Expert Insights for Small Business Growth

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Join us on Wednesday, December 9, from 7:30 am - 9:00 am, for the Iowa Power Leaders Summit, a FREE event designed to help Iowa small business leaders find success as they enter the new year. Participate in a moderated panel discussion and gain actionable insights in the areas of finance, leadership, business strategy, marketing and more. Examples of questions include:

  • Is now a good time for a small business to consider a capital investment?
  • How can an organization get better results from social media marketing during these times?  
  • Can a small business benefit from a business coach?

Sponsored by Midwest Heritage Bank, T.A.B. Iowa and Blue Compass, the event will provide tips to help your business grow and flourish in 2021. Attendees may join us in person at West48 event center in West Des Moines, Iowa, or may participate virtually via Zoom.

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Our Panel of Experts

Al Bangtson, SVP/Senior Lender, Midwest Heritage Bank 

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Al is a graduate of Iowa State University and has spent his entire 37 years career at community banks in leadership roles with extensive experience in commercial, real estate and agricultural lending. He graduated from the Graduate School of Banking in Madison in 1994. He has spent 33 years in Iowa with the remaining time in Kansas City and Minnesota. Over those years, he has worked with large and small businesses in all shapes and sizes and looks forward to helping them find a solution to grow their businesses.


Roger L. StalheimPresident & Founder, T.A.B. Iowa

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Roger has a degree in Insurance and Marketing from The University of Iowa and over 30 years of experience working in the insurance industry, including successfully starting and managing his own companies. For the past 9 years, he has owned and operated The Alternative Board (T.A.B. Iowa) and received the Top Tier Award as one of the top 12 Business Coaches for 4 years. He is also certified in 17 types of personality assessments, leadership, and team-building skills.  Roger has earned and practices certification in numerous personality assessments, job benchmarking, teaching key manager skills courses and sales manager skills, E.O.S. implementation, and more.

Drew Harden
, President & Co-founder, Blue Compass

bio photoDrew Harden has grown Blue Compass from a two-person start-up in 2007 to Iowa's largest digital marketing agency. He's a published author, has been cited by publications like USA Today and PR News, and has led digital projects for clients like Spalding Sports Equipment, NAPA Autoparts, and the NFL. Drew regularly speaks at events and conferences around the country on topics such as digital marketing, leadership and small businesses growth.


Register for Free for the Iowa Power Leaders Summit

Dec 9, 7:30 am - 9:00 am CST

West48 Event Center - 1601 48th St. West Des Moines, Iowa OR Virtually via Zoom (a link will be sent to your Email before the event).