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Stuff to DO with Cityview Magazine!

Each Friday afternoon we sit down with the managing editor of Cityview Magazine, Jeff Pitts and chat it up about some hyper-local "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines Metro. And, yes we often take a detour with commentary. So, what are some of the things we're talking about:  The Des Moines Bucs play Friday and Saturday. The Hawks are playing basketball on Saturday morning. Drake basketball is off to a great season. Gena Gedler is going to be at Noce and, nope, not Jewish. Hey...I tried. Mainframe is having a deal on Saturday. Blood drive in Polk City. The East Village is holding the Twelve Days of Promenade. Carols and Coco with the folks from Central Presbyterian Church. "SantaSaurus" is at the Science Center. Jolly Holliday Lights in Altoona and do not forget about Jingle in the Junction in Historic Valley Junction.  Have a listen and a laugh or two.

Stuff to DO with Cityview Magazine

We're back with more Hyper-Local "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines Metro with Jeff Pitts the managing editor of Cityview Magazine. You're just a click away from listening to us riff about a host of things from a Gun Show (hoping for a bazooka for the holidays?), Small Business Saturday, Theater Midwest and "The Thanksgiving Play". We talk about the "big fight", the East Village Promenade (and a shout out to Ray Gun) a little Disney on Ice the ARL donation drive and the Salvation Army virtual kettle program. Oh...and don't forget Thursday and Jingle in the Junction. Have a listen...and some fun. 

Stuff to DO with Cityview Magazine

Each Friday we get HYPER-LOCAL and chat it up with Jeff Pitts the managing editor of Cityview Magazine about "Stuff to DO" in the greater Des Moines metro. We're talking about Bucs Hockey, an online move created by Central College, The Hall in West Des Moines, football, Theater Midwest, the East Village event each Wednesday and Sunday, Dirt Burger, the Des Moines Playhouse...you get the idea.  Enjoy...and expect NOTHING serious here. 

Stuff to DO with Cityview and Jeff Pitts

Each week we chat it up with Jeff Pitts the managing editor for Cityview Magazine about Stuff to DO in the Greater Des Moines, Iowa Metro. Expect NOTHING serious here just a couple of guys riffing about whatever.  But we do talk about the Animal Rescue League, The Veteran Coat Drive, free food from Quick Trip for kids, the Trick and Tree event at the Botanical Center and much more. Enjoy...laugh a little, you've earned it! 

The Business News Headlines 26 October 2020

Welcome back to the Monday Edition of the business news headlines and what a day it was on Wall Street. We'll have details and more.  These stories are just a click away:

  • The worst day for the Dow since early September;
  • Parents are more and more worried about retirement;
  • If you get the interview some benefits you might want to ask about;
  • Theater owners are getting creative;
  • Holiday season shopping...everything, they say, will change;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • It's called "Pandemic Fatigue" and it's real.

Those stories plus a new segment about entrepreneurs who are launching their startup during the pandemic. You'll meet Alec Davis who, along with his brother Evan and friend Sam Hoyle, recently launched DoughCo Pizza. It's a hyper local story...but we think really cool.  Click here to listen.

Thanks for coming by! 

Launching During a Pandemic - Alec Davis and DoughCo Pizza

In our continuing series of profiling entrepreneurs who have launched since the start of COVID19 we get this hyper-local story about DoughCo Pizza with Alec Davis part of a team behind the new local brand. Alec, along with his brother Evan and friend Sam Hoyle ramped up this restaurant in the Drake University Neighborhood. We were interested in his the back-story and why open in a vertical that already has an enormous failure rate even without a pandemic.  Meet Alec... 

Stuff to DO with Cityview Magazine

Each week I get to visit with Jeff Pitts who is the Managing Editor for Cityview Magazine and we chat it up about "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines, Iowa Metro. Hey, it's Friday and we often go off the rails.  Today we'll visit about The Des Moines Art Center, Funerals, the Des Moines Bucs are moving to Wells Fargo Arena for some hockey tonight. Hey the Roller Skating Club is meeting...didn't know did you?  Some Iowa State Football is on this weekend.  A bunch of Halloween Events.  Have a listen!

Stuff to DO with Cityview Magazine

Each Friday I'm joined by Jeff Pitts who is the managing editor for Cityview Magazine and he has a list of Stuff to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro. Do not expect much seriousness here...we end the business week on the lighter side and we often go off the rails. Today we're talking about

  • The Des Moines Art Center and Death;
  • Bingo and Food in Polk City;
  • Kids Stuff at the Fairgrounds;
  • Learn to Ice Skate;
  • The Botanical Gardens are open;
  • The Great Iowa Pet Expo...WOOF!!
  • The Haunted Barn in Ankeny;
  • Critters at Jester Park
  • Night Eyes at Blank Park Zoo

Those things and more just a click away.  Have some FUN already...you deserve it. 

Christkindle Market of Des Moines

It's back and it's a bit different...like everything else in 2020, right?  Here Suzanne Hull from the Christkindle Market DSM is back to share with you what this 5th year looks like and where the idea came from. The virtual event takes place between November 9th and the 22nd and then the curbside pick up in December. We'll also chat a bit about her business that spawned the Christkindle Market DSM, Contemporary Business Solutions and how she helps her clients in many ways. Meet Suzanne:

Stuff to DO with Cityview and Jeff Pitts

Each week Jeff Pitts the managing editor for Cityview Magazine stops by to chat about "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines Metro this weekend into next week and then we often get off on something...very different. Hey, it's Friday and here are some of the things on tap:

  • Tonight you can "Tee Hee" at Tee Hee;
  • Slaughter Hours is open...if you dare;
  • Jester Park and Iowa Ghosts;
  • The Blank Park Zoo is having a celebration;
  • FLEA MARKET but no Gun Show at the Fairgrounds;
  • Wolly's havin' a band;
  • Tom McDonald and Ghost Stories at Vaudeville Mews
  • Central College and "Doubt"
  • Food Truck Thursday;
  • Chad Hitsman and Knives;
  • Valley Junction stuff.

Thanks for listening! 

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