The Iowa Center for Economic Success is hosting a real estate class series led by Iowa Center board member and CBRE Senior Vice President Bill Wright. The three classes are aimed at small businesses that are thinking about making the transition into a brick-and-mortar space. All classes will be held in person from 3-4:30 p.m. […]

The Iowa Center for Economic Success is starting a new event series called Made in Iowa to celebrate the impact of small businesses on Iowa’s economy and culture. The first event is on April 23 from 9-10:30 a.m. featuring the story of Des Moines farm-to-table restaurant HoQ and its owner and chef Suman Hoque. He will […]

The Iowa Center for Economic Success is holding an event on Jan. 26 to share the details of its Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA), which provides tax preparation services to small businesses and low-income individuals and families. The session will cover background on the program, who is eligible for these services, how to access them and […]

David Tracy, founder of Northgate Marketing, has joined the business coaching team at the Iowa Center for Economic Success as a contract coach. Tracy is a marketing and advertising strategist with a global client base. His specialty is curating effective, in-depth marketing campaigns that bridge international and cultural gaps. Beyond marketing, he has also provided in-depth […]

Craig Ibsen, managing principal at Next Level Ventures, and Stephanie Atkin, vice president of marketing at Dwolla, at Thursday’s Power Breakfast: Innovation Acceleration. Des Moines talks a big game about Iowa being an innovation state, but at Thursday morning’s Business Record Power Breakfast, one audience member wondered: is this true in rural communities? Fair question, […]