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On The Record: How to lean back… at home

Editor’s note: 
I’ve been married for four years. We’re raising a dog and don’t yet have kids, but as we race toward turning 30 during the next year, the topic of raising children while growing …

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DMACC Foundation extends entrepreneurship contest deadline

The Des Moines Area Community College Foundation has extended the deadline for the first round of the DMACC Foundation Entrepreneurship Competition to May 29. The competition is open to DMACC students and alumni who live in Iowa …


On The Record: Planning Des Moines: Round 5

Planning Des Moines: Round 5

New Des Moines City Manager Scott Sanders has had quite the busy start to his tenure since being named Rick Clark’s replacement last September.

And the pace is about to …


On The Record: Are we sexist? Time to self-report

Take a quick scan our 2015 Book of Lists Most Influential Business Leader list.

If you are like Jean Baker, owner of Jean M. Baker & Associates, you’re likely disappointed.

And so am I. 

There …


On the Record: Cow Town, Sow Town…

Cow town, sow town, plow town… double down 

“How do you make cows cool?” 

Zach Mannheimer leaned over and asked me that during the midst of our Feb. 25 Power Breakfast exploring the Cultivation Corridor …

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On the Record: A double dose of Debi Durham

Thank you, Danny Beyer. And yes, I realize this section is titled for Iowa Economic Development Authority Director Debi Durham, but it’s not a misprint.

If not for the networking prowess of Beyer – a …

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BRIEF ON THE RECORD: Risking life and limb for the Speedway


Iowa Speedway President Jimmy Small wasn’t fazed by a little snow. Last night during the height of the season’s first major storm, Small tweeted out an offer to personally shovel the driveway of the …

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