Iowa Business News

Iowa Business News – including entertainment, finance, health and medical, non-profit, public policy and technology news from Iowa, U.S.A. (IA), as issued by the Send2Press Newswire service.

CCDC’s Trickey Appointed to State Advisory Board

OSCEOLA, Iowa, April 27, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Clarke County Development Corporation’s Executive Director, Bill Trickey, was recently appointed to the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) State Advisory Board. The Iowa SBDC offers high quality assistance to current and future Iowa business owners. As a member, Trickey will influence decisions that benefit businesses and job creation throughout the state.

Clarke Schools’ Career Academy Focuses Students on Future Success

OSCEOLA, Iowa, Dec. 18, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Clarke Community Schools in Osceola, Iowa is developing a Career Academy that will provide a specialized course pathway for career-minded students. Aligned with Governor Branstad’s new Future Ready Iowa initiative, this program is the genesis of Clarke’s new curriculum director Jean Bahls and Bill Trickey of Clarke County Development Corporation.

Manufacturing Impact Recognized by State and Local Officials

OSCEOLA, Iowa, Oct. 12, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — With a visit to Altec, Inc. in Osceola, Iowa last month, Governor Terry Branstad doubled up the perception of positive manufacturing growth throughout Southern Iowa. Quickly following up an agribusiness / manufacturing visit to the community from Secretary of Agriculture, Bill Northey, the feeling in Osceola and surrounding communities is recent manufacturing growth is making a significant impact.

Dual Perspective Leads to Top 4 percent International Recognition

DES MOINES, Iowa, Sept. 17, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — At the end of the day, all business professionals, from C-level Executives to hourly employees alike, are driven by recognition and accolades as much as income and profit. When it comes to being recognized as a ‘leader in your industry,’ there’s no better testament than those from your peers, and Roger Stalheim, President of The Des Moines Metro Alternative Board (TAB) can attest to that.

Iowa Ag Sec. Northey Sees Business Standing Strong Through Soft Ag Market

OSCEOLA, Iowa, Sept. 2, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Iowa Secretary of Agriculture, Bill Northey made a stop at Salford USA in Osceola, Iowa Wednesday afternoon. Taking time from his busy schedule, Secretary Northey wanted to make sure he continued his discussions with agribusiness professionals and hear, firsthand, the issues they face during the downturn in the Ag market.

Iowa-Based Clothing Company Bassackwards Tees Expands its Lineup

DES MOINES, Iowa, Aug. 17, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bassackwards Tees(TM), a Des Moines based clothing company, has announced that due to increasing customer demand, they have just released an additional four state T-shirts to their lineup, which include Illinois, West Virginia, Arkansas and Georgia. The company already offers their unique, increasingly popular and ‘crazy soft’ shirts for eight U.S. states bringing the total now to twelve states overall.

Iowa-Based Lattice Communications Sells Assets and Three Services Divisions

FAIRFAX, Iowa, Aug. 6, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Lattice Communications, the nation’s largest stocking dealer of new and refurbished telecommunications shelters, cabinets, generators, and towers, sold its assets and its three services divisions – towers, fiber optics, and telecom construction – for an undisclosed amount on July 8, 2015.

Planning for the Future, Osceola Wastewater Plant, City Move On Renovations

OSCEOLA, Iowa, July 21, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A city’s growth and continued development relies on up-to-date, effective wastewater treatment and regulation, according to the City of Osceola, Iowa. This is always a priority for city administrators, managers, and their employees. How they manage the updates and costs associated with them is often a reflection of the care and commitment they have to residents and businesses.

Central Iowa Tech Startup Promises to Revolutionize Fitness Industry

DES MOINES, Iowa, Oct. 15, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Central Iowa technology start up, Xstreaming Fitness has developed a software solution that will revolutionize the fitness club and personal fitness industry. By offering online access to custom, live and recorded fitness and training video, the Xstreaming Fitness program hopes to help Fitness Clubs broaden their services, expand their marketplace as well as reduce member turnover as well as increase satisfaction and engagement.

Miller-Valentine Group Proudly Welcomes US Senator Chuck Grassley at the Grand Opening of Meadow Vista Communities in Iowa

ALTOONA, Iowa, Aug. 8, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Miller-Valentine Group is proud to announce the grand opening of Altoona’s most desirable affordable housing development, Meadow Vista Communities. The ceremony will be held on Friday, August 9, 2013. A pre-event reception will start at 2:30 p.m. and the Grand Opening Event will start at 3:30 p.m. at 1806 28th Avenue SW in Altoona, IN 50009.

Sioux City Hotel and Conference Center to Be Sold

SIOUX CITY, Iowa, May 2, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — HVS Capital Corp has been exclusively appointed to sell the Sioux City Hotel and Conference Center in Sioux City, Iowa, a 193-room hotel connected by skyway to the Convention Center and Mercy Medical Center. The property is 12 stories tall and includes 13,300 square feet of meeting space, featuring the best views in town from its top floor ballroom.

Scale Faster Takes Business from the Ground to the Cloud

CLIVE, Iowa, Sept. 25, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Scale Faster of Des Moines, Iowa has reinvented the customer experience in one of the most draining issues for business owners – I.T. With the launch of its new retail studio at 2035 100th St. in Clive, Scale Faster has created an environment where customers can get comfortable, ask questions, and learn how to shed the pain of I.T. forever.

See What’s Inside The Presidential Candidates’ Heads

WINTERSET, Iowa, Sept. 19, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Pumpkin Ranch owners, Dave and Jennifer Handsaker and a crew of creative, dedicated hands have accomplished what most political pundits and media have been trying for years – a path through the intricate minds of our presidential candidates. Think of it. How would you like to take a stroll through the mind of Mitt Romney or President Barack Obama? Imagine the things you would discover.

