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  • Monday, April 23, 2018 8:00 AM
    Less than 100 years ago, women were working diligently across the United States to obtain the right to vote. Opponents feared houses wouldn’t be as clean, families would be ruined, and claims were made that women wouldn’t vote anyway. It seems crazy today, doesn’t it? The stakes were certainly high, and the road was long before the 19th amendment was finally passed.

  • Monday, April 23, 2018 7:00 AM
    Proper etiquette gives you a competitive edge, a step up and a confidence that’s unshakeable. The purpose of displaying proper etiquette isn’t to flaunt, to be better than someone, or to prove your importance; it is to increase your confidence and to make others around you feel comfortable.

  • The Elbert Files: How resilience works
    Friday, April 20, 2018 6:00 AM

  • Monday, April 16, 2018 8:00 AM
    Volunteers of all skill levels are always needed in organizations across our community.

  • Monday, April 16, 2018 7:00 AM
    We started to notice Mom wasn’t quite the same around the holidays last year.

  • The Elbert Files: Transportation in Iowa
    Friday, April 13, 2018 6:00 AM

  • Guest Opinion: Why hometown traditional media matters
    Josh Fleming
    Friday, April 13, 2018 6:00 AM
    During a recent Des Moines Advertising Federation panel discussion, a few marketers got on stage to talk about what not to do in 2018. We were examining fading trends and talking through the things we believe unproductive in our big sea of marketing and advertising tools.

  • Monday, April 9, 2018 8:00 AM
    Equal pay for equal work. The next Equal Pay Day is tomorrow, April 10. This date symbolizes how far into the current year women must work, in addition to the entire previous year, to match their male counterparts’ income for the previous year. In effect, today women must work an additional 100 days to catch up. 

  • Monday, April 9, 2018 7:00 AM
    Articles on creating your next chapter, life after retirement and living your best life never interested me when I was "conquering the world of business" over the past 25 years in Iowa. Little did I realize like other baby boomers, I would need a roadmap to help me navigate from my daily existence of life at full throttle to that of a less demanding existence in new environs.

  • The Elbert Files: Our four worst trade mistakes
    Friday, April 6, 2018 6:00 AM
    The trade war President Donald Trump launched with China by boosting tariffs on steel and aluminum is troubling for several reasons, including the potential for blowback on Iowa.

  • Monday, April 2, 2018 7:00 AM
    We have all been advised about the power of the first encounter. It is typically impactful and sustaining, regardless of whether you are meeting someone in a casual, social setting, or in a business, professional environment.  

  • The Elbert Files: Advice with attitude
    Friday, March 30, 2018 6:00 AM
    If you need a gift for a soon-to-be graduate, or just want something interesting and fun to read on an airplane, I have a suggestion.

  • Monday, March 26, 2018 8:00 AM
    There’s been a lot of conversation about mentorship lately, and I think it’s important to decide if you actually need a mentor.

  • Monday, March 26, 2018 7:00 AM
    I spent a few months soul-searching before becoming a residential Realtor. This was a complete shift for me. I had no experience in sales and no real estate connections to give me a head start. But, boy, was I passionate. Almost three years after that fateful conversation, I can now share with you some lessons I’ve learned along the way. May they be of service. 

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