Way!
I Was Inspired to Move to DSM USA After Competing at Drake Relays
Here's What You Need to Export Goods Globally
Episode 3: Dwolla's Ben Milne on Raising Equity and Equality
Episode 2: From Intern to President of VolunteerLocal
DSM USA Attracts $85 Million Food Production Facility
This is How Youth Leadership Initiative Helped Me in High School
Kitchen Collage Owner Shares How She's Stayed in Business for 20 Years
Top Five for Small Business - How Tax Reform Will Affect Your Business (and You Personally)
Des Moines Chambers Team Up to FuseDSM
I've Found Unlimited Opportunities in DSM USA
Episode 1: Reinventing the Lightbulb to Reduce Piglet Mortality Rates
DSM USA is One of the Best Places in the Country to Retire
Kick-start Your Startup at 2018 Accelerate DSM (and Get the Shirt)
Give Your Business a Spring Clean
Affiliate Chamber Spotlight: Indianola
Explore China with the Greater Des Moines Partnership
The Cloud is Expanding in DSM USA
How Peace Tree Brewing Company Added Flavor to DSM USA
Supporting Startups 1 Coffee at a Time
7 Reasons Why DSM USA Beats New York City. Every Time.
My DSM USA Product Can Be Found in Thousands of Stores Worldwide
Top 5 Security Tips to Keep Your Organization Protected
The 5 Reasons I Can't Wait for My DSM USA Tour Stop
The Secret Behind Ankeny's Economic Success
I Can't See Myself Living in Any Other City
5 Things to Know About the LOSST Vote on March 6
Here's 5 Ways to Get Your Business to Thrive
Startups Should Know These Five Tips Before Raising Capital
I Run Two Businesses Thanks to Support I Received in DSM
Over $550K Raised to Rebuild This Iconic Madison County Bridge
I Moved from LA to DSM USA so I Can Live Life Without Compromise
Day on the Hill Allows Business Leaders to Advocate With One Voice
Exploring the Unknown in DSM USA
Why I Moved Back to DSM From California
The ACCE Annual Convention is Coming to DSM USA
Olympic Sized Project Making a Splash in DSM USA
Here's the Top Winter Things to Do in DSM USA
15 Million Gamers Can Thank This DSM USA Company
I Founded Adore Your Walls in the City I Adore Most
Partnership Perk: GetActive Workplace Wellness Toolkit
I Came to DSM USA as a Refugee but My Story Doesn't Stop There
I Can't Wait for the Winter Games in Downtown DSM!
Iowa Ranked One of the Top States in the Union
Top 5 Ways to Minimize Risk When Disciplining and Discharging Employees
Small Business Resources to Assist You in the New Year
I'm All for Parking Changes in Downtown DSM USA
Three Ways to Help Break the Stigma of Mental Health
DSM Is One of the Best Places for Cyclists
This Year's YPC Kick-Off Will Be Cooler Than Ever
HR Trends to Watch in 2018
DSM Startup Hopes the Days of Detasseling are Numbered
The Personality of the Winter Market - I Will Miss You!
Top Five Ways to Use Employees Strengths
Want a Competitive Advantage? Hire a Diverse Workforce.
