Coolest Places to Work

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Event Details:

November 30, 2023 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

DoubleTree by Hilton
350 1st Ave NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

Cost: Purchase before Nov. 16: $70 - $680, Nov. 16 or later: $80 - $800

Event Contact:

Lucas Hayes
(319) 665-6397

Interested in sponsoring this event?

Contact Lauren Fletcher
(319) 665-6397

Celebrating 10 years of honoring local companies creating the most engaging and rewarding work environments. Self-nominated companies in Kirkwood’s seven-county region are selected based on a Worker Satisfaction Survey.

Rankings will be announced at the event. The CEO from the No. 1 Coolest Place to Work will share his or her story.

Nominations are CLOSED. Check back Spring 2024

Get Your Tickets to the Coolest Places to Work event

Cost: Purchase before Nov. 16: $70 - $680, Nov. 16 or later: $80 - $800



When and where is the Coolest Places to Work?

November 30, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
DoubleTree by Hilton
350 1st Ave NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401


What does the Coolest Places to Work include?

Ability to engage with honorees and attendees during networking prior to and after the event.


How much are the tickets?

$70 for an individual ticket and $680 for a table of ten.
*Ticket sales close exactly one week prior to the event. No exceptions.
*All dietary restrictions must be submitted a week prior to the event. If you have any questions, please email


What is your refund & cancellation policy?

In cases of inclement weather, the Corridor Business Journal will assess the situation and will alert all attendees if the event will be postponed or canceled. Refunds will not be offered if the postponed event is held. In the unlikely event of a cancellation, they may be exchanged for a different event of the same value, free of charge, subject to availability.


I’ve purchased a ticket(s), do I receive a physical one?

No. There are no physical tickets. Attendees are asked to check-in at the registration table prior to the event.


How are winners selected?

An outside workforce research group will determine honorees. To learn more visit:


When will the winners be announced?

Winners will be announced ten weeks prior to the event on the Corridor Business Journal website and published in the paper.


What is the CBJ?

The Corridor Business Journal covers news that is of interest, use and importance for anyone who does business in the growing Cedar Rapids and Iowa City Corridor. CBJ is not part of a chain. The newspaper is owned and operated independently by John and Aspen Lohman.

A portion of each issue is dedicated to one sector of the business community. Among many other focus issues, these topics range from diversity to small business, to politics & elections and banking. We also publish a host of supplemental materials.


Where can I get more information?

For editorial information, contact the newsroom (
For subscription information, contact Jean Suckow (
For advertising information, contact Kelly Meyer ( or Meribeth Schmidt (


Have questions about sponsorship opportunities?

For sponsorship information, contact Lauren Fletcher at


2022 Coolest Places to Work (listed alphabetically)

Balanced Fitness & Health
Bosch Financial
Carson Wealth
Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance
Dwell Home Furnishings & Interior Design
ESCO Group
F&M Bank
Meld Marketing
Miron Construction Co., Inc.
Palmer Group
Pat McGrath Chevyland
Pinnacle Realty
Skogman Companies
Strategic Financial Solutions
Team Iowa Physical Therapy
The Eat Shop
Theatre Cedar Rapids
TrueNorth Companies
Urban Acres Real Estate

Click here to see past honorees (2013-2021)