Learn what it takes to lead and succeed from the one and only, Lynn Swann. Hear the tales of grit and infamous athleticism that accompanied leadership skills he found essential such as listening, compromising, and executing. This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity will leave you ready to tackle challenges that come your way. Learn more and register here.
We need YOUR help! Our friend Riley the Raccoon has wandered away from home. As a very curious critter, we think some of the cool places around West Des Moines might lead you to Riley. Can you help us? Learn more about how to participate here.
There is a startup boom in America. Over 1.6 million new business applications were filed in the third quarter of 2020, a figure which far exceeds the number of start-ups in any year since the turn of the century. And, according to the Census Bureau, business applications for January of 2021, adjusted for seasonal variation, were 492,133, an increase of 42.6 percent compared to December of 2020. During this Business Toolkit event, you will learn area experts best advice for starting and running a successful business. Expert Panel Featuring: Tej Dhawan ? Chief Technical Officer / Principal ?and more!Tuesday, 3/23, 2021
Join us for our second WDM Edge of the year with a focus on the Arts & Entertainment Sector. Area leaders will be sharing thoughts and insights into the future of this key industry critical to our region. Listen as they focus on: Top trends in Arts & Entertainment vital to WDM and our region Areas where the industry needs extra support How COVID has helped innovation The largest, most impactful changes for the future What leaders have learned most that they can share with our audience What is WDM EDGE? West Des Moines is on the cutting edge of innovation and growth. With a population of more than 65,000, West Des Moines is one of the fastest growing cities in Iowa. Nearly 3,000 businesses call West Des Moines home and many of those companies and business sectors have their own distinct set of challenges. The Chamber?s WDM Edge (formerly Business Roundtable) brings subject matter expertise to the podium for an exchange of information that impacts business owners and community across all industries. In 2021, we will examine top industries that call West Des Moines home, trends in those industries, and what we can to do as a community to help support and create an ecosystem that helps these industries continue to thrive. Our hope is from these discussions, as a community, we might discover new ideas that help to propel our region even more forward. Industries in West Des Moines we will be highlighting include: Real Estate & Development Information Technology Financial Services & Insurance Medical & Life Sciences Manufacturing & Logistics Retail & Hospitality Arts & EntertainmentTuesday, 4/27, 2021
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