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Greater Des Moines Corporate Partners

Is your business a strong supporter of the community? Let’s continue to make Greater Des Moines the place to be! We market the region as a visitor destination, spending our days trying to lure visitors and events to the city. Our work drives economic impact and also enhances quality of life for locals! Think NCAA DI. Men’s Basketball, Wizard World Comic Con or the LPGA Solheim Cup.

We’re going after new business every day and your dollars can help us bring big events to the city! Let us help you garner more brand exposure and recognition. As a corporate partner of ours, you’re investing in making Greater Des Moines the best place to live, work, play and visit! 

Leading Corporate Partners

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Principal Financial Group

Leading Corporate Partner

Principal helps people and companies around the world build, protect and advance their financial well-being through retirement, insurance and asset management solutions that fit their lives. Our employees are passionate about helping clients of all income and portfolio sizes achieve their goals – offering innovative ideas, investment expertise and real-life solutions to make financial progress possible.

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West Bank

Leading Corporate Partner

First and foremost a community bank, West Bank has built a strong reputation for being responsive to local needs. West Bank employees place a high priority on community involvement, lending their time and talents to a long list of civic and community projects.

Founded in 1893, West Bank provides full-service banking and trust services to businesses and consumers. With assets over $2 billion, the company has locations in Des Moines, Coralville and Rochester, Minnesota.

From its humble beginnings in 1893, one thing has not changed. Every customer, from the smallest to the largest, deserves our full attention and top-notch customer service. 

Whether you’re an old friend or a brand new business, we invite you to take advantage of the stability and reliability that comes with being West Bank Strong.

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Prairie Meadows

Leading Corporate Partner

Prairie Meadows has been a vital part of the central Iowa community since it began operations in 1989. It has made its main goal, as a non-profit company, to fulfill the mission of giving back to the community. In two decades, they have donated more than $1.8 billion back into Iowa’s communities in support of the arts, education, economic development, and community betterment.

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Meredith Corporation

Leading Corporate Partner

Meredith Corporation is one of the largest media companies in the world, reaching 175 million unduplicated American consumers monthly, including 80% of U.S. millennial women. Meredith has been headquartered in Des Moines for over 115 years and owns some of the most successful brands in the media industry, including PEOPLE, Better Homes & Gardens, InStyle, Allrecipes, REAL SIMPLE, Southern Living, Martha Stewart Living, and more. Meredith Corporation also owns and operates 17 local television stations in 12 markets across the country, reaching 11% of American households.

Community Corporate Partners

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Wells Fargo & Company                                          

Community Corporate Partner

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.4 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage and consumer and financial finance through more than 9,000 stores, 12,000 ATMs, the Internet (wellsfargo.com), and has offices in more than 35 countries to support the bank's customers who conduct business in the global economy. With approximately 265,000 full-time equivalent team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 26 on Fortune's 2012 rankings of America's largest corporations. Wells Fargo vision is to satisfy all our customer's financial needs and help them succeed financially.

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Business Publications

Community Corporate Partner

Business Publications is a highly respected publishing company that strives to support and enrich the Central Iowa business and cultural communities by providing essential knowledge, connections and inspiration through innovative products, compelling editorial, stunning visuals and enduring relationships.

Business Publications, Central Iowa's largest publisher of niche products, was established in 1983 by Connie Wimer. The company's flagship publications - the Des Moines Business Record and dsm magazine - were launched in 1983 and 2003, respectively. Other publications include: See Des Moines, economic development guides for area communities and chambers of commerce, the Book of Lists, the Business Record Daily business e-newsletter, Neighborhoods and Urban Living - both residential resource guides, INclusion diversity guide, Commercial Real Estate Guide, Commercial Real Estate Weekly e-newsletter, and many more.

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Lincoln Savings Bank

Community Corporate Partner

Inspired by the authenticity of Abraham Lincoln, Lincoln Savings Bank invests in relationships that require continuous commitment and expertise.

Founded in 1902, the employee-owned organization has over 100 years of personalized and professional financial experience. They offer you the convenience of banking wherever you are with the personal touch that can only be found at a community bank.