Small Business Planning 101
Affiliate Chamber Spotlight: Clive
5 Tax Mistakes That Startups Make
A Few of My Favorite Things at the Winter Market
Big Plans are Coming Together to Revitalize Douglas Avenue
Chamber Spotlight: Carlisle
Here's How to Take Part in the 2018 Des Moines Corporate Games
DSM USA Is One of the Best Places to Be a Teacher in the Nation
Making History: Newton's Incredible Rebound After Maytag's Closure
Things to Know About Finding Your Sweet Spot Customer
Affiliate Chamber Spotlight: Ankeny Area
Get Your Business Ready for Small Business Saturday
Writing About DSM USA's Food Scene Is a 'Dream Come True'
Partnership Perk: Look Local First
Introducing Downtown DSM USA
Affiliate Chamber Spotlight: Des Moines West Side
Three Reasons Small Businesses Thrive in DSM USA
TV Show Seeks Out Why DSM USA Has Some of the Best Entrepreneurs in the Country
Zillow for Farmland? I'm Building It in DSM USA
Encouraging DSM USA Students Down the Many Paths to Success
Top Five Tips to Turn Up Top Talent
Since Moving to DSM USA My Small Business Has Grown Quicker Than I Could Have Imagined
For Local Business to Remain Competitive, Let's Make DSM USA a Global City
The Benefits and Drawbacks of Being a Sole Proprietorship
This Is One Thing You Should Do to Help Your Small Business
Affiliate Chamber Spotlight: Johnston
Inspiring Refugee Kids in DSM USA to Pursue Careers in STEM
DSM USA 'is the Absolute Best Place For Our Company'
Partnership Perk: GetActive Wellness Toolkit
8 Things to Know About DSM USA
Our New Holiday Tradition: Ice Skating in Downtown DSM USA
This is How DSM USA Can Be the House Concert Capital of the World
Affiliate Chamber Spotlight: Des Moines Downtown Chamber
Making the Water Trails a Vibrant Part of DSM USA
Affiliate Chamber Spotlight: Urbandale Chamber of Commerce
After Living Out of State, I've Learned the Grass is Greenest in DSM USA
Top Five Accounting Tips Your Business Needs to Know
How the World Food Prize Put DSM USA on the Global Map
Here's Why DSM USA is the Obvious Choice to Host the 2017 TrustBelt Conference
Improving Quality of Life Through Arts and Culture in DSM USA
This One Change in the Historic East Village is a 'Win, Win, Win' For All
Affiliate Chamber Spotlight: Waukee Area Chamber of Commerce
This is How Windsor Windows & Doors Committed to Growing in DSM USA
YPC Committee Member Spotlight
Celebrate the Hindu Festival of Dashain in DSM USA
Affiliate Chamber Spotlight: Pleasant Hill Chamber of Commerce
I Relocated From Seattle to DSM USA to Grow My Science Business for Girls
Partnership Perk: The Career Center
Chair's Column: DSM USA is a Global Region
AI - The Great Equalizer for Startups in DSM USA
Top Five Things Managers & Owners Need to Know about Employment Law
Partnership Perk: Member Awards Programs
My DSM Story: Why High School Engagement Mattered
Partnership Offers Political Process Opportunities
How to Protect Intellectual Property for Business
Partnership Perk: Regional Events in DSM USA
Five Lessons Learned from Andrew Dickelman and Nate Joens, Co-Founders of Structurely
Affiliate Chamber Spotlight: West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce
Celebrate Classic Cars at Concours in DSM USA
Affiliate Chamber Spotlight: Altoona Area Chamber of Commerce
Chair's Column: Solheim Cup Showcases DSM USA Momentum
Why DSM USA is the Perfect Host for the LPGA Solheim Cup
Affiliate Chamber Spotlight: Des Moines East + South Chamber of Commerce
Project Spotlight: Principal at 711 High Street
How the Raising Capital Seminar Helped Me Raise $1.5M for My Startup
Students Earn While They Learn in Skilled Trades
An Iowa Native's Look at the Iowa State Fair
Top Five Things Small Businesses Need to Know About IT
Working to be #1 for People with Disabilities
My Experience with Seize the City
City Sounds Brings Music to Downtown Des Moines
Five Lessons Learned from Bill Bernardo, CEO of WINPRO
