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New CVB president touts regionalism, projects

by Tim Kenyon LINN COUNTY - Marilee Fowler’s experience with major tourism-related construction projects is about to expand. In Ms. Fowler’s new job as Cedar Rapids...

Motivated entrepreneurs

by Tim Kenyon CORRIDOR - The owners of three recently started Linn County small businesses say they thrive in running their own business, but they...

CR chamber goes formal with honors

 by Tim Kenyon LINN COUNTY - More honors, more pizzazz. The Cedar Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual awards will be presented as part of a...

UI, Coralville to discuss land-use plan for research park

 by Gigi Wood CORALVILLE - Now that the University of Iowa Hygienic Laboratory is nearly complete, the UI and the city of Coralville will begin...

401ks are still preferred

by Tim Kenyon CORRIDOR - 401k accounts remain a good choice for most retirement plans, two Corridor experts believe. Professors John Spitzer and Rob Rittenhouse recommend...

Asoyia shuts doors after years of growth

by Gigi Wood IOWA CITY - A cooking oil maker has sputtered to a halt. Asoyia, named the Corridor’s Fastest Growing Company in 2008 and placed...

Ox Yoke Inn celebrating 70 years in business

by Tim Kenyon IOWA COUNTY - A historic atmosphere with home-style service and a personalized family touch is the everyday special at the Ox Yoke...

Saturday mail delivery may end

 by Tim Kenyon CORRIDOR - The U.S. Postal Service is trying to change its business model. The organization is following the trend of businesses and government...

Trades unemployment surpasses 50 percent

by Tim Kenyon CEDAR RAPIDS  - Unemployment ranging from 25 percent to more than 50 percent is an uncommon thing to hear about in the...

Cedar Rapids chamber rebranding under way

by Tim Kenyon LINN COUNTY - An occasional makeover helps to refresh an organization’s marketing and attract new interest.    That’s the hope of the Cedar...

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