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  • ‘War for talent’
    BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Friday, November 17, 2017 6:00 AM

    David Leto is a bit surprised that more of you don’t plan to give bigger raises in 2018.

    That’s not a criticism, and those in the boardrooms will probably be glad to hear that we are looking at a whole bunch of 3 percent to 4 percent raises again.


  • A Closer Look: J. Benjamin Champ
    BY KENT DARR
    Friday, November 17, 2017 6:00 AM
    Ben Champ was named Pleasant Hill city manager in July after serving the city since 2008 in a variety of roles, including as community development director and assistant city manager. 

  • A Closer Look: Jennifer Terry
    BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Friday, November 10, 2017 6:00 AM
    Jennifer Terry grew up on a 240-acre dairy farm near Radcliffe, where she rode her banana-seat bike in her spare time. 

    Like many souls searching for answers, looking for a non-widget-making job, yearning for a position in which every day is an adventure, she decided to study journalism in college. For reasons that we’re sure are close to her heart, she chose to major in communications studies at the University of Iowa. 

  • Weathering the storm
    BY KENT DARR
    Friday, November 3, 2017 6:00 AM
    With Marta Codina, you can’t avoid the observation that maybe she is one of those people who, like it or not, find themselves in the eye of the storm.

  • Cashing in on micro-moments
    BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Friday, November 3, 2017 6:00 AM
    Whitney Cox is on the phone, and she’s sharing a message she has given her own mother: 

  • A Closer Look: Sam Hoyle
    BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Friday, November 3, 2017 6:00 AM
    Take a closer look at the new media relations manager of the Greater Des Moines Partnership.

  • ‘A powerful combination’
    BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Friday, November 3, 2017 6:00 AM
    Before Exile Brewing adopted the Entrepreneurial Operating System about three years ago, there was a fair amount of finger-pointing and miscues going on within the startup company, recalled Exile’s founder, R.J. Tursi. 

  • Innovative Companies: Seed to Scenery
    BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Friday, October 27, 2017 6:00 AM
    The problem: The Garst family owned large tracts in the Middle Raccoon River valley next to Coon Rapids and wanted to use it in a way that would be an homage to Steve Garst’s fondness for outdoor recreation, while also honoring the historic 1959 visit of Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev.

  • Guest Opinion: Beyond #metoo
    Tiffany O'Donnell
    Friday, October 27, 2017 6:00 AM

    If the recent #metoo campaign makes one thing clear, we’re not alone.  

    It turns out sexual harassment IS pervasive, and most women experience some form of it. As the CEO of a leadership organization for women, I can rattle off statistics All. Day. Long.


  • A Closer Look: Jerry Foxhoven
    BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Friday, October 27, 2017 6:00 AM
    Jerry Foxhoven was appointed director of the Iowa Department of Human Services in June following the retirement of Chuck Palmer.

  • Hearing a message of hope
    BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Friday, October 27, 2017 6:00 AM
    Cochlear implant procedure ‘gave me my life back,’ says entrepreneur

  • Elliott rehab plan lands in an affordable housing debate
    BY KENT DARR
    Friday, October 20, 2017 6:00 AM
    Des Moines City Councilwoman Christine Hensley counted up the tax credit request for the conversion of the Elliott Apartments into a market-rate rental property and decided the numbers didn’t add up.

  • A Closer Look: Mark Lowe
    BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Friday, October 20, 2017 6:00 AM
    Mark Lowe gets in trouble with his wife, Linda, for exercising too much (he competes in marathons and triathlons). Because he works out so much, he has turned to yoga to help his 51-year-old body recover faster. He gets in trouble for the time that takes, too. 

  • Are millennials silent victims of ‘reverse ageism’?
    BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Friday, October 20, 2017 6:00 AM
    Many people would probably consider it outrageous for a manager to ask an African-American employee during a company meeting to share with his co-workers what his race is like, or for a manager to suggest that an older worker should lead a seminar describing the characteristics of the boomer generation. 

  • 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. 

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