A Closer Look - Todd Ashby
Todd Ashby is the executive director of the Des Moines Area Metropolitan Planning Organization.

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A Closer Look - Shannon Baird
Shannon Baird will lead the Iowa operation of JE Dunn Construction Group Inc. She discusses her plans for the company's business expansion in the state and increased involvement in Greater Des Moines.

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A Closer Look - Rona Berinobis
Rona Berinobis focuses on workplace inclusion at Wellmark.

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Daniel Bosman
Bosman has been collecting vinyl records for years and plays them during his live radio show “Scented Vinyl”

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Warren Buffett's Homemakers Furniture appearance
Billionaire Warren Buffett was in town last week to help dedicate the newly expanded and remodeled Homemakers Furniture in Urbandale. Buffett, whose Berkshire Hathaway Inc. owns Homemakers, as well as Nebraska Furniture Mart, spoke on Thursday at an invitation-only event at the 400,000-square-foot furniture store. Following his speech, Buffett answered questions from the audience of more than 1,000 people.

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A Closer Look - Jesse Bunney
Jesse Bunney, a sales associate with CB Richard Ellis/Hubbell Commercial, talks about how his experience as a small business owner has helped his brokerage career.

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A Closer Look - Tiffany Coleman

Tiffany Coleman is the economic development coordinator with the Urbandale Development Association.

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Rich Collins
Rich Collins, president of The Bearings Group in Urbandale, caught up with Business Record reporter Todd Razor on the Southwest Connector east of the Des Moines River to show off his Porsche 911 SC and to talk about the thrill of driving a German-engineered sports car.

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John Egan
John Egan discusses his role as vice president of investor relations with Principal Financial.

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Sandy Hatfield Club
Sandy Hatfield Clubb, athletic director at Drake University, dicusses the business of intercollegiate sports, her role as a woman in a male-dominated profession and her drive to "leverage the power of sport to serve humanity."

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Dr Christi Hegstad

Dr. Christi Hegstad talks about producing a healthy workforce

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A Closer Look: Ben Hess
The Business Record takes a closer look at Ben Hess, a vice president and regional director with Wealth Enhancement Group.

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James Hubbell Jr.: Influence and Impact
James Hubbell Jr., the great-grandson of Equitable Life Insurance Company of Iowa founder and civic pioneer Frederick M. Hubbell, died on April 18. A major player in the revitalization of downtown Des Moines, James Hubbell's modest approach to leadership and his impact on the business community earned him the reputation of role model and giver. Local leaders Bill Knapp, G. David Hurd and Rick Tollakson sat down this week with the Business Record to talk about how their lives were influenced by James Hubbell's gentle demeanor and how his willingness led to great accomplishments.  View video

A Closer Look: JoAnn Johnson
JoAnn Johnson is a former state senator and chair of the National Credit Union Administration who was appointed superintendent of Credit Unions in February by Gov. Terry Branstad.

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Rob Kelly
Rob Kelly is the president of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Iowa. He discusses what Make-A-Wish does in the area and the support it has gotten in Greater Des Moines.

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Bill Kimball
Bill Kimball, a director of Casey’s General Stores Inc, gave Business Record reporter Todd Razor a quick tour of Grimes in his 2006 Chevrolet Corvette after showing off his racing team’s new supermodified Victory car.

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Executive Profile: Russ Lewton
Russ Lewton, senior vice president and construction manager for the Iowa division of The Weitz Co., recently sat down with Business Record reporter Todd Razor to discuss his role in the pre-construction phase of local projects.

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A Closer Look - Gene Meyer
Gene Meyer, vice president of strategic initiatives with the Greater Des Moines Partnership, talks about how his education has impacted his life.

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Carl Moyer, Karl Kustom Corvettes
Business Record reporter Todd Razor took a peek inside Karl Kustom Corvettes shop in Ankeny. Carl Moyer, the 69-year-old owner of Karl Chevrolet in Ankeny, also races trucks with his two sons at the Iowa State Fair Speedway.

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A Closer Look - David Murray
David Murray is the president and CEO of ARAG North America in Des Moines.

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A Closer Look - Spencer Snedecor III
Spencer Snedecor was hired in February 2011 as the CEO of Palisade Systems Inc. in Des Moines.

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Matthew Stahr
Matthew Stahr discusses his new role as president of DeWaay Financial Network.

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Michael Schreurs

Strategic America CEO Michael Schreurs talks about how he got into the advertising business and shares how the West Des Moines approaches new forms of media.

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Christine Stineman
Christine Stineman, senior digital strategist with Innova Ideas & Services, tells how she got started with social media.

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A Closer Look: Kevin Sullivan
Ruhl & Ruhl vice president Kevin Sullivan lays a line between fly fishing and commercial real estate.

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A Closer Look: Fred Van Liew

Fred Van Liew joined Employee & Family Resources Inc. in October as director of mediation services.

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A Closer Look - Angela Walker Franlin
Angela Walker Frankin began her duties as president of Des Moines University on March 1.

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A Closer Look - Trudy Wastweet
Trudy Wastweet was recently named the national policy advisor to the Iowa Farm Bureau.

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A Closer Look - Katie Wengert
Katie Wengert, director of marketing and communications for Salisbury House & Gardens, shows off the historic home's façade from the late founder Carl Weeks' bedroom terrace.

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A Closer Look - Jason White
Jason White, executive director of Warren County Economic Development Corp., talks about his new role with the nonprofit organization and tells how the development of business relationships helps to catalyze economic growth.

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