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Baum Symposium at Drake adds keynote lecturers Blackmon, Yepsen

The 2018 Herb and Karen Baum Symposium on Ethics and the Professions announced it has added two speakers. The March event at Drake University will examine the key moral responsibilities of members of the U.S. …

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Applications open for Pappajohn business plan competition

The Pappajohn New Venture Business Plan Competition on Monday announced its deadlines for the 2018 contest. Applications for the regional competition at the Pappajohn Center at North Iowa Area Community College in Mason City are …

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Des Moines Area Community College’s ciWeek9, running March 5-8, is all about inspiration and innovation.

This year, the sessions will be about a man who has attention deficit disorder but still managed to score a …

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Des Moines Charity Hack applications open

dsmHack has opened nonprofit applications for this year’s Des Moines Charity Hack to be held March 22-24 at the FFA Enrichment Center in Ankeny. Last year, more than 80 developers, designers and innovators helped craft …

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SBA backs nearly $3M in Central Iowa loans

The U.S. Small Business Administration in January backed eight private loans for Central Iowa businesses for a total of just under $3 million. 

The $2.96 million in loans should help create 40 new jobs and …

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Kroger to sell convenience store business to U.K. firm, not to Casey’s

Wall Street Journal: Kroger Co. is selling its convenience store business to privately held U.K.-based EG Group for $2.15 billion, the companies said today. EG Group, which operates gas stations and convenience stores across Europe, will …

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Hobby Lobby to open West Des Moines store in early March

Des Moines Register: Arts and crafts retailer Hobby Lobby will open its third Des Moines metro store in early March. The newest location will be in the Plaza at Jordan Creek, a retail development on Jordan …

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Business Council survey finds strong talk of increased sales

The Iowa Business Council’s quarterly economic survey, released today, found three-quarters of its 26 members expect increased sales over the next six months. Half of the council members also are looking for an increase in both …

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YMCA makes splash, hires former Ohio State swim coach

The YMCA of Greater Des Moines has hired former Ohio State University swim coach Bill Wadley to direct the Y’s Des Moines-area youth competitive swimming program. Wadley, who has coached Big 10 and national champions …

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McIntyre hired as director of operations for Healing Passages

Healing Passages Birth & Wellness Center in Des Moines announced it has hired Katie McIntyre as director of operations. McIntyre brings 15 years of experience in public relations, communications, human resources, management and compliance to the role. She …

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