The City of Des Moines will be sponsoring a meeting to “discuss the need for establishing a local business association or chamber of commerce” on Tuesday, Nov. 5 at 11 a.m. The meeting will be held at the Des Moines Police Building, located at 21900 11th Ave. South. “Even as we see positive things happening in Des Moines on the economic horizon, we see significant challenges ahead for our existing local businesses,” said Mayor Dave Kaplan in a letter sent out to local business owners on Oct. 7. “At the meeting I will lay out the need for this, we will hear some important thoughts from the Executive Director of the Kent Chamber of Commerce (Andrea Keikkala), and then we’ll open it up to a discussion regarding next steps,” Kaplan continued. Interested parties are asked to RSVP to Autumn Lingle in the City Manager’s office at (206) 870-6552. If you have questions, you can also contact Mayor Kaplan at (206) 419-8677.]]>