About Us

dsm magazine is the elegant and essential journal of local arts and culture. Each issue celebrates the breadth of culture in Central Iowa—from fashion to philanthropy, from dining and décor to lifestyle and social issues. Readers rely on dsm to report on Greater Des Moines’ civic growth and improvements, and they know when a new issue arrives, it will include fresh reasons to enjoy and take pride in the community we share. Our mission is not to flatter but to reflect Greater Des Moines at its best.

dsm publishes six issues per year on a bi-monthly schedule. The magazine’s weekly digital newsletter, dsmWeekly, brings the community the latest news in style, arts and culture, philanthropy and the culinary scene. dsm’s popular events, attended by the metro area’s influentials, include unveiling parties; Sages Over 70; and The List party.

The magazine group publishes annually a statewide publication titled ia, which showcases the best of the state of Iowa.


Business Publications Corp., Inc., Central Iowa’s largest publisher of niche publications, was established in 1983 by Connie Wimer. The company’s flagship publications – the Des Moines Business Record and dsm magazine – were launched in 1983 and 2003, respectively. These award-winning publications reach Greater Des Moines’ two most influential audiences — top area business owners and decision-makers and affluent, educated and sophisticated consumers.

Business Publications also produces niche and custom content products throughout Central Iowa, including the CVB’s official Visitors Guide Catch Des Moines; economic development guides for area communities and chambers of commerce; the Book of Lists; the Business Record Daily business e-newsletter; the weekly Lift Iowa e-newsletter focusing on women’s issues in business and politics, INclusion diversity guide; Commercial Real Estate Guide and more.