Partnership Perk: Networking Opportunities
Iowa's Crown Jewel: Iowa Speedway, More Than Just a Racetrack
Top Five Tactics for Enticing Talent
MidAmerican Helps You Make the Most of Your Time and Energy
Velorosa Founders Gear Up for RAGBRAI
Six Lessons Learned from Leng Vong Reiff of Akili Designs
Affiliate Chamber Spotlight: Madison County Chamber of Commerce
My Export Certificate Program Experience
Protect Your Online Brand
How Tech Journey Creates a Bridge Between Learning and Application
Craft Beer and Local Breweries in Greater Des Moines (DSM)
Capital Crossroads 2.0 Update: June 2017
Celebrating 10 Years of 80/35
Affiliate Chamber Spotlight: Greater Newton Area Chamber of Commerce
Project Spotlight: Jester Park
Correcting the Cause
Five Lessons Learned from Amy Vohs, Founder of Lil' Sidekick
DSM Employee Skills for the Digital Economy
Get Your Small Business Online
Through My Lens: Photographer Ben Easter
Affiliate Chamber Spotlight: Grinnell Area Chamber of Commerce
Tom Petty Takes Des Moines, Iowa, Down Memory Lane
Five Lessons Learned from Liz Lidgett, CEO of Adore Your Walls
Immigrant Heritage Month: Starting a New Life in Iowa as an Entrepreneur
Affiliate Chamber Spotlight: Norwalk Area Chamber of Commerce
Project Spotlight: Facebook
Partnership Perk: The Value of a Chamber Membership
Celebrate the Fourth with Brianne's Favorite Attractions and Events
Top Five Ways to Increase Sales and Brand Awareness
Key Takeaways from Accelerate DSM
Policy, Politics and People
United Way Summer Reading Program Helps Students Succeed
Why I Wrote a Book Set in Des Moines
Focusing on Women Owned Businesses
Project Spotlight: Alliant Energy's Efficient, Sustainable Generating Station
How Customer Acquisition Costs Affect Your Business
Global Greens Gardening with Refugees
The Partnership Hosts Successful 38th Annual DMDC Trip
Financing Your Small Business - The Basics
Development Project Spotlight: Iowa Events Center Hotel
Honesty is Key When Mentoring a Startup
Must-Attend Summer Concerts in DSM
Affiliate Chamber Spotlight: Polk City Chamber & Economic Development
Three Ways to Make the Most out of Your Weekend at Des Moines Arts Festival®
2017 Affiliate Chamber Spotlight: Grimes Chamber & Economic Development
Downtown DSM Litter Cleanup
Greater Des Moines (DSM) is a Top Place for Millennials
Best Online Resources for New Greater Des Moines (DSM) Angel Investors
Residents: Use the DART D-Line To Explore Downtown Des Moines
What's Trending: Employer-Sponsored Student Loan Repayment
Partnership Perk: Public Policy
DSM USA is a Global Financial Services Hub
2017 Legislative Session Review
Summertime Events Spotlight: Downtown Farmers' Market and Out To Lunch
Members Can Take Advantage of Newsletters
My Life and Work in DSM: Kavi Chawla
Register Today for Accelerate DSM 2017
Here's What You Missed at Accelerate DSM 2017
Five Lessons Learned from Max Farrell and Andrew Kirpalani, Co-Founders of WorkHound
Five Ways to Celebrate Spring in Des Moines
Raising Capital: After You Raise
A Look Into Des Moines' Commitment to Sustainability With Shekinah Young
Key Industry Spotlight: Agbioscience
Square One DSM Client Spotlight: Elizabeth Caven
Wind Your Way Through the Region on These Five Local Trails
2017 Affiliate Chamber Spotlight: Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce
Affiliate Chamber Spotlight: Bondurant Area Chamber of Commerce
Affiliate Chamber Spotlight: Pella Area Community & Economic Alliance
Affiliate Chamber Spotlight: Windsor Heights Chamber of Commerce
Business Project Spotlight: EMC Insurance Companies
DMDC Preview
DSM Summer Interns: Make the Most Of Your Internship
Five Must-Read Blogs for Startup Investors
Have a Sip at These 10 Not-to-Miss Coffee Spots
Mike Jefferson | YPC Liaison
New Statistics and Report Show Importance of Immigration and Inclusion
Raising Capital: While You Raise
Small Business Administration: What's a Millennipreneur?
