The Greater Des Moines Partnership has numerous resources dedicated to small businesses. Christina Moffatt, Director of Small Business Resources for the Greater Des Moines Partnership will discuss these benefits and ways they have helped small businesses succeed.
Wednesday, April 18
11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Location: Courtyard Clive, 1520 NW 114th Street, Clive
Topic: Greater Des Moines Partnership Small Business Resources
Speaker: Christina Moffatt, Director of Small Business Resources Greater Des Moines Partnership and Owner of Crème Cupcake + Dessert
After owning Crème Cupcake + Dessert for 6 years and serving 2 years as Regional Director for Mid Iowa SBDC, Christina was approached to be the Director of Small Business Resources for the Greater Des Moines Partnership. Around 90 percent of Greater Des Moines Partnership’s 6,000 Members are small businesses. Part of Christina’s role is to make sure that the growth continues by helping small businesses and entrepreneurs be as strong as they can be through connection to resources in the area and programming for existing businesses.
Christina, along with her Crème Crew team of 16, also continues to own Crème Cupcake + Dessert. From a dozen cupcakes for a single order to 2,100 desserts for the Vice President of China, or 4000 for Dam to Dam more and more people around are turning to Crème Cupcake + Dessert to find a way to satisfy their sweet tooth.
A graduate of DMACC, Iowa State University and University of Toledo CBA Program, Christina not only owns a small business and works for GDMP, she also devotes her time and talents to many local boards. Christina has won several awards for her business including DSM Top List for Best Bakery, Cityview’s Best Dessert, Sweet Equality Best Dessert, Runner up for the Iowa Mixology Competition and runner up on The Food Network’s Cupcake Wars. Christina has also been featured in Pastry & Baking North America in the Regional Showcase and Baker in Focus. Christina is also a Business Record’s 40 Under Forty, 2012 Deb Dalziel Woman Entrepreneur Achievement Award Winner by the Iowa Small Business Development Center for the State of Iowa, 2013 Woman of the Year by the Metro Women’s Network, 2015 Women Business Owner of the Year by NAWBO Iowa, 2016 Finalist for Iowa Women Entrepreneurial Innovation and Leadership Award by Technology Association of Iowa, 2017 Outstanding Alumni of the Year by DMACC and 2018 Ivy Women in Business Inspiration Award by Iowa State University.
Gold Sponsor: TBD
Menu: Taco Bar
Hard & Soft Shell, beef and chicken tacos with lettuce, refried beans, Mexican Rice, sour cream, salsa, cheese, tomatoes, onions, jalapenos, green peppers and tortilla chips. Churros for dessert. Assorted Pepsi products, ice water and iced tea.
$20.00 per person admission includes lunch.
RSVP is required to reserve your seat.
Pre-payment is highly encouraged and appreciated. Reservations made less than 48 hours prior to event will be automatically charged an additional $5. Reservations not kept will be billed.