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October 20, 2021
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Holiday Inn Airport/Conference Center
6111 Fleur Drive

Des Moines, IA 50321
$70 Includes lunch. Does not include book purchase.

Athenian Dialogue: Capital Gaines: Smart Things I Learned Doing Stupid Stuff

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Sponsored by: Iowa Municipal Finance Officers Association (IMFOA) Capital Gaines: Smart Things I Learned Doing Stupid Stuff by Chip Gaines Facilitator: Marita Rhude, MMC, City Clerk/Treasurer, Barrett, MN and IIMC Region 6 Director

The funny and talented Chip Gaines is well known as a TV star, renovation expert, bestselling author, husband to Joanna, and father of five in Waco, Texas. But long before the world took notice, Chip was a serial entrepreneur who was always ready for the next challenge, even if it didn’t quite work out as planned. Whether it was buying a neighborhood laundromat or talking a bank into a loan for some equipment to start a lawn-mowing service, Chip always knew that the most important thing was to take that first step.

Now a #1 New York Times bestselling book, Capital Gaines offers readers a ringside seat as Chip relives some of his craziest antics and the lessons learned along the way. His mentors taught him to never give up and his family showed him what it meant to always have a positive attitude despite your circumstances. Throw in a natural daredevil personality and you have the daily activity of Chip Gaines.

Capital Gaines is the playbook you need to start redefining success and going after it, no matter what that means to you.

Attendance is limited to 30. Registration deadline October 13

Please advise if you are in need of special considerations or meal accommodations.

For additional information concerning the dialogue, contact Roxanne Schneider at, or by phone at 319-640-8134.

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