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Larger business taxpayers will be seeing new IRS examination strategies this year as the nation’s tax collector strives to become more effective on a limited budget.

Marion will see progress on a new public library, an eco industrial park, a new YMCA and community recreation center, the Prospect Meadows baseball complex and several major economic development projects in 2017, Mayor Nick AbouAssaly said during his second state of the city address.

Southeast Coralville could become home to a new mixed-use “international village,” replete with shops, a retirement community and a hotel under a plan being considered by city staff and council members.

The largest retail operation in the Corridor isn’t a big-box Walmart, Costco or Mernards store. It’s the 614,000-square-foot Nordstrom Direct fulfillment center that sits on 46 acres of rolling prairie on 18th Street SW in Cedar Rapids.

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Spreading the love with successful communication

February 17, 2017

By Nancy Garberson / Guest Column
In the last 10 years, public relations and corporate marketing communications have gone through a sweeping change. Companies that think it’s only about pitching the media are missing the explosion of marketing communications tactics that must be deployed to attain success.

Six steps to more effective email

February 17, 2017

By Greg Dardis / Guest Column
Last year, the average employee sent and received 123 business emails a day, according to the Radicati Group. For all its time-saving power, wading through a stuffed inbox can be exhausting. And sometimes – rightly so – we suspect that email is creating more work. That’s because the vast majority of us have not been trained to send effective emails.

Make openness a core value of your team

February 15, 2017

By Gale Mote / Guest Column
Many of the teams I work with have openness as a core value. I have witnessed that this is much easier to describe on paper than in actions. Team members are encouraged to describe the behaviors that demonstrate being open to each other as well as being more transparent with their own thoughts and feelings. Even then, it takes commitment and discipline to create this valuable and important team habit.

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