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  • BY SUZANNE BEHNKE
    Friday, February 23, 2018 6:00 AM
    Kent Darr recently spoke to Matt Felling, the new general manager of the soon-to-open Hilton Des Moines Downtown, for a Closer Look article.

  • BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Friday, February 23, 2018 6:00 AM
    An initiative that began in 2004 to help smaller colleges and universities in Greater Des Moines connect with employers still hosts regular meetings every other month with an aim toward addressing a perennial Iowa challenge: keeping new graduates in the state. 

  • BY CHRIS CONETZKEY
    Friday, February 23, 2018 6:00 AM
    Artificial intelligence is at the top of my mind right now. We have a Power Breakfast on the topic on Feb. 28, and much like when you get a new car and see it everywhere, any and all AI stories are catching my attention. 

  • BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Friday, February 23, 2018 6:00 AM
    There’s a lot of cautious optimism going on in the community task force backing the local option tax that voters will decide the fate of March 6.

  • BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Friday, February 23, 2018 6:00 AM
    Count Romina Boccia among those who are excited by what the recent tax reform package will mean to the economy — stock market correction or no. 

  • Friday, February 23, 2018 6:00 AM

    Here's a list of local people in the February 23 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.

    Stephen Baek, 13
    Romina Boccia, 4
    Mary Chapman, 4
    Jake Christensen, 20
    Mike Colwell, 13
    Teva Dawson, 4
    Tej Dhawan, 13
    Matt Felling, 4
    Lori Gelhaar, 4
    Joe Gonzales, 4
    Mat Greiner, 4
    Christine Hensley, 4
    Linc Kroeger, 13
    Kerty Levy, 13
    Bob Mahaffey, 4
    Matt McGarvey, 10
    Laine Mendenhall-Buck, 20
    Tiffany Menke, 4
    Jeneane Moody, 10
    Sherri Nielsen, 4
    Jeff Russell, 10
    Emily Saveraid, 6
    Jim Swanstrom, 20


  • 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

  • Tuesday, February 20, 2018 12:11 PM
    We might be saving paper with apps and messaging services, but we aren’t making communication any easier on ourselves.

  • 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


  • 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. 

  • BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Friday, February 16, 2018 6:00 AM
    KHOI Community Radio and the Iowa State Daily Media Group have started a pilot program to train Iowa State University students in audio production, including podcast and radio broadcast creation and engineering. 

  • 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.

  • 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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