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  • BY KENT DARR & PERRY BEEMAN
    Tuesday, August 23, 2016 1:57 PM
    West Des Moines Water Works and the city of Waukee will vote today to launch a study looking into how they would keep taps running in the growing suburbs, as Urbandale continues work on its own treatment plant.

  • BY BUSINESS RECORD STAFF
    Tuesday, August 23, 2016 1:00 PM

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


    Key Market District site is under contract
    Nelson Construction & Development has the Rowat Cut Stone 2-acre property at 110 S.E. Seventh St. under contract with an as-yet-undefined mixed-use development in mind.
    http://bit.ly/2baUFFU

    Vilsack warns Iowa
    Tom Vilsack said Iowa political leaders of both parties need to pass a major water quality and soil conservation plan next year, or “there is going to be hell to pay.”
    http://bit.ly/2bcP6Ug

    Fair-Play Scoreboards to move out of Iowa
    After 93 years in Iowa, Fair-Play Scoreboards no longer will be manufactured in Des Moines due to a sweeter economic development package from Missouri than Iowa offered.
    http://bit.ly/2by8Hkk


  • BY JOHN RETZLAFF
    Friday, August 19, 2016 3:49 PM

  • BY KENT DARR
    Friday, August 19, 2016 10:09 AM
    Just in case you are wondering what hometown company Nelson Construction & Development is up to when it is working out of town, this article in The New York Times about the transformation of downtown St. Paul, Minn., will give you some idea.

  • BY CHRIS CONETZKEY
    Friday, August 19, 2016 6:00 AM

    Here's a list of local people in the August 19 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 businessrecord.com/insider and can access the digital version of the paper by clicking here.

    Aubrey Alvarez, 4
    Kirk Bjorland, 8
    Jamie Boersma, 6
    Mary Bontrager, 8
    Tom Cavanaugh, 4
    Jean Clabaugh, 12
    Adam Claypool, 4
    Mike Colwell, 8
    Brian Crozier, 12
    Debi Durham, 8
    Kristin Failor, 8
    David Fisher, 8
    Angela Franklin, 8
    Kent Henning, 8
    Jason Kemp, 12
    Jeff Mark, 4
    Mike Nelson, 4
    Anthony Paustian, 8
    Katie Roth, 8
    Jeff Russell, 17
    Beth Shelton, 6
    Rick Tollakson, 4 


  • BY CHRIS CONETZKEY
    Friday, August 19, 2016 6:00 AM

    See all of this week's Business Record Insider Notebook items. Click here


  • The Elbert Files: Are we headed in reverse?
    BY DAVE ELBERT
    Friday, August 19, 2016 6:00 AM

  • McLellan: Your most important audience
    BY DREW MCLELLAN
    Friday, August 19, 2016 6:00 AM

  • A Closer Look: Beth Shelton
    BY ANNE CAROTHERS-KAY
    Friday, August 19, 2016 6:00 AM
    People are important to Beth Shelton. Her bio has several cues to that: She started college studying religion and philosophy and thinking about a career in the ministry. She’s worked in a variety of roles that depended on her people skills — coaching, sales and recruiting, fundraising, advocacy, and working with youth wellness for the American Heart Association.

  • Keeping talent in Greater Des Moines: Leaders offer ideas to stem brain drain
    BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Friday, August 19, 2016 6:00 AM
    We all talk about how to keep graduates of Iowa’s colleges and universities in the state. There are all kinds of internships, incubators, accelerators, mentorships, signing bonuses, added perks, flexible hours.

  • Guest Opinion: Pokemon Go v. United States: A case in healthy behaviors
    BY JEFF RUSSELL
    Friday, August 19, 2016 6:00 AM
    A few weeks ago I was having dinner with our family, and the subject turned to Pokemon Go. My 15-year-old son Ben commented, “The government has been trying to solve childhood obesity and exercise for a decade, and Pokemon Go did it in a weekend.” I was blown away by the comment.

  • Home Base Iowa gains momentum
    BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Friday, August 19, 2016 6:00 AM

    Jason Kemp knows firsthand how difficult it can be for a veteran to find a job in the civilian workforce. 

    After retiring from the Air Force in 2012 and returning to his home state of Iowa, he applied for more than 60 positions without getting any interviews. After a few years working in several jobs outside his field, he contemplated leaving the state to seek better opportunities.


  • Business Record 8-19-16
    Friday, August 19, 2016 6:00 AM

    Keeping talent in Greater Des Moines:

    Leaders offer ideas to stem brain drain.

    Focus: Talent Retention & Development


  • BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Thursday, August 18, 2016 3:13 PM
    U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack met with young farmers and ranchers in Ames on Wednesday as part of a whirlwind stop that also included his keynote address at a small-business innovation conference. 

  • BY KENT DARR
    Wednesday, August 17, 2016 3:41 PM
    Rowat Cut Stone, a company that was founded in 1882 by a Scottish stone mason who came to Des Moines to work on construction of the Iowa State Capitol, could be sold for redevelopment in the city's Market District.

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