Each month Mike Colwell shares with us guests that come to the Greater Des Moines Partnership program at the Business Innovation Zone. This month Roby Miller of TelePharm will share his story and, we have it first. Listen in as Roby tells us how he is breathing life into Rural America and their drugstores. Here is that conversation:
Anytime we can get a visit from The Dark Knight and Spiderman it's special. On this visit the two members of The Iowa League of Hero's are asking for your help to raise money for Special Olympics. If they raise $2,000 over the next several days they will BOTH go over the edge of the Financial Building Tower downtown Des Moines. And they have a special treat to offer too. Good stuff:
Each week Sheryl Tessier from Eat, Play Love Des Moines joins us to share with you her top picks of "Stuff to Do in the Metro" this weekend and beyond. What? Nothing to do? Don't be silly. Here's Michael Tallman, Sheryl and Michael chatting up events and things do to:
It's a stunning reality; over half of American's don't own any life insurance. September is Life Insurance Month and we invited our friend Curtis Fett, an independent financial adviser with Central Financial Group of West Des Moines to share some information about life insurance and more. Here is our conversation:
Iowa has been a marriage equality state for four years yet there are questions about equal treatment of workers. We asked Donna Red Wing the executive director of One Iowa to come in and talk to business about...equality. Here is that conversation:
When Nexstar purchased the ABC affiliate WOI-TV5 in Des Moines we knew television broadcasting in the Des Moines Metro was going to change. Recently the company named veteran broadcaster Jon Skorburg to head the transition. What does he have planned? What can viewers expect in the daily news and programming? We asked and Jon shared. Here is our conversation:
When we booked Nancy Pim from the Learning Rx we "thought" we knew what her business was about. Nope. This is not tutoring but changing a way a person processes information to assist them in learning...everything. Stunning results as well. Here is our conversation:
The non-profit is called Diversity Focus and they are located in Cedar Rapids. Recently our regular contributor Desmund Adams suggested we check out the work that Chad Simmons and his staff are doing and how diversity impacts business and business productivity. We did and here is that conversation and the news of the upcoming Black Business Summit coming yet this month.
If you are "doing good" you'll catch our ear and thousands of others. Melissa Burkheimer is helping with a project that puts band instruments into the hands of some kids at Capitol View Elementary through the work of the Greater East Side Development Group. It's a cool project and we thought you should know more about it. Let's go!
We love great entrepreneur stories and when we heard that Meg and Steve Shearer of the Chocolate Storybook wanted to come by for a visit we jumped at the opportunity. First question, "So is the Chocolate Storybook a franchise?" Here's the answer to that and many more. Get your "sweet tooth" ready: