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Author: Kara Matheson

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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Don’t Live with the Pain

Millions of Americans suffer from back pain. Whether it’s acute or chronic, you know the drill: workout regimens interrupted, trouble performing household tasks or picking up groceries – back pain can blow up your normal routine and leave you unable to remember what it was like not to be in pain.

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Strategizing Beyond the Pandemic: Tips for Effective Facilitation

The plans leaders make in the first 90 days of 2021 could last a lifetime. Massive shifts have occurred in nearly every sector of the economy and returning to the pre-pandemic normal is simply not realistic for many organizations.

Many leaders consider 2021 as a transition year to the new normal and are planning now for the opportunities and realities which lie ahead. Crafting effective plans frequently involves resolving difficult issues and making critical decisions.

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