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  • BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Friday, January 18, 2019 11:36 AM
    When I was reporting for the Des Moines Register in 1985, I wrote a story about Omaha-based Godfather’s Pizza magnate Willy Theisen’s $500,000 40th birthday celebration trip to London aboard the supersonic Concorde with nearly 100 friends. 

  • BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Friday, January 18, 2019 10:33 AM

  • BY KATE HAYDEN
    Friday, January 18, 2019 6:00 AM
    Nate Heinrich, head of John Deere’s Precision Ag Product Marketing and Innovation department, appreciates the throwback music medium of CDs. 

  • BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Friday, January 18, 2019 6:00 AM
    Des Moines City Councilman Josh Mandelbaum gave his council colleagues each a copy of  “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City” for the holidays. The council has a tradition of exchanging gifts at the end of December.

  • Friday, January 18, 2019 6:00 AM

    Here's a list of local people in the January 18 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.

    Arnie Brown, 23
    Ken Clark, 6
    Tim Cochran, 23
    Chelsey DeRuyter, 8
    Chris Hagenow, 17
    Nate Heinrich, 4
    Russ Karns, 23
    Josh Mandelbaum, 4
    Tiffany O’Donnell, 8
    Dawn Oliver Wiand, 8
    Janet Petersen, 17
    Kim Reynolds, 12
    Beth Shelton, 8
    Charles Schneider, 17
    Les Sulgrove, 6
    Linda Upmeyer, 17
    Brian Waller, 4
    Brent Willett, 19


  • BY SUZANNE BEHNKE
    Thursday, January 17, 2019 3:39 PM
    A few years ago, the goal of achieving “Inbox Zero” cropped up -- having an email inbox of 0. I’ve never reached that number. My inbox usually holds several dozen messages. 

  • BY KENT DARR
    Thursday, January 17, 2019 11:33 AM
    Greater Des Moines can count a few shining examples of affordable housing, most of it out of sight and probably out of mind in various pockets of the metro. Not that we don’t spend a fair amount of time talking about the issue, but to be honest, we tend to talk out of both sides of our big — as in Greater Des Moines big — mouth. We’re not sure where we want it. 

  • BY SUZANNE BEHNKE
    Wednesday, January 16, 2019 3:17 PM
    It’s a dance battle. Really, the New York Times writes about a copyright issue in the age of gaming and technology-based entertainment.

  • BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Wednesday, January 16, 2019 11:15 AM
    Des Moines’ hospital systems are complying with new federal rules that require them to post estimated costs for medical procedures, but the results are far from enlightening, writes David Lind in his blog on health care costs. 

  • BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Tuesday, January 15, 2019 3:35 PM
    At the beginning of her Condition of the State address today, Gov. Kim Reynolds paid tribute to Central College graduate and Army veteran Billy Fox, who as head of security at Vermeer was key in the company’s response to a July 19, 2018, tornado that destroyed parts of the plants. 

  • BY BUSINESS RECORD STAFF
    Tuesday, January 15, 2019 2:30 PM
    In case you missed it...
    A brief look back at news from the past week on BusinessRecord.com

    One-man brokerage
    Tom Gayman is parlaying a career brokering commercial real estate, overseeing its management, filling its spaces large and small, into his own shop.
    Learn more 

    Record for ethanol
    Iowa ethanol plants produced a record 4.35 billion gallons in 2018, up from 4.2 billion the year before. 
    Learn more 

    First laborshed studies
    Iowa Workforce Development finished the studies that are intended to make it easier for employers to find workers.
    Learn more

    Pummeled stocks
    All but one of 37 companies based in Iowa or running major operations here saw their stock prices fall in December, a Business Record analysis found.
    Learn more 

    Book of Lists out
    Published annually in January, the Business Record’s Book of Lists includes more than 70 lists covering a variety of industries, profiles of local leaders and more. 
    Learn more

  • Friday, January 11, 2019 6:00 AM

    Here's a list of local people in the January 11 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.

    Matt Anderson, 32
    Randy Belcher, 7
    Christopher Blunt, 4
    Amy Eaton, 4
    B.J. Frideres, 34
    George Formaro, 32
    Randy Howard, 10
    Anne Howsare Boyens, 29
    Chris Littlefield, 4
    Chris Lorang, 32
    Zachary Mannheimer, 32
    Christina Moffatt, 32
    Kevin Nordmeyer, 4
    Tiffany O’Donnell, 4
    Daniel Oh, 10
    Paul Rathjen, 29 
    Holly Reid, 29
    Jeff Rose, 32
    Paul Rottenberg, 32
    Mike Simonson, 34
    Les Sulgrove, 4
    Cynthia “CJ” Warner, 10
    Robert Warren, 34
    Fred Weitz, 34



  • BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Friday, January 11, 2019 6:00 AM
    The sudden departure of Chris Littlefield from FGL Holdings apparently caught him by surprise as much as it did us at the Business Record.

  • BY SUZANNE BEHNKE
    Friday, January 11, 2019 6:00 AM
    Women Lead Change, formerly known as Iowa Women Lead Change or IWLC, kept busy in 2018.

  • BY KENT DARR
    Friday, January 11, 2019 6:00 AM
    A lively local real estate market is pushing up the the number of “BOMs,” or deals that go bust.

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