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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

  • Posted at 6:10 AM
    KemPharm, Inc., a clinical-stage specialty pharmaceutical company engaged in the discovery and development of proprietary new molecular entity (NME) prodrugs, announced today the appointment of Tracy M. Woody as Chief Commercial Officer. Ms. Woody brings to KemPharm more than 20 years of commercial experience building businesses for both emerging and established pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and drug delivery companies. As Chief Commercial Officer, Ms. Woody will join KemPharm's executive management team and will be responsible for leading the commercialization strategy for ... read more

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

  • Posted at 9:00 AM
    CompleWare announces launch of the latest version of CompleClinical, its comprehensive eClinical solution for clinical trial data capture and management. With the inclusion of integrated RandomizeIT®, CompleClinical Version 1.5.0 now offers unsurpassed interactive web response system (IWRS) and supply chain management features. "The release of CompleClinical with integrated RandomizeIT allows users to perform all IWRS and other clinical trial functions within a single application," said Dr. John M. Weiler, CompleWare's President. "This represents an important milestone for the industry's ability to ... read more
  • Posted at 7:00 AM
    TeamQuest, a global leader in IT Capacity Planning and Management, has announced the appointment of Dino Balafas as Vice President of Marketing. Mr. Balafas previously served as Vice President of Products and Service for the Datacard Group. Mr. Balafas will be responsible for developing and executing TeamQuest's market strategy in support of the company's journey to continue to adapting TeamQuest product and service offerings to the evolving needs of IT operations management. With a history of building and managing market focused teams, ... read more

Monday, March 2, 2015

  • Posted at 7:00 AM
    Workiva (NYSE: WK), creator of the Wdesk cloud-based productivity platform for business data collaboration and reporting, announced today that more than 100 companies, including Advance Auto Parts, FirstMerit Corporation and Gulfport Energy Corporation, are now using Wdesk to increase efficiency in documenting, implementing and assessing internal controls over financial reporting as required under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20150213/175372LOGO SOX requires public company CEOs and CFOs to individually certify that their annual and quarterly financial reports are accurate and complete and to assess ... read more

Thursday, February 26, 2015

  • Posted at 12:03 PM
    dataTHRESH, Inc., the independent data tool platform for farmers, announces today the beta release of several new independent data tools for farmers at the 2015 Commodity Classic in Phoenix, Arizona. dataTHRESH independent SEEDSEARCH(TM) Basic Data ToolThe dataTHRESH independent SEEDSEARCH(TM) Basic Data Tool offers farmers a fast way to find seed products easier and faster. With the tool, farmers select which maturity range of corn hybrid or soybean variety they are seeking. The multi-brand results can be further sorted by ... read more
  • Posted at 10:46 AM
    BirdDog, the leader in recruitment and applicant tracking solutions (ATS) for the construction, engineering and skilled trades industries, has been identified as a finalist for the Top Growth Company and Technology Company of the Year Prometheus Awards by the Technology ... read more
  • American Food Trends "Heat Up" Via Social Food Sharing --- DES MOINES, Iowa, Feb. 26, 2015
    Posted at 5:01 AM
    After analyzing more than 30 million posts(1) on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to discover what makes up the ultimate American meal, the National Pork Board (NPB) in conjunction with digital analytics from Crimson Hexagon's ForSight(TM) tool found that it may not be as traditionally "American" as many might think. Based on social media posts shared by Americans across all 50 states from Nov. 1, 2013 to Nov. 30, 2014, NPB revealed that nearly half of socially shared food content ... read more

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

  • Posted at 3:27 PM
    Workiva Inc. (NYSE: WK) today announced that it will report its fourth quarter and fiscal year 2014 financial results after the U.S. financial markets close on March 11, 2015. Workiva management will host a conference call and webcast at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on that day to discuss the financial results and business highlights. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20150213/175372LOGO The conference call can be accessed by dialing 877-201-0168 (domestic) or 647-788-4901 (international). The conference ID is 58430933. Additionally, a live webcast of the conference call ... read more

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

  • Posted at 2:40 PM
    Flick Fusion (www.flickfusion.com) today announced it has released an upgraded version of its mobile apps for iPhone and Android devices. Lot service companies that provide auto dealers with inventory videos can now use mobile devices to shoot high-quality HD video, text or email videos to clients, extract images from videos and upload videos to websites, YouTube, Facebook and other third-party sites. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150223/177249 "Mobile apps make it easy for lot service reps using our platform to speed up the collection ... read more

Monday, February 23, 2015

  • Posted at 2:15 PM
    Workiva (NYSE: WK), creator of the Wdesk cloud-based productivity platform for business data collaboration and reporting, announced today that more than 100 organizations, including Fortune 500 companies such as Whirlpool Corporation, are using Wdesk Data Collection to securely gather, aggregate and manage critical business data. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20150213/175372LOGO Global organizations face the difficult task of collecting, verifying and monitoring the business data they need from a wide variety of sources. Manual processes can be tedious, are error-prone and can increase the possibility of a ... read more

