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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. Event info


What issues may come up in the Iowa legislative session that could affect decisions made by the state’s business community? Our Legislative Forecast panel discussion, featuring policy advocates from key organizations in the state, will focus on key issues business leaders hope to address or should be aware of during the upcoming session. Event info

EconomicForecast 2022

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. Regardless of whether the format includes one national economist or a panel of local experts, the content is always compelling. Event info

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Offered three times a year, the Power Breakfast Series features a panel discussion on topics of interest to C-level executives. These interactive events provide sharing of field expertise from panelist and encourage audience Q&A’s for an in-depth look into each subject. Past topics have included Implications of Health Care Reform, Business Ethics, Inspirational Leadership and The Business of College Athletics. Event info

FortyUnder40 2020

Business Record launched Forty Under 40 as a way to recognize and amplify 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. Event info

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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. Event info

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Fearless Focus Event Series 

Through the Fearless Focus event series, we give you the opportunity to learn from and connect with others around the state equally as passionate about these issues. Women, gender-nonconforming individuals and male allies are all encouraged to be fearless with us. Event info

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Project515 is a series of real estate and development focused virtual events that will dive deep into three specific subsections of the industry: office, retail and housing. The series has a goal of illuminating future challenges and trends, while amplifying discussions with the region’s key stakeholders that do business directly in the sectors and with those business leaders dependent on the health and vitality of the real estate industry for a strong and growing community. Coverage of these panel-style discussions will appear in both written and video form and be integrated across the Business Record in print, weekly CRE e-newsletter, businessrecord.com and social platforms. Event info

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Join us for the unveiling of the 2023 innovationIOWA magazine. Learn more

WOI 2020

The annual Women of Influence event recognizes Central Iowa women for their contributions in the public or private sector. Winners are chosen based on the impact they have made in their chosen field or for their contributions through civic and philanthropic organizations. This event honor these worthy leaders along with one female business owner who will receive the Woman Business Owner of the Year award. Event info

made in iowa

This annual event provides an economic outlook and forecast for the Iowa's largest industry - Manufacturing. Our group of panelists provides insight and analysis of the current environment, while helping business leaders anticipate what to expect in an industry that is woven into the fabric of the state's economy. Event info

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Iowa Stops Hunger is a joint, statewide project between our three flagship BPC publications — the Business Record, dsm magazine and ia magazine — and presenting sponsor Hy-Vee to help stop hunger and fight food insecurity in Iowa. Event info

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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. Event info

Jobs Outlook

As businesses prepare to hire and work to retain their workforces, we will look at what the labor market in the next year may bring. In the Business Record’s Jobs Outlook, we will ask business leaders to forecast what the labor market in Iowa may look like in the next year and beyond, and what strategies may be employed by both businesses and the state to ensure a strong labor market. In addition to our panel discussion, the Business Record will honor the Dentons Davis Brown HR Professional of the Year during the event. Event info

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Envision Iowa is an initiative created by Business Publications Corp. to help Iowa thrive and grow. The initiative includes three interactive think tank events containing a keynote, a panel discussion and interactive virtual networking. The think tanks will focus on three key themes necessary for Iowa to advance and grow: People and culture, business opportunities, and infrastructure. In addition to ongoing coverage of the think tanks in Business Record and dsm Magazine, the initiative culminates with a public in-person event and economic survey unveiling in October that brings together leaders from across the state. Event info

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