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    Tuesday, June 27, 2017 4:08 PM
    Greater Des Moines landscape architect and urban planner Dennis Reynolds has preached for years that there is a connection between thoughtful design elements and how we perceive our cities.

  • Tuesday, June 27, 2017 2:00 PM

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

    Locals more diverse, older
    The Census Bureau says the metro is getting more diverse, and as a group we’re getting older (and you aren’t helping, Kent Darr).
    Birmingham developer arrives
    A Clive rehab hospital marks the local debut for a Birmingham developer.
    New Business Record editor hired
    News industry veteran Suzanne Behnke joins the Business Record ?as its new editor. ?

    News industry veteran Suzanne Behnke joins the Business Record ?as its new editor. ?
    The Principal of the thing
    Principal Financial Group turns art deco headquarters into modern digs with really cool atrium.
    ISU prez search rolls on
    The state Board of Regents and its consultants will officially launch the search for Steven Leath’s replacement on July 6.

    Tuesday, June 27, 2017 11:00 AM
    Well, our previous attempt to help you pronounce the name of entrepreneur Tej Dhawan fell on its phonetic face, in part, Tej mentioned the other day. So let's try again.

    Monday, June 26, 2017 3:39 PM

    Monday, June 26, 2017 11:02 AM
    I started going to the Iowa Great Lakes every summer beginning in 1975. The glacial chain has some of the cleanest, bluest water in the state, and West Okoboji Lake probably is as good as it gets for a natural waterway in Iowa. 

    Friday, June 23, 2017 10:56 AM
    With data breaches dominating the news cycle for years now, the idea of hacking and cyberwarfare is no longer a fringe topic.

    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

    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

    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. 

    Thursday, June 22, 2017 3:06 PM
    Obviously, we live in an era in which mainstream, national newspapers have struggled to survive. Part of the problem is readers were trained to pay little, if anything, for news, but now are expected to. 

    Wednesday, June 21, 2017 5:01 PM
    A niche real estate developer that specializes in health care facilities began construction this month on Mercy Medical Center's new 50-bed rehabilitation hospital in Clive.

  • Wednesday, June 21, 2017 11:05 AM
    Spend much time talking to scientists at, say, DuPont Pioneer, and you'll hear about CRISPR. 

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