Kalona icon back in business

The corner of Highway 1 and 540th Street will once again be a hub of activity for locals and tourists alike, as the Kalona Creamery reopens this week after sitting vacant for more than two years.

Recent News

A former driving range on the eastern edge of Marion could become a striking gateway to the city area under a $50 million development proposal.

Q&A with Kim Casko

January 12, 2017

Kim Casko has her work cut out for her as the new president and CEO of the Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce.

Big changes could be in store for Mount Vernon Road in southeast Cedar Rapids, with a new city plan due out next month and major improvements planned by Linn County during the next construction season.

Locals Love Us, a web service promising to help introduce shoppers to the best local businesses, is gearing up for a big entrance of its own later this spring.

In early December, we asked a handful of Corridor business leaders from various sectors for the trends they would be watching in 2017, in hopes of getting a fuller picture of the business year to come. Their answers seem to collectively point to a year of growth, but also heavy competition for customers and talent.

Consulting

Three steps for local search engine optimization

January 17, 2017

By Sherry Bonelli/Guest Column
If you’re a local business, your digital marketing strategies need to be a little different than those bigger brands who are marketing to a national, or even an international, audience. One way to help get your business exposure online is through search engine optimization (SEO) which are strategies to help your website rank higher in the search engines.

The keys to a great inaugural address  

January 14, 2017

By Greg Dardis / Guest Column
It’s no coincidence that the first charge of a new president, right after being sworn in, is to give a speech. That remains the best way to commence an administration – to set the tone, articulate its goals and to rally a nation.

Focus on your brand for a better bottom line

January 9, 2017

By Lynn Manternach/Guest Column

Is this the year you really get serious about building your company’s brand?

Upcoming Events

The Corridor Business Journal’s annual Health Care Summit will examine national health policy issues and refocus them to the regional level.

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