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West Des Moines Chamber presents DEI Workplace Excellence Awards

The West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce presented 10 awards to people and companies during its third annual Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Workplace Excellence Awards event on Sept. 7. Individual award winners included Ayanari Morales-Rodriguez, …

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Urbandale Chamber to honor businesses, Citizen of the Year on Sept. 21

The Urbandale Chamber of Commerce will recognize Doug Gulling as the Citizen of the Year and honor three Business of the Year and three Small Business of the Year nominees during Sample Urbandale, A Celebration …

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Buethe lays out Grimes’ growth plans during ICREA meeting

The Heritage at Grimes Town Center development. Rendering special to the Business Record

Grimes is growing and is preparing for more growth as it looks for its population to reach 28,000 by 2030, Brian Buethe, president …

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ICON Water Trails hires Oppel as executive director

Stephanie Oppel, pictured, has been named the new executive director of ICON Water Trails.

The organization announced her hiring today, saying Oppel will begin her new duties on Sept. 25.

Oppel’s hiring comes almost a …

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CyTown welcomes McFarland Clinic as first tenant

Above is a rendering of a completed CyTown between Jack Trice Stadium and Hilton Coliseum in Ames. It was announced that McFarland Clinic will be CyTown’s first tenant. The image was provided by the ISU…
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Algae Biomass Organization plans to move global headquarters to Des Moines

The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO), a nonprofit trade association representing the algae industry, is relocating its Minnesota headquarters to Des Moines, where it will lease office space in the Financial Center downtown. The organization was …

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Spalding permanently appointed to lead economic development and industry relations

Iowa State University President Wendy Wintersteen has permanently appointed David Spalding as the vice president for economic development and industry relations (EDIR). The appointment was effective Sept. 1 and is pending approval by the Iowa …


Creighton Business Conditions Index below growth-neutral for second straight month

The Creighton University Mid-America Business Conditions Index fell below growth-neutral for a second straight month, but the overall index covering a nine-state region from Minnesota to Arkansas, did increase to 49.5 in August from 46.1 …

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NIL for business

Marketing reached a new frontier two years ago when the NCAA adopted its name, image and likeness policy.

The monumental decision opened the door for collegiate student-athletes to profit off their popularity by partnering with …


USDA invests $16.38 million to strengthen infrastructure, create jobs in rural Iowa

Theresa Greenfield, Department of Agriculture rural state development director in Iowa, announced that the USDA is investing $13,435,000 in loans and $2,946,000 in grants to five projects in Iowa in an effort to strengthen infrastructure, …

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