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Partnership Announces 2024 Small Business Success Summit

March 28, 2024

GREATER DES MOINES, IA (March 28, 2024) – The Greater Des Moines Partnership’s seventh annual Small Business Success Summit is scheduled to take place on Monday, June 10 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the FFA Enrichment Center at the DMACC Ankeny campus. Summit participants will have a chance to hear keynote speaker Karin Hurt, participate in hands-on workshops and engage in in-depth conversations with fellow business owners from Greater Des Moines (DSM) during breakout sessions. 

Hurt is the Founder and CEO of Let’s Grow Leaders, a global leadership development firm known for practical tools and techniques for human-centered leaders from clients. A former Verizon Wireless executive with more than two decades of experience in sales, customer service and human resources, Hurt is known for growing courageous leaders, building great cultures and inspiring high-performance teams. She is the host of the popular LinkedIn show, Asking for a Friend. She was recently named by Inc. Magazine as a Top 100 Great Leadership Speaker. 

Registration for The Summit is now open. Early bird registration, open through April 30, ranges from $59 for Partnership Investors and Members to $79 for nonmembers. Following the early bird deadline, registration ranges from $79 for Partnership Investors and Members to $99 for nonmembers.  

"The Small Business Success Summit stands out as a great opportunity to empower our local businesses and entrepreneurs, guiding them toward future goals and success," said Emily McLain, Regional Affiliates and Member Support Manager at The Partnership. "The 2024 Summit will continue to inform and inspire participants and also foster an environment where learning and networking come together, creating invaluable connections among local business owners." 

This year’s Summit is sponsored by:  

  • Aureon – Gold Level  
  • ConnectifyHR – Silver Level  
  • Community State Bank – Silver Level  
  • Mediacom Business Services – Silver Level  
  • TwoRivers Bank & Trust – Silver Level  
  • City of Ankeny – Bronze Level  
  • Des Moines Area Community College – Bronze Level 
  • Iowa Economic Development Authority – Bronze Level 
  • Iowa JPEC – Bronze Level 
  • HealthPartners Unity Point Health – Bronze Level 
  • Sammons – Bronze Level 

Stay up to date on the latest details for the Summit on The Partnership’s website.  

To inquire about future sponsorships for the Small Business Success Summit, please contact Emily McLain, Small Business and Member Support Manager. 

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 6,500 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