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Catch Des Moines and Greater Des Moines Partnership Launch 7-Day DSM Local Challenge

June 16, 2020

GREATER DES MOINES, IA (June 16, 2020) –Today, Catch Des Moines and the Greater Des Moines Partnership are announcing a 7-Day DSM Local Challenge to encourage Greater Des Moines residents to commit to exclusively shop local businesses for seven days, from June 25 – July 1.

To participate in the 7-Day DSM Local Challenge, Greater Des Moines residents can take the pledge to support locally owned businesses by completing an online form here. For those who sign up by June 26, their names will be shared on the Catch Des Moines and Partnership social media channels. Upon signing up, participants are encouraged to post on social media and challenge three friends to sign up. Then, throughout the seven-day challenge, participants are asked to post pictures on social media using #DSMlocalchllenge and share how, why, and where they shopped local. Participants can also download a “I Took the 7 Day DSM Local Challenge” badge to share on social media upon the completion of the challenge.

Utilize the following sites to help find local products and businesses.

"Restaurants, attractions, hotels and local retailers contribute greatly to our growth as a region,” said Greg Edwards, CEO of Catch Des Moines. “Now that many local businesses are beginning to re-open, they need more support to make up for the last few months. We encourage the Greater Des Moines community to rally behind the 7-Day DSM Local Challenge to preserve and protect our region’s vibrant culture."

“We continue to hear feedback from small businesses from across our region on the positive impact of the DSM Local Challenge,” said Jay Byers, CEO of the Greater Des Moines Partnership. “Building on this success, the 7-Day DSM Local Challenge is designed to leverage the shopping season leading up to the July 4 holiday weekend. We encourage DSM residents to take the challenge to support local businesses and to encourage their friends to do the same.”

About Catch Des Moines

Catch Des Moines is the official destination marketing organization promoting and representing Greater Des Moines to leisure travelers and meeting/sports planners. Our focus is to increase visitors to the metro and elevate the visitor experience to drive economic success and enhance the quality of life in the 15 local Greater Des Moines communities we represent. For more information, visit catchdesmoines.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 24 Affiliate Chambers of Commerce, more than 6,500 Regional Business Members and more than 365 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.