Three ways to Engage with National Small Business Week
Five Lessons Learned from Casey Niemann, Founder of AgriSync
Get the Inside Track on Raising Capital for Your Startup
Next: Your Voice Speakers
Raising Capital: Before You Raise Equity Capital
Five Lessons Learned from Kellie Markey, Founder of Dorothy's House
Insight On Business
YP Day on Hill Recap
Five Lessons Learned from Chris Augeri, CEO of Drive Spotter
What You Need to Know for Chili for Charity
Drive Spotter's Chris Augeri Offers Thoughts on Success at Startup Stories
Gabriel Glynn Takes his Entrepreneurial Habit into the Land of Hardware
Get to know YPC Gala Keynote Speaker: Joseph Jones
Fialkov Shares a Startup Story and a Learning Curve as Doctor Turns Businessman
Serial Entrepreneur Gabriel Glynn Takes a Seat at Startup Stories
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iEmergent Tells an Evolutionary Tale at Startup Stories
Jonathon Fialkov to Share Rational Surgical Solutions Story
The Brothers Maerz Speak of Bootstrapping, Content Marketing and Breakout Growth
Celebrate Iowa Pride at the YPIowa Conference
Sign Up Today for the Raising Capital Seminar Happening September 29
iEmergent Story to be Shared at Startup Stories
Katie Patterson Speaks of Failure and Success. Mostly Success.
Seize the Speed | 5 Reasons You Don't Want to Miss this YPC Event
Maerz Brothers Return to Startup Stories
Globetrotting Brad Dwyer Tells Tales of Travel and Technology in an Encore Appearance
Katie Patterson to Guest at Square One DSM Startup Stories
Todd Skokan of BirdDog HR Shares with Inaugural Gathering of Accelerate DSM
2016 DMDC Trip Recap
Washington, D.C. - This Year's Partnership Trip
Drew McLellan Talks Selling the Invisible (thanks to Harry Beckwith's book)
The 2-Step Process that will Supercharge your Growth and Success
Brad Dwyer to Discuss Remote Management and All Things Entreprenuerial
Ben O'Connor of Higher Learning Technologies Shares His Startup Story
Ben O'Connor of Higher Learning Technologies to be April Guest Highly Successful Coralville Startup to Share Story
Square One DSM Surveys the Future of Local Startup Funding
Chris Augeri Shares the Drive Spotter Story at Startup Stories
Meg Fisher Speaks of a Passion Turned Profession at Startup Stories
Local Brain Trust Surveys 2016 Startup Funding Picture
YPC 2016 Kickoff Party
Elizabeth Caven Provides a (Digital) Pattern for Success at Startup Stories
Six Ways to Get You Drinking More Water
Colwell and Dhawan Tell Startup Stories as Startups Look On
Benjamin Lefever Shares the Certintell Startup Story at Square One DSM
YPC Engages Young Professionals in the Political Scene
Expert Advice on Picking the Perfect Volunteer Opportunities
Top 5 Reasons to Attend the YPC Mad Hatter Volleyball Tournament
5 Great Reasons to Volunteer
Posture Tips to Prevent Pain: Practice Safe Tech
August Nonprofit Spotlight: Back to School!
ClinicNote Founders Fox and Coaldrake Tell Tales of Acceleration
3 Easy Ways to Step Into Your Own Power
'70s Summer Fashion Series: Part 3
Sipping, Sampling and Sightseeing with YPC
1 Million Cups Des Moines
Rain or Shine, the Des Moines Farmers' Market is Waiting
Rebekah Risbeck of Mint L.A. Delivers a Lesson in Retail at Startup Stories
YPC Played It Loud @ 80/35
'70s Summer Fashion Series: Part 2
Who's Who at this Year's Mentors and Mulligans
Brian Hemesath Provides Global Insurance Accelerator Update at June Startup Stories
'70s Summer Fashion Series: Part 1
Sitting: The Smoking of Our Generation
June is National Adopt-A-Cat Month!
Risk Management Tips for YPs
Tips for Managing Your Emotions
5 Fun Ways to Prepare for the Golden Circle Games
2015 DMDC Trip Recap
What to Expect at the 2015 Golden Circle Games
VolunteerLocal's Kaylee Williams Stops by Square One DSM
May Nonprofit Spotlight: Mental Health Awareness Month
Ben Milne, CEO of Dwolla, speaks of Deals, Products and People
Tools for Staying on Budget
April Nonprofit Spotlight: Child Abuse Prevention and Services
5 Ways to Help Homeless Animals
Changes at the BIZ
AgriSync Cultivates Technology in Agricultural Sector
Meet Iowa's Sister State!
