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.

Fashion Lab sets its sights on wearable tech

A new competition in Iowa City aims to explore the intersection of technology and fashion with a little help from the creatives in Iowa’s Creative Corridor.

Iowa vet finds success delivering discounts

“I had an experience where they gave me a military discount and it significantly re­duced the price. It wasn’t advertised any­where,” said former Marine Capt. Aaron Serrano, recalling the moment the idea for Military Cost Cutters first entered his mind.

Senior Lifestyles: Exploring the senior living surge

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.

Newest ISA teams focus on funerals, factories

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.

Aaron Horn named NewBoCo’s first COO

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.

Tin Roost brings unique food in a big package

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.

Cargofy wants to be in every owner-operator’s phone

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.

Grubhub’s appetite worries Iowa City restaurateurs

Grubhub, the mobile food ordering and delivery giant, has been gobbling up the competition in recent months, leaving some Iowa City restaurateurs wondering where they fit in the company’s strategy.

UTC bid for Rockwell Collins taken seriously

An unconfirmed bid by United Technologies Corp (UTC). to acquire Rockwell Collins has already raised concerns about losing a local headquarters operations and boosted Rockwell Collins shares sharply in the last week.

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