Colleges Target Working Students Looking to Advance Careers

Casie Sparks is one of many Mount Mercy University students working toward a college degree. However, the 35-year-old is employed full time as a client relationship development consultant at AEGON in Cedar Rapids.
She is among a wave of non-traditional students that Eastern Iowa colleges have been targeting for training recently.

Iowa Businesses Seek Slice of Same-Sex Wedding Profits

The controversial politics surrounding same-sex marriage this election year confront Iowa businesses with a predicament international chains such as IKEA, Calvin Klein and Viacom encountered when incorporating messages for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people in marketing campaigns. The dilemma – how to appeal to one type of consumer without alienating another.