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  • A Closer Look: Rebecca Peterson
    BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Friday, June 23, 2017 6:00 AM
    Rebecca Peterson joined House of Mercy 10 years ago as a resident counselor, and after moving up through several supervisory and management positions she became director on March 5.

  • Let’s go sportsing
    BY KENT DARR
    Friday, June 23, 2017 6:00 AM
    Hubbell Realty Co. was well into its incarnation as a developer of residential properties when it decided in 2008 to reconnect with its industrial past and build a warehouse in Grimes.

  • Workplace safety’s next horizon: Wearable sensors
    BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Friday, June 16, 2017 6:00 AM
    Serial entrepreneur Gabe Glynn’s fascination with high-tech factories sparked an idea for a new wearable safety device that could revolutionize the way manufacturers approach safety monitoring and reporting. 

  • Increasing manufacturing’s visibility in Iowa
    BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Friday, June 16, 2017 6:00 AM
    Iowa manufacturers shouldn’t be surprised to hear from the Iowa Economic Development Authority sometime this year, and possibly get a visit from director Debi Durham and her crew. 

  • A Closer Look: Dr. Gregory Christiansen
    BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Friday, June 16, 2017 6:00 AM
    Greg Christiansen might have gone into farming if it hadn’t been for his then-girlfriend, who suggested that he consider medical school after college. That suggestion led to him becoming a doctor of osteopathic medicine, and set him on a career path that led to his role as dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Des Moines University, a position that he began on Dec. 1. 

  • Principal Scholars spurs student community projects
    BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Friday, June 09, 2017 6:00 AM
    A new scholarship program sponsored by Principal Financial Group provides an incentive for Iowa college students to engage in community projects, while helping the company to keep filling its pipeline with promising new talent.

  • A Closer Look: Chuck Current
    BY BEN SWANSON
    Friday, June 09, 2017 6:00 AM
    For Chuck Current, leading a creative venture like the Des Moines Social Club isn’t a new idea. Current, a graduate of the University of Iowa Tippie College of Business, has played a role in revitalizing local art programs throughout his professional career.

  • TechWizards
    BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Friday, June 09, 2017 6:00 AM
    Meet six techies who are changing Greater Des Moines.

  • Growth through incentives
    BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Friday, June 02, 2017 6:00 AM
    Tom Mahoney and his crew at ITA Group are expanding operations, employing big data more and looking to show return on investment in great detail on incentive programs. 

  • Think Piece: Employers Beware: Three Masked-Myths about Curtailing Health Costs
    BY DAVID P. LIND
    Friday, June 02, 2017 6:00 AM
    In health care, employers must temper their expectations about three cost-cutting myths that are currently assumed to be true: Employees must have ‘skin in the game’; wellness programs save money; and you can rely on policymakers to eventually ‘repeal, replace or repair’ Obamacare. These three assumptions may not be as effective as you are led to believe.

  • A Closer Look: Alex Lynch
    BY KENT DARR
    Friday, June 02, 2017 6:00 AM
    Alex Lynch went to work in January 2015 for what was then called Eastern Polk Regional Development Inc. His job would last, but the economic development group was destined for change.

  • Iowa's NBA Future
    BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Tuesday, May 30, 2017 1:20 PM
    The guy in charge at the Iowa Wolves — until this week called the Iowa Energy — thinks it’s a slam dunk that professional basketball will be in Des Moines for decades.

  • A Closer Look: Mike McCoy
    BY JOE GARDYASZ
    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.

  • Newsmaker Q&A: Not to bug you, but Pruisner has a point
    BY PERRY BEEMAN
    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. 

  • Winterset: Ready for change
    BY KENT DARR
    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.

     

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