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In 1884 the Iowa Mutual Tornado Insurance Company was formed to provide wind and tornado insurance to farmers. As the company grew and expanded into other states the name was changed to IMT Insurance Company. With more than 125 years of proven performance, IMT provides many different forms of protection for home, auto, and business.
Founded in 1917, Bankers Trust is Iowa’s oldest and largest independently owned bank, with assets of $2.4 billion and more than 400 employees. Based in Des Moines, Bankers Trust has 10 offices throughout the Greater Des Moines area, as well as branches or operations in Ames, Iowa; Phoenix, Ariz.; Omaha, Neb.; and Sioux Falls, S.D. Bankers Trust Cedar Rapids, operating under a separate banking charter, has assets approaching $400 million and more than 40 employees.
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Principal Financial Group
Principal Financial Group® (The Principal®) is a leading global financial company offering businesses, individuals and institutional clients a wide range of financial products and services.The Principal Financial Group range of products and services includes retirement solutions, life and health insurance, wellness programs, and investment and banking products. Headquartered here in Des Moines, Principal Financial Group serves more than 15 million customers worldwide.
Sports & Fitness Expo
Scheels' first All Sports Superstore opened in Grand Forks, North Dakota in 1989. Today, Scheels is a twenty three store operation with stores in 7 states including North Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota, Montana, Wisconsin, and Nebraska. Providing Scheels' customers with first-class customer service and the world's largest selection of sports, sportswear and footwear are the priorities throughout the organization.
MidAmerican Energy's EnergyAdvantage® programs for Iowa customers are designed to encourage the use of high-efficiency space and water heating equipment, central air conditioning and other measures in residential and commercial/industrial buildings. The installation of new energy-efficient equipment can save money on energy bills, make your home or business more comfortable, and also can help reduce the demand on natural resources needed to produce energy.
MidAmerican Energy's Top 10 Tips offer no- and low-cost energy-saving ideas for customers. Another way to save energy and money is by reducing phantom load and learning more about energy used by HDTVs. Learn more by viewing our phantom load/HDTV fact sheet.
Whether you are interested in energy efficiency programs for your home or for your business, MidAmerican Energy is committed to helping you save money on your energy bills and conserve energy. Learn more about EnergyAdvantage programs by calling 800-894-9599.
The Running Room offers more than the best selection of top brand name running shoes and apparel. You will find an incredible number of services that offer clinics such as Walking, Learn to Run, Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K Training, Personal Best, and For Women Only Running Clinics.
The tremendous success of these clinics is evident from the over 600,000 clinic graduates to date. The Running Room clinic program is committed to a lifestyle of fitness. The various programs meet the needs of those just getting into a fitness routine and to those contemplating a marathon.
Mediacom Communications, the local cable company serving more than 1,500 communities throughout the country, is proud to be a leader in bringing new broadband services to improve the quality of life and drive economic development in America's smaller cities and towns.
Mediacom Communications contributes to the growth and prosperity of all the communities they serve by hiring locally and investing back in the community. Mediacom employees are active in supporting and volunteering for community initiatives.
Mediacom Connections will feature a half hour program on the IMT Des Moines Marathon that is available for viewing through Video On Demand. Be sure to catch it.
ABC5 along with the ABC Television Network broadcast a variety of news, information, sports and entertainment programming. From special live coverage of Iowa State athletics to ABC World News Tonight, there's something for everyone. ABC5 News alone broadcasts more then 19 hours of local news, sports, and weather each week.
ABC5 was recently acknowledged for having the most accurate weather forecast in Central Iowa. ABC5 returns for the eighth year as the television partner of the IMT Des Moines Marathon. Watch for race announcements and up to the minute weather forecasts during the week of the IMT Des Moines Marathon on ABC5.
