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FIRST FRIDAY: Katie Byers of HomeDitty

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On the first Friday of every month, join us to hear the savvy, successful business owners + entrepreneurs of Des Moines share their story. In a laid-back environment, you’ll catch some words of wisdom from women + men who have been through it before—and maybe walk away with a new connection (or two).

Sessions are completely free and open to the public, and are held from 11:30am to 1pm, with networking from 11:30am to noon. This First Friday will be held at The Iowa Center, at 8345 University Blvd, Suite 1F. Seating is first come, first served. Lunch is not provided, though we encourage you to bring your own if you'd like.

On November 3, we'll hear from former attorney and entrepreneur, Katie Byers.

About Byers: Katie Byers is a former attorney turned entrepreneur who is an avid music lover and frequent attendee at many local shows and festivals. Two and a half years ago after being inspired by her experience at Folk Alliance International, Katie began hosting a monthly house concert series in her home to benefit local and touring musicians.  She quickly discovered that she had found her passion in life and decided to create a way to get more people across the country hosting house concerts.  Katie is the Founder & CEO of HomeDitty™, a web based software built specifically for house concert hosts that is currently in Beta testing.  Katie was recently honored by the Des Moines Music Coalition as the recipient of the 2017 David Hurd Community Supporter of the Year for her dedication to coordinating local house concerts and for helping create house venues across the country.  Katie resides in Des Moines with her husband, Jay and two daughters, Sophie and Charlotte.

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