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  • Latest frontier in ag innovation: East Village
    BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Friday, October 13, 2017 6:00 AM

    In Des Moines’ East Village, part of the future of agriculture is taking shape in an open room at 321 E. Walnut St. 

    That’s where representatives of five startups go to work, traveling, we presume by foot, from the Staybridge Suites across the street, their home away from home.


  • Iowa college students a little less ‘broke, busted & disgusted’
    BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Friday, October 13, 2017 6:00 AM
    Adam Carroll recently received a flyer in the mail from Discover, advising him that he was eligible to borrow up to $100,000 to pay for his teen daughter’s upcoming college costs through its private loan program. 

  • Sprouting technology
    BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Friday, October 13, 2017 6:00 AM
    Perhaps fittingly, downtown Des Moines — the center of the capital city in agricultural powerhouse Iowa — is bookended by people who are deep into the latest in farm technology. 

  • Newsmaker Q&A: Jeff Russell
    BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Friday, October 13, 2017 6:00 AM
    Dental insurance continues to be one of the most coveted benefits that employers offer, and Iowa’s dominant insurer, Delta Dental of Iowa, has experienced significant growth in membership over the past few years as a result.

  • A Closer Look: Nikki Syverson
    BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Friday, October 13, 2017 6:00 AM
    Nikki Syverson enrolled at Drake University instead of a school in Chicago or New York City because “it was as far as my parents would let me go.” 
    The Topeka, Kan., native noticed Drake’s strong arts scene, and that probably came in handy later when she worked for the Des Moines Community Playhouse. 

  • A Closer look: Kay Fairchild Godfredsen
    BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Friday, October 6, 2017 2:00 PM
    First deputy commissioner, Iowa Insurance Division

  • A new kind of health network
    BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Friday, October 6, 2017 6:00 AM
    ReMy Health develops niche as data broker for high-cost drugs

  • Creative culture
    BY SUZANNE BEHNKE
    Friday, October 6, 2017 6:00 AM

    There’s no single way to establish a specific culture in the workplace — there are dozens.

    That’s what the Business Record discovered when checking with Central Iowa employers and organizations on how they create specific atmospheres within their walls. In fact, we received so much input, you’ll read more about area businesses’ cultures in future issues. 

     

  • Retail shakeout
    BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Friday, October 6, 2017 6:00 AM

    Consultant Maureen McAvey said Greater Des Moines had too much retail even before the Altoona outlet mall was developed, and downtown Des Moines should pick its retail shots during a likely storefront shakeup in the metro.


  • A Closer Look: Justin Akers
    BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Friday, September 29, 2017 6:00 AM
    Justin Akers knows the challenges of running a small business, as he is a small business owner himself. Before joining the Mid Iowa Small Business Development Center in May as regional director, he and his wife formed an ag-related business that’s now 2 years old.

  • 2 development proposals compete in River Bend Neighborhood
    BY KENT DARR
    Friday, September 22, 2017 6:00 AM
    'Everybody is trying to do something to help the neighborhood'

  • A Closer Look: David Yepsen
    BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Friday, September 22, 2017 6:00 AM
    We’re here to check in with David Yepsen, who retired as director of the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale last year. 

  • Still floating
    BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Friday, September 22, 2017 6:00 AM
    The unprecedented rhetorical fire over Iowa’s poor water quality still burns despite a federal judge in March throwing out Des Moines Water Works’ federal lawsuit over nitrate pollution from farms.

  • A Closer Look: Mary Neubauer
    BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Friday, September 15, 2017 6:00 AM
    When Mary Neubauer moved to Des Moines after years in the bright lights of Lawrence and Topeka in Kansas, she was the newcomer looking for friends.

  • It’s the heat and the humidity
    BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Friday, September 15, 2017 6:00 AM
    Gene Takle won part of a Nobel Prize for doing exactly what he’s doing now — sitting in his office on the third floor of Iowa State University’s Agronomy Hall and poring over computer models that will tell the land-locked millions in the Midwest what climate change will mean to them. 

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