West Des Moines Chamber Announces Minority Business Expo for the Athene Black & Brown Business Summit

WEST DES MOINES, IA (February 26, 2024) – The West Des Moines Chamber (WDM Chamber) announces the Minority Business Expo for the Athene Black & Brown Business Summit on April 18, 2024, at Smash Park from 6-8 p.m.

“The Minority Business Expo represents our commitment to fostering diversity and inclusion within our business community,” said Katherine Harrington, President and CEO of the WDM Chamber. “We’re excited to provide a platform for minority business owners to thrive and connect.”

Minority Business Expo participants will receive:

  • Designated booth space at the Athene Black & Brown Business Summit Welcome Party and Minority Business Expo on April 18th.

  • Photo and 50-word company/product description on the Summit webpage with a link to your website.

  • One personalized social media post on WDM Chamber channels reaching 17,000+ followers.

  • Press release listing your company as a participant in the Expo.

  • Promotion in an email blast to 5,000+ WDM Chamber newsletter subscribers.

  • One in-person ticket to the two-day Summit.

  • Logo included in printed and online Summit program.

  • Business highlighted in the Summit's interactive app.

  • Limited time offer: 50% off first-year West Des Moines Chamber membership for new members until end of 2024.

For those interested in learning more about participating in the Minority Business Expo, please visit https://members.wdmchamber.org/events/details/exhibitor-registration-2024-athene-black-brown-business-summit-3639?lookahead=365. For additional questions about the Expo, contact Anna Eichinger (anna@wdmchamber.org).

For more information about the Athene Black & Brown Business Summit, visit bbbsummit.com.

Sponsors and partners of the Athene Black & Brown Business Summit play a crucial role in making this event possible. A portion of sponsor proceeds benefits the Pitch Competition, Presented by Bank of America. Over the past three years, pitch competition winners have collectively received over $100,000 in prize money. For the 2024 event, sponsors, partners, and supporters (listed alphabetically) include: African American Museum of Iowa, Athene, Bank of America, Bankers Trust, Belin McCormick, Black Capital Project/Iowa CORE, Chase, City of West Des Moines, Drake Business Clinic, Elevate by Principal, F&G, Greater Des Moines Partnership, Holmes Murphy (ethOs and Broker Tech Ventures), Hy-Vee, IMT Insurance, Merchants Bonding Company, NCMIC, Paychex HR, Sammons Financial Group, Shazam, Inc., Wells Fargo, Whitfield & Eddy Law, and Women Lead Change.
About the Athene Black & Brown Business Summit
The Athene Black & Brown Business Summit is an annual event dedicated to providing a platform for Black and Brown professionals, entrepreneurs, and leaders to share insights, inspire change, and foster connections. The Summit serves as a catalyst for growth, empowerment, and collaboration within the community.

About the WDM Chamber of Commerce
The West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce, established in 1924, is a dynamic organization dedicated to championing all things West Des Moines. With a focus on strengthening local businesses, providing personalized resources, and attracting a top-tier workforce, the Chamber aims to position WDM as the best suburban city in America. Celebrating a century of excellence, the Chamber boasts a diverse community of over 800 members, offering something for everyone. Explore the possibilities, learn more about the chamber, and discover how you can get involved in shaping the future of West Des Moines at wdmchamber.org

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