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We are a friendly group of communications professionals who are serious about our work and supportive of each other. Our programs offer a mix of professional development, personal growth, networking, and cutting edge technology. Our luncheon meetings are generally the third Wednesday of the month from September through May. You may RSVP and pay securely online with MasterCard, VISA or Discover. You may also pay at the door by check or cash, but we may not be able to provide lunch for those who have not registered in advance. Questions? Contact info@awcdsm.org


Next Event: May 13—Informal Networking at the Bargain Basket (20% discount)

Join us May 13 from 4:00 – 6:00p.m. for our quarterly informal gathering.

We’ll meet at the Bargain Basket (315 E 6th St, Des Moines, IA 50309) for conversations and a little shopping.

Our hostess, Leslie Garman, says you can bring donations if you want a little more room in your closet.

Check out the shop at https://www.facebook.com/BargainBasket or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pin4nDOy4ao&feature=share

The event is free, but please register so we know how many to expect.

All who attend will get 20% off their apparel purchase.

Next Meeting: May 20—Kim Augspurger on “Owning the Job”

Kim Augspurger will give us insight into her journey from employee to owner and her thoughts on what it takes to find success as a woman business owner.Kim Augspurger cropped head shot

Recently named Woman Business Owner 2014 by the Business Record, Kim has spent her 35-year career at Saxton. She knows that many people change employers to advance their career. Changing employers never occurred to her. She believes you can make a difference at any level, that success is a journey, not a destination and personal and professional growth comes from within. She’s had the opportunity to do what she loves, advance her career and work with a sense of purpose, all within the same company.

About Our Speaker  Kim Augspurger is President and Owner of Saxton Inc.  She believes that SPACE MATTERS and is in the business of impacting places where people work, live, heal and learn.  Kim helps clients get their “facility plan in alignment with their business plan,” resulting in higher levels of operational performance.”  She has built a strong core of talented staff committed to the Saxton Brand Promises, “Lead the Way, Sweat the Details and Deliver a Wow Experience.”

Kim was recently named Woman Business Owner of the Year 2014 by the Business Record and Waypoint Women of Achievement in Entrepreneurism and Innovation. In addition, Saxton was recently named Most Innovative Company by DMACC and received recognition by the Des Moines Register as one of Iowa’s Top Workplaces as a Workplace Achiever.  Kim has been involved in various industry and non- profit boards and councils, including Iowa Women Lead Change Central Iowa Endorsement Council, Iowa Association of Business and Industry, Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute, Metro Arts, Iowa Architectural Foundation and ACE Mentor of Iowa and the National Independent Contract Dealer Council.

Details  Register and pay securely online (MasterCard, Visa, and Discover)


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