Venuefox Co-Founders Speak of Market Validation, MVP's, Accelerators and Partnership Agreements
Matt Ostanik Shares Tales of Two Startups
John Jackovin Talks of TechStars, Melissa and Boulder
The Perfect Profile Photograph
Raising Capital Panel Discussion (part 3 of 3)
Raising Capital - Capital IP (part 2 of 3)
Raising Capital - Due Diligence (part 1 of 3)
Thankful for DSM Shopping!
YPC Annual Event - 12/3/14
The "Hub Spot" - A New Place to Check Out!
"How To": 6 Tips for Maximizing your LinkedIn Profile
Brett Burkhart Talks of Product Development, Due Diligence, and the Art of Questioning
"How To": Instagram
Explore the Trail Capital of the World
Best Kept Secrets and Hidden Gems
Des Moines #1 for Young Professionals via Forbes
Roby Miller and TelePharm Ride the Wave of a Perfect Storm to Entrepreneurial Success
Healthy Eating
New Year, New Leadership Structure
Under 21 Years Old?
YP Leaders Symposium - Are YOU Going?
AJ Nelson Speaks of clusterFlunk and Other Fun Things
The Big Three - Number One: Maturity
NEXT: Recap + Tips
Netiquette For Social Media
Drew McLellan: Reluctant Entrepreneur, Twice
The Des Moines Coffee Scene
2 Places to Check out This Summer!
Dwight Stewart Talks of People and Products at the June BIZ Luncheon
The Art of the Follow-up: We're Not dating!
4 Tips to Stick With It!
Dressed for Success
Golden Circle Games - 30 Years Old!
Stay Motivated!
Restaurants in Des Moines: Where, What, Why
2014 DMDC Trip Recap
Kate Washut Speaks of Roles, Values, Partners and Pivots at the BIZ Luncheon
Downtown Des Moines: Check it Out!
HOW TO: Sign Up and Use "LinkedIn"
Motivate Your Employee - Without Raising Their Wage
4 Questions to ASK During an Interview
Derian Baugh Tells of Sleep Deprivation and Acceleration at Men's Style Lab
YPC Day at the Ballpark
Learn How To Be An All-star at Our NEXT: Your City Event
Introducing YPC's New Event Series... "NEXT: Des Moines"
How Is Your New Year's Resolution Going?
Garrett Young Discusses Lighting, Entrepreneurship, and Rural Economic Growth with BIZ Attendees
Is Unplugging Impossible?
Need Something Extra to Keep You Going?
Healthy Living: Exercise Advice
Kaylee Williams Strikes a Chord with BIZ Luncheon Audience
Work vs. Life: Balancing the two
What makes a GOOD Portfolio
Taxes: 7 Deductions People Overlook
Torey Maerz Shares the Story of Rocket Referrals and Relationships
Brilliant Networking Conversation Starters
Sheldon Ohringer Delivers on the Promise to Talk Growth
Business Cold-Calling: Tips & Advice
Update on YPC Events
PR Panelists and Audience Generate Buzz about Buzz
Grad School: Yes? No? Maybe?
The Etiquette of an Introduction
Planning + Running an Effective Meeting
Job Search Techniques
A "New" Vision for YPC is Upon Us!
A Valuable Lesson in Disruption
James Eliason Speaks of Teams, Innovation, Des Moines and Iowa
Innovation EXPO 2013 - Are you in?
Networking: What is Your Style?
The Annual Survey .... Next Steps
Erin Rollenhagen Enlightens the Inexperienced About Proper Project Scoping
Week 9: Must Read Healthy Advice!
Week 8: Cars: To Lease or to Buy?
The BIZ Shows iEmergent the Way to the Cloud as Mortgage Market Smart
Week 7: Technology - Do's & Dont's
Week 6: Buying a House? Let Us Guide You!
Diversity Event Update
Week 5: Social Media. What to Do?
Banno CEO Articulates the Keys to a Successful Tech Culture
Week 4: Personal Appearance - The Silent Seller
Week 3: GenerationYPC
Week 2: Posture and Pain: 5 Tips for Surviving Desk-Bound Culture
Week 1: Financial Security Starts Now!
