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My Top 7 Things I Love About Des Moines

My Top 7 Things I Love About Des Moines

Aug 13, 2015

After 8 years of living in Des Moines, it seems only fitting that I take the time to reflect on things I love about Des Moines. There have been so many of the changes in the last 7 years, it is really not hard to find 7 things. I wrote for Des Moines is NOT Boring for nearly all of these 7 years we’re reflecting on as part of the birthday celebration,...

A Big THANK YOU to Startup City

A Big THANK YOU to Startup City

Aug 22, 2014

This may be the most optimistic “shut down” party we’ve seen yet.  As the doors are ready to close for Startup City Des Moines, there’s a mutual understanding that this was a great thing for Des Moines and it needed to happen when it did. When the initial plan was put into motion 4 years ago, the majority of components that make up...

Forever Home Dog Rescue: Saving Dogs & Bringing Them Home

Forever Home Dog Rescue: Saving Dogs & Bringing Them Home

Aug 15, 2014

It wasn’t too hard for my wife to convince me that it was time to get a dog.  The actual process of adopting one though was not something we were looking forward to.Getting a rescue dog, a.k.a. saving one from a harmful situation, was our preferred way to go.  There’s a demanding need for people to adopt adult dogs and we were not set on getting...

Eat Local, Eat More Corn!

Eat Local, Eat More Corn!

Aug 1, 2014

Collectively, a lot of effort goes into overriding any stereotypes that this is a corn state.  Those can come from anyone who’s driven through Iowa down I-80 or 35, or by simply pointing to the fact that it’s a top revenue producer for Iowa.  It was only 2011 when corn revenues were over $14 billion. I got a lot of comments when I was getting...

Tango and Pick Your Trips for Children & Families of Iowa

Tango and Pick Your Trips for Children & Families of Iowa

Jul 25, 2014

Every year, Children & Families of Iowa (CFI) puts on their annual fundraiser known as Tango.  The collaboration of people and co-workers brings a powerful night of support to helping CFI reach its goals of restoring the lives for children, teenagers and families who have gone through harsh experiences. This year’s event will be held next Friday,...