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  • BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Thursday, June 30, 2016 3:10 PM

  • BY KENT DARR
    Wednesday, June 29, 2016 3:30 PM
    Amy Heinz was a study in perpetual motion when I interviewed her seven years ago about a startup nonprofit -- AHeinz57 Pet Rescue & Transport -- that was operating out of her home south of Adel. 

  • BY KENT DARR
    Tuesday, June 28, 2016 4:22 PM
    Bill Knapp has not forgotten the land swap of 2012, an example of the heavy lifting that led to the downtown development boom and points directly to the Wellmark YMCA and an Olympic-sized pool that has been promised but so far undelivered. It also points to Chet Culver.

    Bill Knapp has not forgotten the land swap of 2012, an example of the heavy lifting that led to the downtown development boom and points directly to the Wellmark YMCA and an Olympic-sized pool that has been promised but so far undelivered. 
     
    It also points to Chet Culver.
    Bill Knapp has not forgotten the land swap of 2012, an example of the heavy lifting that led to the downtown development boom and points directly to the Wellmark YMCA and an Olympic-sized pool that has been promised but so far undelivered. 
     
    It also points to Chet Culver.
    Bill Knapp has not forgotten the land swap of 2012, an example of the heavy lifting that led to the downtown development boom and points directly to the Wellmark YMCA and an Olympic-sized pool that has been promised but so far undelivered. 
     
    It also points to Chet Culver.

  • BY BUSINESS RECORD STAFF
    Tuesday, June 28, 2016 10:11 AM
    In case you missed it...
    A brief look back at members-only news from the past week on BusinessRecord.com

  • Monday, June 27, 2016 10:42 AM
    Holmes Murphy & Associates is using some heavy-duty statistical research conducted by an Iowa State University professor to help its largest clients reduce their workers' compensation insurance costs.


  • BY JOHN RETZLAFF
    Friday, June 24, 2016 3:14 PM

  • BY KENT DARR
    Friday, June 24, 2016 10:08 AM
    West Des Moines will support the expected pursuit of state tax incentives for Holmes Murphy & Associates' move to Waukee.

  • BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Friday, June 24, 2016 6:00 AM
    What’s your company’s “50-plus” strategy? How can we initiate open conversations with older workers about how and when they plan to retire? What are some of the new realities of the work environment, and how do they affect older workers?

  • University Research: Electoral instability
    BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Friday, June 24, 2016 6:00 AM
    Durnev and colleagues at other universities studied market trends during and after election cycles and compared them with the relative stability of markets in countries with dictatorships. The research detailed how companies in democracies often change their spending and investing patterns because of uncertainty around elections. 

  • University Research: Make your good works known
    BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Friday, June 24, 2016 6:00 AM
    Are corporate social responsibility initiatives worth the effort and investment? How can companies maximize their return on investment with these programs? How important are marketing efforts to the success of corporate social responsibility campaigns? 

  • University Research: More engaging apps drive higher sales
    BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Friday, June 24, 2016 6:00 AM
    By 2017, the number of downloaded apps is expected to surpass 268 billion. However, more than half of the apps that are downloaded are deleted after one use.

  • University Research: Fund advisers’ conflicts costing investors cash
    BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Friday, June 24, 2016 6:00 AM
    Tiwari and colleagues reviewed “cross-trading” by fund advisers in which transactions were made among funds with the same management. They reviewed 1,636 actively managed U.S. mutual funds, linked to 560 investment advisers, between 1995 and 2011. They analyzed responses to questions posed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • University Research: Be careful what you bargain for
    BY KENT DARR
    Friday, June 24, 2016 6:00 AM
    In mergers and acquisitions, some not-so-friendly competition from competitors can drive up costs and force the original suitors to rethink their plans for the future.

  • BY CHRIS CONETZKEY
    Friday, June 24, 2016 6:00 AM
    Every day, the professors and researchers at Iowa’s colleges and universities go to work on a series of projects and research efforts. Their work often gains high-praise within the educational community and in educational journals, but isn’t always highlighted within the business community.

  • University Research: Spread the costs of development
    BY KENT DARR
    Friday, June 24, 2016 6:00 AM
    Impact fees ? every city has them. The fees are intended to cover the costs of building streets, sewer systems, stormwater basins, sidewalks and a range of infrastructure that is part of new residential and commercial developments.

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