Coming up on 30 August is the Coon River Army Challenge a fun, yet serious way to raise awareness and have a good time competing in a challenge race near Adel. Here Sgt. Brett Penny and his wife Jessie tell us what to expect and why they are leading the effort.
It's one of the worlds largest agricultural expositions and it happens next week near Boone, Iowa. We visit with Dena Morgan from the Farm Progress Companies about the annual Farm Progress Show. Why is it an important event? What changes have happened over the years? What is there to see and do and experience?
Coming up this Wednesday the Business Innovation Zone will present a lunch and learn featuring the founders of Cluster Flunk; A.J. Nelson and Joe Dallago. We visited with Mike Colwell about the event, the new million dollar funding the start-up has received and spent some time learning more from A.J. and Joe.
Last week we had a story about how businesses that treat their employees well perform two to three percentage points better on the stock market. So, how does business get there? Scott Raecker has been the executive director of Character Counts - Iowa since its inception in 1997. We talk about that, the partners that he works with and more.
Each Friday afternoon we spend some time with Sheryl Tessier from Eat, Play, Love Des Moines as she runs through her list of "Must Do Events" here in the Metro. We're joined by our pal Mariah Lewis for color commentary. What's up? Here is her list:
We received a post card at the office (who says nobody uses direct mail?) and it was inviting us to a Maquette Sale for sculptor James Bearden. A Maquette? We made contact with Stephanie O'Neal the publicist for James and invited her to the studio to talk about the August 21 event, the historic home in which it will take place and more. Enjoy!
For some time Central State Bank, with headquarters in State Center, Iowa has been "flying under the radar" in the Des Moines Metro. That's no longer the case according to Bill Grund the Vice President of Commercial Lending. Here we learn more about this truly locally owned bank, what they do and who their primary customer might be. Enjoy.
As you know, we do not do politics on the News Hour. However, we do pay attention to what is going on in the world. Today our regular business contributor, Desmund Adams and I talked about Ferguson, MO and the effect that has on, not only the people there, but the entire nation. It's a bit of a different discussion but we think worthwhile to have.
The Iowa Women's Leadership Conference has gone through a number of rapid changes and some direction. We visited with Diane Ramsey on our News-maker Line about the state of women and business, the State of Iowa and how the IWLC is working to make changes in that will impact our state, the economy and support women in business. Here is our conversation.
We are such softies for folks that see a market opening and come into the space to fill it! Meet Tim Unruh of Blue Cow Boxes. He has brought to the Des Moines Metro a really great system for when folks...move. You know how much you hate rounding up moving boxes. What if you didn't have to? Oh, and we also throw in some farm talk, garage storage and cattle. Enjoy!