New owners upgrading last of Heartland Inn chain

A Des Moines company has completed the first stage in a major renovation of the 169-room Heartland Inn on the Coralville strip as it seeks to better position the property against an onslaught of new competition.

Recent News

The retirement of the baby boom gen­eration is playing out in various ways in the Corridor, but none more visible than the current surge in senior living developments. Presenting part I in a new CBJ exclusive series.

The two new Iowa Startup Accelerator teams who started work this month are focused on bringing efficiency and insight to some of the less-enjoyable decisions in life.

Horn, who became NewBoCo’s chief operations officer on Sept. 5, will be charged with devising strategies to launch and grow its programs to support new and in­novative businesses.

The restaurateurs behind Blackstone in Iowa City and 30hop in Coralville are aiming even bigger with Tin Roost, a distinctive restaurant that opened this month on one of North Liberty’s busiest roads.

A 26-year-old logistics savant at the Iowa Startup Accelerator sees a $378 million business opportunity in the trucking industry for his app-based startup.


Are your managers prepared to coach?

September 19, 2017

By Gale Mote/ Guest Column
Gallup’s 2017 “State of the American Workplace” report reveals that only 33 percent of the American workforce is engaged. The missing link in effective performance management is more frequent, ongoing coaching conversations done well.

5 things to avoid when building your marketing budget

September 19, 2017

By Brittani Wilson/Guest Column 
It’s that time of year again – the leaves are beginning to change, fantasy football drafts are in full swing and organizations are determining their budgets for 2018.

Do you tell clients the whole truth?

September 14, 2017

By Sherry Bonelli / Guest Column
Here is an interesting topic that will no doubt cause a spirited debate among digital marketers. In a recent online poll, we asked our audience an anonymous question: Do you ever change/falsify the stats you report to clients?

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