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  • Wednesday, January 18, 2017 11:00 AM
    The stock market is continuing to rise, unemployment continues to drop and word of tax structure changes, deregulation and infrastructure spending have some anticipating a strong economic year in 2017. But it will also be a year of change as 2017 brings about a new president, a new governor and new legislative leadership, which is sure to add an air of uncertainty.

    Tuesday, January 17, 2017 2:00 PM

    In case you missed it...
    A brief look back at members-only news from the past week on

    Britton Transport expands Des Moines presence
    North Dakota-based Britton Transport, a trucking and transportation brokerage company, is expanding its Greater Des Moines footprint, said director of recruiting Mike Bash.

    Pharmacy benefits law overturned
    An Iowa law that required pharmacy benefits manager companies to provide pricing transparency to their network pharmacies and to disclose their pricing methodology to the Iowa Insurance Division was overturned by a federal appeals court. 

    Leakage report: DSM International doing well
    Des Moines International Airport is close to plugging the leakage of air passengers to other airports.



  • Downtown youth shelter plans rooftop gardens
    Tuesday, January 17, 2017 9:05 AM
    An innovative project planned for downtown Des Moines will employ homeless youths to raise and sell fresh produce grown year-round, using modified shipping containers installed atop the roof of a downtown shelter. 

    Friday, January 13, 2017 3:15 PM

  • Friday, January 13, 2017 6:00 AM

    Here's a list of local people in the January 13 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.

    Russ Behrens, 18   
    Kay Bucksbaum, 18   
    Monica Chavez-Silva, 18   
    David Fisher, 4   
    Michael Fitzgerald, 5   
    Ron Grensteiner, 10   
    Chris Hagenow, 4   
    Rob Hogg, 5   
    Dan Houston, 6   
    Raynard Kington, 18   
    Rachael Kinnick, 18   
    Chad Kleppe, 6   
    Michael Latham, 18
    John Matovina, 10   
    Daniel Oh, 15   
    Thomas Pohlman, 13
    Scott Siepker, 5   
    Elliott Smith, 6
    Georgia Van Gundy, 6  
    Kate Walker, 18   
    Jack Whitver, 4   


    Friday, January 13, 2017 6:00 AM
    From the bottom to the top, and the top to the bottom. 

    Friday, January 13, 2017 6:00 AM
    “Iowa Nice Guy” Scott Siepker has signed on to say nice things about corn for the Iowa Corn Promotion Board.

  • Transformative projects planned at Grinnell College
    Friday, January 13, 2017 6:00 AM
    An innovative addition to the Grinnell College campus will figuratively break down walls between different academic disciplines, as it brings together all of the liberal arts college’s social studies and humanities students under one roof. 

    Friday, January 13, 2017 6:00 AM
    Executives at American Equity Investment Life are bracing for a potentially turbulent few years ahead as the annuity industry adjusts to a new federal rule governing fiduciary conduct. 

  • Public Companies: Renewable Energy Group Inc.
    Friday, January 13, 2017 6:00 AM
    Renewable Energy Group Inc. continues to grow, and it recovered sharply from the early 2016 market dip, especially when it became clear the federal government would continue to increase the mandated levels of biofuels in the national fuel supplies. The company is looking to expand its biofuels holdings while also looking to refine glycerin for use in fragrances and other products.

  • Public Companies: Ames National Corp.
    Friday, January 13, 2017 6:00 AM
    Ames National Corp. is the parent to five banking operations, including First National Bank, which in 2014 bought First Bank in West Des Moines, one of Greater Des Moines’ oldest banking operations.

    Friday, January 13, 2017 6:00 AM
    The 2017 Book of Lists was revealed Jan. 5 at an unveiling party hosted by Iowa State University at Capital Square in Des Moines.

  • A Closer Look: Georgia Van Gundy
    Friday, January 13, 2017 6:00 AM
    Georgia Van Gundy says she is all about collaboration when it comes to her new job as executive director of the Iowa Business Council.

  • McLellan: Build your email list
    Friday, January 13, 2017 6:00 AM

    Friday, January 13, 2017 6:00 AM
    Despite all the briefings and private meetings and the work of onetime consultant David Fisher — who happens to be quite tight with Gov. Terry Branstad — Des Moines International Airport might have trouble getting the $50 million gambling receipts it hoped to put toward what now could be a project costing up to $500 million. 

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