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Laura Rowley to Present on Retail Trends at Sept. 5 Event

August 10, 2018

GREATER DES MOINES, IOWA (Aug. 10, 2018) – Laura Rowley, an award-winning journalist, author and media executive and owner of a business consulting firm, will present on trends shaping the retail industry on Wednesday, Sept. 5. “The Future of Retail” event will take place from 7:30 – 9 a.m. at Des Moines Embassy Club West, 520 Market St., West Des Moines. Attendees will learn how Greater Des Moines (DSM) leaders can effectively plan for the future of retail in the region.

Rowley will present on how retailers, owners and investors can navigate the current disruption in the industry and find success in a swiftly shifting environment. She will discuss her real-time research to help identify the big picture of retail, define the new terrain with major national retailers closing, identify winning tactics for retailers and look at how retailers can thrive in the future. Chris Conetzkey, Publisher of the Business Record, will facilitate a Q&A. 

Rowley is the owner of a consulting firm that works with clients in retail, real estate, finance, media and more, helping them articulate and communicate their values, innovations and strengths. She is the author of four books about successful companies, including “On Target: How the World’s Hottest Retailer Hit a Bull’s-Eye” and the histories of Family Dollar Stores, Humana and CBRE. She also worked as Vice President of Video Production and Product at Meredith, Executive Producer of Original Video and Partnerships for The Huffington Post and as a field producer and reporter for CNN’s “Business Unusual” and “Your Money.”

Sponsors for the event include the City of Des Moines, City of Urbandale and the City of West Des Moines. The Business Record is a partner for the event. 

Registration is $25 for Partnership Investors and Affiliate Chamber Members and $35 for non-members. A simulcast option is available for $20.

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 340 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.