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Year in Review 2012

Editor’s Note:

2012 is in the books, and as of press-time at 5:14 p.m. on Dec. 21, a quick look out the window gives me the proof I need to say with the confidence of …

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A Closer Look: Kate Banasiak


Power Breakfast: A Laughing Matter: Humor in the Workplace

• Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Humor can be a powerful business tool. But, it can also be a dangerous one. The wrong joke at the wrong time can sour a big business deal, or land …


Power Breakfast: What makes a leader inspirational?

• Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

“Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion.”  – Jack Welch

Great leaders build a fully engaged team where …

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Readex Report


2012 Economic Forecast

Gain insightful perspectives from leading national and regional experts on finance and the economy. Read Business Record article “Economist:  Ag credit conditions improving in Midwest“  | View photos

Key Note speaker: 2012 Economic Overview

David …

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TRANSITIONS: Don’t get your hopes up

In 2011, our federal government flirted with the idea of default, talked about cutting spending – even though what it meant to say was “slow the scheduled increases in spending” – lost a notch on …

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2011 Power Breakfast: Risk Aversion

Is Central Iowa too averse to risk?  How does this affect the opportunities for business start ups and economic growth?  What can be done to foster a climate more receptive to risk and change?  Is …

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CEO Video: Ric Jurgens

Hy-Vee Chairman and CEO Ric Jurgens battled a severe childhood illness that could have paralyzed or killed him. …

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