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

  • Posted at 6:15 AM
    At its annual meeting of stockholders today, Lee Enterprises, Incorporated (NYSE:LEE), a major provider of local news, information and advertising in 50 markets, will provide a review of its digital sales and audience strategies, along with a financial update. ... read more

Friday, February 13, 2015

  • Posted at 4:00 AM
    Workiva Inc. (NYSE: WK) today announced that Chief Executive Officer Matt Rizai and Chief Financial Officer Stuart Miller plan to present at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference on March 3, 2015 in San Francisco at 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time. The presentation will be webcast live and an archive of the presentation will be available for a limited time under the "Events" section on the company's investor relations website (http://investor.workiva.com/). https://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20150213/175372LOGO About WorkivaWorkiva created Wdesk, a cloud-based platform for enterprises ... read more

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

  • Posted at 12:00 PM
    Verizon Wireless was the overwhelming network performance leader in the rankings of four national wireless providers in the United States in the third National RootScore® Report, issued today by Seattle-based RootMetrics®. Among the four major wireless carriers, Verizon won the Overall RootScore award in the state of Iowa for the third consecutive time. In addition, Verizon Wireless also scored highest for the third consecutive time in the categories of: Reliability, Speed, Data Performance, Call Performance and Texting Performance in ... read more
  • Posted at 11:19 AM
    There's a new option for global corporations wanting to reward employees and channel partners for a job well done. ITA Group, a leader in employee and channel engagement, announces the addition of YayYou!, a global online awards solution, to its motivational offerings. YayYou! makes thousands of motivational awards accessible to employees and channel partners in 75 countries. The solution includes a new online catalog that is translated in more than nine languages and customized by country to offer culturally relevant awards. ... read more

Friday, February 6, 2015

  • Posted at 11:44 AM
    The University of Iowa Children's Hospital (UI Children's Hospital) was named a Certified Duchenne Care Center by Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD), a nonprofit organization leading the fight to end Duchenne muscular dystrophy (Duchenne) and demanding optimal care for all people with Duchenne. UI Children's Hospital is the seventh center to be certified by PPMD, recognizing the Hospital's dedication to improving care for people living with Duchenne. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100119/DC39975LOGO Duchenne muscular dystrophy is the most common fatal genetic disorder diagnosed in childhood, ... read more

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

  • Posted at 2:00 PM
    The American Heart Association, Midwest Affiliate, announced at a press conference on Tuesday, February 3, 1:00 p.m. in the State Historical Building of the Capitol Complex in Des Moines a $4.6 million grant award to enhance systems of care, save lives, and improve outcomes for heart attack patients in rural Iowa, called Mission: Lifeline. The lead funder is The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, one of the nation's largest foundations, providing this grant of $4.6 million ... read more

Monday, February 2, 2015

  • Posted at 10:34 AM
    Flick Fusion (www.flickfusion.com) today announced the availability of 2015 makes and models in an expanded library of PicMotion new vehicle inventory videos. In partnership with Chrome Data (www.chromedata.com), Flick Fusion's PicMotion videos make it easy for auto dealers to turn new vehicle inventory listings into rich video content optimized for video SEO. Up to five hundred 2015 models are now available. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150201/172697 "If a dealership doesn't have videos for their new cars, they don't have SEO for their new ... read more

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

  • Posted at 6:00 AM
    Social Money announced today that it has received a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that will help pilot its CorePro system of record and core processing platform so as to help under-banked individuals and families in India get access to basic, cost-effective financial services. Said Social Money CEO Scott McCormack: "Our company mission from day one has been to use our core processing technology to provide people of all walks of life financial empowerment through the simple idea ... read more

Friday, January 23, 2015

  • Posted at 10:57 AM
    The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) released a public opinion poll of Iowa health care leaders and a new study analyzing the impact of increased cost sharing on patient adherence to prescription medications. The PFCD is a nationwide coalition working to educate policy makers and the public on the costs of chronic diseases. The research released at the Capitol was focused on how the Iowa healthcare exchange could be improved to help patients better understand their insurance options. "Health ... read more

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

  • Digmaa Launches Home Building Collaboration Website --- DES MOINES, Iowa, Jan. 21, 2015
    Posted at 9:10 AM
    Digmaa, a Des Moines startup, has officially launched web- and mobile-based platforms into a niche custom homebuyers market which bridges communication between the home builder and their clients. Digmaa is a communication platform (SaaS) that enhances the overall experience of the building process for all involved. Builders will be able to maximize their exposure to the public while having simple tools to connect with their clients for scheduling, budgeting, and updating their clients via photos/videos throughout the building ... read more