Des Moines metropolitan area

MemoryCare.com Names the Best Facilities for Senior Memory Care in Des Moines, IA

Saturday, May 23, 2020 - 5:00am

DES MOINES, Iowa, May 23, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- MemoryCare.com, a comprehensive resource for caregivers and older adults living with memory impairment, has announced the Best Memory Care Facilities in Des Moines, Iowa.

Key Points: 
  • DES MOINES, Iowa, May 23, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- MemoryCare.com, a comprehensive resource for caregivers and older adults living with memory impairment, has announced the Best Memory Care Facilities in Des Moines, Iowa.
  • The guide identifies 12 memory care communities based on location, access to experts, facility features and amenities.
  • In Des Moines, the number of senior deaths related to Alzheimer's increased by 30 percent between 2013 and 2017.
  • For a detailed listing of the Best Memory Care Facilities in Des Moines, IA, please visit https://www.memorycare.com/des-moines-ia-facilities/
    2020 Best Memory Care Facilities in Des Moines, IA (in alphabetical order)

QCR Holdings, Inc. Welcomes New Board Member and Announces a Cash Dividend of $0.06 Per Share

Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 10:05pm

Three of the directors, James M. Field, Timothy B. OReilly and Marie Z. Ziegler, were re-elected to three-year terms.

Key Points: 
  • Three of the directors, James M. Field, Timothy B. OReilly and Marie Z. Ziegler, were re-elected to three-year terms.
  • In addition to founding and running her own consultancy, we have great confidence that her counsel and expertise will prove tremendous assets for QCR Holdings.
  • Ms. Jacobs currently serves on the board of Community State Bank, a wholly owned QCR Holding subsidiary based in Ankeny, Iowa that serves the Ankeny and Des Moines markets.
  • Additionally, on May 19, 2020, the Companys board of directors declared a cash dividend of $0.06 per share payable on July 8, 2020, to holders of common stock of the Company of record on June 19, 2020.

Deborah Baldwin Named FHLB Des Moines Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer

Monday, May 18, 2020 - 10:14pm

DES MOINES, Iowa, May 18, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Effective May 18, Deborah Baldwin will become the new chief diversity and inclusion officer at the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines (FHLB Des Moines or the Bank).

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  • DES MOINES, Iowa, May 18, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Effective May 18, Deborah Baldwin will become the new chief diversity and inclusion officer at the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines (FHLB Des Moines or the Bank).
  • In this role, Baldwin will oversee the Banks Office of Minority and Women Inclusion, as well as all diversity and inclusion efforts.
  • I am excited for Deb to join our team at the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines, said Kris Williams, president and chief executive officer, FHLB Des Moines.
  • Serving 13 states and three U.S. Pacific territories, FHLB Des Moines is one of 11 regional Banks that make up the Federal Home Loan Bank System.

Venerable Announces New Hire and Promotion

Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 3:49pm

WEST CHESTER, Pa., May 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Venerable today announced the appointment of Lee Barnard as Vice President and Senior Counsel.

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  • WEST CHESTER, Pa., May 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Venerable today announced the appointment of Lee Barnard as Vice President and Senior Counsel.
  • Venerable is also announcing the promotion of Project Management Director, Brad Laskowski, to Vice President.
  • Laskowski has been with Venerable, and formerly with the legacy annuity business acquired from Voya Financial, Inc., for the last 5 years.
  • Venerable is a privately held company with business operations based in West Chester, Pennsylvania and Des Moines, Iowa.

Strategic America Earns Top Awards at International Competition

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 4:00pm

DES MOINES, Iowa, May 12, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Strategic America, an integrated marketing firm based in West Des Moines, Iowa, was recognized with four Hermes Creative Awards.

Key Points: 
  • DES MOINES, Iowa, May 12, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Strategic America, an integrated marketing firm based in West Des Moines, Iowa, was recognized with four Hermes Creative Awards.
  • The international competition draws thousands of entries from around the world each year in a variety of categories.
  • Strategic America was recognized for client work in pro bono and integrated marketing.
  • Strategic America is a well-regarded member of the American Association of Advertising Agencies (4As), the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) and Association of National Advertisers (ANA).

