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  • A Closer Look: Mike McCoy
    Friday, May 26, 2017 6:00 AM
    After a stint as a leadership consultant, Mike McCoy has moved back into the corporate world as CEO of NCMIC Group in April. Initially founded by eight chiropractors to provide malpractice insurance for its practitioners, the 70-year-old Clive-based insurer now also provides malpractice coverage for physicians, dentists and attorneys as well as financial and insurance products for medical professionals and small businesses.

  • Winterset: Ready for change
    Friday, May 26, 2017 6:00 AM

    The view out the front door of the Madison County Chamber of Commerce is of a well-preserved past in Winterset. City leaders want to keep it that way, all the while recognizing that change is coming from the north.


  • Elbert: Novel set in 1970s Des Moines
    Friday, May 26, 2017 6:00 AM

  • Bondurant: One busy little town
    Friday, May 26, 2017 6:00 AM

    When Mark Arentsen was hired as city administrator more than 11 years ago, “you could shoot 10 cannons down the street in downtown Bondurant and not hit anything,” he recalled. 


    Friday, May 26, 2017 6:00 AM

    Dan Houston is a competent, confident business executive, a man well chosen to lead Principal Financial Group Inc. You could have attested to this yourself on May 16 had you attended the company’s annual meeting at its downtown Des Moines campus.


  • Friday, May 26, 2017 6:00 AM

    Here's a list of local people in the May 26 issue of the Business Record and the page number of the article in which they are mentioned. Members can read all of this week's stories at and can access the digital version of the paper by clicking here.

    Mark Arentsen, 8   
    Deb Bengtson, 13   
    Anthony Brown, 13   
    Heath Bullock, 4   
    Mike Colwell, 4   
    Tej Dhawan, 4   
    Dan Houston, 4   
    Patty Judge, 23   
    Tom Leners, 10   
    Brian Lohse, 8   
    Justin Lossner, 4   
    Mike McCoy, 6   
    Ben Milne, 4   
    Bill Northey, 23   
    Jim Olson, 10   
    Marcus Pitts, 4   
    Robin Pruisner, 23   
    Heather Riley, 10 

  • Newsmaker Q&A: Not to bug you, but Pruisner has a point
    Friday, May 26, 2017 6:00 AM
    Over the years, I have had many conversations with Robin Pruisner — the state ag department’s top bug expert, or entomologist if you want to get fancy — about things such as emerald ash borers. Those are the little green beetles that are chewing their way through the food supplies of trees around Iowa — and killing the trees in the process. 

    Friday, May 26, 2017 6:00 AM
    Heath Bullock, who opened a Des Moines operation for international real estate firm JLL in 2013, has left the company, a JLL spokeswoman said.

  • McLellan: You have to make time for marketing
    Friday, May 26, 2017 6:00 AM

    Friday, May 26, 2017 6:00 AM
    Our friend Tej Dhawan passed along a quote to some of his startup friends last week. It’s from Nassim Nicholas Taleb, an essayist, scholar, statistician, former trader and risk analyst: “The three most harmful addictions are heroin, carbohydrates and a monthly salary.”

  • Adel: Halfway to Omaha?
    Friday, May 26, 2017 6:00 AM
    Adel’s strategic tax abatement play has coaxed area developers to build hundreds of homes in the picturesque, riverside community in Dallas County the past few years.

    Wednesday, May 24, 2017 4:12 PM
    With four years of data center construction under its belt in Altoona and West Des Moines and at least two more years to go in that segment, you can't blame Turner Construction Co. for exploring its future in Greater Des Moines.

  • Tuesday, May 23, 2017 2:00 PM

    In case you missed it...
    A brief look back at members-only news from the past week on

    Best of Des Moines: Voting now open
    It’s time again for the Business Record’s annual Best of Des Moines poll, and it’s time for you to cast your ballot.

    Incentives approved for Windsor expansion into Norwalk
    IEDA and the city of Norwalk approved incentives that will lead to the construction of a $10.5 million manufacturing center for Windsor Windows and Doors.

    Apple Valley lives again
    In an example of how being fleet of foot pays off in commercial real estate, the renovated Apple Valley shopping center in Windsor Heights is leasing up quickly.

    Bravo issues record $539,600 in capital grants
    Bravo Greater Des Moines distributed $539,600 in capital grants including large awards to Des Moines Community Playhouse, Des Moines Metro Opera, Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden and Hoyt Sherman Place.


    Friday, May 19, 2017 1:39 PM

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