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  • Friday, August 29, 2014 3:25 PM
    Ames-based First National Bank has completed its acquisition of First Bank, a West Des Moines banking institution that had been owned by the family of West Des Moines City Councilman Rick Messerschmidt. 
  • Friday, August 29, 2014 3:24 PM
    Wage growth for Iowa workers has stagnated despite improved productivity and educational attainment, according to a new report by the Iowa Policy Project. 
  • Friday, August 29, 2014 10:49 AM
    The label of the whiskey most associated with Iowa will soon list the state where it's distilled: Indiana. 
  • Friday, August 29, 2014 10:48 AM
    Jean Trainor is bringing a three-decade tenure at Waterloo-based Veridian Credit Union to a close, according to the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier. 
  • Friday, August 29, 2014 10:47 AM
    Meta Payment Systems, a division of Sioux Falls, S.D.-based MetaBank and a leading issuer of prepaid cards, announced it has entered into a multiyear agreement with Cincinnati-based UniRush LLC to issue UniRush's prepaid RushCard.  
  • THE ENTREPRENEURS: Daniel Grimes
    Friday, August 29, 2014 6:00 AM
    Daniel Grimes, a veteran of the food and beverage industry, saw his opportunity while doing event consulting for the Rollins Mansion, a newly renovated historic home on Fleur Drive.  
  • Thursday, August 28, 2014 3:01 PM
    Two out of three construction companies have faced a labor shortage over the last year, according to a survey conducted by SmartBrief on behalf of the Associated General Contractor of America. 
  • Thursday, August 28, 2014 11:03 AM
    Dialing "1" before the number will soon be unnecessary for Greater Des Moines residents who have landline service through CenturyLink Inc. 
  • Thursday, August 28, 2014 11:00 AM
    Iowa small businesses hired a lot of employees last year and laid off a large number as well, but in the end they contributed to a net increase of nearly 106,000 new jobs to the Iowa economy, according to the 2014 Iowa Small Business Report produced by the University of Northern Iowa's Regional Business Center Entrepreneurship Outreach.   
  • Wednesday, August 27, 2014 2:42 PM
    The Greater Des Moines Partnership's Inclusion Council is now accepting nominations for the Partnership's 2015 Inclusion Awards. 
  • Tuesday, August 26, 2014 2:53 PM
    Three eastern Iowa startup companies have been selected as finalists in the John Pappajohn Iowa Business Plan Competition. 
  • Tuesday, August 26, 2014 10:58 AM
    Paul Waltz has been named president of the Shazam Inc. in anticipation of the retirement in August 2015 of CEO Michael Hollinger, according to a release. 
  • Tuesday, August 26, 2014 10:51 AM
    Ben McLean has been named president and chief operating officer of Ruan Transportation Management Systems Inc. and Dan Van Alstine has joined the company as president of western dedicated contract services. 
  • Tuesday, August 26, 2014 10:50 AM
    As part of its family succession planning process, Vermeer Corp. on Monday announced that Jason Andringa, grandson of company founder Gary Vermeer, will become the next president and CEO of the Pella-based manufacturing company. 
  • Monday, August 25, 2014 11:10 AM
    Bankers Trust Co. unveiled a new logo, brand identity and website Monday.  

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