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Time to vote for the CBJ’s Most Influential Person award

The Corridor Business Journal has opened voting for the 2021 Most Influential Person award, and we need your input. The award honors the person who...

Best Business Leader: Duane Smith

BEST BUSINESS LEADER Duane Smith Executive Chairman, TrueNorth Companies 1st Runner Up: Lura McBride, President & CEO, Van Meter 2nd Runner Up: James Klein, President, CRBT
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Real Success with Nate Kaeding: Duane Smith

Former NFL athlete and Iowa entrepreneur Nate Kaeding talks with Duane Smith, executive chairman of TrueNorth Companies, about his entrepreneurial roots and his keys to success, in the latest episode of “Real Success.” Presented by MidWestOne Bank.

Time to vote for the Corridor’s Most Influential

TrueNorth's Duane Smith was voted 2019's Most Influential Person in the Corridor. It’s time to vote for this year’s Most Influential business and community leaders, along...

Annual brand confusion reins

CBJ Editorial  It’s the time of year for those annual meetings of economic development organizations in the Corridor, where members network and receive an update...

Duane Smith is 2019’s Most Influential

TrueNorth Companies CEO Duane Smith, shown in his Cedar Rapids office, has led the company from a business with only $9 million in revenue...

CBJ’s 15th Anniversary: How has the Corridor changed?

Intro by Katharine Carlon katharine@corridorbusiness.com Fifteen years ago, the idea of the Corridor was mostly that – an exciting concept sparked by author Richard Florida, who...

Best Business Insurance and Business Leader: TrueNorth Companies

MULTIPLE TIMES ON LIST TrueNorth CEO Duane Smith, repeat winner of the Best Business Leader category, said a consultant helped him understand that his greatest...

Best Business Leader: Duane Smith, TrueNorth Companies

FIRST TIME ON LIST TrueNorth Companies CEO Duane Smith takes the first title as Best Business Leader since 2011 with a track record that includes...

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