The Corridor’s next generation graduates

Six graduating seniors took time out of their busy schedules to answer the CBJ’s questions about what’s next, what will guide their career choices, and what would keep them in the Corridor, where their talents are sorely needed.

Recent News

A $17.5 million facility plan lies at the center of Crystal Group’s efforts to become a major supplier of servers to the emerging autonomous vehicle market and expand its positions in the defense market.

A pair of key appointments unveiled May 3 set the stage for what leaders say will be a reenergized relaunch of the Corridor’s first workforce and economic development joint venture.

The fifth-generation French company that has been producing Red Star Yeast for more than a decade in Cedar Rapids is taking a new direction with its latest expansion.

Ranging in age from 35-55, the 10 wom­en selected for this year’s Women of Influence class have helped shape their businesses and communities through their actions, and continue to set a shining example for future leaders.

Corridor insurers offer tips for making sure your business stays covered as risks evolve.


Use buyer personas to understand your customer

May 22, 2017

By Sherry Bonelli / Guest Column
If you think about the last big purchase you made, you probably went online to read reviews, looked up features, got recommendations from friends on Facebook and searched online for stores with the best price. Today’s shopper uses the internet to help make buying decisions, and as a business, you need to understand how to use the internet to reach these potential customers.

You can be a person of influence

April 28, 2017

By Gale Mote / Guest Column
Webster’s Dictionary defines influence as “the power or capacity of causing an effect in indirect or intangible ways.” Most people are driven by an intrinsic need to add value, make a positive difference and contribute in a meaningful way.

Academic medical centers vital to health and economy

April 28, 2017

By Jean Robillard / Guest Column
As the national debate about health care continues, it is important to understand the vital role of academic medical centers, like University of Iowa Health Care, in the national and local health system and economy.

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