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Summer headlines highlight power concerns

Recent headlines have warned of electricity reliability problems this summer. The 2022 Summer Reliability Assessment from the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) warns...
NFIB

NFIB supports antitrust legislation to level digital economy 

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) sent a letter of support to the U.S. Senate supporting S. 2992, the American Innovation and Choice...
Solar panels

Louisa County supervisor supports Duane Arnold Solar project

During my tenure, the Louisa County Board of Supervisors was responsible for the zoning of Clenera’s Wapello Solar project. We were responsible for crafting...
Prospect Meadows

Editorial: Prospect Meadows’ big impact

The iconic Field of Dreams in Dyersville might get most of the attention, but a similar if-you-build-it-in-a-cornfield-they-will-come story is happening north of Marion with...
credit

How to freeze your credit to protect your identity

According to the Insurance Information Institute, more than 20,000 Iowans reported being the victim of identity theft in 2021. Identity theft occurs when someone steals...
Money

An Iowa business property tax switch-up

Attention Iowa business property owners: Changes are coming. On May 2, Gov. Kim Reynolds signed bill HF 2552 into law, converting the previous business...
QR code

How to (properly) use a QR code 

In 2014, I wrote a blog that advised not using QR codes for business until they became native in everyone’s phone camera apps. In...
Construction

Editorial: Cedar Rapids’ momentum

Cedar Rapids is running on (mostly) all cylinders right now. The landing of the Sub-Zero light manufacturing facility is just the latest example of some...
Kirkwood Community College

Employers encouraged to complete Kirkwood’s Skills Talent Report 

In February 1999, the “Skills 2000 Commission Report: Assessment of Major Employers’ Skill and Employment Needs in East Central Iowa” was published by the...
Linda Kuster column

Deep customer knowledge key to marketing success

With so many dramatic shifts in marketing over the last decade, the goal of influencing customers has become more challenging and complex.  Changes, such as...

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