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Partnership To Host Multicultural Reception On Oct. 13

September 29, 2022

GREATER DES MOINES, IA (Sept. 29, 2022) – The Greater Des Moines Partnership will host a Multicultural Reception on Thursday, Oct. 13 at Sammons Financial Group located at 8300 Mills Civic Parkway in West Des Moines. The event is sponsored by Sammons Financial Group. 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. 

“We are excited to partner with Sammons Financial Group for this event which will open up opportunities for important discussions on advancing DEI in our community,” said Dr. Marvin DeJear, Senior Vice President of Talent Development at The Partnership. “We invite leaders and people of all backgrounds to join us to celebrate DEI and 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)-related topics of importance to their organization and the community. A beverage and appetizer reception will begin at 5 p.m. with brief remarks around 5:30 p.m. and continue until 6:30 p.m. 

"Sammons Financial Group seeks to protect the future of families and businesses, and ensuring an inclusive and welcoming community advances that intention," said Anne Cooper, senior vice president and Chief Human Resources Officer at Sammons Financial Group. “We look forward to collaborating with The Partnership to create this valuable, relationship-building opportunity."

Registration for the event is now open on The Partnership’s website.  

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.