Not Your Average Home-for-the-Holidays Story, Courtesy of the Hansen House of Hospitality

December 24, 2010

The Des Moines Register’s Daniel Finney shares an unusual home-for-the-holidays story today about 85-year-old Keith Brooke, who was helped by the Hansen House of Hospitality and West Des Moines attorney Trever Hook. For the full story, read “Des Moines man, 85, is home for holidays after plea agreement“.

The Concept Works provides public relations counsel to the Hansen House of Hospitality. Please take a moment to visit the Hansen House website and make a contribution to keep its good works going.


Joe Scarborough Gets it Right: ‘The Most-Talked-About Figure in the GOP is a Reality Star Who Cannot Get Elected.’

December 13, 2010

In a guest opinion published by Politico today, MSNBC “Morning Joe” host and former GOP Congressman Joe Scarborough says what many party leaders are thinking but few will say: “Republicans have a problem. The most-talked-about figure in the GOP is a reality show star who cannot be elected. … It’s time for the GOP to man up.” Read more: “Joe Scarborough tells GOP to man up and confront Sarah Palin


Congratulations to Tyler Dingel, YPC 2010 Young Professional of the Year

December 10, 2010

DES MOINES – Congratulations to Tyler Dingel, a senior associate with CB Richard Ellis/Hubbell Commercial, on his selection as the 2010 Amy Jennings Young Professional of the Year Award from the Young Professionals Connection (YPC).

Tyler joined CB Richard Ellis/Hubbell Commercial in 2006 after graduating from the University of Northern Iowa. He has excelled in an extraordinarily difficult economy by setting high standards for himself. By 2009, he had earned his designation as a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM), which is recognized worldwide for its elite production and education criteria.

In four short years, he’s earned respect from business leaders through greater Des Moines and industry peers. He was recognized by the Iowa Commercial Real Estate Association in 2008 with its Rising Star Award and this year as co-recipient of its prestigious Deal of the Year Award.

He’s actively involved in the Meals from the Heartland food drive, as well as Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa, works regularly with his alma mater, the University of Northern Iowa, to encourage students in its real estate program.

The Amy Jennings Award was established in 2007 to honor her efforts on behalf of the Young Professionals Connection. It is awarded annually to a young professional who demonstrates the spirit of civic involvement, charitable giving, social activity and professional development.