Embassy Suites Downtown
101 E. Locust Street Des Moines, IA 50309
**There is a City of Des Moines Parking Ramp across the street and metered street parking. They do have Valet with underground parking, if you choose to utilize it, but it is not included with registration.
$28/pp - Member
$32/pp - Non Member
**The chamber may limit registration as we continue to navigate the pandemic. Registration will be on a first to register basis, and while we always encourage non-members to attend, members will receive priority over non-members, if necessary.
Walk in registration will not be accepted.
Registration ends on Tuesday May 11th at 10:00am with no exceptions at this time.
We thank you in advance for your patience.
**All mask and social distancing requirements of the venue will be in place, therefore masks will be required, while not seated. Table seating will be adjusted to meet social distancing guidelines. Hand sanitizer will be available.
The FuseDSM Monthly Luncheon will typically be held on the 2nd Thursday of every month, however, there may be a change to the date or location occasionally as schedules change throughout the year. Each month the Chamber invites a dynamic speaker to provide timely information affecting our community, insight on issues concerning the community, or inspirational stories which resonate within the community.
There is networking time prior to the start of the program and lunch being served. This is the monthly event you do not want to miss to maintain those important relationships with your fellow members.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month and we are thrilled to welcome Gina Skinner-Thebo to share her story. Gina will share her experience of living with chronic to severe depression and how it has impacted her life. She speaks candidly about her experiences and she works to educate others about how mental illness impacts everyone.
Gina Skinner-Thebo is a Senior Employment Investigator with Wells Fargo, in which she specializes in Title VII protections. Gina has volunteered with NAMI (National Association for Mental Illness) and is an advocate for mental health awareness. Gina serves on the Board of Directors for Dental Connections and enjoys coaching soccer. Gina was recognized as a Des Moines Business Record’s Forty under 40 in 2019 and was a finalist for the Inspiring Women of Iowa- Courage Award through the Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa. She is married to her high school sweetheart and lives in Ankeny, Iowa with her husband and children. Most often, she can be found at the gym or grocery store.