Partnership Perk — Education and Professional Development Offerings

Through the dual membership with the West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce and Greater Des Moines Partnership, you have access to numerous educational and professional development offerings throughout the year. Offerings span a wide variety of topics, including marketing plans, implementing internships, human resource issues and inclusion. These educational opportunities are offered via live-stream, webinar and in person. 
The goal is to provide you with just-in-time information on pertinent business operations and emerging trends, but also to encourage you to step outside of your business for an hour or a day to recharge or bring back new ideas to your business.   

  • The Top Five for Small Business Series features presentations to inform, educate and inspire business owners in Greater Des Moines (DSM). Hosted the fourth Wednesday of each month, these events focus on a variety of timely topics that affect small business owners and managers including legal, human resources, information technology, marketing, accounting and other pressing issues.    
  • The annual Small Business Success Summit is November 5, 2021 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.. Save the date! If you're a small business owner, join us for a summit created just for you. Attend presentations by keynote speakers from industry leaders that will inform and inspire, participate in workshops with fellow business owners in DSM and engage in in-depth conversations at various breakout sessions. 
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