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Jun 26, 2020

Lisa Bates, field specialist II with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, joins host Steve Adams to discuss the wide range of business services available through the Iowa Retail Initiative.  Several publications and best practices are discussed in this episode, including COVID-19 strategies.


Jun 26, 2020

Host Steve Adams interviews Patrick Luensmann, senior program manager at the University of Northern Iowa. He manages Iowa Source Link, a collaboration between the University of Northern Iowa and the Iowa Economic Development Authority. If you are a business looking for technical assistance or resources, this is the...


Restaurant Reopening Guide

Jun 12, 2020

This timely webinar discusses the reopening guidance for Iowa restaurants in May 2020. Jessica Dunker, President and CEO of the Iowa Restaurant Association offers a presentation that discusses the directives and recommendations when reopening a restaurant. Mark Speltz, Bureau Chief, Iowa Department of Inspections...


Jun 4, 2020

This podcast provides a detailed description of Iowa State University's Economic Development and Industry Relations (EDIR). Our guest is David Spalding, the Raisbeck Endowed Dean of the Debbie and Jerry Ivy College of Business at Iowa State University. Dean Spalding is also serving as interim vice president for EDIR for...


Jun 3, 2020

Today our guests are Stacie and Rick Mosley from Rick Mosley Hair in Clive, IA. In this podcast we discuss some of the challenges that hair salons, barber shops and cosmetologists have been facing during this Covid-19 pandemic. Steve Adams leads the conversation and the Mosleys provide best practice strategies...