To keep the story short: Today is my last day with the Business Record, and the last edition of the innovationIOWA newsletter with my byline attached. Next week I’ll begin a new (local) opportunity.

I joined the Business Record at Business Publications Corp. in 2018 with the task of launching the innovationIOWA newsletter and the technology, innovation and entrepreneurship beat — with no technology or business reporting to my name yet. I met many of you for thousands of cups of coffee and drinks in the years since, and you’ve been welcoming, kind and patient explaining your projects and passions.

Effective local journalism is a service mindset. I’m confident this exceptional team will continue to deliver quality coverage of your work in the future — please reach out to Editor Emily Barske or any of our other reporting staff with your story ideas and projects. Thank you for sharing your time with me each week.

— Kate Hayden