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Facing the cybersecurity threat

Corridor experts offered their insights and advice for fighting “real and large” cyber threats during the CBJ’s second-annual Cyber Security Breakfast.

Ideal Social Hall opens amid NewBo venue rush

A historic the­ater-turned-reception hall is the latest event venue in the burgeoning Czech Vil­lage/New Bohemia Main Street District, but while the options are multiplying, business leaders say the district has plenty of room for growth.

Is your company ready for a cyber breach?

When even global behemoths like Equifax can’t keep their data and customers safe, can small and mid-sized businesses stand a chance against hackers? Absolutely, says Aaron Warner, CEO of Coralville-based ProCircular.

Trucking companies struggle to fill driver’s seat

With an improving economy and growing freight volumes, it might appear that America’s trucking companies have miles of wide-open highway ahead. But a persistent driver’s shortage – one that is set to intensify in the years to come – is throwing up road­blocks to the industry.

CID unveils Fly Local pledge for Corridor companies

A new pledge campaign created by The Eastern Iowa Airport aims to harness the Corridor’s community spirit in the name of improving air service.

Rockwell board rejected joint venture with UTC

Rockwell Collins’ board of directors nixed a joint venture with United Tech­nologies Corp. and approached two other potential buyers before agreeing to be acquired for about $30 billion, according to doc­uments released last month.

Senior Lifestyles: The golden age of choice

As the retirement of the baby boom generation stirs a huge wave of new senior living developments across the Corridor, retirees are finding choices their parents could never have imagined.

Merger positions Millhiser Smith, Accel Group for future

A merger of two Corridor firms on Jan. 1 is expected to create one of the largest inde­pendent agencies based in Iowa while re­taining the close-knit culture of a local firm.

Craft brewing market beckons Iowa farmers

A large stream of economic potential from Iowa’s craft beer boom – the local sourcing of beer ingredients – is still wait­ing to be tapped.

Cargill acquires Diamond V

Multinational food giant Cargill has reached a deal to buy Cedar Rapids-based Diamond V in a move designed to make the company a leader in the $20 billion global animal feed additives market.

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The CBJ is partnering with Kirkwood Community College to present the region’s third annual Workforce Awards to companies that are ahead of the curve in creating and maintaining their workforce talent edge.

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