Meet 2017’s Forty Under 40

The Corridor Business Journal is proud to introduce another outstanding class of Forty Under 40 honorees, all of whom have been selected for both their profes­sional achievements and dedicated service to our communities.

Recent News

An innovative new method of pinpoint­ing the location of advanced skin can­cer that has spread to other parts of the body has won a University of Iowa start­up a $2 million vote of confidence from the National Cancer Institute.

Cedar Rapids-based Thomas L. Cardella & Associates (TLC) plans to add four new call centers and expand an Iowa call cen­ter in the next six months, marking the largest expansion in history for one of the Corridor’s fastest-growing companies.

A foot in the door

October 10, 2017

Navigating the alphabet soup of suppli­er certifications aimed at helping wom­en-owned businesses can be daunting at first, but the rewards can also be worth it. Two Corridor business owners share their stories.

Before officially opening their business in May 2015, kittd founders Kristie VanGorkum and Maria Sanchez-Masi spent week after week at coffee shops, poring over their ambitious plans to launch a line of “crafts in a box” for adults.

Not long ago, consumers could expect surveys only intermittently, no matter how often they did business with a company. That was partly because the surveys took time to develop and were costly to administer, but no longer.

Consulting

Building great cultures in the Corridor

October 23, 2017

By Joe Tye / Guest Column
A statement of core values should define who you are as an organization, what you stand for and what you won’t stand for. It should be the single-most important document in the organi­zation and tightly woven into new employee re­cruiting and orientation, performance appraisal and daily operations.

Ask the right questions to drive business growth

October 23, 2017

By Lynn Manternach / Guest Opinion
Here’s a fun fact: Companies that invest in re­search grow faster and are more profitable than those that do not.

Solving the HR conundrum

October 17, 2017

By Scott Rude / Guest Column
When HR is effective, it has the greatest impact on a business. Nevertheless, HR seems to retain its checkered (yet often undeserved) reputation. But why?


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