CBJ’s Battle of the Bands 2017 Preview

Back after a successful 2016 edition, the CBJ’s Corporate Battle of the Bands is ready to rock the Corridor with three new acts and three returning favorites. Meet the bands here.

Recent News

Change is accelerating at Collins Community Credit Union, as one of the Corridor’s largest and oldest credit unions broadens its reach.

“Outwork them if you can’t outsmart them.”
That’s a bit of wisdom Mark Kaufman learned growing up in the southeast Iowa farm town of Olds, “around a lot of people with a strong work ethic.” The same builders and farmers instilled the idea that “nothing is given to you so you better get after it.”

The cold-brewed coffee boom will soon be making its way to Corridor break rooms and cafeterias, thanks to a pioneering joint venture with roots in Cedar Rapids’ flood recovery.

Veronica Tessler is thrilled to be living a lifelong dream: She’s running a business that supports her personal beliefs.

The mood, ambiance and attire at the home of Meld and BluPrairie are refreshingly laid-back, but don’t let that fool you into thinking the work done by these two “sister” companies is lightweight.


Seller financing benefits both sides

August 17, 2017

By Scott Bushkie / Guest Column

If you’re considering selling your business, don’t expect to walk away with all cash at close. This isn’t like selling a house. Most deals involve some sort of alternative financing. You may be asked to accept an earn out, roll over a portion of equity or (most commonly) provide seller financing.

Back to school or back to the future?

August 17, 2017

By Nancy Garberson / Guest Column

As marketers, we’re always looking at the future. It’s a little like going back to school: We look at the old and the new, and keep the good while adding new concepts to improve everyone’s work.

IC bond issue supports students and teachers

August 15, 2017

By Brian Kirschling / Guest Editorial 
The opening of Liberty High on Aug. 12 is an exciting time for our community.  The 10-year Facility Master Plan has started transforming our schools into healthy, equitable learning spaces that we can be proud to send all of our children to. 

Upcoming Events

Watch the region’s top six corporate bands face off in a live competition at the CBJ’s second annual Corporate Battle of the Bands.

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