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    GREENE - Dennis Hobson has owned and served as president for American Tool & Engineering Inc. in Greene for 25 years. A few years ago, he decided he'd like to someday retire.

    Hobson attended a business seminar with his daughter, Sonja - who is transitioning to own the business with her brother, Matt - that started them on the path to pass the plastic molding company onto his kids. 

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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

The Des Moines cohort of the Family Business Next Generation Leadership launched on November 1st. 

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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

I was at the gym recently (within the last month I think) and noticed myself spending more time picking the next song on Pandor... Read More

Monday, August 19, 2019

By Jayne Kielman, Business Development Representative

It always feels like we start to get to this time of year, summer is starting to wind down as those with kids start to anticipate sendi... Read More