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PPP Loan Positions Historic Iowa Venue for 50th Anniversary

PPP Loan Positions Historic Iowa Venue for 50th Anniversary

Iowans take great pride in Living History Farms. The popular attraction showcases 300 years of Midwest prairie life on an interactive 500-acre outdoor campus in Urbandale. It is a must see for residents and visitors to central Iowa. The family-oriented museum...

Guest Blog: Cancelled Blood Drives creates shortage

Guest Blog: Cancelled Blood Drives creates shortage

By Danielle West LifeServe Blood Center 2020 hasn’t started out like anyone expected, but with summer here there are several things to look forward to: sunshine, outdoor fun, and hopefully a continual flattening of the COVID-19 curve. It’s not all warm weather vibes,...

Primary Source Plans for the Future

Primary Source Plans for the Future

Urbandale-based Primary Source remains optimistic as it plans for the future. First established in 1985, owner Mary Anne Kennedy bought the marketing promotions business in 1997, growing it into a highly visible mainstay in the local small business community. Its...

Golden Openings Pivots to Changing Business Environment

Golden Openings Pivots to Changing Business Environment

Golden Openings always thinks big. For 23 years the Urbandale, Iowa-based business has helped thousands of clients celebrate grand openings, ribbon cuttings and groundbreaking events. Its inventory of over 10,000 products has been showcased at events on every...

Loyal Customers Drive Friedrichs’ COVID-19 Recovery

Loyal Customers Drive Friedrichs’ COVID-19 Recovery

Colleen and Gary Meyer have a love affair with coffee. The romance started on a trip to Costa Rica almost 30 years ago when they camped on a coffee plantation and worked the annual harvest. They quickly developed an appreciation for the Costa Rican people, their...

Guest opinion: You have a decision to make

Guest opinion: You have a decision to make

By Claudia Schabel | President, Schabel Solutions On May 30, we all witnessed two events that drove polar opposite emotions in our city and nation. On the negative side, videos and images of peaceful protests ending in violence once again highlighted the desperation...

Central Iowa Business Conference Postponed

Central Iowa Business Conference Postponed

DES MOINES, IA - The Central Iowa Business Conference has been postponed until 2021. The fourth annual CIBC will now be held on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at the Meadows Event Center. The keynote speaker lineup remains the same and includes: Emmy Award-winning actor...

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