Author: Kara Matheson

Student Leadership Council

Thinking about how to navigate life after college? Looking to gain some leadership experience before graduation? Look no further! 

The Student Leadership Council (SLC) is a program designed to help you prepare for everything life throws at you once you’re out of school.

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Essential Technology to Future-Proof Your Business

In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic up-ended the way much of the world conducts business. Many organizations shifted employees to partial or full-time remote work schedules. The most prepared companies already had cloud infrastructure in place and the technology to collaborate remotely.

Meanwhile, other businesses scrambled to assemble the right mix of hardware, software, and services to make the remote situation work for them.

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Knowing Your History: The Val Air Ballroom

The Val Air Ballroom in West Des Moines has long been an amazing part of West Des Moines and its history. Before the opening of the Val Air Ballroom in 1938, the original building and grounds were used by the Wilson Rubber Factory.

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Black and Brown Business Summit

The Black and Brown Business Summit was created by national stakeholders to elevate ethnic minorities and bring BIPOC businesses together to assist with connection building, programming, promotion, training, and to provide resources to help businesses grow and prosper.

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Return to Work Plans & Strategies

“Unprecedented” was the buzzword for 2020, but there are a lot of unknowns that still lie ahead for 2021. One being, what are the best strategies for returning to work? When? How? Remote, hybrid, or all in person? What does our next “new normal” look like? Join us to learn best practices and how area businesses are setting themselves up for success in 2021.

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