Catch Des Moines and Greater Des Moines Partnership Launch DSM Local Challenge
GREATER DES MOINES, IA (March 20, 2020) – Today, Catch Des Moines and the
Greater Des Moines Partnership are launching the DSM Local Challenge to encourage
Greater Des Moines (DSM) residents to support shopping local while practicing social
Here are the rules of DSM Local Challenge:
- Post a photo to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter showing how you support local
small business and tag three friends to do the same.
- Use the verbiage “I support (name of business)” and the hashtag
- Cut and paste these instructions within your post.
Some easy ideas for the DSM Local Challenge are ordering takeout or delivery from a
local restaurant, purchasing gift cards from local retailers or restaurants online, and
purchasing season passes to our local attractions and museums. Participation can be at
an individual level or even businesses helping other businesses or individuals.
“Our community is strong and resilient, especially when we collectively rally around a
challenge,” said Jay Byers, CEO of the Greater Des Moines Partnership. “This is our
time to step up and help one-another by supporting locally owned businesses. They are
essential to the Greater Des Moines (DSM) economy and greatly contribute to our
quality of life.”
"Our small businesses are the lifeblood of our communities and contribute greatly to our
growth as a region," said Greg Edwards, CEO of Catch Des Moines. "Restaurants,
bars, attractions, and small retailers are especially in need of our help, which is why we
encourage our region to rally behind the DSM Local Challenge to preserve and protect
our vibrant culture.”
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.