The year coming to an end marks a time for many to begin planning for the next. To help you plan what to read in 2023, the Business Record asked a few members of the business community to share their book recommendations related to business or innovation. Tej Dhawan, strategic initiatives officer, Principal Financial Group […]

During Workiva’s presentation at the Dec. 1 Catalysts Live event, Binny Nanavati, head of belonging, asked attendees to replace the statement “Diversity, equity and inclusion is the right thing to do” with this one: “Diversity, equity and inclusion creates and drives impact, for both short- and long-term value.” The updated statement spoke to a similar […]

A conversation with two immigrant business owners From the first Immigrant Entrepreneurs Summit held in 2008 on Drake University’s campus to this year’s event marking 15 years of the volunteer-run event, the organization has widened its reach to a growing immigrant business community. Leaders have grown the summit to unite more immigrant entrepreneurs primarily from […]

TAI plans new leadership program for early-career tech employees The winners of the Technology Association of Iowa’s 2022 Prometheus Awards were announced during an award ceremony on Nov. 3 in Des Moines. A panel of technology leaders from across the state served as judges for the 16 awards that recognized companies, individual leaders and communities. […]

Registration is open for the 15th annual National Immigrant Entrepreneurs Summit, scheduled for Nov. 19 at the FFA Enrichment Center in Ankeny. The deadline to apply for the Business Pitch Competition is Friday. Sessions will cover planning for the future, marketing and capital resources. The National IES Awards Ceremony will also be held during the […]

The Iowa Biotechnology Association’s 2023 Iowa Biotech Showcase and Conference has been scheduled for March 7-8, 2023. Presentation proposals and applications for the showcase are now open and are due by Nov. 11. The showcase is a pitch competition for emerging biotech companies judged by a select group of IowaBio members and industry professionals. Multiple companies will be […]

Three chief information security officers of Iowa companies spoke to cybersecurity professionals during Pratum’s Secure Iowa conference on Sept. 21 about the role of a CISO and their approaches to making information security decisions. Speakers included:Meg Anderson, CISO, Principal Financial Group.James Johnson, CISO, John Deere.Ben Schmitt, CISO, Mary Greeley Medical Center. Here are three takeaways from the panel’s […]

Des Moines-based specialty beverage company BLK & Bold announced it is holding its first community-centered event on Oct. 1 to celebrate National Coffee Day and International Coffee Day. In partnership with Minneapolis-based Mill City Roasters, the “BLK & Bold Coffee Celebration” will be open to the public and include a roastery tour, food trucks and music. Five percent of […]