State of Iowa Manufacturing

Date: August 27
Location: Virtual
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The coronavirus pandemic has turned conventional wisdom on its head in the first half of 2020, and Iowa’s manufacturing industry proved it could quickly retool and improvise. Many manufacturers across the state have pivoted to serve immediate needs by shifting to make personal protective equipment, hand sanitizer and other critical items.  Now, with the realization that the public health emergency could continue well into 2021, how will Iowa’s largest industry adapt to the new environment? How will the state’s economy and manufacturers’ roles shift as companies work to restart and continue business amid COVID-19? What will the state of Iowa manufacturing be in the weeks and months ahead? 

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Date: 
Sept. 10
Location:
Virtual
Time:
 8-9:30 a.m. program | 9:30 to 10 a.m. post-event networking

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.

THE TOPIC
The coronavirus pandemic has drastically shifted the economy, and with it views of how communities and states should shift regional plans for the future. Business Insider named Des Moines one of the top 20 cities to live in after the pandemic. What planning needs to happen to ensure that the region will come out strong, but also incorporate lessons learned for future economic downturns? This discussion will focus on how regional planning will move forward in regard to transportation, sustainability, community development, downtown density, public health and more.

Among the questions we plan to tackle:
How do we continue to plan as a region when we’ve had such a major disruption that will require long-term recovery?
What lessons has the region learned from the pandemic that will be part of community development going forward?
What things can the region do to be even better prepared for economic turmoil in the future whether or not it’s related to a pandemic?
The pandemic has magnified inequities that exist in our communities -- how can we position ourselves to do more for those with the least?

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Date: 
October 1
Location: TBD

Time: 
TBD

The Business Record is bringing back our 90 Ideas in 90 Minutes event again this year. At the event on Oct. 1, nine leaders from Central Iowa businesses will share 10 of their company's internal programs and initiatives - both big and small - that can be applied to any business. In a fast-paced discussion, each leader will present their top ideas, and field questions from the audience.

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Date: November 4

Location: Virtual

Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Iowa feeds the world, yet many in our state do not know where to turn for their next meal. Join the Business Record, dsm Magazine and ia Magazine as we continue our Iowa Stops Hunger event series presented by Hy-Vee.

 

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2021 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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2021 Economic Forecast

Date: TBD
Location: 
TBD
Time: 
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For more than 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. Expect top-notch networking, congratulate the Deloitte CFO of the Year award winner and learn what experts are predicting for our biggest economic challenges and opportunities for growth.


 

Date: TBD - April 2021
Location: TBD
Time: TBD

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: TBD
Location:
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Time: 
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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: August 6
Location: Virtual
Time: 4 to 6 p.m.

For over 20 years, the Business Record has recognized women who have made outstanding contributions to the community in a variety of areas with the Women of Influence awards. Awards will be presented at a reception on Thursday, August 6.

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