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‘Better together’ is right message

CBJ EDITORIAL We have continually been impressed by the collaboration and vision of Johnson County’s economic development organizations and their leaders since the beginning of...

Small shops widen ways to connect with customers

Steven Ginsberg, of Ginsberg Jewelers in Cedar Rapids, has made it a point to stay connected during the pandemic, hiring a social media specialist...

A solid leadership choice at ICAD

CBJ Editorial When Joe Raso resigned as president of the Iowa City Area Development (ICAD) group in 2012, we encouraged its board of directors to...

Businesses remain stoic as Ped Mall revamp continues

The iconic Ped Mall fountain and the playground near the Iowa City Public Library will remain as the surrounding area undergoes a transformation. PHOTO...

Downtown IC bucks national retail woes

A tranquil night on Iowa City's Pedestrian Mall. CREDIT ICDD   By Katharine Carlon katharine@corridorbusiness.com The state of downtown is strong, according to Nancy Bird, executive director of...

Iowa City Downtown District seeks ‘nighttime mayor’

Visitors at the Iowa City Pedestrian Mall play a round of pingpong at a table set up last summer by the Iowa City Downtown...

Forecasting the business trends of 2017

Compiled by Adam Moore adam@corridorbusiness.com In early December, we asked a handful of Corridor business leaders from various sectors for the trends they would be watching...

Signs of improvement ahead in Iowa City

Coming CoSign program dovetails with proposed signage rule changes in downtown Iowa City.   By Chase Castle chase@corridorbusiness.com Businesses in downtown Iowa City will soon be able to...

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