RSS Feed businessrecord.com : Culture http://businessrecord.com:80 A feed of current articles not set 2014-09-16T01:25:15.0801164Z Let's hear it, for the city of Ames <span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: #ffffff;">Maybe the water in Ames really is that good? Movoto Real Estate blog has ranked Ames as the seventh happiest "small" city in the United States.</span> http://businessrecord.com:80/Content/Culture/Culture/Article/Let-s-hear-it-for-the-city-of-Ames/170/832/65395 Culture Leadership events will show women how to lead and succeed <span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: #ffffff;">Maureen Berkner Boyt, "head moxie" and founder of women's leadersh</span><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt; background-color: #ffffff;">ip and professional development organization The Moxie Exchange Movement, will headline two events for Central Iowa businesses and female professionals.&nbsp;</span> http://businessrecord.com:80/Content/Culture/Culture/Article/Leadership-events-will-show-women-how-to-lead-and-succeed/170/832/65394 Culture Nonprofits challenged to rethink their missions in new competition <a shape="rect" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: #ffffff;">The Community Foundation of Greater&nbsp;</a><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: #ffffff;">Des Moines is challenging local nonprofit organizations to rethink how their missions are carried out by inviting each to participate in the Ignite Community Innovation Challenge.</span> http://businessrecord.com:80/Content/Culture/Culture/Article/Nonprofits-challenged-to-rethink-their-missions-in-new-competition/170/832/65384 Culture CEOs to participate in Tuesday's Habitat build <span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: #ffffff;">Ten local CEOs will roll up their sleeves Tuesday to help build a new home during the annual CEO Build held by Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity.</span> http://businessrecord.com:80/Content/Culture/Culture/Article/CEOs-to-participate-in-Tuesday-s-Habitat-build/170/832/65382 Culture Local startups could attend 2015 SXSW festival <span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: #ffffff;">Two local startup companies will have the chance to attend the annual SXSW Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas, courtesy of the Greater Des Moines Partnership's DM Startups Take SXSW contest.</span> http://businessrecord.com:80/Content/Culture/Culture/Article/Local-startups-could-attend-2015-SXSW-festival/170/832/65369 Culture Restaurant Week sees a record year <span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: #ffffff;">This year's Des Moines Restaurant Week, Aug. 15-24, had a record-breaking year, bringing out more than 22,500 people who dined at 32 participating restaurants and contributed $324,000 to the local economy.</span> http://businessrecord.com:80/Content/Culture/Culture/Article/Restaurant-Week-sees-a-record-year/170/832/65362 Culture Cultural Collaboration Community conversations, including one in Des Moines, provide ideas on how the Department of Cultural Affairs can improve access to culture for all Iowans.State culture officials are hoping to reshape the way the agency serves Iowa residents and decide how the State Historical Building of Iowa should be renovated or if it could be used differently. http://businessrecord.com:80/Content/Culture/Culture/Article/Cultural-Collaboration/170/832/65307 Culture YPC hosting ninth annual volunteer fair <span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: #ffffff;">The Young Professionals Connection of Des Moines will host its annual volunteer fair Sept. 23 at Jasper Winery.&nbsp;</span> http://businessrecord.com:80/Content/Culture/Culture/Article/YPC-hosting-ninth-annual-volunteer-fair/170/832/65330 Culture Greg Edwards honored by female executive group <span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: #ffffff;">Greg Edwards, president and CEO of the Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau, was honored as Executive of the Year Monday night by the Des Moines chapter of Executive Women International.</span> http://businessrecord.com:80/Content/Culture/Culture/Article/Greg-Edwards-honored-by-female-executive-group/170/832/65305 Culture 2014 Dine Iowa Grand Tasting Gala set for Sept. 25 <span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: #ffffff;">The Dine Iowa Grand Tasting Gala, the Iowa Restaurant Association's annual showcase of culinary talent from across the state, will be Sept. 25 from 4:30 to 8 p.m. at the Renaissance Des Moines Savery Hotel and the atrium in Capital Square.</span> http://businessrecord.com:80/Content/Culture/Culture/Article/2014-Dine-Iowa-Grand-Tasting-Gala-set-for-Sept-25/170/832/65303 Culture Sherman Hill homes walking tour tickets on sale <span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: #ffffff;">Historic homes in Sherman Hill will be on display during the 38</span><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: #ffffff;">th</span><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: #ffffff;">&nbsp;Doors to the Past walking tour scheduled on Sept. 20-21 and Sept. 27-28.</span> http://businessrecord.com:80/Content/Culture/Culture/Article/Sherman-Hill-homes-walking-tour-tickets-on-sale/170/832/65282 Culture 50-50 in 2020 seeking artist to help celebrate potential victory <span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: #ffffff;">50-50 in 2020, a bipartisan organization that aims to recruit, train and mentor Iowa women to become political leaders, is seeking an Iowa artist to create a decorative pin to be worn by as many as three women who could be headed to Washington, D.C., following the election this November.</span> http://businessrecord.com:80/Content/Culture/Culture/Article/50-50-in-2020-seeking-artist-to-help-celebrate-potential-victory/170/832/65268 Culture Habitat for Humanity honored with HousingIowa development award <span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: #ffffff;">Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity was recently given the HousingIowa Single-Family Housing Development Award at the Iowa Finance Authority's 2014 HousingIowa Conference in Des Moines.&nbsp;</span> http://businessrecord.com:80/Content/Culture/Culture/Article/Habitat-for-Humanity-honored-with-HousingIowa-development-award/170/832/65267 Culture Registration open for Iowa Public Art conference <span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: #ffffff;">The Iowa Arts Council is inviting artists and public art enthusiasts from across the state to register for the 2013 Iowa Public Art Network conference, scheduled for Oct. 2 and 3 in Dubuque.</span> http://businessrecord.com:80/Content/Culture/Culture/Article/Registration-open-for-Iowa-Public-Art-conference/170/832/65264 Culture Nominate now for the Women of Innovation awards <span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: #ffffff;">Nominations are open for the 2014 Women of Innovation awards, an annual program hosted by the Technology Association of Iowa.</span> http://businessrecord.com:80/Content/Culture/Culture/Article/Nominate-now-for-the-Women-of-Innovation-awards/170/832/65261 Culture