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Vermeer Announces New Building at ISU Research Park

Tue, Jun 30, 2015

Vermeer Corporation

The Iowa State University Research Park (ISU RP) and Pella, Iowa, based Vermeer Corporation announced today the groundbreaking on the Vermeer Applied Technology Hub to be located at 2710 South Loop Drive; a state of the art facility that will house offices, meeting spaces and a high bay space.

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Vermeer Introduces Equipment To Solve Road Cutting And Surface Destruction Problems In Ghana

Tue, Jun 30, 2015

Vermeer Corporation

​Vermeer, a world leading provider of agricultural and industrial equipment has introduced Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) equipment in Ghana at an event in Accra. 



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Boehringer Ingelheim celebrates safety, enclosure at new building site

Fri, Jun 26, 2015

Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc

​​Boehringer Ingelheim celebrated a casualty-free project and fully enclosing its new building at the ISU Research Park on Friday, June 26. Contractors, construction workers and other members of the community gathered for a luncheon on the first floor of the new building.

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Ames Recognized as Top Location for STEM Graduates

Thu, Jun 25, 2015

Iowa State University Research Park Corporation

​NerdWallet, a consumer advocacy website, recently conducted a study to identify the best places in the U.S. for STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) graduates – and the Ames metro area ranked among the top 25, coming in at No. 23.

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Workiva Announces More than 50 Sessions for Annual User Conference

Thu, Jun 25, 2015

Workiva

​Workiva, creator of the Wdesk cloud-based productivity platform for enterprises, today announced that more than 50 different sessions will be offered at its fourth annual user conference, The Exchange Community, to be held at the Hyatt Regency in Orlando, Florida, September 14–17, 2015.

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Vermeer Customers Get Sneak Peek at New Innovations During 2015 Customer Conference

Wed, Jun 24, 2015

Vermeer Corporation

​​Last week, Vermeer welcomed 300 customers and dealers from across the country to Pella, Iowa, for its annual Customer Conference.

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Airport Road Entrance Closes Tuesday, June 23rd

Mon, Jun 22, 2015

Iowa State University Research Park Corporation

​Airport Road will be closed from University Boulevard to South Loop Drive starting Tuesday, June 23 and will be closed for 6 to 8 weeks.

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Sen. Chuck Grassley talks ISU Research Park, Harrisvaccines

Mon, Jun 22, 2015

Merck Animal Health

​​Members of the Ames Chamber of Commerce this morning are wrapping up a three-day trip to Washington, D.C., where they have been discussing issues impacting Iowa ranging from avian influenza to the expansion of the Iowa State University Research Park with four members of state’s congressional delegation.

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VSI Aerospace, PetMeasure approved for IEDA funding

Mon, Jun 22, 2015

VetMeasure

​Two Iowa State University Research Park companies were approved for funding from the Iowa Economic Development Authority at the agency’s board meeting Friday morning.

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ISU Research Park to add restaurant

Tue, Jun 16, 2015

Iowa State University Research Park Corporation

The Iowa State University Research Park (ISU RP) and The Cafe Commercial Development (CCD) today announced the Ames based restaurant group’s intention to build a restaurant on a commercial lot at ISU RP, to be located at 2400 North Loop Drive.

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Airport Road entrance to ISU Research Park to close for construction

Mon, Jun 15, 2015

Iowa State University Research Park Corporation

​The City of Ames construction at the intersection of University Boulevard and Airport Road will close the Airport Rd entrance to ISU Research Park beginning the week of June 22-26. Tenants, employees and guests are encouraged to access Airport Rd from South Duff Avenue.

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Harrisvaccines CEO is an EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2015 Award Winner

Mon, Jun 15, 2015

Merck Animal Health

EY has announced that Dr Hank Harris of Harrisvaccines, an Ames-Iowa based animal vaccine producer, received the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2015 Award in the manufacturing category in the Upper Midwest. Read More >>

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New Boehringer Ingelheim Vaccine Protects Against Two Types of Salmonella

Mon, Jun 15, 2015

Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc

Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. has introduced a new swine enteric vaccine, Enterisol® Salmonella T/C. It's the only swine single-dose oral vaccine labeled as an aid in preventing disease due to SalmonellaCholeraesuis and Salmonella Typhimurium when administered by drinking water.

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Ames company aims to end bird flu pandemic

Fri, Jun 12, 2015

Merck Animal Health

​A new strain of avian influenza was detected at an Oregon farm in late 2014. Since then, the virus has become a nationwide pandemic and has killed more than 45 million birds. Fortunately, this outbreak could soon be stopped, thanks to promising trials of a bird flu vaccine at Harrisvaccines in Ames.

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Startup Ames entrepreneur group returns

Fri, Jun 12, 2015

Iowa State University Research Park Corporation

​After two years, members of the entrepreneurial community in Ames have a group of like-minded individuals to interact with on a large scale.

Startup Ames, a networking group for entrepreneurs and business builders, will have its first meeting since 2013 in Building 4 of the Iowa State University Research Park at 8 a.m. on Thursday, June 18.

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Tech Talk: SBIR comes to ISU Research Park, Iowa City

Tue, Jun 9, 2015

Iowa State University Research Park Corporation

The Des Moines Register previews the Small Business Innovation Research program, that will bring its outreach tour through Iowa City on July 15.

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NewLink's new cancer vaccine development

Mon, Jun 8, 2015

NewLink Genetics Corp.

​The Ames Tribune reports: Dr. Charles Link looks forward to work every day because he likes doing something that matters in the world and impacts people’s lives. And creating a vaccine for cancer just seems to fit that description.

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Coming home: Vermeer President Jason Andringa to take over as CEO

Thu, Jun 4, 2015

Vermeer Corporation

​Jason Andringa, president and chief operating officer of Vermeer Corp., Pella, Iowa, will take over as CEO of the company in November of this year, replacing Mary Andringa, current CEO and chair of the board. He recently spoke withRental Management about his background and how he came back to be in a leadership role at the company started by his family. An edited version of that conversation follows.

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My Online Camp plays “matchmaker” for kids and events with Ryzer

Wed, Jun 3, 2015

Andy Priestley co-founded My Online Camp in 2006, and is taking the Ames, Iowa, company to the next level with the launch of Ryzer – a new way of connecting kids to athletic events via customizable alerts.

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Workiva Reports Expansion of Wdesk Across Insurance Companies

Wed, Jun 3, 2015

Calcium Products

​Workiva, creator of the Wdesk cloud-based productivity platform for enterprises, announced today at the Global Insurance Symposium that nearly 100 insurance companies are now using Wdesk.

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2015 Pappajohn Iowa Entrepreneurial Venture Competition

Tue, Jun 2, 2015

Iowa State University Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship

Win $25,000 For Your Business or Startup!

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