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Day: February 27, 2013


SOCCKET, F.U.B.U. creators part of West Des Moines event in March

By SPN Team / February 27, 2013

The creators of the energy-harnessing soccer ball SOCCKET and fashion brand F.U.B.U. are among the featured keynote speakers at Des Moines Area Community College West Campus’ Celebrate! Innovation Week next month. The event, which runs March 4-7, is free and open to the public.

Now in its third year, Celebrate! Innovation Week aims to engage students in a focused context outside of their studies to help them see the value and process of innovation, according to the event website. Classes at the West Des Moines community college …

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New Invest Nebraska CEO sees “opportunity to make a true impact”

By SPN Team / February 27, 2013

East Coast native Mark Crawford is often asked why he moved to Omaha last June. He has some answers down pat.

“Besides Dan’s sell job on the beautiful beaches and 70-degree days, I can go up to the mountains and ski,” joked the CEO of Invest Nebraska, referring to the organization’s COO, Dan Hoffman, who recruited him.

No, really.

Well, he said, he had no wife, no kids, no mortgage, so “I could.”

For real though.

At Invest Nebraska, “there’s an opportunity to make a true impact” as an investor …

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