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Learn from Local Small Business Owners at First Friday Series

May 18, 2017

GREATER DES MOINES, IA – The Greater Des Moines Partnership and Iowa Center for Economic Success’ Women’s Business Center are partnering to host an event series featuring presentations from savvy, successful business owners and entrepreneurs in Greater Des Moines (DSM) on the first Friday of every month. The First Friday series allows for attendees to catch words of wisdom from small business owners and entrepreneurs who have been through it before and connect with fellow attendees in a laid-back environment.


Sessions are free and open to the public, and are held from Noon to 1 p.m. on the first Friday each month. The next event will be held on Friday, June 2 at The Partnership’s office at 700 Locust St., Ste. 100 in Des Moines.  


Liz Lidgett, CEO of Adore Your Walls, will be the speaker on June 2. Lidgett is an art advisor, writer and video host. Through Adore Your Walls, she works with people to find the perfect piece of art for their style, space and budget. Lidgett is also a freelance contributor for many national publications and a video host for Better Homes and Gardens and Martha Stewart Living


Click here to learn more about the event and to register. 


About Iowa Center for Economic Success

For more than 25 years, Iowa Center for Economic Success has been committed to empowering Iowans to pursue opportunities for financial success. The Iowa Center operates programs in three focus areas: Education and Resources, Credit and Investing, and Advocacy and Networking. Education and Resources provides services for clients through a year-round Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program and Women’s Business Center (WBC) classes, which are funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the US Small Business Administration. The Credit and Investing team supports small business owners by providing access to capital through microloans, credit counseling, and financial coaching. Through Advocacy and Networking, The Iowa Center connects entrepreneurs through networking events and oversees FIN Capital, the first all-women’s angel investor network in Iowa. At The Iowa Center, our clients develop the business skills, confidence, and resources necessary to start, grow, and advance in business. To learn more, visit theiowacenter.org.

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.