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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

  • Posted at 5:40 AM
    MiniJoops is pleased to announce the official launch of its online retail store, boasting modern and cutting edge children's apparel as seen via global trends in the international fashion market. This new retailer offers customers the opportunity to buy upcoming designer brands all in one place. Featured designers include Beau Loves, Little Boogaweezin, Mini Rodini, Petitbo, Prefresh, RAYGUN, Thief&Bandit, Tiny Whales, Tutu Du Monde, and Wovenplay. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130904/PH73305-a) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130904/PH73305-b) Co-Founder and fashion-loving full-time mother Malisa MacNab explains, "I ... read more

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

  • Posted at 12:48 PM
    Spencer Hospital today announced it is the first and only hospital in Iowa to implement Xenex Disinfection Services' UV room disinfection system in its patient and operating rooms. A "green," mercury-free technology, the Xenex system is the fastest, safest and most effective method for the advanced cleaning of hospital rooms, scientifically proven to destroy all major classes of microorganisms that cause hospital acquired infections (HAI), such as Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Clostridium difficile (C. diff). Xenex's room disinfection system uses pulsed ... read more

Monday, August 26, 2013

Friday, August 23, 2013

Thursday, August 15, 2013

  • Posted at 5:00 AM
    The FlatWave® AIR outdoor amplified HD antenna, introduced today by Winegard, is the newest member of the FlatWave family of technology-driven, HD antennas. To get free over-the-air HD reception, consumers simply mount the AIR outside and point it in the direction of the local TV broadcast tower. The antenna is ideal for extra TVs in the house not connected to cable or satellite or for consumers looking to 'cut the cord,' as it connects to up to four separate flatscreen ... read more

Monday, August 12, 2013

  • Posted at 8:03 AM
    Blazing speeds. Great reliability. Broad coverage. Excellent overall performance. That's what Iowa residents want from their mobile Internet, and it's exactly what AT&T* is delivering with an array of network upgrades completed in the first half of 2013. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120612/DA23287LOGO) In the first half of 2013, AT&T invested more than $20 million in its wireless and wired networks in Iowa. The investments included deployment of new macro cell sites, small cells and Distributed Antenna Systems across the ... read more

Sunday, August 11, 2013

  • Posted at 3:18 PM
    Rockwell Collins, Inc. (NYSE: COL) today announced it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire ARINC Incorporated, a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group, and a leader in communications and information processing solutions for the commercial aviation industry, for $1.39 billion. ... read more

Thursday, August 8, 2013

  • Posted at 10:00 AM
    Stephen A. Wynn has made a $25 million gift commitment to the University of Iowa to support the UI's Institute for Vision Research. The gift, which was announced at today's meeting of the Board of Regents, State of Iowa held in Ames, will be used to accelerate progress toward cures for rare, inherited retinal diseases. "As a person who knows firsthand what it is like to lose vision from a rare inherited eye disease, I want to do everything I ... read more

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

  • Posted at 5:10 AM
    KemPharm, Inc., a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of new, safer therapies to treat pain, announced today that it has received a Notice of Allowance from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for its patent application titled, "Phenylethanoic Acid, Phenylpropanoic Acid and Phenylpropenoic Acid Conjugates and Prodrugs of Hydrocodone, Method of Making and Use Thereof." The most recent Notice of Allowance pertains to additional composition of matter claims in support of KP201 and ... read more

Monday, August 5, 2013

  • Posted at 4:30 AM
    It's not every day an alien spacecraft loaded onto an all-terrain military vehicle rolls into town, but that's just what's happening this week at the Iowa State Fair. The fair is the kickoff event for the "Exede(®) Invasion Tour," hitting seven states this summer and fall. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20091216/VIASATLOGO) A UFO-style spacecraft, home to Brian the Alien, will showcase "Exede -- Internet So Fast It Must Be From Outer Space." The service is powered by ViaSat-1, the world's highest capacity satellite, which ... read more

