Date: 
January 31
Location: 
Sheraton Hotel
Time: 
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For almost two decades, Business Record’s annual Economic Forecast has helped CEOs and business owners gain insightful perspective on what the economy holds for the coming year.

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Date: February 3
Location: 
Embassy Club 34th Floor (Ruan Center)
Time: 
7:30-9 a.m.

Start the day with a compelling conversation and discussion by expert panelists tackling the business community's pressing issues. With three events a year, this event is highly anticipated and timely in business topics covered.

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Date: 
March 28
Location: 
Sheraton Hotel
Time: 
4 to 7 p.m.
4 p.m. networking, hors d'oeuvres and cash bar.
5:15 p.m to 7 p.m. presentation

Business Record launched Forty Under 40 sixteen years ago to recognize young business leaders. These young men and women, selected by their peers come from diverse backgrounds. The common denominators binding them together are the accomplishments they have made, the obstacles they have overcome to make a difference and their willingness to share their talents and good fortune with others.

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Date: April 25
Location: Hilton Garden Inn
Time: 7 to 9 a.m.

7 to 7:30 a.m. networking
7:30 to 9 a.m. panel discussion

Local industry experts examine issues facing the Central Iowa commercial real estate market. The interactive panel allows attendees to contribute to the discussion. Attendees include commercial real estate professionals, community leaders and those in industries that work with commercial realtors such as banking, construction, and engineering. 

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Date: August 8
Location:  Downtown Des Moines Marriott
Time: 4 to 7 p.m.
4 p.m. networking, hors d'oeuvres and cash bar.
5:15 p.m to 7 p.m. presentation The Business Record recognizes women who make outstanding contributions to our greater Des Moines community with the Women of Influence awards. Again this year we honor these worthy leaders along with one female business owner who will receive the Woman Business Owner of the Year award.


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90 Ideas in 90 Minutes

Date: TBD
Location: TBD
Time: 7 to 9 a.m.
7 to 7:30 a.m. networking
7:30 to 9 a.m. panel discussion

Nine leaders from nine of Central Iowa’s most successful businesses shared 10 of their company’s internal programs and initiatives – both big and small – that can be applied to any business.

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Book of Lists Unveiling Party

Date: TBD
Location: TBD
Time: TBD

Published annually in January, the Des Moines Business Record's Book of Lists is the definitive resource guide for business professionals in the Central Iowa area.

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Book of Lists Unveiling Party

Date: Jan. 3
Location: Atrium at Capital Square | Downtown Des Moines
Time: 5 to 7 p.m.; unveiling at 6 p.m.

Published annually in January, the Des Moines Business Record's Book of Lists is the definitive resource guide for business professionals in the Central Iowa area.

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