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  • BY CHRIS CONETZKEY
    Friday, September 19, 2014 2:25 PM
    We might know Iowa has fields of opportunities, but Forbes magazine seems to have flown over our state in a recent ranking of the top 19 “Opportunity cities.” 
  • Greater Des Moines promotions and new hires 
  • Best of Des Moines 2014
    Friday, September 19, 2014 6:00 AM
    It’s time again for our annual Best of Des Moines awards. As in past years, our readers voted via an online open-ended survey for the businesses, people and events that they thought were the “Best of Des Moines.” We simply tallied the votes in all 71 categories.

    As always, if you have questions, concerns, or feedback about the product, feel free to reach out directly to me at chrisconetzkey@bpcdm.com.

    – Chris Conetzkey, editor of the Business Record 
  • The Elbert Files: Des Moines native edits Hemingway
    BY DAVE ELBERT
    Friday, September 19, 2014 6:00 AM
     
  • Guest Opinion: All about employee engagement
    BY JANN FREED
    Friday, September 19, 2014 6:00 AM
     
  • Gitomer: The art of bargain shopping
    BY JEFFREY GITOMER
    Friday, September 19, 2014 6:00 AM
    I’m spending the day at Marché aux Puces, the antique flea market of Paris. Also known as the “Puces” or “MAP,” it hosts 14 named market areas that offer an authentic and one-of-a-kind atmosphere. 
  • McLellan: Are you the next dodo bird?
    BY DREW MCLELLAN
    Friday, September 19, 2014 6:00 AM
     
  • Berko: Avoid broker's biotech, IT picks
    BY MALCOLM BERKO
    Friday, September 19, 2014 6:00 AM
    No! Your brokerage is not recognized for its skilled stock research. Rather, Ameriprise Financial Inc. (AMP-$124.72) is best-known for its selling skills and expertise in peddling some 4,000 load mutual funds, life insurance policies and annuity products. 
  • A Closer Look: Peter Stevenson
    BY MEGAN VERHELST
    Friday, September 19, 2014 6:00 AM
    Peter Stevenson went to college intending to major in graphic design, so he could design album covers for musicians. He didn’t do either of those things, but it wasn’t the first or last time his passion for art and music would be intertwined. 
  • BY KENT DARR
    Friday, September 19, 2014 6:00 AM
    Here is some good news for 3,060,000 Iowans: Chances are good to excellent that your estate will not be taxed when you die. Surprisingly enough, you can thank Congress for that. 
  • BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Thursday, September 18, 2014 3:05 PM
    Here are some takeaways from the John Pappajohn Iowa Business Plan Awards luncheon on Sept. 18.  
  • The Elbert Files: 'Governor's math' explains a lot
    BY DAVE ELBERT
    Friday, September 12, 2014 6:00 AM
     
  • Gitomer: Be a social sales pacesetter
    BY JEFFREY GITOMER
    Friday, September 12, 2014 6:00 AM
    Often referred to as pacesetters, companies that have chosen to embrace and engage cloud, analytics, mobile and social strategies are cleaning the clock of their competitors who have chosen the path of cautious resistance or even abstinence. 
  • McLellan: Insincerity is bad for your brand
    BY DREW MCLELLAN
    Friday, September 12, 2014 6:00 AM
     
  • Berko: The inevitable business cycle
    BY MALCOLM BERKO
    Friday, September 12, 2014 6:00 AM
    Of course we’ll have another big stock market crash. However, like most folks who don’t understand the market, you make the mistake of ascribing long-term consequences to short-term events. Every time the market has crashed, it’s recovered even higher. 

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