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DES MOINES, Iowa, June 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- IdRamp, a leading decentralized identity platform provider for business that need passwordless zero trust security, announced today that it has joined the steering committee for Cardea, a project within Linux Foundation Public Health. Cardea is an open-source ecosystem for verifiable health credentials that can be used by public health authorities, governments, and industries to manage COVID-19 testing, vaccination, and other health data. It provides a tamper-proof way for people to prove they have had a health test or vaccination without having to share personal information.

LAS VEGAS, June 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Iowa's sports betting volume dropped slightly in May and remained well below the market's peak reached in March. The modest downtick in wagering to less than $115 million is a fresh reminder that it likely won't be until football season before Iowa's sports betting industry sees significant growth again, according to analysts from PlayIA.

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DES MOINES, Iowa, June 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Paraquat Legal Resources™ announced expanded outreach to individuals and families who may have contracted Parkinson's Disease or non-diabetic kidney disease (End-Stage Renal Failure) after exposure to paraquat, a deadly herbicide banned in more than 40 countries, including China and Brazil, but is sold to American farmers.

RICE LAKE, Wisc., June 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- On February 23, 1945, Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal captured one of the most iconic images in US military history as six Marines hoisted the American flag atop Mount Suribachi during the Battle of Iwo Jima. In October 2019, Harold "Pie" Keller of Brooklyn, Iowa, was identified as one of these Marines, 74 years after Rosenthal took the photograph. With his story almost lost to history, Keller's hometown is now cementing his legacy with a monument funded in part by American firearms manufacturer Henry Repeating Arms and Iowa-based firearms parts and accessories supplier, Brownells, Inc.

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WEST DES MOINES, Iowa, June 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Businessolver®, a leader in SaaS-based benefits administration technology, today announced the addition of Christina Mainelli to its Board of Directors. Mainelli—who brings to the post more than 20 years of experience in health care, technology, and business operations—holds additional distinction as Businessolver's first-ever female board member.

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WEST DES MOINES, Iowa, June 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Rally House, a family-owned sports and merchandise retailer based in Lenexa, KS, is expanding to Iowa and opening their first store in West Des Moines.  The store opened on Wednesday, May 26th and is located at Jordan Creek Town Center between the Vans store and Bath & Body Works on the top level - across from the escalators and elevator in the center of the mall.

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MUSCATINE, Iowa, June 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Staying properly hydrated during the heat and humidity of summer can be challenging for almost anyone, especially the 590 million people worldwide with dysphagia, or difficulty swallowing. To promote hydration for dysphagia patients who often follow a diet of modified food textures and thickened liquids, the Thick-It® brand is introducing Clear Advantage® Plus Electrolytes Thickened Beverages, available this June for National Dysphagia Awareness Month. Sold in packs of 24, these 8 fl oz bottles are pre-mixed with essential electrolytes to provide satisfying hydration and help the body function at its best.

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PELLA, Iowa, June 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Online pricing transparency is a top challenge facing window and door buyers today. Homeowners say that not knowing price is a major roadblock in continuing the online purchase journey. With an industry leading network of more than 200 showrooms nationwide, Pella continues to lean into a connected customer experience. Now homeowners in select markets nationwide will be able to see pricing and purchase replacement windows and patio doors directly from the comfort of their home.

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DES MOINES, Iowa, June 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- BrokerTech Ventures (BTV), the industry's first broker-led group and accelerator program chartered by 14 super-regional independent brokerage firms, announced a strategic collaboration with InsureTech Connect (ITC), the largest insurance technology (insurtech) conference and convening platform in the world. BTV will fuel ITC's BrokerTech Connect series, an insurtech series during the conference for the broker-centric community, on Wednesday, October 6, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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ONAWA, Iowa, June 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a study done by Intuit, over 60% of small business owners globally struggle with money. Small businesses with no employees have an average annual revenue of $46,978. 86.3% of small business owners make less than $100,000 a year in gross income. This is a staggering statistic, and begs a lot of questions about the financial wellness of small businesses. The good news is that the tools to change this are readily available.