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The Story Of Black Owned Businesses in Iowa

February 3, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CST





Date: Friday, February 3, 2023

Time: 12 – 1pm

Location: The Iowa Center (2210 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50312)

Register: Online

Join us for “The Story Of,” a monthly series offered at The Iowa Center, focused on Iowa entrepreneurs and small business owners making their mark in our communities. Treat yourself to this time each month to rekindle your entrepreneurial spirit and connect with others.

Join us in person at The Iowa Center on February 3 at 12pm to hear the exciting entrepreneurial journeys of some black owned small business owners in Iowa. After they share their stories there will be time to network with speakers and each other.

“The Story Of…Black Owned Businesses in Iowa” panel will include: Lily Okech, owner of Cleaning for Hope, Kourtney Perry, CEO of Privacy LLC, and Terrence Thames, CEO of Cocoa Creative Agency.

Some of the many topics that will be discussed will be:

  • How each business owner got their start.
  • What advice they have for new and growing small businesses in Iowa.
  • How can we as a community support black owned businesses.

Register here! 



February 3, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CST


The Iowa Center
2210 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50312 United States
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