A combination of quality music and artists – such as the Black Eyed Peas, Rob Thomas, Gwen Stefani, Three Doors Down and Colbie Caillat – engaging and entertaining radio personalities, community involvement, and passionate listeners help make STAR 102.5, Today’s Best Variety, the #1 Station in the Des Moines Market for females 25 – 54! (Based on a four-book average, Arbitron)
With one of Des Moines’ biggest morning shows, STAR 102.5 is proud to be among the elite few with local, live personalities all day long! Contest, features and interviews provide the audience with lots of entertainment and ways to win prizes!
When it comes to health insurance, you're given a number of reasons to believe there's a difference. The difference is Blue.
It's no wonder nearly 1.8 million Iowans and South Dakotans have chosen
Wellmark as their health insurance company. The numbers tell a powerful story of how Blue is making a difference in so many lives.
Whole Foods Market®
Founded in 1980 in Austin, Texas, Whole Foods Market , is the leading natural and organic food retailer. As America’s first national certified organic grocer, Whole Foods Market was named “America’s Healthiest Grocery Store” by Health magazine. The company's motto, “Whole Foods, Whole People, Whole Planet”™ captures its mission to ensure customer satisfaction and health, Team Member excellence and happiness, enhanced shareholder value, community support and environmental improvement.
Thanks to the company’s more than 64,000 Team Members, Whole Foods Market has been ranked as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” in America by FORTUNE magazine for 15 consecutive years. The company currently has more than 315 stores in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, with the 30,000 square-foot store located at 4100 University Avenue in West Des Moines being Iowa’s first store.
Enjoy recipes, cooking and entertaining guides and information on special diets at http://wholefoodsmarket.com/recipes/.
The Lint Companies
The Lint Companies offers quality controlled packing, handling, transportation & storage services. They offer state of the art packing techniques,storage facilities (including climate control availability) and air ride equipment. The Lint Companies is a specialist in antiques & fine arts packing and transportation. Setting the standards for the moving industry, The Lint Companies offers local, national and international services for your personal needs as well as providing office and commercial transportation and storage services.
For more information and to request free moving information using interactive moving tools on their website, visit The Lint Companies.
Erin Baker's Wholesome Baked Goods
Erin Baker created The Original Breakfast Cookie in 11 mouth-watering flavors that you can feel great about eating. Packed with whole grains and fruit, our Breakfast Cookies provide a good source of protein, antioxidants, fiber and complex carbohydrates. What a wholesome and satisfying way to start your day! GO!
Committed to a healthy, active lifestyle, Erin Baker was inspired to team up with Ironman to create Ultra Protein Granola, the Official Granola of Ironman. This granola is a delicious blend of Peanut Butter & Honey, with a crunch! Creating all-natural products of exceptional quality has made Erin Baker's a household name and a chosen training product for athletes across the nation! Check out more nutritious Erin Baker's products online at www.erinbakers.com.
Crystal Clear Bottled Water
Crystal Clear Bottled Water is committed to creating an environment for clean living in your home and office. Crystal Clear Bottled Water is a locally owned business that has been serving customers across Iowa since 1975. Each day, they provide hundreds of deliveries across central Iowa and throughout the state.
Hiland Dairy Foods
For more than 100 years, Hiland Dairy has lived by our promise to provide the best-tasting, highest-quality dairy products available. Their products are power packed with nutrition and linked to healthy weight management. In supporting activities like the IMT Des Moines Marathon, we hope to tip the scale toward good health, which makes our communities better places to live.
Watch for Annabel the cow on the course in Water Works Park this year!
Hiland Foods Dairy is proud to be the official dairy provider of the IMT Des Moines Marathon. Look for them at the finish line where we’ll be handing out delicious and nutritious Hiland Yogurt and To Go Drinks, including Orange Juice, Lemonade, and Chocolate Milk – a preferred recovery drink of athletes.
