3 Big Events in February

The Des Moines – Central Iowa Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi held its January happy hour last Thursday (1/19) at Gilroy’s Pub + Kitchen in West Des Moines.

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There was a great turnout of 9 brothers including 1 student participating in a co-op with Principal Financial Group this semester. This happy hour could only be described as TTRT! There were 2 pieces of business conducted. The first was a motion to make a donation of part of our fundraising proceeds from last year to the Delta Sigma Pi Leadership Foundation. This motion passed. The second was to elect Jody as the next president of the alumni chapter. This passed as well. So congrats Jody on becoming the new president of the alumni chapter!

Mark your calendars for 3 big, February events (more info on calendar page of weblog).
2/11 Halsey in Lincoln, NE
2/16 Feb. Happy Hour in Ankeny
2/25 Spring LEAD Provincial Conference in Schaumburg, IL

There is lots of reading to catch up on.
Published annually are the Book of Lists (Des Moines Business Record’s Book of Lists is the definitive resource guide for business professionals in the Central Iowa area. The book includes over 70 lists from a variety of industries, profiles of local leaders, Central Iowa Market Facts and a community calendar.)
2017 Book of Lists
and ia Magazine (Business Publications Corp. introduces readers to surprising discoveries through profiles architecture, food, galleries, gardens and our great outdoors).
2017 ia Magazine

And published 6 times per year is dsm Magazine
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Summer ’16 Newsletters and Magazines

Remember that Thursday, July 21 is the next monthly happy hour of the Des Moines – Central Iowa Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi. See the “Calendar” page and FB for more details.

The July 2016 issue of “The Deltasig” magazine has been published.
Check it out online here.
Several points of interest include GP Ibe’s encouragement to share the brotherhood between collegians and alumni (a good read) on page 3, a picture of brothers from the Iowa State chapter at LEAD on page 11, and the Water Cooler on page 39.

More National News came out with the July 5 “Deltasig Update”.
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Locally, the DSM-CIA newsletter was released July 6.
2016-07 Newsletter

Finally, in Des Moines news, the July/August issue of dsm Magazine was released.
Find it online here.
Interesting features abound, including some info about Drake University’s new President, Marty Martin on page 52.

2016 Annual Meeting Announced

The Des Moines – Central Iowa Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi will hold its annual meeting
Tuesday, June 21. The social and meeting will be held at the downtown location of Legends American Grill (216 Court Ave. 50309).
Brothers are welcome to socialize around 5:30 or so with the meeting starting at 6 pm.
Look for more details about following up the meeting with a fun excursion to the Iowa Cubs.

Several local alumni attended the annual alumni picnic hosted by the Drake Chapter. This year’s picnic was Sunday May 1 (the Sunday after the Drake Relays) at MacRae Park in Des Moines.
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The May/June issue of dsm magazine has been released. Find it online here.
Look for interesting stories on food trucks, places to visit (including Okoboji), Roxanne Conlin, people who have slash (/) careers (example: musician/photographer), and Sherman Hill.

COY Awards, Recent DSM Awards

The Des Moines – Central Iowa Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi shares some news and links in this post:

The names of all the COY applicants have been released. See who won nationally, provincially, and regionally (as well as from each chapter) here.

Des Moines has been in the news recently for great things!

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When the Iowa Caucus campaign was in full swing, the New York Times had a feature on the state.

WalletHub says Des Moines is the 6th best place to find a job in 2016.

Politico had an excellent feature about Des Moines’ recent emergence as a place that is really cool!

Workiva Chairman and CEO Matt Rizai writes at FastCompany why he based his tech company in the middle of Iowa.

And the March/April edition of “dsm magazine” has been released. Read it online here.
It has a brief preview of the “Water” novel, notes new changes to restaurant Centro, and has other features on health, art, and buildings.

Jan. Happy Hour Next Week, & Publications

The Des Moines – Central Iowa Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi is kicking off the new year with a January Happy Hour (and meeting).
Most likely to be held the third Thursday of every month, join local brothers
Thursday, January 21 at Draught House 50 Mills Civic. The gathering and socializing will commence around 5:30 pm.
Check out the calendar page of this Weblog and Facebook for more information. Usually informal and fun, these happy hours are an excellent way to relax, have a few laughs, and get to know other brothers in the Des Moines Metro.

Don’t forget about the social event at the end of the month: going to a Drake Men’s Basketball game.
And quickly approaching is the North Central Provincial LEAD Conference and the Halsey Invitational Volley Ball & Basketball Tournament, both in February.

Just released January 7 is the annual
Book of Lists
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. The book includes over 70 lists from a variety of industries, profiles of local leaders, Central Iowa Market Facts and a community calendar.
Be sure to check out the most influential boards and business leaders list as well as an additional 63 leaders you should know.

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Also available is the January/February issue of
dsm Magazine
Be sure to check out the article on the transition from young professional to professional and get some ideas and resources about getting involved in the community.
Also of note are features on food, design, art, and profiles of Ako Abdul-Samad and David Chivers.

November 2015 News Roundup

Below is a copy of the November 2015 Newsletter from the Des Moines – Central Iowa Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi

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Other reading material includes:

The recently published, annual ia Magazine

The November/December issue of dsm Magazine

The Atlantic Magazine reporting on Why Des Moines is a Millennial Paradise

Dell ranking Des Moines as #20 of the Top 25 Most Future-Ready Cities

West Des Moines alumni brother Rebecca Butler Mona volunteers to help solve traffic problems in Taiwan

September Happy Hour & Presidential Visit

Don’t forget to mark your calendars for Thursday 9/17. The Des Moines – Central Iowa Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi is ‘fall’ing back to its regular rhythm of happy hours and meetings. Find the group at Louie’s Wine Dive (Des Moines location at 4040 University). Look for discussion about the chapter’s strategic plan, upcoming service and fundraising events, holiday plans, Halsey scuttlebutt, and more!

Several days before the happy hour, President Obama will visit Des Moines to talk about education.

Matador Network recently released a story naming Greater Des Moines one of “The 10 Most Underrated Cities for Millennials!”

And click here to find the Sept./Oct. edition of dsm Magazine. Among other items, check out a section on the arts and a story about tasty takeout.