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  • BY KENT DARR
    Wednesday, February 21, 2018 5:00 PM
    Add a Mills Fleet Farm -- the supersized hardware store where you can have the oil changed on your pickup while buying horse feed and a toaster, maybe some hunting boots, among dizzying variety of other items -- to the portfolio of single-tenant net-lease (STNL) properties owned by Hurd Real Estate Service.

  • BY KENT DARR
    Wednesday, February 21, 2018 4:58 PM
    The ask was relatively small, as these things go, up to $48,000, and the cause seemed reasonable: Nikki Syverson, director of Capital Crossroads, was seeking the money to round out the funding for an effort to gather some hard data on the need for workforce housing in downtown Des Moines. The study eventually could have benefits for Greater Des Moines.

  • Tuesday, February 20, 2018 2:00 PM

    In case you missed it...
    A brief look back at news from the past week.

    Iowa and ACA
    It appears more Iowans have left the Affordable Care Act individual health market this year than expected, said Iowa Insurance Commissioner Doug Ommen. http://bit.ly/2obKhjo

    Metro home sales slumped
    Greater Des Moines home sales and prices in January were above year-ago levels but dropped from December’s numbers, a Realtors group said. http://bit.ly/2F88L5r

    Who’s the healthiest of them all?
    Iowa’s Healthiest State Initiative recognized Meredith Corp. as the Large Workplace Award winner in the inaugural HSI Awards. http://bit.ly/2HltaVd 

    Iowa grads: Stay or go?
    Results from a statewide survey of nearly 8,700 Iowa college students from 35 schools  conducted last fall indicate that 46 percent of them are likely to stay in Iowa after graduation. http://bit.ly/2HotrXC

    ciWeek9 is coming

    This year’s event at DMACC brings in lots of innovators from a drummer to a deep-sea diver. http://bit.ly/2o9uO3q

  • BY JOHN RETZLAFF
    Friday, February 16, 2018 2:38 PM

  • Bridging the gap between campus and workplace
    BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Friday, February 16, 2018 6:00 AM
    Model Farm partners with employers to develop ISU students’ skills

  • The Elbert Files: Park could honor EMC’s legacy
    BY DAVE ELBERT
    Friday, February 16, 2018 6:00 AM

  • BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Friday, February 16, 2018 6:00 AM
    The Atlantic’s January issue had an interesting thought piece about how the demographics of aging and the growth in medical spending have combined to propel jobs growth in the U.S. health care industry past the manufacturing and retail sectors for the first time ever in the fourth quarter of 2017. 

  • BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Friday, February 16, 2018 6:00 AM
    For the sixth consecutive year, total enrollment has increased in Iowa’s public schools, following a 17-year decline, according to the recently released Annual Condition of Education Report by the Iowa Department of Education.

  • NOTEBOOK: Art therapy wall provides healing for young clients
    BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Friday, February 16, 2018 6:00 AM
    Last month I got a tour of the Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center from its director, Jim Hayes, when I visited to interview him for a Closer Look story. 

  • Friday, February 16, 2018 6:00 AM

    Here's a list of local people in the February 16 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.

    Dana Barrer, 14
    Mark Cady, 20
    Jake Christensen, 4
    Lawrence Cunningham, 5, 9
    Tyler Dingel, 4
    Matt Felling, 6
    John Fitzgibbon, 21
    Sarah Folkmann, 9
    Jack Gunn, 21
    Jim Hayes, 5
    Keli Hill, 5
    Kim Hinkhouse, 9
    Bruce Kelley, 21
    Tim Leach, 4
    Katie Lippold, 14
    James Morris, 4
    Jason Mrachina, 9
    Watson Powell Jr., 21
    Kim Reynolds, 20
    John Ruan, 21
    Emily Shields, 14
    Christopher Stafford, 4
    Derek Thompson, 4
    Tony Thrush, 9


  • BY SUZANNE BEHNKE
    Friday, February 16, 2018 6:00 AM
    The Business Record newsroom employs no fashion plates, other than Newsroom Operations Manager John Retzlaff (but that’s a story for another day).

  • BY RANDY EVANS
    Friday, February 16, 2018 6:00 AM
    One of Iowa’s talented historians delivered an important lesson recently. But instead of standing in front of a school classroom, he was in the chamber of the Iowa House of Representatives.

  • BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Friday, February 16, 2018 6:00 AM
    How employers can influence graduates’ attitudes about remaining in Iowa

  • New reporter, new e-newsletter
    BY CHRIS CONETZKEY
    Friday, February 16, 2018 6:00 AM

    We have some exciting news to share. The Business Record is increasing the size of its newsroom through an investment in a new reporter, and we have launched a new weekly innovationIOWA e-newsletter that began arriving in your inboxes on Feb. 1.


  • BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Friday, February 16, 2018 6:00 AM
    The folks at Womply say Valentine’s Day is the 109th-best sales day of the year for restaurants. 

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