Jon Dlouhy and Amanda Werts have joined fintech LenderClose, both as vice presidents of marketing. Dlouhy’s role is leading LenderClose’s product marketing and brand strategy, developing strategies for product innovation, digital acquisition and managing the LenderClose brand’s creative direction. He was most recently director of marketing and communications for Kingland Systems, and brings 15 years […]

Rural artists seeking more awareness and resources In the economic recovery from the pandemic, the arts and culture industry was one of the hardest hit — the arts economy was responsible for 4.2% of the GDP in 2020 but contracted at nearly twice the rate of the economy as a whole, according to new data […]

Iowa Media Co. brings its influence to Des Moines, other diverse businesses seek accessibility In 2017, an “influencer marketing company” was unheard of by the majority of people, but it’s what Iowa Media Co. co-founders Bryce Bortscheller and Darian Jones were building. The seed for the idea was planted more than 10 years ago when […]

Jackie Mosier has joined Growers Edge as vice president of mortgage lending, the agricultural fintech company announced on June 30. Mosier will help Growers Edge build a digital mortgage platform that simplifies farmland valuation by providing real-time data for farmers, investors and real estate professionals. “As a farmer myself, I know how difficult it can be to […]

BrokerTech Ventures announced Wednesday a second year of a strategic partnership with InsureTech Connect, the world’s largest insurtech conference. During the 2022 InsureTech Connect conference this fall, BTV will again host the BrokerTech Connect insurtech series focused on the insurance broker community. This year’s series will include broker-centric thought leaders, industry expertise, entertainment, and a BTV […]

Wells Fargo announced Tuesday it will expand its Connect to More program and its partnership with the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center with a goal of providing mentorship opportunities to more than 1,000 women entrepreneurs. More than 500 women received mentorship opportunities last year, according to a news release. The Connect to More program first started in summer 2021 […]

The Business Record announces today the winners of the 2022 innovationIOWA awards. VizyPay is the recipient of the Corteva Agriscience innovationLEADER of the Year Award, and Pi515 founder and Executive Director Nancy Mwirotsi is the recipient of the innovationENTREPRENEUR of the Year Award. The recipients of the innovationIOWA awards are nominated by members of the […]

The Global Insurance Accelerator has announced Dan Israel will be its next managing director. Israel’s most recent role was as director – enterprise strategy and innovation at Principal Financial Group, which is an investor in the GIA. “I’ve been able to see firsthand the positive impact the GIA has both on the cohort firms, which it helps to […]