President's Message

Shannon Coryell, RE/MAX

It’s been a busy month getting everything in place for DMLN to have another great year of speakers and networking! We also had our first social event “Buildings and Beers" for our members in August. We were able to get a personal tour of the Market One building, and learn the history of this 1901 built structure in the East Village, and how it's been completely restored. Not only was it unique and beautiful, but did you know that it's the only NetZero building in Iowa? That means it produces more energy than it consumes. I can’t wait to see other businesses and buildings follow suit!  We followed up our tour with some beverages and appetizers at the Iowa Tap Room. A perfect way to talk to our fellow members a little more, and end the night. 

We are looking forward to hearing Emma Christianson, director of the Iowa Homeless Youth Center, speak at our upcoming September luncheon. I’m looking forward to learning about how the organization works to break the cycle of poverty for homeless young people in Central Iowa, and the different upcoming events and opportunities we have to get involved.

I’m also looking forward to seeing everyone again; where have the last 3 months gone?! At least September brings us football, great weather (for now), and the kick off to our new year for the Des Moines Leadership Network. See you soon and don't forget to like us Facebook