The Securities and Exchange Commission green-lighted Nasdaq’s plan Friday to increase diversity among the members of its companies’ boards. Under the proposal, Nasdaq-listed companies need to meet ethnic and gender diversity targets and disclose the makeup of their boards, but it is not a full mandate. Companies can choose not to meet the diversity targets […]

Mason City manufacturer Metalcraft, a provider of property identification solutions, is launching a new arm focusing specifically on custom RFID inlay design, testing and production. The addition of Inlay Innovations is meant to meet demand for custom RFID products. “In a turbulent time for our global partners and RFID customers, we made a strategic decision: Inlay […]

Like nearly all offices, Gravitate Coworking was quiet throughout 2020 as many worked from home. While its two locations never closed last year and precautions were in place, visitors to the space remained slim. But since the vaccine for COVID-19 became available, numbers have steadily returned to normal levels, and founder Geoff Wood said this […]

The 2021 Future Ready Iowa Summit is titled “Transforming Education for the Workforce” and will connect educators and employers from across the state with the goal of increasing work-based learning as well as computer science and STEM education. Emily Calandrelli, a STEM advocate and co-executive producer of Netflix’s “Emily’s Wonder Labs,” will be the keynote speaker, and […]

ViClarity, a global provider of GRC technology and formerly known as PolicyWorks LLC, will provide a suite of integrated consulting services to clients called AdVisor. This addition with allow GRC technology users to access advanced onboarding, submit questions within AdVisor and receive a timely response from a ViClarity consultant. AdVisor’s Advanced Onboarding feature gives credit […]

Unity Point Health-Des Moines is partnering with Qventus, a clincal operations system using machine learning, artificial intelligence and behavioral science, to optimize and streamline patient flow and discharge processes. The Qventus Inpatient Solution processes data in real time, the first health care operations system to do so. AI will predict the time and location of […]