2013 DMDC Trip Recap
The Old, the Present, the Future = YPC's Blog is Evolving
Gurney Preaches Creative Self-Destruction at the BIZ Luncheon
The BIZ Mentors TelePharm for Rural Iowa Economic Development
Washington D.C: A Trip to Remember
Member Spotlight: Spring 2013
A Discussion on Civil Rights
April 2013: Roth Provides Tips on Hiring and Retention in the Face of a Labor Shortage
The Point: YPC's Monthly Happy Hour
Golden Circle Games 2013: What is YOUR Dream Team?
A Lunch with Local Leaders
Morning Meetup: BitMethod
The Fundamentals of Raising Capital - The 10 Minute Summary
Agren Follows the Pivot into Software with a Quest for Equity Capital
International Women's Day
Raising Capital and Patents, Intellectual Property
The Holi Festival - An Upcoming Diversity Event Not to Miss
Spring Preview for Athletics
Business Partners and Investors: Connect on More Than First Impressions
The Fundamentals of Raising Capital - Securities Law
A Charitable Event Experience: Goodwill Industries
Pitch it Great and Win $1,000!
The Fundamentals of Raising Capital - Pitching Your Company
Membership: How Are We Improving It?
Six Keys to Selling to Business
February 2013: Charise Flynn Fields Questions on Startup Leadership
Think Like an Angel Investor
The Fundamentals of Raising Capital - Types of Capital
Message From Our President
Price Versus Incentives
December 2012: Matt Kinley and J.D. Geneser Share Investment Insights at BIZ Luncheon
A Taste of Language
November 2012: Andy Snook Shares Insights into the Anatomy of a Successful Remote Sales Call
Member Spotlight: Mark Spurgeon
Worth Giving
Bringing DSM Businesses to YPC
Holiday Giving with YPC
Celebrate Election Day with YPC
Finishing Up a Great 2012 with YPC
Member Spotlight: Ernestine Blango
Dinner at Saraj - Exploring Bosnian Food
How to Network Successfully After the Introduction
Giving Back for the World Food Prize
Make a Difference Through the YPC Board
How To "Do It All"
Practice Your Pitch and Get Expert Feedback
Connecting with Nonprofits
The Pivot
Member Spotlight: Liz Ackley
A Mouth-Watering Morning Meetup
The Wonder of Whiff-It
Salsa & Moolah
2012 Nonprofit Forum: Don't Miss Out!
YPC's Nonprofit Month
Escaping the Comfort Zone
Business Plan Advice - Do Your Homework!
Member Spotlight: Lucus Scott
Power Up, Social Security and Giving Back
Autumn: The Year's Last, Loveliest Smile.
How We YPC: Diversity and Inclusion
Apartment Hunting in Des Moines
Devour & Drink (and Network) with YPC
Team YPC
Member Spotlight
How We YPC: Volleyball & Trivia
Van Halen and the Brown M&M's
July 2012: Jason Stone Steers BIZ Attendees Clear of Agreement Troubles
It's Time for Pitch and Grow IX - Beat the Heat at the Lake!
YPC in the Morning
Connecting Through YPC
New IP Awareness Assesment Tool
YPs Support Area Nonprofits
Equity Investments: How Do I Value My Company?
Mentors & Mulligans: 5 Reasons to Sign Up Today!
For ShareWhere, the BIZ is Where it's At
Do More with YPC and 80/35
How I YPC: Raygun & the Miracle League
June 2012: Andy Snook Talks About how to Build A Successful Remote Sales Model
YPC to the Rescue!
The BIZ was Just the Ticket for TIKLY
Taking Care of Business
A Little Music, A Little Wine
Learning What Not to Do
Something New at the BIZ - Video
How We YPC: Talking LGBT Rights
Countdown to Golden Circle Games
May 2012: Tej Dhawan Fields Questions on Product Development
The Launch of Plains Angels
2012 DMDC Trip Recap
YPC Athletics: More Than Just a Game
Trying Something Different
Member Spotlight: Lindsay Maher
Bringing YPC to D.C.
Raising Capital Seminar: Mike Colwell on the Different Kinds of Capital
How and Why We're "Civic"
Quarterly Connection
Video: Don't Understand Corporate Governance? Bad Idea!
