Thursday | Sep. 26th , 2019
Event Starts: 7:30 PM
Wednesday | Oct. 2nd , 2019
Event Starts: 9:30 AM
We want to congratulate the $1,000 Slide into #MyIEC winner, Dolly! Dolly entered after hearing about the contest through our Cyber Club. 👏 You can still enter to win a Thomas Rhett VIP Concert Experience at our link in bio! @karlchevrolet #attherock
You've got a little over a week to enter our latest Slide into #MyIEC contest presentd by @KarlChevrolet #attherock! Enter to win a Thomas Rhett VIP experience for the #VHSTour at #WellsFargoArena September 6! 🎉 Experience includes tickets, parking and a backstage tour. To enter upload a photo to social media using #MyIEC and tag us @iaeventscenter or sign up at link in bio. Contest ends Aug. 30! Thanks to the @iabarnstormers Storm Chasers for helping us announce this fun promo!
It was so great to visit with national associations who have just booked future events in #CatchDSM, talk to those that have never considered Des Moines before, and chat with those who stopped by to give our city some love. ❤️ Thanks for a great week @ASAEannual, we had a great time! 👏 #ASAE19
Chef Chad always has time to smile for the camera, even when he's in the heat of competition at the 3rd annual @spectraexperiences Culinary Innovation Summit! 🔥🍴The winning team's dish will be featured on Spectra menus across the country. Way to represent #MyIEC Chef Chad! 👊 #SpectraGreats
So much meaningful conversation and energy in the room on Saturday. Thanks @chrispee_bacon for this shot of the ballroom at the Presidential #GunSenseForum
Congrats to Karla Jorgensen, August’s Employee of the Month! Karla has been going above and beyond to prepare front of house staffing to ensure they are always proving our clients with the #SpectraGreat experience. Thanks for setting the ⭐️ standard! #MyIEC
JUST ANNOUNCED: Live at Hy-Vee Hall @wwenxt! See one of the hottest brands in sports entertainment as NXT returns to Des Moines September 26 at 7:30pm. Tickets go on sale Friday at 10:00am!
Have you followed our new Iowa’s Premier Beer, Wine & Food Expo Insta? You should probably get on that —-> (@iowabwf) “Not to be Cheesy but nothing to Wine about when hanging with the boys. 🧀🍷#NationalWineandCheeseDay”
#ThrowbackThursday to ridin' on the Honkey Tonk Highway with Luke Combs last year. Who else is ready for October?! 🎵 🎤
⭐ Congrats to our employee of the month for July, Sous Chef Raul Murillo! A big part of our client's happiness is the food, and Raul delivered on so many big convention center events this past month! 🔪 🍽️ We asked him if he could pick up a new skill in an instant what would it be, and he replied "If I have to pick a new skill it would be be an auto mechanical engineer because I enjoyed working on cars" 🚗 Thanks for being one of our #SpectraGREATS! Keep up the good work! #MyIEC ⭐
Happy Retirement to Executive Assistant Linda Heck! 🎉Today is her last day after 33 years with The Iowa Events Center. She has had a hand in almost every event that came though and kept our office running smoothly. The phrase, “I don’t know, go ask Linda” was common among staff. Congratulations on a great career, Linda, we couldn’t be more excited for you as you enter this next phase in your life! 💕
CONTEST ALERT: Want to win 2 All-session wristbands to the USA Gymnastics Championships? This is the national championships for acrobatic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, and trampoline and tumbling competitors! Tag who you would bring with you and like this post for a chance to win! Winner will be picked Wednesday.
You don't want to miss entering for our latest prize in the Slide into #MyIEC Contest! 💸We're giving away $1,000!! Hello summer vacation fund! 💸 Enter at Link in Bio!!
Friends take it Step By Step! Celebrate #nationalbestfriendsday by tagging your bestie to remind them that today is the FINAL DAY to enter this round of the Slide Into #MyIEC contest! 🏎️ They could win a chance to join the Corvettes at Karl Chevrolet crowd while they race around the Iowa Speedway on June 20! 🏎️ You both could ride with Iowa Speedway’s professional pace-car driver and ride out front on the road track. Lunch will be provided and will receive a Corvettes at Karl T-shirt. Winner Chosen June 10! 🏎️ Link in bio to enter!
Double Thumbs Up for our new summer Interns! Say Hello to @jordanwilson34 and @clairestric who are helping in the Marketing Department this summer. If Jordan could travel back in time, he would visit the mid-late 1800s. He hopes to apply his skills while also gaining new ones this summer! If Claire could travel back in time, she would go back to the 1980s. She is convinced she should've gone to high school in 1985. Claire is excited to work both in the office and at events. She believes that being able to help with both is the best of both worlds, and is excited for what is to come this summer!
We love our jobs because everyday we get to witness our awesome clients bringing their visions to life. Displays like this totally make our day! 🎈✨ Repost @balloonbar.dsm ・・・ I am utterly exhausted. 20+ hours of work went into the most recent job that I completed, but I worked with the best group of gals. Plus, the staff at the @cfdesmoines and workers at @iaeventscenter are THE most helpful! This is my pathway. For that, I am infinitely grateful. #desmoinesiowa is an incredible community #givedsm
Congrats to our May Employee if the Month, guest services manager Dave Wakefield! ⭐️ Dave helps assure the customer experience is top-notch at all of our events. 👌🏼 When not working long hours at the arena, he likes to spend time with his wife and furbabies, try new recipes in the kitchen and explore what the area has to offer. ⭐️ Keep up the good work, Dave! #SpectraGreats
Because what's Mother's Day without BRUNCH? Treat your mom with our Potato-Crusted Mini Quiche recipe, courtesy of our amazing @spectra chefs! #SpectraEats
Posted Aug 28, 2018
Spectra Announces Iowa Events Center Financial Results from 2017-2018 Fiscal YearIowa Events Center hosts 1.1 million guests over 476 events during fiscal year 2017-18, culminating in a $1,700,816 profit to Polk County.
Posted Feb 12, 2018
IOWA WILD ANNOUNCES FIVE-YEAR LEASE EXTENSION WITH POLK COUNTY AND SPECTRA BY COMCASTSPECTACORDES MOINES, IOWA – Iowa Wild has agreed in principle with Polk County and Spectra Venue Management, operators of Wells Fargo Arena, on a five-year lease extension, beginning with the 2018-19 AHL season. In addition to the lease extension, the National Hockey League’s (NHL) Minnesota…
Posted Oct 24, 2017
TICKETS FOR THE HY-VEE CLASSIC GO ON SALE MONDAY, OCTOBER 30 AT 10 A.M.The state’s four NCAA Division I men’s basketball teams will be in action at Wells Fargo Arena on Saturday, December 16 for the Hy-Vee Classic. Tickets, which range in price from $30 - $75, go on sale Monday, October 30 at 10 a.m.