Connecting Des Moines Students For Distance Learning

Friday, May 1, 2020 - 1:52am

DMPS distributed nearly 21,000 laptop computers to students throughout Des Moines during two weeks in mid-April.

Key Points: 
  • DMPS distributed nearly 21,000 laptop computers to students throughout Des Moines during two weeks in mid-April.
  • "The methodical approach we're implementing in this partnership fills many gaps and puts in place a permanent, robust infrastructure to meet distance learning needs for Des Moines families today, and well into the future."
  • Des Moines Public Schools is Iowa's largest provider of public education, with more than 32,000 students from preschool through high school.
  • The Greater Des Moines Partnership is the economic and community development organization that serves Greater Des Moines (DSM), Iowa.

Connecting Des Moines Students For Distance Learning

Friday, May 1, 2020 - 1:52am

DMPS distributed nearly 21,000 laptop computers to students throughout Des Moines during two weeks in mid-April.

Key Points: 
  • DMPS distributed nearly 21,000 laptop computers to students throughout Des Moines during two weeks in mid-April.
  • "The methodical approach we're implementing in this partnership fills many gaps and puts in place a permanent, robust infrastructure to meet distance learning needs for Des Moines families today, and well into the future."
  • Des Moines Public Schools is Iowa's largest provider of public education, with more than 32,000 students from preschool through high school.
  • The Greater Des Moines Partnership is the economic and community development organization that serves Greater Des Moines (DSM), Iowa.

Simpson College Announces Honorees for Iowa & Minnesota Campus Compact Presidents' Engaged Campus Awards

Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 2:03pm

DES MOINES, Iowa, April 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Simpson College ( simpson.edu ) today announced the college's winners of the 2020 Iowa & MinnesotaCampus Compact Presidents' Engaged Campus Awards.

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  • DES MOINES, Iowa, April 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Simpson College ( simpson.edu ) today announced the college's winners of the 2020 Iowa & MinnesotaCampus Compact Presidents' Engaged Campus Awards.
  • This year's awards included more than 100 honorees selected by 38 college and university presidents in Iowa and Minnesota.
  • Stadtlander embodies the characteristics of a servant leader through her deep and ongoing commitment to community engagement at Simpson College.
  • Simpson College is a private, liberal arts college located in Iowa with campuses in Indianola, West Des Moines and online.

West Bancorporation, Inc. to Announce Quarterly Results, Hold Conference Call

Friday, March 20, 2020 - 12:30pm

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa, March 20, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- West Bancorporation, Inc. (Nasdaq: WTBA) (the Company), parent company of West Bank, will report its results for the first quarter of 2020, on Thursday, April 23, 2020 before the markets open.

Key Points: 
  • WEST DES MOINES, Iowa, March 20, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- West Bancorporation, Inc. (Nasdaq: WTBA) (the Company), parent company of West Bank, will report its results for the first quarter of 2020, on Thursday, April 23, 2020 before the markets open.
  • The Company will discuss its results in a conference call scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Central Time on Friday, April 24, 2020.
  • West Bancorporation, Inc. is headquartered in West Des Moines, Iowa.
  • Serving its customers since 1893, West Bank, a wholly-owned subsidiary of West Bancorporation, Inc., is a community bank that focuses on lending, deposit services and trust services for consumers and small- to medium-sized businesses.

Kevin Larkin Named FHLB Des Moines Chief Information Officer

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 1:00pm

DES MOINES, Iowa, March 11, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Effective March 23, Kevin Larkin will become the new Chief Information Officer at the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines (FHLB Des Moines or the Bank).

Key Points: 
  • DES MOINES, Iowa, March 11, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Effective March 23, Kevin Larkin will become the new Chief Information Officer at the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines (FHLB Des Moines or the Bank).
  • Larkin has more than 25 years of professional experience and will oversee the Banks information technology (IT) and information security (IS) departments.
  • I am thrilled to have Kevin join the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines, said Kris Williams, president and chief executive officer, FHLB Des Moines.
  • For additional information about FHLB Des Moines, please visit www.fhlbdm.com .