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Barbara Corcoran to Headline Greater Des Moines Partnership Annual Dinner

Annual Dinner 2018

December 5, 2017

GREATER DES MOINES, IA (Dec. 5, 2017) – The Greater Des Moines Partnership has announced that its 2018 Annual Dinner will feature Barbara Corcoran as the headline speaker. The Partnership’s 129th Annual Dinner program will take place on Monday, Jan. 22, 2018 at the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center in Downtown Des Moines.

Corcoran is the Founder of The Corcoran Group, which she sold for a significant profit in 2001, and is considered one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the country. As one of the “Sharks” on ABC’s hit television show “Shark Tank,” Corcoran has invested in 28 businesses. Her newest book, “Shark Tales,” takes readers behind the scenes of her life and business and her “seen on TV” venture capitalism. Corcoran is considered brash and blunt, bold and courageous and a brilliant identifier of opportunity and talent that is often invisible to others. 

“We are excited to welcome Barbara Corcoran to The Partnership’s Annual Dinner,” said Dan Houston, Chairman, President and CEO of Principal, and The Partnership’s Board Chair. “Barbara brings expertise in real estate, entrepreneurship and venture capitalism. Her insights will be valuable as our region continues to think outside the box and push the envelope to maximize momentum in 2018 and beyond.”

The Partnership’s Annual Dinner is the Greater Des Moines business community’s celebration of the past year’s economic and community development successes. The dinner includes a social hour beginning at 5 p.m., with the keynote and dinner beginning at 6:30 p.m. The program includes a presentation of The Partnership’s Annual Report, summarizing the accomplishments of the organization’s work in 2017. Reservations are being accepted online at DSMpartnership.com/annualdinner. Center stage seating is $150 per person or $1,500 per table, and general seating is $125 per person or $1,250 per table. A table seats 10 people.

Members of the media are asked to contact Sam Hoyle, Media Relations Manager at The Partnership at (515) 286-4919 or shoyle@DSMpartnership.com.

About the Greater Des Moines Partnership

The Greater Des Moines Partnership is the economic and community development organization that serves Greater Des Moines (DSM), Iowa. Together with 23 Affiliate Chambers of Commerce, more than 6,100 Regional Business Members and more than 330 Investors, The Partnership drives economic growth with one voice, one mission and as one region. Through innovation, strategic planning and global collaboration, The Partnership grows opportunity, helps create jobs and promotes DSM as the best place to build a business, a career and a future. Learn more at DSMpartnership.com.