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  • A Closer Look: Dennis Murphy
    BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Friday, December 8, 2017 6:00 AM
    Dennis Murphy is a New Jersey native who studied there and went to work as vice president of Goldman Sachs.

  • The joy of a whim
    BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Friday, December 8, 2017 6:00 AM
    Thelma’s ice cream sandwiches are now available for shipping in dry-ice-cooled packages sold through Amazon’s platform.

  • A welcome challenge
    BY KENT DARR
    Friday, December 8, 2017 6:00 AM

    Frank Levy is president of Newbury Management Co., a Des Moines company that has counted the development, ownership and management of low-income housing among among its specialities since its founding in the 1980s by his late father, Jim.

     

  • Collision ahead for prosperity express?
    BY KENT DARR
    Thursday, December 7, 2017 11:00 AM

    Good-time Greater Des Moines has the blues when it comes to the mix of a job-producing economy and the strain that growth places on affordable housing. Eric Burmeister, executive director of the Polk County Housing Trust Fund, puts it another way. He sees a “train wreck” ahead.

     

  • Guest Opinion: Rural economic development drives Iowa’s growth
    Friday, December 1, 2017 6:00 AM

    Economic development is critical for the success of Iowa. It takes on an even greater importance when dealing with the state’s rural economy.

    To secure the continued growth and success of our state, we must focus on rural development programs that create sustainable jobs and livable communities across Iowa. 


  • Fretting the internet
    BY KENT DARR
    Friday, December 1, 2017 6:00 AM
    Bah, e-commerce; brick-and-mortar retail is here to stay

  • So far, Hy-Vee ‘crushing’ Des Moines’ first sports bar
    BY KENT DARR
    Friday, December 1, 2017 6:00 AM
    Todd Millang, the commercial real estate broker who teamed with Hubbell Realty Co. to buy and renovate Johnny's Hall of Fame in 2006, said he is trying to find an operating model to compete with the Hy-Vee Inc. grocery store and elaborate food court in downtown Des Moines.

  • Newsmaker Q&A: Kim Foltz
    BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Friday, December 1, 2017 6:00 AM
    UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Iowa is hiring between 250 and 300 additional employees in Iowa in preparation for accommodating some 215,,000 added Medicaid members beginning Dec. 1, following the departure of AmeriHealth Caritas as one of the three IA Health Link providers for Medicaid managed care. Beginning in December, UnitedHealthcare will handle approximately 400,000 Medicaid enrollees, about twice the number it had been serving.  

  • A Closer Look: Michele Keenan
    BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Friday, December 1, 2017 6:00 AM
    Michele Keenan was hired as the first paid executive director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Greater Des Moines in July 2016.

  • Preparing the next generation of nurses
    BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Friday, November 24, 2017 6:00 AM
    As construction crews are busy building more classroom space at Mercy College of Health Sciences, the college’s School of Nursing is gearing up for some significant program additions beginning next fall. 

  • The Rigler family provides a rich history of Iowa banking
    BY KENT DARR
    Friday, November 24, 2017 6:00 AM

    A piece of banking history migrated from northeast Iowa to Greater Des Moines in August, when Rigler Investment Co. of New Hampton bought Clive-based Peoples Trust & Savings Bank from Green Circle Investments Inc. The Riglers are not strangers to banking or government service.


  • A Closer Look: Angela Powers
    BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Friday, November 24, 2017 6:00 AM
    Angela Powers took over as director of the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication at Iowa State University on July 1. She’s already working on a big seminar to be held April 6. She’s looking to remodel part of Hamilton Hall, headquarters of ISU’s journalism building. She is reaching out to alums. 

  • A Closer Look: J. Benjamin Champ
    BY KENT DARR
    Friday, November 17, 2017 6:00 AM
    Ben Champ was named Pleasant Hill city manager in July after serving the city since 2008 in a variety of roles, including as community development director and assistant city manager. 

  • ‘War for talent’
    BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Friday, November 17, 2017 6:00 AM

    David Leto is a bit surprised that more of you don’t plan to give bigger raises in 2018.

    That’s not a criticism, and those in the boardrooms will probably be glad to hear that we are looking at a whole bunch of 3 percent to 4 percent raises again.


  • A Closer Look: Jennifer Terry
    BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Friday, November 10, 2017 6:00 AM
    Jennifer Terry grew up on a 240-acre dairy farm near Radcliffe, where she rode her banana-seat bike in her spare time. 

    Like many souls searching for answers, looking for a non-widget-making job, yearning for a position in which every day is an adventure, she decided to study journalism in college. For reasons that we’re sure are close to her heart, she chose to major in communications studies at the University of Iowa. 

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