business http://iowapublicradio.org en Innovative Iowa: From Travelers to a Teacher Turned Tech-Entrepreneur http://iowapublicradio.org/post/innovative-iowa-travelers-teacher-turned-tech-entrepreneur <p>Our area is home to a host of unique and innovative entrepreneurs.</p> Tue, 06 May 2014 18:45:01 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Emily Woodbury 40232 at http://iowapublicradio.org Innovative Iowa: From Travelers to a Teacher Turned Tech-Entrepreneur Greyhound Racing's Uncertain Future in Iowa http://iowapublicradio.org/post/greyhound-racings-uncertain-future-iowa <p>Iowa is the only Midwestern state where commercial dog racing remains legal and active. But that may soon change, as state lawmakers look at proposals to end greyhound racing at the only tracks left in Iowa: The Mystique in Dubuque and Bluffs Run in Council Bluffs.<br /><br />Today on River to River, we take a look at greyhound racing’s history in the state, its impact in communities with tracks, how these tracks are subsidized, and what the future of greyhound racing may hold.</p><p><strong><em>Today's guests include:</em></strong></p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 22:43:11 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Emily Woodbury 35897 at http://iowapublicradio.org Greyhound Racing's Uncertain Future in Iowa After 50 Years, Suburban Restaurant is Closing http://iowapublicradio.org/post/after-50-years-suburban-restaurant-closing <p>A popular Central Iowa restaurant is closing this weekend.&nbsp; <em>(Saturday night; November 16<sup>th</sup>)</em>&nbsp; Iowa Public Radio’s Dean Borg reports the Suburban Restaurant, along U-S Highway Sixty-Nine north of Ames, is what its loyal customers say is an icon of “home-style dining.</p><p></p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 15:52:36 +0000 Dean Borg 32181 at http://iowapublicradio.org After 50 Years, Suburban Restaurant is Closing Men Hold Two-Thirds of Management Jobs in Iowa http://iowapublicradio.org/post/men-hold-two-thirds-management-jobs-iowa <p></p><p>There are far more men than women in top management jobs in Iowa, according to a new report.<br /><br />The <a href="http://www.americanprogressaction.org/">Center for American Progress Action Fund</a>, a liberal advocacy group, has released a <a href="http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/women/report/2013/09/25/74836/the-state-of-women-in-america/">&quot;State of Women in America&quot;</a> report. It found men hold 67 percent of managerial jobs in Iowa as top administrators in the public and private sectors.</p> Thu, 26 Sep 2013 11:44:44 +0000 IPR Staff 29673 at http://iowapublicradio.org Men Hold Two-Thirds of Management Jobs in Iowa Berkshire Hathaway: Coming to a "For-Sale" Sign Near You http://iowapublicradio.org/post/berkshire-hathaway-coming-sale-sign-near-you <p>Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway's newest Iowa acquisition, Prudential First Realty, soon will be adopting the “Berkshire Hathaway Home Services” logo. The company has 77 agents and three offices in central Iowa, and their “For Sale” signs that now say Prudential, will be converted to Berkshire Hathaway.</p><p>Brennan Buckley is a company marketing executive in Des Moines.</p> Fri, 19 Apr 2013 12:22:05 +0000 Rick Fredericksen 19451 at http://iowapublicradio.org Berkshire Hathaway: Coming to a "For-Sale" Sign Near You My Farm Roots: Kate Edwards http://iowapublicradio.org/post/my-farm-roots-kate-edwards <p><em>This is the first installment of My Farm Roots, Harvest Public Media&rsquo;s new series chronicling Americans&rsquo; connection to the land. Click here (</em><a href="http://harvestpublicmedia.org/myfarmroots"><em>http://harvestpublicmedia.org/myfarmroots</em></a><em>) to explore more My Farm Roots stories and to share your own.</em></p><p></p><p>Kate Edwards hasn&rsquo;t always been a farmer. No, she came back to the farm after college, grad school and a stint as an environmental engineer.</p> Wed, 11 Jul 2012 11:38:56 +0000 Jeremy Bernfeld 4508 at http://iowapublicradio.org My Farm Roots: Kate Edwards Summer Series: Border Towns http://iowapublicradio.org/post/summer-series-border-towns <p>Our summer series continues into the noon hour on &quot;River to River&quot;. We are examining communities along our state&rsquo;s border and the challenges businesses face in these areas. On today&#39;s &quot;River to River&quot;, we take a look at the challenges businesses in the Quad Cities and Sioux City face in economic development when competing with Illinois and South Dakota tax structures.</p> Tue, 10 Jul 2012 18:41:12 +0000 Dean Borg 4472 at http://iowapublicradio.org Summer Series: Border Towns Des Moines Turning Into Hub for Entrepeneurship http://iowapublicradio.org/post/des-moines-turning-hub-entrepeneurship <p>More and more entrepreneurs are finding niches for creative business ventures in Iowa. This hour on River to River, we&#39;ll talk with Mike Colwell, the Executive Director of the Business Innovation Zone about how that state is becoming a hub for young professionals. We&#39;re also joined by two attorneys who started a B-Amazing Foods, a nutrition bar company, and a video producer who found her entrepreneurial spirit by moving to Des Moines. Veel Hoeden, a shared workspace in Pella.</p> Tue, 19 Jun 2012 19:06:08 +0000 Ben Kieffer 3434 at http://iowapublicradio.org Des Moines Turning Into Hub for Entrepeneurship Ways to Play in Big Boy Business http://iowapublicradio.org/post/ways-play-big-boy-business <p>Women now work in every field and have reached levels of success in business and politics that once seemed impossible, but business is still a male dominated world. Charity talks with Mary Stier of Des Moines who has shatterd many glass ceilings in her career as a newspaper publisher. She&#39;ll share her lessons and discuss her new book, <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Lady-Leader-Ways-Play-Business/dp/1888223979"><u><font color="#0066cc">Lady Leader: 10 Ways to Play in Big Boy Business. </font></u></a></em>Also joining the conversation is Diane Ramsey of Cedar Rapids, Ex. Mon, 12 Mar 2012 04:00:00 +0000 Charity Nebbe 113 at http://iowapublicradio.org