Online events happening this week: April 13 – April 19

As in-person events around the world are canceled or postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak, a number of online events are popping up far and wide.

Here are some of the online events happening this week that might be beneficial to local businesses and organizations. If you know of any event happening this week that we haven’t included let us know and we’ll add it to the list.


COVID-19 Federal Relief Legislation Explained hosted by America’s SBDC Iowa

Monday, April 13 |  12:30 pm – 2 pm  |  Join Webinar

The impact of COVID-19 on the economy has prompted a quick response from Washington. Two large pieces of legislation (CARES Act and the Families First Coronavirus Response Act) have passed in recent weeks and more could follow. In this webinar C.E. Rowe, CEO of America’s Small Business Development Center, will break down how this could impact small businesses.

Understanding Anxiety hosted by NAMI Greater Des Moines

Monday, April 13 |  1 pm – 2 pm  |  Join Webinar

Occasional anxiety is an expected part of life. But anxiety disorders involve more than temporary worry. An accessible guide to understanding causation, symptoms, co-occurring disorders and treatment options. The webinar will include practical tips for managing symptoms and helping others.

Affiliate Marketing for Beginners with Bill Bernardo, Founder of WINPRO Performance Products

Tuesday, April 14  |  2 pm – 3 pm  |  Join Webinar

 This seminar is for startups and small business owners who have heard about or are thinking about using Affiliate Marketing.  Led by Bill Bernardo, founder of WINPRO Performance Products, this session will cover a basic introduction into what Affiliate Marketing is, how it works, and key terms and measures. 

Mental Health Resources and Strategies for Business Leaders

Tuesday, April 14 | 3 pm – 4 pm | Join Webinar

The Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance is teaming up with Foundation 2 to equip business leaders with the tools to navigate mental health concerns for not only their team, but for themselves. Gain tools to navigate mental health concerns within your team and yourself.

Discuss Innovation with NewBoCo

Tuesday, April 14 | 8 am – 9 am | Join Webinar

Join the NewBoCo Innovation Services team online to continue our discussion about innovation in the current environment. NewBoCo’s innovation team will review the dynamics of change and how to use those dynamics to amplify opportunities in your work and personal lives.

Landing Page: You should start here

Wednesday, April 15 | 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm | Join Webinar

Landing pages are the most forgotten marketing tactic in the startup handbook. During this workshop, you’ll learn all about landing pages: the very first marketing effort you should make. You will learn why it’s important, how to create one, and what information to collect from your potential customers when they visit.

Managing Cyber Risk in a Covid World

Wednesday, April 15 | 1 pm – 2 pm | Join Webinar

Executive Leaders face different challenges with cyber risk management. The challenges are magnified as organizations face the new realities of working from home. Change this fast is complex to digest and manage. ProCircular’s CEO Aaron Warner will share what clients are telling them, how their leadership is responding, and what you can do to keep your finger on the pulse of this changing threat landscape.

Virtual TechBrew with Ben Milne, Founder of Dwolla

Wednesday, April 15 | 5 pm – 6 pm | Join Webinar

Join Dwolla founder Ben Milne for a virtual TechBrew. Under Milne’s leadership, Dwolla has grown to serve fast-growing technology companies throughout the country, powering billions of dollars in commerce annually. Dwolla has been recognized by Fast Company as one of the world’s “Most Innovative Companies.”

Iowa Economic Update with Debi Durham

Thursday, April 16 | 10:30 am – 11:30 am | Join Webinar

Debi Durham, Director of the Iowa Economic Development Authority and Iowa Finance Authority, will provide an update on the work of her agency related to COVID-19 and discuss the status of the Iowa economy. She will be available for Q&A at the conclusion of her remarks.


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