Downtown Chamberphiles

Downtown Chamberphiles

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Learn something new for yourself and your business from the expertise, education, and tips from Des Moines Downtown Chamber member businesses. “Downtown Chamberphiles” is hosted by Sid Juwarker, Vice President of the Downtown Chamber Board of Directors, and recorded and edited by Des Moines Radio Group.


Mural Morale
Mar 16 • 16 min
James and Bridget Neely, owners of Bottle & Bottega, want people to uncork their inner artist. Is this an art class..? Looks more like a party to me! Brushes down, glasses up! What does “Bottle & Bottega” mean exactly? “Art Uncorked” Everyone has an inner…
Growing Benefits
Mar 2 • 16 min
The Greater Des Moines Botanical Gardens recently celebrated their 40th birthday! Kelly Reilly, Director of Marketing, and Laurie Haeder, Events and Venue Coordinator, discuss the wide range of services the gardens has to offer that benefit your business,…
SHYFT Your Beliefs
Feb 17 • 14 min
Brandon Foldes, Founding Partner and CEO at SHYFT Collective, talks about challenging the way we think about design. SHYFT Collective seeks to focus on the reasons, gets to know their clients, and understand their why. In this episode: 1) Ever wonder…
A Win for All
Feb 3 • 15 min
Karen Ligas, Executive Director at Everybody Wins! Iowa, discusses how reading to a child is a win for students, volunteers, schools, and companies. Everybody Wins! Iowa is centered on increasing a child’s success in school and life through one-to-one…
Food for Thought
Jan 15 • 12 min
Matt Unger is CEO at DMARC (Des Moines Area Religious Council), an interfaith organization with a core membership with nearly 130 congregations from five faith traditions who come together around human needs. DMARC manages a Food Pantry Network consisting…
Why I Chamber
Dec 16, 2019 • 14 min
Sid Juwarker, host of Downtown Chamberphiles and current Downtown Chamber Board Vice President, interviews Scott Seeliger, the 2019 Board President. Scott also represents Cognizant Technology Solutions as their Corporate Affairs Lead and Des Moines Site…
The Pressure to Succeed
Dec 2, 2019 • 15 min
Cassie Sampson, Owner of East Village Spa in the East Village downtown, shares insights about the industry and why a spa is more than just a place for relaxation. The spa opened in the East Village in Des Moines in 2008 and has grown from 1 person to over…
It’s Skating Season
Nov 18, 2019 • 14 min
Robbin McClelland, Manager of Brenton Skating Plaza, discusses the plaza and all its amenities. The Brenton Skating Plaza is a true asset to Downtown Des Moines. It’s open for ice skating in the colder months and hosts a variety of events, including…
We Have Mercy
Nov 4, 2019 • 12 min
Doug Fiore, President at Mercy College of Health Sciences, discusses the college’s rich history in Des Moines, where they are going next, and how you can be a part of it. In this episode: 1) Find out what program is in high demand right now. 2) Hear about…
What’s the Catch here?
Oct 21, 2019 • 15 min
Greg Edwards, President & CEO at Catch Des Moines, talks about how they increase the number of visitors to Central Iowa and how businesses can benefit. Episode bonus: Greg, Sid, and Calvin share a few bad jokes in the studio. Catch the fun with this trio!…
Gravitate To Business Success
Oct 7, 2019 • 16 min
“Gravitate To Business Success” (Episode 5) interviews Geoff Wood, Founder and Community Builder at Gravitate, a place for entrepreneurs, freelancers, remote workers, startup team members and more in Des Moines. Gravitate is also home of the Des Moines…
We’re Talking About Taxes
Sep 23, 2019 • 16 min
“We’re Talking About Taxes” (Episode 4) Blake Crow, partner at Eide Bailly LLP, a regional accounting and business advisory firm, discusses some of the dying questions around taxes and accounting. Eide Bailly is headquartered in Fargo, North Dakota, and…
Read Between the Lines
Sep 9, 2019 • 15 min
“Read Between the Lines” (Episode 3) Sue Woody, Executive Director at the Des Moines Public Library, shares how your local library can be used for both personal and business needs in a digital age. Des Moines Public Library offers half a million items for…
Shine the Spotlight
Aug 19, 2019 • 17 min
Matt Kiernan, Director of Strategic Development for CLE Productions, a national event production company, shares insider tips & tricks for how to have a successful corporate meeting or event. This episode includes: 1) The secret to a professional event…
Keeping it Green
Jul 31, 2019 • 14 min
Andrea Metzler, owner of Art Terrarium in Downtown Des Moines shares her knowledge of office and household plants and tips for keeping them alive and healthy, despite your level of plant care abilities. This episode includes: How to be a better plant…