Membership May
April 2012: Christian Gurney Shares Lessons Learned
Video: Types of Capital - Great Overview!
Raising Capital Seminar: Jason Stone on Formation
Member Spotlight: Mark Gelbman
Locusic Provides Local Musicians with a Local Audience
How We YPC - Morning Meetup
The State of YPC
Diversity & Cricket
Creating a Sustainable Des Moines
Raising Capital Seminar: Rush Nigut on Partnering
March 2012: Raising Capital Seminar with Ben Milne on Pitching
How We YPC - Giving Back!
Shoplr Takes Small Local Businesses Mobile
Member Spotlight: Phil Kreznor
Lunch with Leaders
Kickstarter is a Marketing Tool
Spring Fever: 7 Reasons to Look Forward to Spring in DSM
Bill Stowe Talks Public Works at Lunch and Learn
Philanthropy in YPC
User Entrepreneurs - A Higher Success Rate
Five Years Down. It Has Been a Great Ride!
The BIZ has Gone Mobile and it was EASY!
IP Laws Have Changed and you Need to Understand the Impact
Kiva - Another Way to Reach Entrepreneurs
Social Fundraising for Startups. There is One in Des Moines Now!
Camp in a Can: Moving from a Hobby to a Business
Startups and Health Insurance - An Honest Discussion
SwitchFly Throttles Finds the BIZ to be "Invaluable"
The Top Five Videos From the BIZ Are:
Bootstrapping Lessons Learned - Video
So Why Do I Need a Financial Model?
VolunteerLocal: BIZ Helps Serial Entrepreneur Focus
Takeaways From TAI's Pitch and Grow V
Don't Forget - Two Seminars From BrownWinick
We Have Our Winner! $5K to Matthew Smith of Des Moines!
Lessons Learned While Bootstrapping Business: The Non-Fundraising Path
Two Great Seminars in One and Lunch to Boot! Sign up Now!
Get a Grip on Your Business - BIZ Networking Lunch Upcoming Event
Tom Buman of AGREN on Transitioning From Consulting to Products
2011 DMDC Trip Recap
The Two Most Dreaded Words: "Due Diligence" - Video From the Raising Capital Seminar
Pitching an Investor - How to and How Not To
April 2011: Kyle Coleman on Intellectual Property as it Relates to Company Valuation
Floorgraph: When the Right Tool Doesn't Exist, you Just Might Have to Create Your Own
March 2011: Ben Milne Cultivating a Startup That Attracts Attention
How to Choose Your Startup Idea
Raising Capital Seminar - Who's Presenting - Sign Up Now!
Ben Milne Speaking at the BIZ on March 23
Renovo: The BIZ Helps Startup Connect with Essential Resources
You're Invited to Join Us for a Simulcast of the TED Talks on March 2
Information Security Seminar - March 3
Knife Sharpening in Ankeny and SEO. Related? Watch the Video!
February 2011: Justin Schoen, Search Engine Optimization and Improving Your Visibility in 2011
Leading in Turbulent Times
Agren: Moving From a Service to a Software
SBIR/STTR Grants - A Great Source and Great Support
Recipe for Business Success - Worth Attending!
Des Moines (DSM) Payment Processing System: eznetpay
"Real Problems Will Find You, You Don't Need to Invite Fake Ones to Dinner"
Athena GTX
Hiring and Managing Sales People
We Buy on Features, We Derive Satisfaction on Usefulness
Selecting an Attorney, the 100+ Year Decision
Email is Emotional
Coworking Offers Collaboration and Comaraderie - Reprint (Blog)
Spinning a Product out of a Company. An Interesting Journey
Give Coworking a Try
Vision-1, LLC
The Pitch; Getting the Investor's Attention
You Want To Do What? A Patentable Idea Does Not Make a Business
Passion in the Product or Solution?
Luke's Premier Foods: Former Retailer Becomes Purveyor of Fine Tomato Juice
Selling in a Down Market
Hobbs Building Systems
Outcomes: Tom Halterman Learns to Look at his Business Differently
Statistics & Control Inc.
Fastpath Solutions