The Iowa Clinic
The Iowa Clinic, P.C. was formed in 1994. Today it is the largest physician owned multi-specialty group in Central Iowa with more than 140 physicians and healthcare providers practicing in 37 specialties. The Iowa Clinic partners with local Medical Centers and Hospitals to provide leading edge healthcare for the patients of Central Iowa. The Iowa Clinic serves a population area of 1.1 million, averaging 400,000 patient visits each year.
Qdoba Mexican Grill
Qdoba Mexican Grill is a Mexican kitchen where anyone can go to enjoy a fresh, handcrafted meal prepared right in front of them. Each Qdoba restaurant showcases food that celebrates Qdoba’s passion for ingredients, a menu full of innovative flavors, handcrafted preparation and inviting service. Founded in Denver in 1995, Qdoba is among the nation’s largest Mexican fast-casual chains with more than 580 restaurants in 42 states and the District of Columbia.
At Qdoba, we strive to bring our customers great variety. Qdoba has a menu that highlights large signature burritos that offer unique flavors, including ancho chile barbecue, fajita ranchera and our famous queso sauce. We are different from many fast-casual Mexican restaurants because of our menu options. We love Mexican Gumbo in the winter months and Mango Salsa Taco Salad in the stifling summer months, in addition to Flavorful Quesadillas, Naked Burritos, Tacos, and of course, kiddie meals. We prepare our food in front of our customers to display our price of using only the freshest ingredients.
Watch for the newest Qdoba location to open on Ingersoll Avenue in October!
Mercy Medical Center
The experts at Mercy Medical Center of Des Moines are there when you need them - from emergencies to birthing and health care.
Mercy Medical Center is Des Moines' longest continually operating hospital, founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1893. Mercy Medical Center maintains a network of health care facilities in 16 rural communities and 25 family practice and specialty clinics throughout the Des Moines metro area.
Mercy Medical Center employees volunteer their time and expertise at the First Aid Stations along the IMT Des Moines Marathon Course and at the finish line at Nollen Plaza.
Fitness Sports is a specialty shoe store. They carry over 200 models of men's and women's running shoes alone. In-track spikes and racing flats, over 60 models. They stock Nike, Adidas, New Balance, Asics, Mizuno, Saucony and Reebok and are staffed for athletes by athletes.
Fitness Sports is an active member of the running community in greater Des Moines. They are a strong supporter of local races, the Living History Farms Cross Country Race, and the Capital Striders running club.
Michelob ULTRA is a smart choice for adult consumers living an active lifestyle. With 95 calories, 2.6 grams of carbs and exceptionally smooth taste, it's the superior light beer perfectly balanced for the ULTRA life. Live life to the ULTRA. For more information about Michelob ULTRA, please visit www.michelobultra.com.
Michelob ULTRA supports golf, running and cycling events across the country, encouraging adults to "Live life to the ULTRA" by leading active lifestyles. The "Race To The ULTRA" extravaganza at the Post Race Party offers runners of legal age with ID the opportunity to sample a refreshing, ice cold ULTRA (while supplies last).
Gatorade Endurance Formula
Gatorade Endurance Formula is a specialized sports drink that contains approximately twice the amount of sodium (200 mg per 8 ounces) of Gatorade Thirst Quencher, along with chloride, potassium, magnesium and calcium to help sustain hydration by more fully replacing what is lost in sweat.
Gatorade Endurance Formula also contains a 6% carbohydrate solution (14 grams per 8 ounces), just like Gatorade Thirst Quencher, which research shows is optimal to help speed fluid back into the body and fuel working muscles.
Bruegger's Bagels offer a delicious variety of fresh baked bagels, cream cheeses, egg sandwiches, salads, whole wheat wraps, hearty soups, speciality deli sandwiches and unique coffee blends from Green Mountain Coffee Roasters. Bruegger's Bagels also has a wide range of platters and box lunches available for your office and get-togethers!
There are two bakeries in Des Moines, Ingersoll Avenue and Kaleidoscope at the Hub downtown.
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