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Greater Des Moines Partnership Announces April Multicultural Reception

March 29, 2023

GREATER DES MOINES, IA (March 29, 2023) – The Greater Des Moines Partnership announced today that it will partner with Iowa Realty to host a Multicultural Reception on Tuesday, April 25. Multicultural Receptions provide opportunities for those in the Greater Des Moines (DSM) community to develop new relationships with others who are passionate about building an inclusive community for the region. The event will take place at Iowa Realty Mills Crossing office from 4 – 6:30 p.m.  

“We are excited to partner with Iowa Realty for this event which will open up opportunities for important discussions on advancing DEI in our community,” said Dr. Marvin DeJear, Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer at The Partnership. “We invite leaders and people of all backgrounds to join us to celebrate DEI and to learn more about how our community can collectively move forward on DEI initiatives.” 

The event will begin with a roundtable discussion from 4 – 5 p.m. where attendees will have the opportunity to discuss a variety of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) topics of importance to their organization and the community. The Reception will begin at 5 p.m. with brief remarks around 5:30, and continue until 6:30. 

“Here at Iowa Realty and HomeServices of Iowa we prioritize the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We strive to make all individuals feel welcome and respected whether they are colleagues or the public. We understand that Home is a place that is associated with acceptance, family, love, safety and belonging. We believe that home ownership and fair housing are important components in building a sense of security and belonging for all individuals and families, and we are committed to working to provide these to our communities,” said Kim Bakey, CEO at HomeServices of Iowa & Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices First Realty. 

Learn more and register for the event here

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 400 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