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Our very own Tom Friedman, First National Bank, Ankeny Market President, is featured in the Ankeny Press Citizen Bi-weekly with his insight into the world of small business. Enjoy his humor and business perspective. Feel free to contact Tom at (515) 965-3969 if you have any questions or comments.

My Fitbit Challenge 7-23-14

Charlie and the tennis ball 7-8-14

Filling the Holes 6-24-14

I Love This Thread 6-10-14

The lost file 5-27-14

The unhappy hotel guest 5-15-14

Being Thankful 4-29-14

It's obvious 4-15-14

March Madness 4-1-14

Two great combinations 3-18-14

A "palms up" attitude 2-18-14

Celebrating 500 2-4-14

Keeping score 1-21-14

The Tale of Manny 1-7-14

Thomas' smile 12-24-13

The Friedman Family Fitness Challenge 12-10-13

The only child 11-19-13

The pumpkin carving process 11-5-13

Keep your eyes open 10-22-13

What's in a name? 10-8-13

Welcoming a new generation 9-24-13

Boys at play 9-10-13

The problems with being really tall 8-27-13

Lord of the flies 8-13-13

It's about the little things 7-29-13

Trimming the dead wood 7-2-13

Decisions, decisions 6-18-13

Just sign here 6-4-13

Graduation preparation 5-21-13

The un-cashed check 5-7-13

Watching window washers 4-24-13

A walk with Lucy 4-9-13

Is there a movie in the fridge? 3-26-13

Lessons from "Leave it to Beaver" 3-12-13

Just a kid's game 2-26-13

The scorekeeper 2-12-13

A lesson learned the hard way 1-29-13

iPhone vs. Android 1-15-13

Tribute to the unsung worker 1-1-13

The perfect Christmas tree, almost 12-18-12

Not a clue 12-4-12

How to get a repeat customer 11-20-12

...and I approve this message 11-6-12

No Problem 10-23-12

How do you spell Hawks? 10-9-12

Your Name in Print 9-25-12

Bugs and Weeds 9-11-12

The value of vacation 8-28-12

My temporary tattoo revisited 8-14-12

The recruiting process 7-31-12

The post-game speech 7-17-12

Customer service that did not ring 7-3-12

Being Versatile 6-19-12

An unsolicited fax 6-5-12

The Capitol Police 5-22-12

Running the long mile 5-8-12

The tattoo encounter 4-24-12

Window cleaning 101 4-10-12

A new look at spring cleaning 3-27-12

A unique basketball team 3-13-12

A really bad hair day 2-28-12

The 8th grade cheering section 2-14-12

Perceptions 1-31-12

The basketball fan 1-17-12

Another driving lesson 1-3-12

The Christmas list 12-20-11

Farley and Lucy 12-6-11

The picture on Facebook 11-22-11

The MidAmerican letter 11-8-11

Getting the word out 10-25-11

Gabby's Top 10 list 10-11-11

How to get bruised ribs 9-27-11

Birthday traditions 9-13-11

Into each life a little rain must fall... 8-30-11

Slivers in the hand are worth more in the bush 8-16-11

That's how the cupcake crumbles 8-2-11

Lessons from your child 7-19-11

The wave runner incident 7-5-11

Who needs a GPS 6-21-11

Pants too tight? - 6-7-11

Out to eat - 5-24-11

Facebook - 5-10-11

Another ankle injury - 4-26-11

The guitar lesson - 4-12-11

Tourney time - 3-29-11

Trivia Night - 3-15-11

Career Day - 3-1-11

Shoelace problems - 2-15-11

Who is your competition? - 2-1-11

Superstitions and traditions - 1-18-11

Scattegories - 1-4-11

The role players - 12-21-10

The Dictionary Project - 12-7-10

Remembering the Y2K scare - 11-24-10

The cast system - 11-10-10

To text or not to text... - 10-26-10

The Tootsie Roll theory on sales - 10-13-10

The potato peeler incident - 9-29-10

$99 to replace a handle? - 9/14/10

One great anniversary gift - 8/28/10

Is there a Captian in you? - 8-14-10

The Decision - 8-4-10

A Real Biting Problem - 7-20-10

Lessons in Leadership - 7-6-10

What is Your Confidence Level? - 6-22-10

Transitions - 6-8-10

Balance - 5-25-10

Jonah's Letter - 5-11-10

Larry's Memoirs - 4-27-10

Damn Yankees - 4-13-10

NCAA Tickets - 3-30-10

Adventures in Water Polo - 3-16-10

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions - 3-2-10

Father of the Bride - 2-16-10

Homecoming - 2-2-10

Isn't Technology Great - 1-19-10

Clean Driveway Syndrome - 1/5/2010

The blizzard of 09 - 12/22/09

To shave or not to shave - 12/08/09

Smile and the world smiles with you - 11/24/09

A Marathon Experience - 11/10/09

A long time writing - 10/27/09

Keeping Warm at Night - 10/13/09

Lord of the Fruit Flies - 9/29/09

Quotable - 9/15/09

The Weight and See Game - 9/01/09

Popping the Question - 8/26/09

The Question - 8/4/09

2 Great Local Businesses - 7/21/09

Waiting Tables - 6/30/09

Just Twittering Along - 6/16/09

Extreme Croquet - 6/2/09

The Mother's Day Donut Run - 5/19/09

Baseball Then and Now - 5/5/09

Volunteer Recognition Week - 4/21/09

Still a Mamma's Boy - 4/7/09

Katie's Tax Refund - 3/24/09

Things that bug me - 3/10/09

What we have here is a failure to communicate - 2/25/09

Keep your head up - 2/18/09

An Ankeny Legend - 1/28/09

Just a Text Away - 1/14/09

Stretch Me, Please - 12/31/08

Meet the parents - 12/17/08

What is in a name? - 11/26/08

Signs, Signs Everywhere Signs - 11/12/08

Supporting United Way - 10/22/08

Actions Speak Louder Than Words - 10/1/08

Co-Ed Softball - 9/17/08

One Bad Day - 8/27/08

The Power Outage - 7/30/08

The Sunburn - 8/13/08

Heard a good movie lately - 7/16/08

As the water falls - 7/2/08

The toothpaste chronicles - 6/18/08

What's good for the goose... - 6/4/08

How tall will he be - 5/21/08

How far will you read - 5/7/08

Of ducks and worms - 4/23/08

On-line Bracket Picking - 4/9/08

Late night with the garage door - 3/26/08

The shopping list - 3/12/08

The power of words - 2/27/08

The geek within - 2/13/08

How to become a Guitar Hero - 2/6/08

Predictions for 2008 - 1/16/08

Safety at the office - 1/2/08

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