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What they’re checking out: Week of March 31

As an ongoing feature, staff members at the Des Moines Public Library will recommend a business-related book to add to your reading list. Find this and more books like it at any of the Des …

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On the Move: Week of March 31

Pete Halaczkiewicz
Hired as data architect

Matt Phillips
Hired as senior integration engineer

Justin Wille
Hired as director, data platforms and integrations

Adam Hill
Hired as lead data …

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Bankers Trust invests $100,000 in homebuyer education programs

Bankers Trust will invest more than $100,000 in homebuyer education programs geared toward minority and low-to-moderate-income homebuyers over the next five years, the Des Moines-based bank announced. The bank will partner with affordable housing nonprofits …

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Science Center of Iowa names vice president of science learning

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The Science Center of Iowa has appointed Rob Burnett as its new vice president of science learning. Burnett will oversee all aspects of planning and operations related to STEM learning through programs, outreach, …

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Syverson Strege hosting free values-based investing session

Syverson Strege, a fee-only financial planning and investment management firm in West Des Moines, will host a free event on April 27 to discuss values-based investing. The event will feature Jason Gunkel, chief investment officer …

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Principal extends Principal Charity Classic sponsorship agreement

Principal Financial Group has agreed to a five-year extension with the Principal Charity Classic, the company announced Wednesday. With the new agreement, Principal will continue to be the title sponsor of the annual PGA Tour …

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Should the FDIC insurance cap be raised? Here’s what some Iowa leaders think

The collapse of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank in early March is prompting questions about whether the level of federal insurance provided for bank deposits should be raised.

Currently, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. …

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Iowa Solar Association announces 2023 board of directors

The Iowa Solar Energy Trade Association has announced its new board of directors for 2023. The trade association, which serves Iowa’s solar energy industry, will be led by Larry Steffen as president. Steffen is the …

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UNI announces Social and Emotional Learning Conference

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The University of Northern Iowa is hosting its Social and Emotional Learning Conference on April 7, offering attendees the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of social and emotional learning competencies, trauma-sensitive practices and …

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Schooley appointed business banking leader at Two Rivers Bank & Trust

Two Rivers Bank & Trust appointed Melissa Schooley as the business banking leader, effective March 27. Schooley brings over 20 years of banking experience with a focus on commercial banking and business development. Before joining …

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