Improv Networking Luncheon
Think you know how to network?… Learn the skills of “Improv Networking” at this month’s fun chamber luncheon!
Wednesday, May 22nd
at The Venue
$15 for Members; $25 for General Public (includes your lunch)
Small Business Smarts
Thursday, May 23
Business Record: March 29, 2013
Walnut Street, among the first in the nation to be fully illuminated with electric lights, is now a shadow of its former self.
But leaders working on plans to revitalize the street want to turn the lights back on. This afternoon, representatives from architectural landscaping firms Confluence and Genus, Reynold Urban Design, the city of Des Moines and the Downtown Community Alliance (DCA) unveiled final plans on how they propose transforming the street from a public transit mall into an entertainment corridor.
Chief among their plans is adding more light to the area. Seven light-art projects are proposed for the street, projecting light through different places in the skywalk system and art onto the Des Moines Civic Center and Davis Brown Tower. Plans also call for replacing the dark brick paving from the sidewalks with lighter materials and adding large storefront windows that allow light to spill onto the street to brighten up the area.
Walnut Street will feature urban gardens, local and national retail shops, and parallel parking spots that wrap the street. Project leaders want the corridor to bridge the Court Avenue and Western Gateway districts, linking the areas through pedestrian-friendly walkways and entertainment options.
The City of Des Moines and Downtown Community Alliance are pleased to invite the community to the unveiling of the final streetscape concept for Walnut Street on Monday, April 29, 2013, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Downtown Public Library, 1000 Grand Avenue in Des Moines. The consultant team will give a presentation at noon, followed by a question and answer session.
What: Unveiling of final streetscape concept for Walnut Street
When: Monday, April 29
Time: Noon – 1:30pm
Where: Downtown Public Library, 1000 Grand Avenue
When: Thursday, April 25th
Where: Gramercy Tap (400 Walnut St.)
To kick off 2013 with the series of YPC/Des Moines Downtown Chamber joint events, enjoy this speed networking event. The Gramercy Tap will offer food and drink specials for the event participants.
It will be laid back, but fast-paced, and designed for people who are serious about networking. So, come down for a chance to meet some of Des Moines’ most interesting people and don’t forget to bring your business cards!
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When: April 18
Parking and Check-in Instructions – (please register so we have an accurate meal count)
-Parking will be across the street to the north at 1701 Grand; the gates will be open.
-After parking, you will need to cross the street at the traffic light. The light doesn’t change unless you press the button for the light to change.
-Enter the Central Campus Building (building on left – location is 1800 Grand.) You will be asked for your I.D. and let them know that you’re there for the luncheon.
-You’ll then head up the stairs and go left. Follow the signs to the “Multipurpose Room” past the cafeteria.
-The Superintendent will speak close to 11:40am and salads will be served at that time to begin the lunch. Please arrive promptly at 11:30 to check-in.
Cost: $15 (Members of the Downtown or West Side Chambers) ; $25 (General Public) – cost includes your lunch
Enjoy a meal prepared by the culinary arts students at Central Campus and hear from Des Moines Public Schools Superintendent, Tom Ahart.
11:30 – Check-in/Networking
11:45 – Superintendent Tom Ahart
- Culinar Arts Instructor, Elaine Wolf and the meal presentation
- Julie Rosin, Assistant Director, Central Campus
12:30 – Tour of the school
Spring salad with ranch dressing served with rolls and butter
Chicken with supreme sauce, rice and green beans (vegetarian “chix” patty option available)
Assorted cake for dessert
Iced tea and lemonade