Baird resigns leadership post at Economic Alliance

Dee Baird served as president and CEO of the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance for almost six years.

Recent News

Vito’s on 42nd, the popular Italian-American cafe located in northeast Cedar Rapids for more than 25 years, will be coming to North Liberty this summer with Vito’s on 965.

Corridor businesses are experimenting with podcasting as a way to connect with audiences and customers.

One might say the company that oversees the Sweetiepie’s Chicken and Fish fry brand is getting a little closer to its southern roots – but only a little.

New rules for the FCC’s Lifeline program point to good things ahead for enTouch Wireless, which has been an early provider of broadband-ready smartphones and data plans to consumers in the program.


Blogs spotlight alternative voices in Corridor

April 25, 2016

By Joe Sheller/Guest Column
Many organizations and corporations have official blogs, and some of those are interesting. For me, however, the best blog is usually personal – what one writer decides to share.

Finding your voice will make a difference in outcomes

April 21, 2016

By Gale Mote/Guest Column
Over the years, I believe I have found my voice. Not a singing voice (which I only do in the shower) but a message others respect, value and want to hear.

Measuring grit through the ‘Marshmallow Experiment’

April 18, 2016

By John Langhorne / Guest Column
Authort Angela Duckworth defines grit as “passion and perseverance for long-term goals,” and studies across many settings show that grit highly correlates with workplace success.

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