RSS Feed businessrecord.com : All Latest News http://businessrecord.com:80 A feed of current articles not set 2014-09-01T14:00:05.4220559Z D.M. airport terminal named a top infrastructure project <span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: #ffffff;">A proposed new half-billion-dollar terminal at Des Moines International Airport has been named one of North America's top 100 infrastructure projects by Washington, D.C.-based consulting firm CG/LA Infrastructure,&nbsp;</span><a track="on" shape="rect" href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001SLTsBg3z2uoRb5NPPWqu65CLQJQK-g9k8kViNFKed0SrzX7X7BYaE95sDy6PsAPG7yyd9npVNZMxj6vHFbKD3bejpkzGvGjMExhYExHheX0wztDWK25iF3x_bGbT55paTzbaffwNdJG71cVUflTDKucbjlWdvRyQaGMimToNC82nJQowu3Bt-uFkjU6CSVTghtI6GIVJQ1tgy9D5XTo5D0WICjqXtxqC4wBcAEdmK4ukIg27hCtOO5t8v-lRuePGAZSfMVVWcvp5dR83aEX3w4FeWx1yYfCy" linktype="1" target="_blank" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; color: #1a63a1; background-color: #ffffff;">reports DesMoinesRegister.com.</a> http://businessrecord.com:80/Content/Default/-All-Latest-News/Article/D-M-airport-terminal-named-a-top-infrastructure-project/-3/248/65163 All Latest News World Food & Music Festival returns in September <span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: #ffffff;">The 10th annual World Food &amp; Music Festival returns to downtown Des Moines Sept. 19-21 to a new location on the Walnut Street bridge.</span> http://businessrecord.com:80/Content/Default/-All-Latest-News/Article/World-Food-Music-Festival-returns-in-September/-3/248/65162 All Latest News Attorney Eric Parrish files Chapter 13 bankruptcy case <span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: #ffffff;">Greater Des Moines attorney Eric Parrish has returned to federal bankruptcy court in Des Moines, claiming debts of up to $500,000 and assets of up to $50,000.&nbsp;</span> http://businessrecord.com:80/Content/Default/-All-Latest-News/Article/Attorney-Eric-Parrish-files-Chapter-13-bankruptcy-case-/-3/248/65160 All Latest News Report paints dim picture of Iowa wage growth <span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: #ffffff;">Wage growth for Iowa workers has stagnated despite improved productivity and educational attainment, according to a new report by the Iowa Policy Project.</span> http://businessrecord.com:80/Content/Default/-All-Latest-News/Article/Report-paints-dim-picture-of-Iowa-wage-growth/-3/248/65159 All Latest News Vratsinas bankruptcy no longer shield from creditors <span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: #ffffff;">The legal saga of former Greater Des Moines businessman John Vratsinas took an uncommon turn this week when a federal bankruptcy court official dropped a fraud complaint after Vratsinas agreed not use the court as a shield against his creditors.</span> http://businessrecord.com:80/Content/Default/-All-Latest-News/Article/Vratsinas-bankruptcy-no-longer-shield-from-creditors/-3/248/65156 All Latest News Templeton Rye will change its label <span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: #ffffff;">The label of the whiskey most associated with Iowa will soon list the state where it's distilled: Indiana.</span> http://businessrecord.com:80/Content/Default/-All-Latest-News/Article/Templeton-Rye-will-change-its-label/-3/248/65138 All Latest News CEO of Veridian Credit Union stepping down <span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: #ffffff;">Jean Trainor is bringing a three-decade tenure at Waterloo-based Veridian Credit Union to a close,&nbsp;</span><a track="on" shape="rect" href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001Af0Z9xxNVgPJCb1XIRv5dNEAvZd8rYxxOiUucbGxArVEtCQGeQr3Kal0zpWiLJoXlXuYDvVl9GUTLRhOeuy60OdgBAb1hZoNQJe8hCg9QdWnqFyi3V8rhq_zJDXRoETCO8eE4NXJNd53uKrIMF-725V-UMUubYAObduyZ-HGhr4Mf210bOMMTsq7FZ6KNDDOI15mkB4-DP7_nw_LLjZKf6QNfIAEEeeaMVCHiDJOJA_Q9CT_N2dqISrz1uOIXYn17gg-hbYMclY=" linktype="1" target="_blank" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; color: #1a63a1;">according to the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.</a> http://businessrecord.com:80/Content/Default/-All-Latest-News/Article/CEO-of-Veridian-Credit-Union-stepping-down/-3/248/65137 All Latest News Meta Payment Systems to partner with Ohio-based card issuer <span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: #ffffff;">Meta Payment Systems, a division of Sioux Falls, S.D.-based MetaBank and a leading issuer of prepaid cards, announced it has entered into a multiyear agreement with Cincinnati-based UniRush LLC to issue UniRush's prepaid RushCard.&nbsp;</span> http://businessrecord.com:80/Content/Default/-All-Latest-News/Article/Meta-Payment-Systems-to-partner-with-Ohio-based-card-issuer/-3/248/65136 All Latest News Improvements spur ridership bump on DART buses <span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: #ffffff;">Total ridership on Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority buses reached 4.7 million rides in the fiscal year that ended June 30, an increase of more than 5 percent over the previous year.