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FIRST FRIDAY: Mary Anne Kennedy of Primary Source Inc.

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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 F. Seating is first come, first served. Lunch is not provided, though we encourage you to bring your own if you'd like. On May 4th, hear from Mary Anne Kennedy, owner of Primary Source Inc.

For over 20 years Mary Anne Kennedy has owned and operated Primary Source, a promotional product business she purchased from the retiring owner back in 1997.  Primary Source works to build brands by displaying company logos and other information on a variety of gifts and promotional products – from pens and mugs to padfolios and power banks! Mary Anne understands the value of building these long-term promotional gifts for the companies and individuals she serves and has leveraged that understanding to build her business to what it is today. Along with her business, Mary Anne is very active in the business community. She is currently a member of NAWBO (and was recognized as the Iowa chapter’s 2016 Women Business Owner of the Year!), serves as an ambassador for the WDM & Clive Chambers of Commerce (where she was also a past President), is a founding member of WOW and so much more.  Mary Anne also mentor’s women starting their own business and facilitates “Networking 101” mini-seminars for groups learning to make networking comfortable & beneficial. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about Mary Anne and her personal journey as a woman business owner!

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