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Panel Of Leaders To Discuss Education & Workforce Needs

September 19, 2014

The Des Moines Downtown Chamber, the Des Moines East & South Chamber, and the Des Moines West Side Chamber, are hosting a panel discussion on Tuesday, September 23, 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. at AIB College of Business, 2500 Fleur Drive, Des Moines, IA. The event is designed for chamber members and is free and open to the public. Registration information can be found at DesMoinesWestSideChamber.org.

The topic discussed will be Education and Workforce Needs. Panelists include Robert Denson, President of Des Moines Area Community College; Michelle Hosp, Executive Director of the Iowa Reading Research Center; Elisabeth Buck, Chief Community Impact Office at United Way of Central Iowa; Matt McDonald, Principal Financial Group, Government Relations; and Dr. Dave Wilkerson, Superintendent of Waukee Schools.

The panelists will be discussing the nexus between our educational system and the needs of the Iowa workforce. The event will be moderated by Phil Wise, Des Moines West Side Chamber Government Relations Chair. Chamber members are encouraged to attend to learn more about the topic, and to share their thoughts and questions with the attending panelists, leaders and legislators.

This event is produced by the combined Government Relations committees of the Downtown Chamber, West Side Chamber, and the East & South Des Moines Chamber of Commerce. Previous panel discussions have focused on topics such as Property Tax Reform and the Iowa Reinvestment Act, Broadband Connection and Healthcare.

About the Des Moines West Side Chamber

The Des Moines West Side Chamber was established in 2008 and currently serves over 100 business members located in and around the Ingersoll Avenue, Grand Avenue, Drake, Merle Hay, and Beaverdale neighborhoods. More information can be found at DesMoinesWestSideChamber.org

About the Des Moines Downtown Chamber

The mission of the Des Moines Downtown Chamber is to make Connections that Count. By increasing downtown business to business interaction the Downtown Chamber connects you to the people and resources that will make you successful. The Downtown Chamber was established in 2008 and currently serves nearly 200 business members in the downtown and surrounding metro area. More information can be found at DesMoinesDowntownChamber.com

About Des Moines East and South Chamber of Commerce

In an effort to better serve our members, the East and South Des Moines Chambers of Commerce have merged, essentially giving our current and prospective members the benefit of two memberships for the price of one. Together the Chambers presently serve over 300 business members. The Chambers are an affiliate of the Greater Des Moines Partnership. For more information about the Des Moines East and South Chambers of Commerce, please visit dsmeastsouthchamber.org.