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Posted June 01, 2022in Business Feature

Cutting the cord: Are central Iowa consumers ready to drop cable and satellite forever?

Leading cable and satellite TV providers in the Des Moines metro are losing subscribers. Fast. Company-wide, Dish Network lost 583,000 pay-TV subscribers in 2021. Mediacom lost 71,000. DirecTV does not [...]

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Posted May 04, 2022in Business Feature

The business side of farmers markets

The Des Moines Downtown Farmers’ Market launched in 1976 with 15 vendors. Since then, it has become a downtown mainstay and has grown to 280 vendors covering several blocks. The [...]

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Posted April 06, 2022in Business Feature

Fix it, or toss it?

Released in 2007, “The Story of Stuff” is a short film about material goods. Narrated by Annie Leonard, the 20-minute film exposes the truth behind material goods: where they come [...]

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Posted March 02, 2022in Business Feature

Here comes the bride

When it comes to the holiday season and Valentine’s Day, love is in the air — and warm, fuzzy feelings abound. No wonder then that the number of engagements spikes. [...]

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Posted February 02, 2022in Business Feature, Business Journal

The business of Valentine’s Day

Red roses, boxes of candy, cards, dinners and diamonds — these expressions of love and affection are hits for Valentine’s Day, which is now one of the biggest annual retail [...]

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Posted January 05, 2022in Business Feature, Business Journal

Location, location, location

Location, location, location. The old adage says it is everything in real estate and business. However, sometimes business owners find what might have been a great location at one time [...]

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Posted December 01, 2021in Business Feature

Where are the cars?

Consolidation and COVID-19 have driven changes in the automotive industry both nationally and locally.   When Mark Hummel’s great grandfather opened a Plymouth-DeSoto dealership in Beaverdale in 1929, his was [...]

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Posted November 03, 2021in Business Feature, Business Journal

21 from 2021

Honoring business people who made a positive difference in the community in the past year. For the third year, CITYVIEW’s Business Journal recognizes the contributions of outstanding business leaders. The [...]

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Posted October 06, 2021in Business Feature

Handing off the baton

Successful business transitions require planning and preparation. After years of hard work, those who saw their dream of building a successful business come true often begin to see a new [...]

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Posted September 01, 2021in Business Feature, Business Journal

Performance evaluations for a changing workforce

Shifting from once-a-year formal reviews to more timely feedback can be a game-changer for both companies and their employees.    Ask any working professional about their thoughts on performance reviews, [...]

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