</span> http://businessrecord.com:80/Content/Default/-All-Latest-News/Article/Improvements-spur-ridership-bump-on-DART-buses/-3/248/65135 All Latest News Morning Business Headlines http://businessrecord.com:80/Content/Default/-All-Latest-News/Article/Morning-Business-Headlines/-3/248/65134 All Latest News Partnership sponsors candidate debates <span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: #ffffff;">The Greater Des Moines Partnership will host a series of candidate forums in September and October for its investors and regional members.</span> http://businessrecord.com:80/Content/Default/-All-Latest-News/Article/Partnership-sponsors-candidate-debates/-3/248/65133 All Latest News On the Move: Week of Aug. 29, 2014 Greater Des Moines promotions and new hires http://businessrecord.com:80/Content/Default/-All-Latest-News/Article/On-the-Move-Week-of-Aug-29-2014/-3/248/65131 All Latest News Construction employment on the rise, but skilled labor shortage feared <span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Two out of three construction companies have faced a labor shortage over the last year, according to a survey conducted by SmartBrief on behalf of the Associated General Contractor of America.</span> http://businessrecord.com:80/Content/Default/-All-Latest-News/Article/Construction-employment-on-the-rise-but-skilled-labor-shortage-feared/-3/248/65126 All Latest News Fewer of us are shedding mortgages in retirement <span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">A growing number of homeowners are reaching retirement age still owing money on their houses,&nbsp;</span><a target="_blank" linktype="1" href="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-28/boomer-wealth-depressed-by-mortgages-poses-u-s-spending-risk.html" _mce_href="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-28/boomer-wealth-depressed-by-mortgages-poses-u-s-spending-risk.html" shape="rect" _mce_shape="rect" track="on" _mce_style="color: #1a63a1; text-decoration: underline;" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; color: #1a63a1 !important;">Bloomberg reported.</a> http://businessrecord.com:80/Content/Default/-All-Latest-News/Article/Fewer-of-us-are-shedding-mortgages-in-retirement/-3/248/65125 All Latest News Pending house sales at highest level in nearly a year <span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">A gauge of pending home sales rose 3.3 percent in July to reach the highest level in 11 months, signaling that upcoming closings on existing homes are likely to speed up, the National Association of Realtors said today, according to&nbsp;</span><a target="_blank" linktype="1" href="http://www.marketwatch.com/story/pending-home-sales-climb-33-in-july-to-reach-11-month-high-2014-08-28-9915958" _mce_href="http://www.marketwatch.com/story/pending-home-sales-climb-33-in-july-to-reach-11-month-high-2014-08-28-9915958" shape="rect" _mce_shape="rect" track="on" _mce_style="color: #1a63a1; text-decoration: underline;" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; color: #1a63a1 !important;">MarketWatch.</a> http://businessrecord.com:80/Content/Default/-All-Latest-News/Article/Pending-house-sales-at-highest-level-in-nearly-a-year/-3/248/65124 All Latest News Drake forum on youth substance abuse scheduled Sept. 3 <span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">UnityPoint Health - Des Moines and Drake University will host a&nbsp;</span><a target="_blank" linktype="1" href="https://www.unitypoint.org/desmoines/classes-and-events-details.aspx?id=935651f4-ea16-4e80-840c-038460bbe7a8&amp;typeid=661d8093-1340-43e3-abaa-ca87aa41066d" _mce_href="https://www.unitypoint.org/desmoines/classes-and-events-details.aspx?id=935651f4-ea16-4e80-840c-038460bbe7a8&amp;typeid=661d8093-1340-43e3-abaa-ca87aa41066d" shape="rect" _mce_shape="rect" track="on" _mce_style="color: #1a63a1; text-decoration: underline;" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; color: #1a63a1 !important;">public forum</a><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">on youth mental health and substance abuse at Sept. 3 at 7 p.m. in Meredith Hall, Room 106, on the Drake campus.</span> http://businessrecord.com:80/Content/Default/-All-Latest-News/Article/Drake-forum-on-youth-substance-abuse-scheduled-Sept-3/-3/248/65123 All Latest News American Equity board authorizes stock repurchase program <span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">The American Equity Investment Life Holding Co. board has authorized the company to repurchase up to 500,000 shares of its common stock during the next 12 months.