Speaker Date Topic
Don Kom Dec 18, 2017 12:00 PM
Solar Array, City of Ames
No Meeting ~ Holiday Dec 25, 2017
No Meeting ~ Holiday Jan 01, 2018
Gabriel Glynn Jan 08, 2018
Co-Founder & CEO, MakuSafe Corporation
Co-Founder & CEO, MakuSafe Corporation

Gabriel Glynn is the CEO of MākuSafe™ and a serial entrepreneur. Gabriel’s startup journey began over a decade ago and in that time he has experienced several successful exits, his most recent being the selling of his software company, Slash/Web Studios, in 2015.


Gabriel was named 2014 Entrepreneur of the Year at the Iowa Small Business Awards, in 2016 he was awarded Alumni of the Year by Des Moines Area Community College, and was a finalist for the YPC Young Professional of the Year in 2013. He has served on many community and nonprofit boards including the Ankeny Young Professionals and was a Charter Member of the Greater Des Moines Rotary Club.


Gabriel is the creator and host of the Advanced Manufacturing Podcast (AMP) on iTunes and has interviewed dozens of manufacturing leaders around the globe, including Jeff Immelt, formerly of GE Corporation.  


Gabriel and his wife of 11 years, Amanda, live in Ankeny with their two boys, Caleb and Tucker. Gabriel has a degree in Business Administration from Des Moines Area Community College.   

Adam Schweers, Owner Jan 22, 2018
Computer Concepts of Iowa and Midwest Data Management
Computer Concepts of Iowa and Midwest Data Management

Adam Schweers owner of Computer Concepts of Iowa and Midwest Data Management was born and raised in Carroll Iowa.  He and his wife Jill have two boys Bennett 13 and Camron 10.  He currently serves as President of the US Hwy 30 Coalition and has been an active member of the Carroll Rotary since 2006 serving as president in 2009.  Adam served as a City Council Member for 2 years from 2010 thru 2011 and then as Carroll’s Mayor from 2012 thru 2015 having received the Iowa League of Cities Rhonda Wood Smith Outstanding Young City Official Award in 2013.  He served on the Iowa League of Cities Executive Board, served on the board of New Hope for 6 years and as their President in 2014.  He served on the Carroll Young Professional Board and Young Professionals of Iowa State Board for 8 years and as their President in 2012.  He has served 4 years on a Governor appointed Licensure Board and has worked with a number of state and local house, senate and presidential campaigns.  Adam has a passion for community development, serves on Carroll Area Economic Development and owns AS Properties which has been focused on the purchase and rehab of commercial and apartment real estate.  His favorite quote is “I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him” Abraham Lincoln

Kyle Horn Jan 29, 2018
“A New Kind of Hero: Iowa’s Great Untapped Workforce”
“A New Kind of Hero: Iowa’s Great Untapped Workforce”

Kyle Horn is committed to helping all people achieve their potential in the workforce — including those in disadvantaged circumstances.

After several years in the staffing and recruiting industry, he stepped away from his corporate career to launch America’s Job Honor Awards:  A nonprofit organization celebrating people who overcome barriers to employment, and the employers who hire them (www.JobHonor.org).  His mission is to rekindle hope and energize the work ethic across the nation, through the celebration of a new kind of hero.

Off-Site Fellowship Meetings Feb 05, 2018
Off-Site Fellowship Apr 16, 2018
Memorial Day ~ No Meeting May 28, 2018