“March Madness” Finally Comes to Des Moines

Remember when Wells Fargo Arena and the Iowa Events Center opened in 2005? Remember when people complained about paying $6 for a beer at Wells Fargo? Remember when the Polk County Board of Supervisors had that ridiculous iron-clad contract to put an AHL team inside Wells Fargo? Remember when people expected Wells Fargo and Des…

“Dear Cityview…” July 19, 2006

When Juice premiered in 2006, there was a lot of criticism about the publication, namely from Cityview Magazine. Cityview spent every week making Juice (and the Register) their personal pinata, attacking them for writing “fluff” pieces and not “hard news” as Cityview stakes their claim to. The statement below from Cityview’s “Winners and Losers” column propelled me to send…

A Look Back: The Mind of a Young Professional

NOTE: I’m introducing a series of old posts I wrote for Juice from 2006 until 2008. This post was written on February 23, 2006, during my first week blogging. The topic for this entry is about what is a young professional in Des Moines. The uptick of young professionals in Des Moines started to become the…

That One Night I Stopped By Bru’s Desk…

Three weeks ago, Amy Jennings, Eric Olmscheid, Emily Abbas, and I were invited by Des Moines Register business writer Lynn Hicks to take a tour through The Des Moines Register after a “14 People to Watch in 2014” panel at Capital Square. I had toured the new Register offices before (thanks to Josh Hafner), but I decided to go…