</span> http://businessrecord.com:80/Content/Default/-All-Latest-News/Article/American-Equity-board-authorizes-stock-repurchase-program/-3/248/65122 All Latest News Simpson launches course in business innovation <span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Simpson College today announced its EMERGE Innovation Immersion program, a nine-week course designed for rising business leaders to hone innovative skills by working with a startup in a laboratory-type workplace.</span> http://businessrecord.com:80/Content/Default/-All-Latest-News/Article/Simpson-launches-course-in-business-innovation/-3/248/65121 All Latest News Iowa banks' net income up 6% in second quarter <span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Iowa banks reported net income of $216 million in the second quarter, a 6 percent increase from the same period last year, the Iowa Bankers Association said today.</span> http://businessrecord.com:80/Content/Default/-All-Latest-News/Article/Iowa-banks-net-income-up-6-in-second-quarter/-3/248/65119 All Latest News LightEdge Solutions attains ISO 20000 certification <span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: #ffffff;">LightEdge Solutions Inc., a Des Moines-based network, co-location and IT cloud solutions provider, announced it has successfully attained ISO/IEC 20000 certification, the first international standard for information technology service management.</span> http://businessrecord.com:80/Content/Default/-All-Latest-News/Article/LightEdge-Solutions-attains-ISO-20000-certification/-3/248/65106 All Latest News Branstad appoints Corydon woman to 5th Judicial District judgeship <span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: #ffffff;">Dustria Ann Relph has been appointed judge in the 5th Judicial District, which includes Dallas, Madison, Polk and Warren counties,&nbsp;</span><a track="on" href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001RZyw8rJJCK5qXbigFupgxeQKttbsav8drmA15ZTJgNJK9hJwfVYtsJPkY2VRXX-zgDBNjo44ad1_OlvbOpKopEG4joAh1u7RYQSgFg04mcfVM59IR9U59FMx5OOLUWM3Xw-0NTxjgLH1T_qPClcy5o9j5_JxoDdYJyBv9FMAxWh4_6iYKoedrfPVTHKCr-Ch" shape="rect" linktype="1" target="_blank" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; color: #1a63a1; background-color: #ffffff;">according to a release</a>&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: #ffffff;">from the office of Gov. Terry Branstad.</span> http://businessrecord.com:80/Content/Default/-All-Latest-News/Article/Branstad-appoints-Corydon-woman-to-5th-Judicial-District-judgeship/-3/248/65105 All Latest News CenturyLink to expand local calling area <span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: #ffffff;">Dialing "1" before the number will soon be unnecessary for Greater Des Moines residents who have landline service through CenturyLink Inc.</span> http://businessrecord.com:80/Content/Default/-All-Latest-News/Article/CenturyLink-to-expand-local-calling-area/-3/248/65104 All Latest News Morning Business Headlines http://businessrecord.com:80/Content/Default/-All-Latest-News/Article/Morning-Business-Headlines/-3/248/65103 All Latest News UNI report: Iowa small businesses contributed more than 100,000 new jobs in 2013 <span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: #ffffff;">Iowa small businesses hired a lot of employees last year and laid off a large number as well, but in the end they contributed to a net increase of nearly 106,000 new jobs to the Iowa economy, according to the&nbsp;</span><a track="on" shape="rect" href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001RZyw8rJJCK5qXbigFupgxeQKttbsav8drmA15ZTJgNJK9hJwfVYtsJPkY2VRXX-zUWfikGTxKS98ySLbOXQjW0CnRwvcMlPDcvRLWyqgs4j3gcqDwvMQPKsi2fhayN5vW-GU3-Z0IYZQxtereeBuRq3x1RZS7wNYowfOtt0t_4aO3lDWhv-vrMCJKM3vjE61xNT3UCLpebXDwbonGq_9Rh0CwBJpxGr62CXUcMUm7GnLwUsw1kP75qbrH0RGLrkwvXxNF7ZOXS0MRwKuon1Icy9N61BQIh5Xfk87gwq2BpcJM_KdyZBmrya8EEvbeLwISdX1JzUf12Rvhcy4apWEwEboawQokCc_QRgaDitxNU5u96VmLKO4Q3IWmUClrXcaLhAgzUuTpqA=" linktype="1" target="_blank" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; color: #1a63a1;">2014 Iowa Small Business Report</a><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: #ffffff;">&nbsp;produced by the University of Northern Iowa's Regional Business Center Entrepreneurship Outreach. &nbsp;</span> http://businessrecord.com:80/Content/Default/-All-Latest-News/Article/UNI-report-Iowa-small-businesses-contributed-more-than-100-000-new-jobs-in-2013/-3/248/65102 All Latest News Wine bar coming to East Village's Norden Hall <span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: #ffffff;">Gerald "JJ" Caligiuri, who owns the Della Viti wine bar in Ames, plans to move his business into the 120-year-old Norden Hall, which developer Jake Christensen had moved last summer to 425 E. Grand Ave. from its original spot at 709 E. Locust St.</span> http://businessrecord.com:80/Content/Default/-All-Latest-News/Article/Wine-bar-coming-to-East-Village-s-Norden-Hall/-3/248/65098 All Latest News