CORALVILLE – Learn from your failures, but be sure to tout your accomplishments.
These were the overriding themes at “Unleashing Innovation in the Corridor,” the Corridor Business Journal’s first Power Breakfast of the year, held March 5 at the Coralville Marriott.
A panel of executives in the private and public sector shared their experiences with innovation. Not every idea will make it, all agreed, but teamwork and execution will make the great ideas thrive.
Henry Russell Bruce (HRB) and ME&V Advertising + Consulting today announced the signing of a definitive agreement to merge two of Iowa’s top advertising agencies, scheduled to close April 1. The merger will create a combined company of more than 50 people with offices in Cedar Falls, Cedar Rapids, Des Moines and Bettendorf.
CEDAR RAPIDS – BHFO is on the go.
The $25-million-per-year company, which is the largest eBay seller of discount fashions, has taken over a 232,000-square-foot distribution and warehouse facility at 4520 20th Ave. SW that will also become its new headquarters.
Owners Jon and Stacie Sefton started the business out in their basement in 2003. It expanded so fast that it was operating out of three warehouses from its former headquarters at 5285 Rockwell Drive NE.
CEDAR RAPIDS – Once the winter weather breaks, members of the downtown business community shouldn’t be surprised if they see a troupe of smiling 5-year-olds and their teachers holding hands while walking to the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art or the Cedar Rapids Public Library.
While many children are bused from surrounding elementary schools to experience these cultural enrichments, students enrolled at Cedar Valley Montessori School, located at 110 Fifth Ave. SE, have the ability to access them on a far greater frequency, owing to the fact that they attend the only school located in downtown Cedar Rapids.
With the health care environment changing rapidly, speakers at the Corridor Business Journal’s 2014 Health Care Summit described what employers are doing and more steps they can take to remain competitive in benefits.
Overshadowing remarks at the half-day conference Feb. 14 at the Cedar Rapids Marriott was the continuing implementation of the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, which was four months into the implementation of health insurance exchanges that the uninsured can use to shop for coverage.
By Jean Kruse / Guest Editorial
Have you ever had projects delegated to you in the workplace? Did receiving delegated work make you happy and excited or miserable and depressed? The first time I worked in public accounting, back in the 1960s, whenever one of the CPAs gave a project to me, I was thrilled, even though it was very low-level work. I wanted to be a CPA, and therefore I was motivated to learn whatever anyone was willing to teach me.
By Greg Dardis / Guest Editorial
It usually takes a magazine five years to turn a profit. O, the Oprah Winfrey Magazine did it in its first month.
By Gale Mote / Guest Editorial
If you have been a manager or supervisor for even a short time, I’m confident you have encountered a non-performer. Perhaps it is an employee who is not meeting expectations.