Gino Wickman Central Iowa Business Conference Des Moines Iowa

Gino Wickman, Keynote Speaker for the October 11th conference

URBANDALE, IowaGino Wickman, author of the book “Traction” and an entrepreneur since the age of 21, has dedicated his life to learning what makes businesses thrive.  Based on his years of real-world experience, Gino developed the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS), a practical method for helping companies achieve greatness.  In the past twelve years, he has personally delivered over 1300 full-day sessions with over 120 companies.  The EOS Tools are being used by tens of thousands of companies.  Wickman will present along with national speaker, Vicky Halsey, co-author of the book “Legendary Service, The Key is to Care” with Ken Blanchard.  The conference will also feature breakout sessions, panel discussions and time to connect with other conference attendees.

Registration is now open for the conference, which will take place at the Downtown Des Moines Marriott on Wednesday, October 11, 2017.  The first-annual Central Iowa Business Conference is expected to attract 700 business leaders, CEO’s, entrepreneurs, investors and executive teams for a full day of inspiration and education to take their business to the next level.

The Central Iowa Business Conference is organized by the Urbandale Chamber of Commerce, the only 5-star accredited Chamber in Central Iowa.  As a Chamber in the top 1% of Chambers of Commerce in the Country, the Urbandale Chamber strives to provide an educational opportunity for all businesses in Central Iowa, regardless of whether the business is a member of the organization.

“We want businesses to have the opportunity to not only learn from the nationally-recognized speakers we’ve invited to present, but from each other,” said Tiffany Menke, President of the Urbandale Chamber of Commerce.

The Central Iowa Business Conference is presented by Entrepreneurs’ Organization and Mediacom Business.  Gold sponsors include ATW Training Solutions, Aureon, TAB, the Alternative Board, and The Profit Zone.  Silver sponsors include the Better Business Bureau, Laser Resources, Shive-Hattery and Visionary. Media sponsors include Cumulus, Big Green Umbrella Media and PCG Marketing.

The Urbandale Chamber of Commerce is a membership-based business organization with a mission to serve, protect and promote members.  With more than 750 business members, the Chamber believes businesses of all size have a voice.  Serving and elevating members and the community drives the organization.  Find out more about the Urbandale Chamber of Commerce through or  To find out more about the conference or to register visit

For more information:
Tiffany Menke
Urbandale Chamber of Commerce
515-331-6855 Cell: 515-208-5201
[email protected]