The Greater Des Moines Partnership’s sixth annual Small Business Success Summit will take place on March 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the FFA Center on the DMACC Ankeny campus. The summit will feature a pitch competition for the first time geared toward business owners or entrepreneurs starting or growing a business in Des Moines. Applications for the competition are open now and close on March 5 at 11:59 p.m. Those chosen to compete will be asked to prepare a three-minute pitch to present to a panel of judges at the summit. The summit’s speakers and panels will discuss supplier diversity and contracting, HR strategies, culture and creative entrepreneurs. More details and registration are available on the event page.