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Partnership Announces Nick Nurse as the Keynote Speaker at the DSM 202ONE Annual Kickoff

December 1, 2020

GREATER DES MOINES, IA (Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020) — The Greater Des Moines Partnership has announced Nick Nurse, head coach of the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association, will be the keynote speaker at The Partnership’s DSM 202ONE Annual Kickoff. The event will take place virtually on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021 from 7:30 – 9 a.m.

Nurse is a native of Carroll and has been the head coach of the Toronto Raptors since 2018 after serving as an assistant coach for the previous five years. Nurse led the Raptors to the 2019 NBA Championship and was named 2019-20 NBA Coach of the Year. Nurse coached the Iowa Energy from 2007 – 2011, where he was named NBA D-League Coach of the Year in 2011. Nurse also coached at Grand View University from 1991 — 1993. He has coached teams from around the world during his 31-year career.

Nurse’s question-and-answer session comes on the heels of an unprecedented season for the NBA that saw the league become the first professional sports league to suspend play due to the COVID-19 pandemic and take a leading role in the social justice conversation.

The Partnership’s DSM 202ONE Annual Kickoff will serve as a launch to 2021 as The Partnership will detail its strategic priorities for the year, as well as recap the economic and community development work completed in 2020. This event is the virtual format of The Partnership’s Annual Dinner traditionally held each January. The event will include an optional pre-show to start at 7:30 a.m. followed by the official program at 8 a.m. Registration information will be announced soon.

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.