Emily Steele first noticed how slow foot traffic was at the East Village while shopping for a wedding outfit one afternoon. “The story in our city was that the East Village is a thriving community, that downtown should be just like the East Village and how do we make downtown just as successful,” Steele said. “The […]

Catch Des Moines communications manager Jordan Powers and director of development and partnerships Jen Cross advertise Brew Moines during happy hour at Monday, hosted by El Bait Shop. Catch Des Moines has a bit of a scavenger hunt available for Des Moines residents – as long as they’re 21 years or older, of course. Fans […]

When Brad Dwyer founded Hatchlings Inc. in an Iowa State University dorm room in 2008, he couldn’t have predicted what the social media landscape would become. Dwyer’s mobile games company requires a few basic permissions for users to play using Facebook’s API (application programming interface): Hatchlings needs a user’s name, email address and Facebook social […]

An increasing number of baby boomers are turning to entrepreneurship over traditional retirement, according to a new survey by financing company Guidant Financial. Entrepreneurs over age 50 accounted for 44 percent of respondents to the survey, which found that boomers accounted for 54 percent of all current U.S. business owners. Sixty four percent of those […]