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First Friday: Deshara Bohanna

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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. Seating is first come, first served. Lunch is not provided, though we encourage you to bring your own if you'd like.

On April 5, hear from Deshara Bohanna! Deshara Bohanna is building a name for herself and her company, Design Fetish by Deshara. 

After earning a BA in Journalism at UAPB and pursuing a graduate degree at ISU, Bohanna worked in corporate America for over 10 years. In September 2016, the wreath and floral industry found her which lead to a career reset and pursuit of her entrepreneurial dreams. The company initially attracted customers through direct marketing and open-house showcases with local businesses. These designer wreaths are now sold in local hospital boutiques, gift shops, and a top purchase item for realtors, event planners, restaurants and hotels. Bohanna launched the business full-time in October 2017 focusing on her mission to create beautiful conversation pieces and décor that uplift, inspire and celebrate life’s special moments. 

A passion for designing beautiful things, connecting with people, parenting her three girls and giving back through community service equip her to be a multi-faceted creative entrepreneur poised for a successful career in the arts and floral design industry. Habitat for Humanity, YESS (Youth Emergency Shelter and Services, (After School Arts Programs) (ASAP) and Blank Children's Hospital are a few of the organizations DF has worked closely with.


Please join us to hear this amazing women business owner, active community member, and friend to many share her entrepreneurial story!

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