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  • BY ANNE CAROTHERS-KAY
    Friday, September 23, 2016 6:00 AM
    We at Business Publications Corp. were all invited to attend a special unveiling Wednesday night at Bubba  Southern Comforts, the hot, new downtown restaurant that features Southern comfort food as envisioned by owner Chris Diebel.

  • BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Friday, September 23, 2016 6:00 AM
    Our friends at the Iowa Department of Transportation posted a Facebook warning recently noting that railroad companies don’t want people posing for photos on the train tracks. 

  • BY CHRIS CONETZKEY
    Friday, September 23, 2016 6:00 AM

  • BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Friday, September 23, 2016 6:00 AM
    Some Greater Des Moines organizations will be partnering with Drake University to provide real-world experience for students in its data analytics courses beginning in 2017. 

  • BY ANNE CAROTHERS-KAY
    Friday, September 23, 2016 6:00 AM
    While I was interviewing people for our cover story on Iowa’s growing list of film festivals, Stephen King, executive director of the Des Moines Arts Festival, mentioned that the Arts Festival may spin off its Interrobang Film Festival as a separate event. 

  • BY BUSINESS RECORD STAFF
    Tuesday, September 20, 2016 1:00 PM

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


    Checking in on the future of Urbandale
    Recent development news out of Urbandale sent Senior Reporter Kent Darr back to some notes from late spring when he visited with Urbandale officials about their suburb’s plans for opening up development with new roads.
    http://bit.ly/2d8aTQC

    Brave new world of health care finance
    Our senior health care reporter Joe Gardyasz sat in on a panel discussion with the Metro’s top health care leaders earlier this month. The focus was on their plans to rein in health care costs. Read what they said.
    http://bit.ly/2cG5YGX

    Survey details Iowa companies’ training priorities
    Onboarding of new employees will be a hot training topic for 2017, but flat training budgets planned by a majority of Iowa companies could lead to businesses falling behind in training, according to an annual survey of business leaders. 
    http://bit.ly/2cEFm5G




  • BY CHRIS CONETZKEY
    Friday, September 16, 2016 6:00 AM

    Here's a list of local people in the September 16 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 businessrecord.com/insider and can access the digital version of the paper by clicking here.

    Mufit Akinc, 8
    Terry Branstad, 4
    John Brehm, 14
    Paula Carlson, 8
    Liz Gilman, 4
    Geri Huser, 8
    Bill Jepsen, 14
    Jim McCaughan, 4
    Luke Nelson, 6
    Sarah Nusser, 8
    Mark Petri, 8
    Brent Willett, 13

     

  • BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Wednesday, September 14, 2016 3:14 PM
    How can health systems and insurers in Iowa collaborate to rein in health care costs that seem to be spiraling out of control?
     

  • BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Wednesday, September 14, 2016 3:09 PM
    How can health systems and insurers in Iowa collaborate to rein in health care costs that seem to be spiraling out of control?

  • BY BUSINESS RECORD STAFF
    Tuesday, September 13, 2016 2:00 PM

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


    New Sherman Hill townhouses
    Glenn Lyons said Neighborhood Development Corp., the nonprofit organization that places housing and commercial projects in areas of Polk County that other developers have found challenging, is planning its first for-sale townhome project in Des Moines’ Sherman Hill neighborhood. 
    http://bit.ly/2cj8q5P

    Revisions to mechanic’s lien law
    The Iowa Court of Appeals has issued its first ruling on three-year-old revisions to the state’s mechanic’s lien law that established a registry of contractors, subcontractors and materials suppliers on residential projects. 
    http://bit.ly/2ccqAn7 

    Imax a possibility in Waukee
    Plans by R.L. Fridley Theatres Inc. for a movie theater development called The Palms in Waukee could branch out into something much larger, including the country’s largest Imax Corp. laser projector movie screen.
    http://bit.ly/2cBIdgN


  • BY CHRIS CONETZKEY
    Friday, September 09, 2016 6:00 AM

    Here's a list of local people in the September 9 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 businessrecord.com/insider and can access the digital version of the paper by clicking here.

    Kirk Blunck, 4   
    Fred Buie, 14   
    Jay Byers, 12   
    Rowena Crosbie, 14   
    Jim Cushing, 8   
    Nora Everett, 14   
    Max Farrell, 4   
    Charles Grassley, 6   
    John Hale, 8   
    Terri Hale, 8   
    Sandy Hatfield-Clubb, 14   
    Polly Heinen, 8   
    Laura Jackson, 14   
    Dan Keough, 14   
    Andrew Kirpalani, 4   
    Bruce Myers, 4   
    Bill Northey, 4   
    Mike Ralston, 4   
    Bob Riley, 14   
    Jeff Russell, 14   
    Dave Schwartz, 6   
    Mary Sellers, 14   
    Kent Sovern, 8   
    Rick Tollakson, 4   
    Teresa Wahlert, 6   
    Ed Wallace, 6   
    Matt Whitaker, 6 

     

  • BY ANNE CAROTHERS-KAY
    Wednesday, September 07, 2016 1:35 PM
    I had the opportunity last week to talk with Liz Gilman, executive producer for Produce Iowa, the state's Office of Media Production, and learn a little about what her job is like.

  • BY BUSINESS RECORD STAFF
    Tuesday, September 06, 2016 1:00 PM

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


    Wellmark, other insurers see earnings dips
    Wellmark is taking a hit this year on earnings for its health plans in Iowa, despite double-digit premium increases on individual health plans approved last year by state regulators.
    http://bit.ly/2c4yqN6

    A luxury high-rise with a message
    There is another message in Blackbird Investments’ 26-story apartment building’s concrete and steel bones.
    http://bit.ly/2cxEH4F

    Hubbell decides to buy former Riverfront Y site
    Rick Tollakson says Hubbell Realty Co. plans to finalize its planned purchase of the former Riverfront YMCA site, sparking new speculation on future development of the site.
    http://bit.ly/2cxEr5D

    R&R, Mediacom take to the ‘open road’
    An agreement between R&R Realty Group and Mediacom Business, a division of Mediacom Communications, represents a new twist in the way high-speed internet communication is being delivered to commercial properties.
    http://bit.ly/2cxnPOv

     

  • BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Tuesday, September 06, 2016 10:49 AM
    Over the weekend, I was in Boston visiting my son and daughter-in-law, and we started our sightseeing at Plum Island. It's an absolutely beautiful, dune-dotted nature reserve that I had visited on a nitrate-measuring trip during a science writing fellowship with the Marine Biological Laboratory in 1999.

  • BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Friday, September 02, 2016 2:16 PM
    Andrew Kirpalani, co-founder of startup WorkHound, says he wasn't looking for anything sexy when he became interested in branching out from working for other tech companies to launching his own.

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