After only being part of the dsmBUZZ network for 5-6 months as a consumer, last night I attended my first dsmBUZZ Quarterly Connection where members, merchants and sympathizers meet to talk about business, community issues, our neighborhoods and whatever else is of interest.
I met a host of new people and put faces to names I’d heard of and seen online.
- Sandy Eimers, balance yoga lounge, Ankeny
- Angela Williams, The Great Frame Up, West Des Moines
- Christian Connett, eSolutions Interactive, Des Moines
- Andrew Schwarz, Infinity Financial Group, West Des Moines
- Larry Lehmen, When Words Matter, Urbandale
- Sherry Borzo, dsmBUZZ, Des Moines
We had some great discussions about networking groups and how we think they ought to operate (and how NOT to operate), talked about the dsmBUZZ program and Sherry’s plans for this year, what marketing strategies were working for businesses and how each of us got our entrepreneurial start.
I’ve already made some great connections via dsmBUZZ and I love what the program embodies, “a grassroots initiative that exists to promote the efforts of locally owned businesses in central Iowa.” I’ll continue to support this effort as a consumer and hope to eventually join as a merchant via my company Dosovo, which specializes in marketing and web strategy for small businesses.
If you’re the type of person who enjoys supporting local businesses and helping our community’s economy grow, stop by dsmBUZZ and get signed up as a member. It’s just $10 to join and the membership gives you access to all the wonderful perks that locally owned small businesses have made available to you.