• Join FuseDSM for our annual Fore! Golf Tournament at Bright Grandview Golf Course! A day filled with fun, (hopefully sun), networking, and memorable experiences...all in the name of fundraising for our Student Scholarship Fund!




    Our organization provides the spark and energy every business needs to ignite growth and prosperity through purposeful connections. Our brand promise is to provide effective resources, knowledge and passionate advocacy to local businesses. We work tirelessly for our members to generate dynamic business opportunities unlike those found anywhere in the city.


    Our culture is fueled by providing innovative solutions to the diverse range of businesses we serve. We are thought leaders. We are passionate and authentic. We are collaborators. We are fire starters looking to ignite economic growth for every one of our members.


    We are a community of business owners stimulated by providing explosive business growth opportunities forged from diversity, collaboration and authentic human interaction. We champion the success of our members with dignity and support one another with pride. Passionate integrity is fused into the very core of our community where hard work, inclusion and meaningful relationships define our past, present and future.


  • Our organization thrives on creating networking solutions that are engaging and thoughtful.

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  • Meet Andi @Creative DSM

    Andi has been assisting in brand launches and business growth since her time at Iowa State in 2009.  Originally graduating with a degree in Apparel Merchandising Design and Production, she moved to Los Angeles and secured a job in fashion.  Her role quickly transformed into business development and marketing of the small start-up business.  Four years later, she moved on to the east coast, relocating to Miami with her husband.  During her six years in Miami, she helped transform an e-commerce start-up to an international powerhouse while growing her own small loungewear brand on the side.  These roles assisted in growing her skills in creative direction, email marketing, pay-per-click campaign management, web design, SEO and social media marketing.

    In 2018, she moved back to what she refers to as "The Midwest-Best"; Des Moines.  She opened Creative DSM to continue helping others launch and grow their dreams, while getting involved in the community.  Her favorite part of working with small businesses is meeting passionate professionals looking to drive business here in Des Moines, and educating business owners to stop doing it all.  Digital strategies are a great way to generate business without the annoying cold calls or wasted efforts; if done correctly.  When she's not strategizing SEO, she's a mom, wife, traveler, sushi connoisseur and $3 wine fan.  You can reach her at www.creativedsm.com/fusedsm or at facebook.com/creativedsm.


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  • Trish Flaherty-Barnes

    President & CEO

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  • Melisa Beede

    Director of Operations

  • FuseDSM is granted the right to use the attendee's name and/or likeness in photograph(s), video(s) and/or other digital media (hereafter “Photographs”) to promote FuseDSM in print and online publications, presentations, websites, and/or social media. The individual will not receive compensation for appearing in said Photographs.