IOWA

Brunow Construction,a  woman-owned company based in Council Bluffs, was named "Small Business of the Day" by the office of U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst and the Senate Committee on Small Business Entrepreneurship on May 9. Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil 

Lou Ann Murphy was presented with the Iowa CPAs Month of Service Individual Community Impact Award during the Iowa Society of CPAs May 2019 Leadership Conference and Annual Meeting in Altoona. Murphy is shareholder of Murphy Coe & Smith PLLC in Osage. Mason City Globe Gazette 

NATION

The National Association of Women Business Owners on May 6 announced the results from its annual membership survey sponsored by Bizwomen. The survey provides transparency on the economic climate from the viewpoint of women business owners. NAWBO.org 

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., unveiled a plan to combat sexual misconduct and discrimination among his 2020 campaign team, the Guardian reported. That follows sexual harassment allegations from staffers in his 2016 bid for president. The Guardian

Female political candidates also have dogs, read books and listen to music — they just don’t get to talk about it. Vogue