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Lift IOWA – In Case You Missed It: 11-20-17



Managing Editor Perry Beeman sat down with Jennifer Terry, who recently took over as executive director for the Iowa Environmental Council, to discuss her plans for the organization.Des Moines Business Record (Insider content)

A top official for Senate Republicans in the Iowa Legislature says an investigation into alleged sexual harassment within the office is complete, but there will be no report about it and no information will be shared with the public. KCCI 

State Rep. Abby Finkenauer, a Dubuque Democrat seeking the nomination in Iowa’s 1st Congressional District, has decided to give a $1,500 contribution from Minnesota U.S. Sen. Al Franken’s leadership PAC — Midwest Values — to a nonprofit organization that helps sexual assault victims. Cedar Rapids Gazette 

Polly Ann Blythe and her husband, Bob, have been business partners since they started mowing lawns together at 16. Today, they are the owners of Polly Ann’s Vintage Market in Mount Vernon. But the shop, which carries a variety of vintage and antique collectibles, was a venture the couple didn’t exactly intend to start. Cedar Rapids Gazette 

Cedar Rapids wine bar Della Viti is being toasted by the Iowa Small Business Development Center with its statewide Business of the Month Award. Co-owner Sarah Rivera said she was inspired to open the lounge to give people a place to enjoy a glass of wine without having to go to a bar. Corridor Business Journal

Facebook wants to hear from small businesses in Des Moines. The social media giant announced that Des Moines was among 30 cities selected for its Community Boost program.The Des Moines Register 


Women now hold 20.8 percent of the board seats of publicly traded companies, exceeding 2020 Women on Boards’ 20 percent national campaign goal, according to this year’s Gender Diversity Index of Fortune 1000 Companies released Nov. 8. Business Wire 

A record number of female attorneys made partner this year, but men still outpace women when it comes to advancing in the legal profession. Bizwomen.com 

Women racked up victories across the country on Tuesday, and are being credited with the Democrats’ big night overall. It is a testament to the remarkable explosion of women candidates who have entered the political stage since Donald Trump was elected president one year ago.The Washington Post

State Street Global Advisors will begin pushing big Japanese and Canadian companies to put more women on their boards, an extension of a shareholder campaign that started this year in the U.S., the U.K. and Australia. Fox Business

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