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Czech Village NewBo district launches small business lab

The Czech Village New Bohemia Main Street District is rolling out a new online business coaching service, “The Small Business Lab," for the approximately 200 small businesses in...

Buy. Give. Grow. campaign aims to keep dollars local

Hoping to champion a “local-first” mindset and support businesses through the holiday season and beyond, the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance last week announced...

Tom Cilek’s New Best Friend: Bruce Teague

If you’ve been in the Corridor business community for even a short time, you already know Tom Cilek. He’s a senior vice president at...

UI’s Tippie College elevates acting dean to permanent role

Amy Kristof-Brown Amy Kristof-Brown, who has served as interim dean of the University of Iowa's Tippie College of Business since March 1, will become the...

Learning from ICR’s failure

The joint economic development venture between Cedar Rapids and Iowa City was supposed to attract businesses and talent, foster cooperation and ultimately create an...

Wahls elected to lead Iowa Senate Democrats

Iowa Sen. Zach Wahls Sen. Zach Wahls of Coralville was elected to serve as the new Democratic leader of the Iowa Senate, replacing Sen. Janet Petersen,...

Loyal to Local campaign encourages local shopping

A new grassroots campaign, Loyal to Local, will launch Nov. 16 to increase support of small businesses. A collaboration between the founders of the deetz...

Cedar Ridge becomes Iowa’s best-selling bourbon

Cedar Ridge Iowa Straight Bourbon is the state's top-selling 750 ml. bourbon, according to the Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division. The division, which released its 12-month...

Diversity Straight Up: ‘Looking Up’ and driving change

In the Season 2 debut of the CBJ podcast, “Diversity Straight Up,” hosts Sarika Bhakta and Anthony Arrington talk with Michele Sullivan, former Caterpillar...

Godwin named permanent CEO at ACT

Janet Godwin Janet Godwin has been named the permanent CEO of ACT Inc., the Iowa City-based nonprofit learning organization. She had been serving as interim...

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