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    Friday, June 23, 2017 6:00 AM
    Nonprofit arts and cultural organizations account for $185 million in economic activity in Greater Des Moines, according to a new national study.

    Friday, June 23, 2017 6:00 AM
    Greater Des Moines can be a model of excellence in the implementation of artificial intelligence for business. This starts with educating ourselves and our workforce in a way that is relevant to Des Moines’ key industries.

    Friday, June 23, 2017 6:00 AM
    I recently sat in for a couple of hours during the final day of a three-day Export Certificate Program that’s hosted biennially by the U.S. Commercial Service Iowa, at the invitation of its director, Patricia Cook. That small slice of time gave me a better appreciation for the complexities that Iowa companies navigate when they venture into global markets. 

    Friday, June 23, 2017 6:00 AM
    One of the interesting elements of Iowa’s surge in renewable energy is the debate of the appearance of the new systems. Some people love the look of a field of wind turbines, while others — including some owners of posh homes at the Iowa Great Lakes — don’t like the natural view disrupted.

    Friday, June 23, 2017 6:00 AM
    I had a hunch that many of us were mispronouncing the name of serial entrepreneur Tej Dhawan, who isn’t the type of guy to correct us.

    Friday, June 23, 2017 6:00 AM
    A minuscule portion of SBA-backed loans made in Iowa are being used to support direct or indirect exporting, despite higher loan guarantees the Small Business Administration offers as an incentive for companies to spur export activity. 

    Friday, June 23, 2017 6:00 AM
    Our friends at the U.S. Census Bureau reminded us of the diverse data the agency has on Iowa — such as how many dentist offices and toy stores we have. And how those numbers change over the years. 

  • Friday, June 23, 2017 6:00 AM

    Here's a list of local people in the June 23 issue of the Business Record and the page number of the article in which they are mentioned. Members can read all of this week's stories at and can access the digital version of the paper by clicking here.

    Linda Anderson, 4   
    Lee Birchansky, 4   
    Mark Bonnell, 13   
    Mike Bonnett, 14   
    Don Coffin, 4   
    Mike Colwell, 22   
    Patricia Cook, 4   
    Tej Dhawan, 4   
    Sally Dix, 18   
    Dave Eisenblast, 4   
    Kyle Gamble, 13   
    Andy Hodges, 16   
    Dave Lentell, 4   
    Matt Lundberg, 13   
    Rebecca Peterson, 8   
    Suku Radia, 4   
    Caitlin Stephenson, 4   
    Megan Vollstedt, 4   
    Derrick Young, 14

  • A Closer Look: Rebecca Peterson
    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.

  • McLellan: Should your business blog?
    Friday, June 23, 2017 6:00 AM

  • The Elbert Files: U.S. Grant: A horse whisperer
    Friday, June 23, 2017 6:00 AM

  • Business Record 6-23-17
    Friday, June 23, 2017 6:00 AM

    Let’s go sportsing
    Play ball, shoot hoops, race a go-kart, get fit and pray in an industrial setting

    Focus: Real Estate & Development

  • Let’s go sportsing
    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.

  • Tuesday, June 20, 2017 2:00 PM
    In case you missed it...
    A brief look back at members-only news from the past week on

    2017 Women of Influence honorees announced
    See who the Business Record selected as the 2017 honorees for Women of Influence.
    Norwalk a development rainmaker
    The Norwalk City Council took action last month on another project that points to the upward trajectory the city.
    Lawsuit: Certificate of need process ‘unconstitutional’
    Dr. Lee Birchansky has filed a lawsuit challenging the state’s “certificate of need” process.
    AgriTech Accelerator names executive director, initial class 
    Former Workiva communications worker Megan Vollstedt has been named the first director of Iowa AgriTech Accelerator; first class named.
    Radia to retire; Coffin to lead Bankers Trust
    Suku Radia plans to retire as CEO of Bankers Trust at the end of the year; Don Coffin will take over.

    Friday, June 16, 2017 3:47 PM

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