Pics Posted, Magazine Published, Des Moines News

The July happy hour was last week at Bar Louie. It was packed. It was crazy. It was a fun time for the 6 brothers in attendance.

The July edition of The Deltasig Magazine has been published. You can read it here.
Be sure to check out pics from the (Feb.) 2014 North Central LEAD Provincial Conference (held in Rosemont, IL) on pages 9 (see David in the middle of the pic in a red shirt) and 36.
Also there’s a good picture from Halsey on page 31.

And here’s a tasty pic from the June Pig Roast hosted by the Twin Cities Alumni Chapter
2014-06 pig roast

The city of Des Moines has received some recent buzz over a couple of accolades.
First, Des Moines was noted in a Fortune video as having the #1 up-and-coming downtown.
Then, Forbes ranked Des Moines #2 as the best place for business and careers.

For more data and statistics on the Des Moines Metro, check out
The newly-launched site crated by the Des Moines Partnerhsip features information on the city catogorized by industry; wages and income; workforce; population demographics; social; and other, which includes patents, imports and exports and agricultural production. This site is now a part of the “Links” page of this weblog.


Troubled Convention Held at 2015 GCC Location

The 50th GCC will be held August 12 – 16, 2015 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel.
Thankfully with nearly 50 gatherings successfully planned and executed over the past century, I have no doubt GCC will go more smoothly than a recent event that took place at the same convention center hotel.

The inaugural DashCon convention held last weekend in Schaumburg has been chided for poor planning and mocked on the internet.
Chicago Tribune story here.

July Happy Hour is Up Next

Fast approaching, next week is our July monthly happy hour. The Des Moines – Central Iowa Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi will be socializing at the new Bar Louie in West Des Moines on Tuesday, July 15 from 5:30 – 7:00 pm. See the FB event here. Although it didn’t get a perfect review from Juice, Tuesday nights are their $5 burger deal. So this is a must-attend event!

June Pig Roast
A big thanks to the Twin Cities Alumni Chapter for hosting another great pig roast. Last month 5 Iowans trekked up north for this annual event. Good times were had and hopefully a few pictures are coming soon.

Alumni Chapters
According to the Central Office: As of July 1, 57 alumni chapters are franchised. Special welcome to our newest alumni chapters Albuquerque Region, Charlotte (NC), Detroit-Motown, Long Beach-Pier 9, Miami/Fort Lauderdale and Honolulu-Oahu.

The July/August issue of DSM Magazine is out. Read it here.
Included are pieces on Restaurant Week (August 15 – 24) and Raygun’s Mike Draper shares his rules for wearing a T-shirt.