University Advancement

Let's DU Lunch I May 2, 2018

Let's DU Lunch
Join us for the 20th year of Let's DU Lunch! 

Drake University and the Greater Des Moines Partnership invite you to the 20th season of Let’s DU Lunch, a professional speaker series that is more than just food for thought. It’s a heaping helping of connections that bring you closer to your community’s dreamers and doers. 

Please note that this event has moved from Wednesdays to Tuesdays. 

Des Moines Embassy Club
34th Floor of the Ruan Building
666 Grand Ave. Des Moines, IA
11:30 AM – 1 PM

Questions? Contact Andy Verlengia, director of Alumni Relations at or 515-271-3077. 

Public parking is available in the public ramp at 9th and Locust. Seating is limited. Walk-ins are welcome, but we cannot guarantee a seat without a reservation. Reservations transferable to a guest if you are unable to attend. Registration will close when capacity is met. No refunds given for cancellations or no-shows. 


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Tuesday November 13
11:30 AM
Jay Byers will facilitate a panel discussion highlighting the development of Downtown Des Moines with the professionals who know downtown the best. The panel is made up of Jennifer Chittenden, Executive Director of the Downtown Chamber of Commerce, Rick Tollakson, President and CEO of Hubbell Realty and Justin Mandelbaum, Principal at Mandelbaum Properties. The group will discuss issues, projects and initiatives that are reshaping Downtown Des Moines.
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