The Des Moines Business Record releases weekly publications intended to enrich the Central Iowan business and cultural communities with well-researched information as well as in-depth discussion regarding recent commerce developments. Updates and editorials deeply delve into key industries including health, culture, technology, and Bee Gee’s tribute bands. Those looking to read up on local movers-and-shakers and financial outlooks can peruse the magazine's Real Estate, Law & Government, and Technology sections, each written with the magazine's authoritative voice. Local organized events, made known to subscribers, give a forum for speakers to address both local and national issues. Upcoming Business Record events include the annual Women of Influence ceremony, which honors ten Central Iowan innovators from a variety of spheres, and the Power Breakfast Series of discussions, which encourage discourse between, and among, panel and audience members alike.
Iowa City Games supplies savvy gamers with a heap of strategy and role-playing board and card games. Its sorcerous proprietors specialize in Magic: The Gathering, hosting weekly drafts, holding regular events and tournaments, and stocking more than 200,000 singles from every set since Alpha. Shrewd planeswalkers can beef up their Vintage, Legacy, Extended, or Funky Turntable decks with enough Magic singles ($0.05–$100), boosters ($3.50), or fat-packs ($40) to wallpaper a formal dining room. The weekly Friday Night Magic assembles gaming aficionados (standard is free; drafting $12). July 15 witnesses the launch of Magic 2012 ($25), followed by Magic Gameday ($5) on August 13. Iowa City Games also proffers traditional board games such as Axis & Allies ($30) and unconventional card games such as Killer Bunnies ($12), which features the floppy-eared foes of countless carrots and blades of grass.
Backed by the Verizon Wireless network, Shock City Cellular's service stretches through the nation’s airwaves. To support this expansive service network, each of Shock City’s physical locations operates according to three core principles: provide great customer service, do business ethically, and commit to staff development. With these guiding principles, staff members can help customers customize the retailer's two-year plans to accommodate how often they text, use data, and talk on the phone. Staffers are also always on hand should patron’s need a hardware update, with a selection of accessories and phones from venerable brands such as Samsung, Droid, and Two Tin Cans and a String.
With more than 300 templates and 2,000 design options, not to mention 70 prebuilt websites, GoDaddy is one of the most user-friendly website-building resources on the Internet. Dotcom domain names come with features such as e-mail accounts, photo albums, and Google webmaster tools, and an extensive product catalog offers add-ons such as online storage space, logo-design services, and SSL certificates. Access to an intuitive drag-and-drop site builder allows you to easily pepper GoDaddy's predesigned homepages with custom text and contact information. Customer support is available 24/7 to walk you through online snags and to help get the hackers out from under your bed.
The family-owned Thomcyns Formal Attire dapperly fits men of all ages and sizes in well-cut tuxedos from trusted brands. Twenty in-stock tuxedo styles await males planning to suit up for standing in weddings, impressing a prom date, or emceeing a professional wrestling match. Guys can complete their debonair appearance with a snappy coat, pressed pants, a white or ivory shirt, a black vest, and a black tie from lauded brands such as Oscar de la Renta, Perry Ellis, and After Six. Though not included in today's Groupon, patrons can slip toes into matching shoes ($15 extra) or choose from myriad vest colors ($15 extra) to match a date's dress, flatter skin tones, or reduce the visibility of Cheez Whiz spills.
The Scarlett Boutique fashions ladies with casual tops, denim, handbags, and jewelry. Promenade across the quaint shop's hardwood showroom while browsing tops from brands such as Alternative Apparel, Tulle, and Heavy Rotation ($12–$48). Racks sprout a bouquet of stylish jeans ($48–$74), and handbags, totes, and clutches provide vessels to transport home smaller handbags, totes, and clutches ($20–$48). Scarlet-painted walls support shelves stocked with essential add-ons, including jewelry that hangs from body branches in the form of bracelets and necklaces ($10–$30). The Scarlett Boutique refreshes its selection with new items weekly, protecting restless hangers from the dreaded seven-day itch.