Thursday, August 1, 2013

  • Posted at 5:00 AM
    Rockwell Collins announced today that its board of directors elected company President Kelly Ortberg, 53, to the additional role of CEO, effective immediately. He has also been appointed to the company’s Board of Directors and to the Board’s Executive Committee. Ortberg succeeds Clay Jones, 64, who ... read more

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

  • Posted at 11:36 AM
    Making benefit information more accessible, the Principal Financial Group® is the first major employee benefits company to offer members the ability to submit vision claims instantly and check group disability and group term life insurance policies on a mobile device through the Principal® ... read more
  • Posted at 6:21 AM
    Iowa-based internet retailer of home furnishings, Lots of Fun Sales LLC, today announced the launch of a new e-commerce website: www.HomeTreasuresYourWay.com. Owner and founder of Lots of Fun Sales LLC, Marilyn Gray, said, "Our Company's mission is to provide high quality home products of tremendous value. Many of the items found at HomeTreasuresYourWay.com are not only stylish, but functional." Lots of Fun Sales LLC is a small family-owned and operated business that just recently launched in 2012. The Company's new online ... read more

Thursday, July 25, 2013

  • Posted at 10:32 AM
    U.S. Cellular continues its summer of Better Moments with a series of events in Iowa throughout July and August, including fun and games at the U.S. Cellular 250 and Iowa State Fair along with special appearances by NASCAR driver Kenny Wallace and television personality and Iowa-native Frank Fritz. Kenny Wallace will kick-start the fun July 31 at the Jordan Creek Town Center in West Des Moines. Residents are invited to meet Wallace and race against him using remote controlled ... read more

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

  • Posted at 8:18 AM
    Fiberutilities Group (FG) today announced the successful completion of its three year program management role with the Iowa Communications Network (ICN). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130716/CG48036LOGO) The ICN, Iowa's distance learning and state government network, in 2010 received a $16.2 million Broadband Opportunities Program (BTOP) federal grant that, along with the ICN matching funds, resulted in a $24 million upgrade to the statewide network. The three year operational phase of the project was completed on June 30, 2013. The network was upgraded to ... read more

Monday, July 15, 2013

  • Posted at 5:10 AM
    KemPharm, Inc., a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of new, safer therapies to treat pain, announced today the appointment of Gordon K. "Rusty" Johnson as Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Chief Financial Officer (CFO). As COO and CFO of KemPharm, Mr. Johnson will join KemPharm's executive management team and will be responsible for enhancing the company's financial and operational initiatives and the ongoing development of KP201. KP201 is KemPharm's lead clinical candidate in ... read more

Thursday, July 11, 2013

  • Posted at 8:00 AM
    After going through a traumatic life experience like divorce, it can be hard to find yourself again. The importance of carving out "me time" is not only therapeutic and healing, but it can be fun as well. Finding "me time" isn't impossible. Marina Spriggs, contributor to SupportInaSplit.com and author of "Stop Looking for a Husband [Find the Love of Your Life,}" offers these tips to help a friend in need. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130711/CG44751)(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130122/CG45741LOGO-b) Identify Gaps in Scheduling - Set aside some ... read more

Monday, July 8, 2013

  • Posted at 6:15 AM
    OnlineChimp.com, a web marketing company that is devoted to helping small businesses succeed online, has just launched a brand new website builder tool that is designed to help small business owners get their websites up and running online in just a matter of minutes. The innovative tool can be previewed and purchased through the live demo site OnlineChimpWebsiteSolution.com. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130708/CG43410) The new and powerful small business website builder tool is designed to help even the most novice and inexperienced computer users ... read more

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

  • Banno Names Ben Metz as CTO --- CEDAR FALLS, Iowa
    Posted at 6:00 AM
    Banno, a provider of data-enriched Web and transaction marketing services for financial institutions, announced that Ben Metz has been promoted to CTO. Metz, a three-year company veteran, is responsible for leading Banno’s technical vision and managing all associated development. ... read more