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Meisner named 2023 Dentons Davis Brown Human Resources Professional of the Year

The Business Record has named Jessica Meisner as the 2023 Dentons Davis Brown Human Resources Professional of the Year. Meisner is the vice president of human resources at UnityPoint Health. The award, launched by the Business Record in 2020, is designed to highlight an outstanding HR professional from Central Iowa for their professional accomplishments and community engagement….

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USDA invests $5 million to strengthen rural Iowa communities, businesses

Theresa Greenfield, U.S. Department of Agriculture rural development state director in Iowa, announced that the agency is investing $4,782,800 in loans and $268,500 in grants to 13 rural Iowa projects to help communities and businesses improve community infrastructure and promote economic development. “These investments will help our rural neighbors establish and operate vital services, such…

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Wild Boar Challenge for Charity returns Saturday

The Wild Boar Challenge for Charity, presented by Contributors Breakfast Club, will take place at 9 a.m. Saturday at Wildwood Hills Ranch in St. Charles. The race will support Wildwood Hills Ranch, which provides educational programming, leadership development, job skill training and equine therapy for at-risk youths. Wildwood Hills Ranch makes a 10-year commitment to…

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Obesity presents significant economic challenges in Iowa, new report shows

Obesity is not only a chronic disease that 36.4% of Iowans currently live with but also a significant economic challenge that affects nearly everyone, according to findings from a new study by GlobalData PLC. The “Obesity’s Impact on Iowa’s Economy and Labor Force” report found that for 2022, excess weight and obesity reduced economic activity…

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Stuffed Olive relocating to the CC on Court Avenue

The Stuffed Olive, a martini bar and restaurant, is relocating to the CC, a downtown building being redeveloped into an upscale entertainment destination. The Stuffed Olive is currently located at 208 Third St. The venue is expected to open in December in street-level space at the CC, located at 216 Court Ave.  “We’ve outgrown our…

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