Business of Life

Tour spotlights urban living in NewBo/Czech Village

The “heart house” will be one of the stops on the Czech Village/New Bohemia Main Street District’s inaugural Room with a Brew event, planned from 5-8 p.m. on Sept. 23.

Three new venues for ‘I do’

There are three very different new options for recently engaged couples – the top of the new Cedar Rapids Public Library, outdoors in the Klopfenstein Amphitheater for the Performing Arts at Lowe Park in Marion, or inside the state of the art Grand Ballroom of the Doubletree by Hilton in downtown.

UNI Local Food Program brings producers, consumers together

Although area gardens and fields are covered with snow, winter is a busy season for local food program managers, like Rachel Wobeter of the UNI Local Food Program.

Connecting students with careers

The entire staff at Workplace Learning Connection is passionate about engaging students in career planning, which is good for local kids and business.

New Bo Books promotes local literature

A hand-written sign at the entrance to New Bo Books asks if customers have made their 2014 reading lists yet. If not, no problem.

New hot spots planned for Cedar Rapids

Gastronomic changes are coming to a Cedar Rapids hot spot.

Braving winter weather

While some may view the winter as a time best spent curled up on the couch with a steaming cup of hot cocoa, many area runners use the season to train for upcoming road races.

Victorian home’s restoration in Cedar Rapids attracting attention

Mark Cardis remembers playing in the yard of the hilltop Victorian home, next door to his family’s house in northwest Cedar Rapids.

Closing of Lincoln Cafe might not mean the end for local foodies

It won’t be the Lincoln Cafe, but a dollop of hope remains for fans of the popular Mount Vernon restaurant.

North Liberty Community Library celebrates completion renovation, expansion

Readers in North Liberty now have more room to browse, read and hang out at the city’s library.


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