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Aureon

Community Corporate Partner

Aureon, the new name for the INS Family of Companies, is a business solutions provider who connects possibilities to productivity by providing unique and scalable business support services for organizations — small and large. Headquartered in the heart of the Midwest, and serving clients nationally with a presence in 48 states, Aureon offers a comprehensive suite of support services, with a focus on Technology, HR and Contact Center services. Aureon’s unique combination of talent, technology and tools enable clients to focus on their core business. For more information, visit www.Aureon.com

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Willis Auto Campus

Community Corporate Partner

In 1947, Charles H. Betts, Sr. established Betts Cadillac in downtown Des Moines with a mission of service leadership and automotive excellence. In 1988 we began a process to purchase the dealership and in 2008, the name officially changed to the Willis Auto Campus. Over the years, as we've expanded our dealership to include Cadillac, Lexus, Volvo, Jaguar, Land Rover, Infiniti, and MINI, we have established a tradition of treating each customer like a guest in our home.

From our award-winning sales and service to accessories, collision, and detail departments serving every make and model, we look forward to assisting you with all your automotive needs.

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UnityPoint Health

Community Corporate Partner

UnityPoint Health is the state's first and largest integrated health system, serving nearly one of every three patients in Iowa. Through relationships with 25 hospitals in metropolitan and rural communities and more than 140 physician clinics, UnityPoint Health provides care throughout Iowa and western Illinois.

Serving Blank Children's Hospital, Iowa Methodist Medical Center, Methodist West Hospital and Iowa Lutheran Hospital. 

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MidAmerican Energy Company

Community Corporate Partner

MidAmerican Energy Company provides electric service to 739,000 customers and natural gas service to 719,000 customers in Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska and South Dakota. It is headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa. Information about MidAmerican Energy is available on the company's website, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube pages, which can be accessed via www.midamericanenergy.com

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American Equity Investment Life Insurance Company®

Community Corporate Partner

American Equity Investment Life Insurance Company® is a leader in the fixed index annuity marketplace.  Headquartered in West Des Moines, Iowa, we are committed to providing safe retirement products with integrity, as well as superior service to our nationwide network of agents and their policyholders. Our core values align with serving in and contributing to the communities where we live and work. Our 585+ plus employees work to strengthen our community through their long-standing tradition as active members of the community. For more information, please visit www.american-equity.com

Supporting Community Partners

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Bankers Trust

Supporting Corporate Partner

Since 1917, Bankers Trust has been a leader in providing commercial and consumer banking services. Headquartered in Des Moines, Bankers Trust is the largest privately held financial institution in Iowa and employs more than 565 people across the country.

Through 12 Central Iowa locations (including Ames) and offices in Cedar Rapids, Omaha, Sioux Falls and Phoenix, Bankers Trust offers customers outstanding service and innovative financial solutions, including a tremendous selection of products and services.

Bankers Trust has a 100-year legacy of strong leadership, clear vision and integrity. The Bank and its employees are also committed to the communities we serve, which is demonstrated through inclusion, volunteerism and financial support. Each year, Bankers Trust invests more than $1 million in the community, and our employees volunteer more than 15,000 hours annually to non-profits. This leadership has earned Bankers Trust numerous community awards including Best Bank, Best Commercial Lender, the Greater Des Moines Partnership’s Community Champion Award, the Give Back Iowa Challenge Award, the Greater Des Moines Partnership Inclusion Award, and many others. You can learn more at BankersTrust.com and at Facebook.com/BankersTrust. Bankers Trust is a Member FDIC

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Full Court Press

Supporting Community Corporate Partner

Full Court Press, Inc. was formed by the owners of Buzzard Billy’s and three Buzzard Billy’s employees. FCP is responsible for some of Des Moines’ favorite bars and restaurants. FCP, Inc. started in 2000 by seven guys who had a few concepts they thought might work in the great town of Des Moines.

The first project was the Royal Mile in December of 2001. The Royal Mile is a British Pub with a small Belgian bar called The Red Monk upstairs, which opened in June of 2004. The Hessen Haus was opened in January of 2004 and celebrated Des Moines’ first Oktoberfest in September of 2004.

In February 2005 The High Life Lounge, a 1960’s corner tap opened. The success of the High Life Lounge was followed by the opening of el Bait Shop in April of 2006.

January 2009 brought Des Moines its first Chinese Pizzeria and Tiki bar, Fong’s Pizza. In May of 2010, Mullet’s was opened, downtown’s only riverside tavern with great food and drink and a two story deck with a spectacular view of downtown and the State Capitol Building.

 Full Court Press' Fong's Pizza will have another location opening in Ankeny. Along with that, The Iowan, a craft beer hall, will be opening in Downtown Des Moines.