Bringing Networking and Business Conversations ‘Above the Line’

DES MOINES, Iowa, Jan. 18, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Local business owners and managers, fed up with the negative rhetoric and ‘scarcity’ mindset, formed a group called Above the Line America. With their collaborative efforts, they have put together an extraordinary event designed specifically for business leaders and community advocates interested in raising their bottom line and changing business conversation, as we know it.

White Paper Explores Impact of Workforce Regulations on Federal Contractors

DES MOINES, Iowa (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Announcing in 2010 that it would increase enforcement efforts, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) appears to be in hot pursuit of workforce diversity compliance among federal contractors and their subs. So writes construction-industry recruiting expert and BirdDog VP of Marketing Doug Mitchell in a newly released white paper.

Author Delivers the DNA of the Modern Marketer in His New Book ‘The MultiThread Marketer’

DES MOINES, Iowa (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Des Moines author Douglas E. Mitchell today announced the release of his latest book, ‘The MultiThread Marketer: How To Hire (Or Better Yet) Become One’ (ISBN: 978-1607460541).

Valentines Day Shopping Goes High-Tech with Boesen the Florist

DES MOINES, Iowa (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Boesen the Florist, central Iowa’s floral authority since 1923, has taken Valentines gift of giving to a whole new level. The ability to send the joy and beauty of flowers is now possible with just a touch of your finger! With Boesen’s new Floral App, whether at home, work or en-route to an event, you can log in and send flowers to those you care about most. All from your Android-powered mobile device.

Gingrich Foundation Presents Annual Gift to Luther College

DECORAH, Iowa (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Gingrich Foundation has presented its annual gift to the Newt L. and Callista L. Gingrich Scholarship Fund at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. Since 2005, the endowment has provided annual scholarships for instrumental music majors studying piano, organ, and wind instruments.

Shelter Dog is Paws of Life for Missing Man

AMES, Iowa (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sometimes a hero is found at the local animal shelter. Moses, a three year old yellow lab/golden retriever, who is a certified search and rescue dog, found a missing Alzheimer’s patient earlier this month. ‘It takes a dog with the right stuff,’ said Robin Habeger, of Paws of Life Foundation, and Moses’ handler and trainer.

Biotronics, Inc. Announces a Noninvasive Instrument That Can Determine Pork Loin Marbling Level in Milliseconds

AMES, Iowa (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Extended online tests of a newly developed instrument grading system for pork carcasses demonstrate its ability to differentiate pork loins relative to marbling levels. Researchers have long shown that marbling in the pork loin adds significantly to juiciness and flavor of chops.

Paws of Life Foundation Announces Online K9 Handler Academy

AMES, Iowa (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Canine handlers have a challenging job and training is of great importance. That’s why the Paws of Life Foundation and Iowa State University Extension for Continuing Education and Professional Development, together, are offering online training – the Working K9 Handler Academy where search and rescue dog handlers take classes.

Arizona Teen and her Search Dog Pass National Certification – Paws of Life Foundation

AMES, Iowa (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A Paws of Life Foundation search and rescue dog recently was certified with her handler, 16-year-old Taylor Lane of Mesa, Arizona. Lane seems unaffected by how impressive her achievements really are. The daughter of Dallas and Sandy Lane juggles a hectic high school schedule including playing soccer, participating in band, and volunteering in search and rescue operations in Pinal County as a member of Sonoran Search and Rescue.

Paws of Life Foundation Executive Director Robin Habeger Announces the Organization’s Latest Canine Placement for Search and Rescue

AMES, Iowa (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Despite the recent ice storm in the area, Karen Frazier of West Paducah, Kentucky, was selected and received an Australian Shepherd named Briar from Paws of Life Foundation. Frazier is a member of Little Egypt Search and Rescue of Carbondale, Illinois. Little Egypt Search and Rescue is a volunteer group of individuals and canines providing assistance in the event of lost or missing individuals in southern Illinois and surrounding areas.

Make This City Releases New Pop Album!

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa, Dec. 1 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Iowa based powerpop band, Make This City, is set to release their debut album on December 23, 2008. Over the past months, Make This City has been recording in Cedar Falls based studio, Catamount Recording. The result is their debut album, ‘Live Love and Lies.’ The album features nine catchy pop songs.

Biotronics, Inc., Announces Future Pork Grading Rivaling Beef, Ultrasound Technology Seen as a Major Advance in Online Pork Grading

AMES, Iowa, Nov. 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Biotronics, Inc., a food animal ultrasound research and development company recently received a $150,000 Demonstration Grant from the Iowa Department of Economic Development. According to Doyle Wilson, President of the Company, these dollars supplement a $350,000 U.S. Department of Agriculture grant they have received to develop and test their first commercial prototype system to measure the amount of intramuscular fat, commonly called marbling, in the pork loin of carcasses in the packing plant.

ElectionMall, Google, and Iowa GOP Provide Real-Time Results of 2008 Iowa Caucus

DES MOINES, Iowa – Jan. 3 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The highly anticipated Iowa Caucus will finally take place this evening and instead of waiting for local and cable news outlets to report the results, Americans can view the Caucus results in real-time. In an historic collaboration between ElectionMall Technologies, the Iowa Republican Party, and Google; voters, bloggers and politicos will be able to view actual county breakdowns once the results are phoned in.

Black Youth Vote! National Civic Education Training Tour Promotes Voting in Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa – Dec. 13 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As part of ongoing efforts to motivate young people to engage in the political process, the League of Young Voters Education Fund (LYVEF) recently teamed up with the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation’s (NCBCP) Black Youth Vote! (BYV!) for an innovative civic participation training at North High School in Des Moines, IA.