The goal of Project Santa is to help Norwalk families meet basic needs. It is also our hope that we can help to relieve a bit of the worry and stress that families experience during difficult financial times by helping to provide necessity and gift items for each child. If your family or business would like to participate in this service project by donating items from a wish list or monetary donations, please contact Crystal Ellis, the Norwalk Area Ministerial Association coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or (515) 491-1241. READ FULL LETTER
Fill your freezer contest in Warren County
Despite many options at the grocery store, meat is still the center of many Iowa meals, as more than 33,000 Iowans entered the Iowa Farm Bureau and Fareway’s “Fill Your Freezer” contest for a chance to win $200 of free meat. The month-long contest was part of Iowa Farm Bureau Federation’s (IFBF) Real Farmers. Real Food. Real Meat. initiative, which showcases the nutritional benefits of meat and the innovation of Iowa livestock farmers who raise it. READ MORE
Sign up for Look Local
The Greater Des Moines Partnership wants to help ensure small business owners and entrepreneurs thrive in Central Iowa. Through the implementation of the “Look Local First” campaign, The Partnership encourages Greater Des Moines (DSM) residents to do just that and look local first for their business and consumer needs. Through your Membership with the Partnership, you are represented by this program that can help strengthen our local economy. There are obvious reasons to look local when you make purchasing decisions. From a purely economic standpoint, shifting just 5 percent of your business' spending to local vendors could add more than $672 million per year to the local economy READ MORE>
Walter Isaacson Announced as Headliner for Partnership's Annual Dinner
Wednesday, Jan. 15 | 5 – 9 p.m.
The Greater Des Moines Partnership has announced Walter Isaacson as the 2020 Annual Dinner headline speaker. Isaacson has led a distinguished career as past CEO of the Aspen Institute, where he is now a Distinguished Fellow, and has been the chairman of CNN and the editor of TIME magazine. He is currently a Professor of History at Tulane University and an advisory partner at the New York City-based Perella Weinberg financial services firm. The best-selling author’s most recent biography, "Leonardo da Vinci" (2017), offers new discoveries about Leonardo’s life and work, weaving a narrative that connects his art to his science. MORE>
Marketing Your Business Online Workshop Tuesday, Dec. 3 | 8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Online sales worldwide are forecast to nearly double between 2016 and 2020. Is your business ready to capture this revenue? From small businesses to large eCommerce giant Amazon, many companies can benefit from selling online. As well as selling a physical product, online can be used to sell digital products, consultations or appointments, or intangibles, making it a flexible solution for all kinds of businesses. Join us for this educational workshop as you will learn why it’s crucial for you to consider online as a source of revenue. MORE>
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