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  • YP Advice: 40 Ways to get ahead
    Friday, August 18, 2017 6:00 AM
    We asked: What’s one piece of advice that you would give to a young professional looking to become a leader in our community and/or a company?

  • Understanding Gen Z
    BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Friday, August 18, 2017 6:00 AM
    As the next emerging generation of workers — known as Generation Z — begins entering the workforce, what can we expect from them?

  • A Closer Look: Daniel Connolly
    BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Friday, August 18, 2017 6:00 AM
    After having lived and worked at big universities from coast to coast, Daniel Connolly has found his sweet spot in the Midwest as Drake University’s new dean of the College of Business and Public Administration.

  • Sky-high expectations
    BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Friday, August 18, 2017 6:00 AM
    Akash Vidyadharan and Tyler Carter were ready for a new challenge as they worked through their degree programs at Iowa State University. So they created their own.

  • Nelson unveils a new design for Miesblock
    BY KENT DARR
    Friday, August 18, 2017 6:00 AM
    Nelson Construction & Development has unveiled plans for its third iteration of a development called Miesblock that will occupy the eastern portion of a former city of Des Moines parking garage at Seventh Street and Grand Avenue.

  • Serving Through Clean Water
    BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Friday, August 11, 2017 6:00 AM
    Matt Nieswender of Norwalk is giving up his career as an environmental planner in Des Moines to sell water filters in the 100-degree heat of Laos in Southeast Asia. 

  • A new window for growth
    BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Friday, August 11, 2017 6:00 AM
    When the new Norwalk manufacturing facility for Windsor Windows & Doors opens in early 2018, it will provide some much-needed breathing room for the growing West Des Moines-based manufacturer. 

  • All together now
    BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Friday, August 11, 2017 6:00 AM
    New Kemin headquarters reunites global biotech company’s local staff.

  • BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Friday, August 11, 2017 6:00 AM

    Next Level Ventures has nearly reached the midpoint of its existence.

    In a flurry of recent activity, the fund made a play in Des Moines-based financial heavyweight Dwolla, invested in Cedar Rapids’ videoconference firm Connectivity and partnered with an Ames accelerator for agricultural tech firms.


  • 2017 Women of Influence Honoree: Jennie Baranczyk
    BY BEN SWANSON
    Wednesday, August 02, 2017 6:00 AM

    In the corporate world, culture is often thrown around as a weightless buzzword. For a college athletics program, however, establishing a culture is more than just casual jargon.

    Jennie Baranczyk, head coach of the Drake women’s basketball team, understands that building and maintaining a team’s culture are often the difference between success and a decline into failure.


  • 2017 Women of Influence Honoree: Mary Sconiers-Chapman
    BY BEN SWANSON
    Wednesday, August 02, 2017 6:00 AM

    When Mary Sconiers-Chapman first arrived in Des Moines, she was a fresh-faced Drake University freshman hoping to land a teaching job once she graduated. More than 40 years later, Sconiers-Chapman’s career has become dedicated to improving the community she now calls home.

     

  • 2017 Women of Influence Honoree: Dianne Bystrom
    BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Wednesday, August 02, 2017 6:00 AM
    By the time Dianne Bystrom had voted for the first time at 18, tried her hand reporting for a couple of Nebraska newspapers, polished off a dissertation that looked at whether the media are fair to female candidates, and worked as a university administrator, she was ready for a challenge that would let her work directly with students. 

  • 2017 Women of Influence Honoree: Tiffany Menke
    BY KENT DARR
    Wednesday, August 02, 2017 6:00 AM
    Since 2004, Tiffany Menke has been the face of the Urbandale Chamber of Commerce, but her path to being named president of the organization dates to when she earned the nickname “The Casey’s Girl.”

  • 2017 Emerging Woman of Influence: Susan Hatten
    BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Wednesday, August 02, 2017 6:00 AM
    When Susan Hatten was growing up in Ida Grove, her parents didn’t have a lot of money to contribute to organizations, but instead dedicated their time and talents to the community. It’s a lesson that Hatten has always carried with her. 

  • 2017 Woman Business Owner of the Year: China Wong
    BY BEN SWANSON
    Wednesday, August 02, 2017 6:00 AM
    In the past, China Wong was all about strict adherence to long-term plans. After dropping everything and successfully building her own business, Salon Spa W, Wong has learned that sometimes you have to roll with the punches.

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