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Atlantic Bottling Company

Supporting Community Corporate Partner

Atlantic Bottling Company is a privately owned, independent bottler and distributor of Coca-Cola products for southwest, central and south central Iowa. The company operates from two Iowa locations: its headquarters in Atlantic and a second facility in Waukee. Atlantic Bottling Company has a longstanding record of involvement in community-oriented programs throughout Greater Des Moines.  

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Crystal Clear

Supporting Community Corporate Partner

Crystal Clear Water provides water and coffee solutions so that business owners and managers are able to keep their employees happy, productive, and focused on making their business a success. We are locally owned and operated and have, proudly, been serving Des Moines since 1975.  Every day, we provide delivery of pure, safe bottled water, coffee, and break room products to our customers across Iowa.  Furthermore, our water treatment systems experts provide quality water systems for your home and office.  No matter what the application may be, Crystal Clear Water is able to provide your business with water and coffee solutions so you can take your mind off running to the store for supplies and keep it on increasing office productivity and your company’s bottom line.  

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ITA Group

Supporting Community Corporate Partner

ITA Group creates and manages events, incentives and recognition programs that align and motivate people. We’re an engagement solutions partner with the dedication, drive and inspiration to bring big, strategic ideas to life. For more than 50 years, we’ve served as a proven, trusted partner for some of the world’s biggest brands, and have helped countless companies find purpose and potential in their most important asset—their people. Headquartered in West Des Moines, Iowa, ITA Group has operations in every region of the United States and award solutions for 75+ countries globally. Learn more of our story at www.itagroup.com.

 

 

 

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Orchestrate Hospitality

Supporting Community Corporate Partner

Founded by Paul Rottenberg in 2000, Orchestrate Hospitality has emerged as a leader in hospitality management, consulting and support with its impressive portfolio of hotel, restaurant and market clients. Orchestrate Hospitality’s projects have ranged from managing the multi-million dollar rehabilitation of the historic Temple for Performing Arts in Des Moines, to tackling new building and management projects such as the Hilton Garden Inn – Des Moines/Urbandale and establishing downtown restaurant and markets with chef partner George Formaro. 

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Classic Events & Parties

Supporting Community Corporate Partner

Classic Events & Parties is the premier tent and party rental provider in the Des Moines area and Iowa.  Bring us your vision and we will help you transform it into reality, we will work with you every step of the way to insure that your event is a success. Classic Events & Parties sole business is party rentals, which allows us to focus our inventory and staff to the party and event business. From graduations, weddings, festivals, corporate events, charitable fund raisers to company parties consider us to be your one source from start to finish. The party business is our only business. We’ve got you covered! 

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Sodexo

Supporting Community Corporate Partner

Drake University Catering is committed to making your event a success. Our team of catering professionals is available to assist you with planning every aspect of your event. Our culinary team has designed a variety of menus to fit a wide range of tastes and budgets, including regional ingredients, university favorites and specialty items. Should you desire a customized menu for your event, we will be happy to meet with you to create a special menu for your specific needs.

Our goal is to provide you with the freshest selections of food items, beautifully displayed, served professionally by our highly trained staff as we strive to exceed the expectations of every single guest. This guide will help you through the planning process for a catered event. In the event that you require a customized menu for your event, we will be happy to meet with you to do so.  

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Iowa Events Center

Supporting Community Corporate Partner

Flexible to fit events of all types and sizes. A small meeting of 10, to a concert of 17,000! Catch Iowa’s Largest Ballroom! 37 meeting rooms. 150,000-square foot expo hall, divisible by 3. Tax-Exempt convention center! 17,000-seat arena. 1,900 hotel rooms within one mile. Skywalk access to hotels, restaurants and nightlife. Easily accessible from the Interstate & Airport.

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Holmes Murphy

Supporting Community Corporate Partner

We pride ourselves on selling “thinking,” not insurance. We sell the cumulative knowledge and experience that make insurance and businesses work better. As an independent brokerage, we serve business leaders across the nation in the areas of property casualty insurance, employee benefits, captive insurance, risk management and loss control.

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The District at Prairie Trail

Supporting Community Corporate Partner

The District is the entertainment center of Prairie Trail, a community built on the tradition of Iowa’s great neighborhoods. It’s a place where people can dine, shop, work and play at some of the best destinations in the region, and features the new Town Square, an acre of community green space.