The city of West Des Moines and Mediacom will pursue settlement negotiations in the lawsuit over the city’s partnership with Google Fiber to construct a citywide broadband network, according to Polk County District Court documents from Sept. 1. Both parties are required to file a status update on negotiations on Sept. 27. The trial is currently scheduled for […]

A Polk County judge will allow a lawsuit filed by Mediacom against the city of West Des Moines to continue after West Des Moines filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit in January. The judge granted the partial dismissal of the first claim, in which Mediacom alleged the city’s use of the Urban Renewal Program to designate the majority […]

Gabriel Glynn, CEO and cofounder of West Des Moines-based MakuSafe, is one of the top 25 leaders in manufacturing as recognized by SME Media’s Smart Manufacturing Magazine, MakuSafe announced this week. Glynn and co-founder/CTO Mark Frederick launched MakuSafe’s wearable armband devices and MakuSmart SaaS platform to the market in early 2020 as a process management and risk […]

Registration is available now for the first Black and Brown Business Summit hosted by the West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce, scheduled for April 22-23. Hosted at Athene, the summit is organized by the West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce’s 27-member Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee, led by Chamber Vice Chairperson Angela Jackson. Despite offering only limited […]

West Des Moines-based VizyPay is the silver winner in the Small or Medium Business Service of the Year during the 2020 Best in Biz Awards, a national business awards program judged by editors and reporters across North America. VizyPay was recognized for its Cash Discount Program, which helps small to medium-sized businesses eliminate unpredictable monthly […]

A new lawsuit filed against the city of West Des Moines by Mediacom Communications claims the city is improperly financing a nearly $50 million citywide conduit network, offering a significant competitive edge to Google Fiber.  The lawsuit centers on the high-speed broadband access plan unveiled by the city of West Des Moines and Google Fiber […]

Marketing agency Meyocks announced completion of its West Des Moines office expansion, designed to enhance the agency’s digital and video capabilities while accommodating new team members, Meyocks said in a statement. The addition includes digital, video and edit facilities and can accommodate up to 30 additional team members. About 15% of team members are electing […]

Troy Vincent of Navigate Wellbeing Solutions has been named a finalist for Entrepreneur of the Year 2020 Heartland Awards. Vincent is CEO of Navigate, a West Des Moines-based wellness platform. Regional award winners are eligible for consideration of the Entrepreneur of the Year national award, to be announced by Ernst & Young LLP in November […]

West Des Moines-based payment processing company VizyPay is using its Look Local First initiative to help local businesses rebuild after pandemic-related disruption with free digital marketing efforts, VizyPay announced this week. Look Local First initially launched in 2019 to help small businesses implement a full digital marketing strategy with social media giveaways; the team has […]