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2023 FuseDSM Annual Dinner - Cleared for Take Off

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Name: 2023 FuseDSM Annual Dinner - Cleared for Take Off
Date: March 2, 2023
Time: 4:15 PM - 8:30 PM CST
Event Description:

​The Annual Dinner is the premier annual celebration event for FuseDSM, Your Chamber of Commerce and our chamber members.
The 2023 Annual Dinner will take place in a unique venue - an airplane hangar! You will be sharing a room with a jet. Yes, you heard that right!
 Thank you to our friends at Modern Aviation for all the hard work in making this a reality.
We hope you will consider joining in for this one-of-a-kind experience!


Focusing on this year's dinner and theme - Cleared for Take Off - we will reflect on member accomplishments, recognize and honor those businesses that have made a difference in our community in 2022, and we will celebrate the exciting future of the Chamber as we take off in another year of growth and renewal.


 Stay tuned for more information on our awards and how to nominate.

In addition to honoring our members with awards, we have an exciting keynote speaker to motive and inspire you as we leap into the new year. You won't want to wait to reserve your ticket to this year's exciting dinner, seats will be more limited - it's an airplane hangar, not your typical venue!


Al Lorenzen, CEO of The Business Brokers, Inc.

 Describing Al Lorenzen can be done in simple terms…leader…connector… communicator…winner. Al was a member of some memorable Hawkeye Basketball teams in the late 80’s playing on teams that achieved a 95-38 record, reaching 4 NCAA Tournaments with Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight appearances. Al is currently President & CEO of The Business Brokers, Inc. providing guidance, oversight, and marketing support to a team of independent agents providing succession solutions to small business owners throughout Iowa. His background in business includes experience in banking and several entrepreneurial endeavors.

In 2017 Al and his wife Kelly founded GodSpeed Equine a Christ-centered character-building program that helps Iowans grow and find hope through faith based equine therapy. Equine therapy uses the connection between people and horses to enhance physical and emotional healing.

For nearly 10 years Al served as CEO of Wildwood Hills Ranch, a ministry that serves 1000 at-risk youth per year in St. Charles Iowa. During this time, he also served as Director of Men’s Ministry at Lutheran Church of Hope in West Des Moines. Prior to that he served as Director of Sports and Development for the Des Moines Area Sports Commission and as Director of External Affairs for the Drake Athletic Department.

Al has over twenty years of experience successfully serving non-profits as staff and as a board member on local, state, and national levels. Al and his wife Kelly are committed to continuing to positively impact the lives of the people they serve through GodSpeed Equine as they focus on Finishing Well.