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  • The Elbert Files: Being Jeff Chelesvig
    BY DAVE ELBERT
    Friday, April 24, 2015 6:00 AM
    When “Disney’s The Lion King“ opens a three-week run in Des Moines next Tuesday, Jeff Chelesvig faces the task of selling 61,752 tickets, which is about 3,000 more than the number of people who live in Ames. 

  • BY BUSINESS RECORD STAFF
    Monday, April 20, 2015 9:47 AM
    They say it isn't everyday your future comes calling. In Tiffany O'Donnell's case, she called it. 

  • The Elbert Files: Des Moines' original 'Teflon Don'
    BY DAVE ELBERT
    Friday, April 17, 2015 6:00 AM
     

  • Guest Opinion: A need for creative partnerships
    BY NADIA M. ANDERSON
    Friday, April 17, 2015 6:00 AM
    Looking recently at the Des Moines Business Record’s announcement of the Forty Under 40 class of 2015, I was struck by how many of the honorees come from community and nonprofit organizations. And, as Iowa cities continue to earn many “bests” - Forbes’ No. 1 city for young professionals (Des Moines); Business Insider’s No. 2 and No. 5 college towns (Ames, Iowa City) - we should add, “best place for creative partnerships.” Because it’s a condition that makes the other “bests” possible. 

  • Monday, April 13, 2015 1:35 PM
    The results are in, gentlemen, and there's room for improvement in workplace environments. 

  • The Elbert Files: Branstad's bumbling continues
    BY DAVE ELBERT
    Friday, April 10, 2015 6:00 AM
     

  • Guest Opinion: Time to fund smart transportation
    BY JAY BYERS
    Friday, April 10, 2015 6:00 AM
     

  • MICHELLE DeCLERCK
    Tuesday, April 07, 2015 10:44 AM

    When it comes to volunteering, most of us don't get to work on a reality TV show or such a large-scale project, but we can still make a monumental difference.

     
     

  • The Elbert Files: Teaching DM to be walkable
    BY DAVE ELBERT
    Friday, April 03, 2015 6:00 AM
     

  • BY KATIE ROTH | Owner, Portico Staffing Inc.
    Monday, March 30, 2015 1:21 PM
    More and more organizations are using an initial group interview to save time and vet prospective candidates. Sometimes, they will not share that with candidates, resulting in the candidates being pretty surprised when they show up expecting to have a "one-on-one" with an employer and instead are sitting in a conference room with a bunch of other people. 

  • The Elbert Files: Dissing the Iowa utilities board
    BY DAVE ELBERT
    Friday, March 27, 2015 6:00 AM
     

  • Monday, March 23, 2015 10:34 AM
    This piece by Michelle DeClerck is the first in a seven-part series focusing on the importance of community involvement and volunteering for women to grow both professionally and personally.  

  • The Elbert Files: Picking up where dad left off
    BY DAVE ELBERT
    Friday, March 20, 2015 6:00 AM
     

  • On The Record: Are we sexist? Time to self-report
    BY CHRIS CONETZKEY
    Friday, March 20, 2015 6:00 AM

    Take a quick scan our 2015 Book of Lists Most Influential Business Leader list. If you are like Jean Baker, owner of Jean M. Baker & Associates, you’re likely disappointed. And so am I. There are just three women on the 25-person list.

     

  • Monday, March 16, 2015 11:32 AM
    If you spend time on the Internet looking up women's leadership conferences or tips for being a successful woman business leader, you'll read about mentoring. And there is truth to what you read, writes Brianne Fitzgerald. 


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