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Spring 2013 Community Bus Tour
Last Fall, I went on the Polk County Housing Trust Fund’s (PCHTF) bus tour through Des Moines’ Urban Core and it completely opened my eyes to the housing challenges of our community. Even though I live in Pleasant Hill (aka, The Upper East Side), what happens in Des Moines’ Urban Core affects all of us that live nearby.
The Polk County Housing Trust Fund organizes three bus tours per year and they’re different every time. April 2013′s bus tour took place during Affordable Housing Week and was sponsored by DART. PCHTF and DART’s mission is to help educate community leaders about the relationship between quality public transit and affordable housing.
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Ribbon Cutting and Open House for Amanda's House, Center for Grief & Loss
The Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute Class of 2013 and Amanda the Panda invite you to join us for a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house for Amanda’s House, Center for Grief and Loss on Tuesday, May 7 at 3:00 pm (ribbon cutting ceremony at 3:30pm) at 1821 Grand Ave, WDM. Light refreshments will be provided.
Following the ribbon cutting attendees may take a guided tour of Amanda the Panda's newly renovated facilities. Tours will be available until 5:30pm.
Please RSVP via email: GDMLIProjectPanda@gmail.com or 515-727-2021.
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7 Marketing Musts Within 60 Days of Start-Up
Possibly one of the most critical aspects of launching a successful start-up is marketing. Someone can only find your product or service if they’ve heard of you.
But it can be difficult to know where to begin and where to focus your efforts, particularly when you’re just starting out. Here is a list of marketing musts:
Build the brand
Launch a website
Establish a social media presence
Get in with the press
Network, network, network
Start a marketing customer database
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