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(Un)Hired Help: Working on the edge

In the years since the Great Recession, the stock market has roared back to life, unemployment has bottomed out and the good times are rolling like never before – but not everyone is feeling so positive. We explore how jobs have changed over the past decade in part 4 of the CBJ’s special workforce series, (un)Hired Help.

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It started out four and a half years ago with a small idea – helping businesses find products that would reduce paper and plastic waste – by an immigrant who was looking to make a difference.

Whether it’s delivering parts for a rocket launch or rushing stage stairs to the Super Bowl, BLX Expedited Carriers have made a name for themselves by understanding their customers’ extreme need for speed.

The Corridor Business Journal’s annual Fastest Growing Companies list returns for 2019 with a dozen new faces and a shining new record at the top.

The bats are swinging and the pitches are flying – at least between rain storms – at the new Prospect Meadows softball and baseball complex northeast of Marion.

Former pro athlete and Corridor entrepreneur Nate Kaeding sits down with Lisa Bluder, head coach of the University of Iowa women’s basketball team, in the latest edition of the CBJ’s Q&A feature, Real Success with Nate Kaeding, presented by MidWestOne Bank.

Consulting

Ho hum on UTC-Raytheon

June 26, 2019

CBJ Editorial
The recent announcement that Collins’ parent company, United Technologies Corp., plans to merge with defense contractor Raytheon to create an aerospace giant in the same league as Boeing and Airbus had us surprisingly ambivalent.

The value of PR beyond the numbers

June 25, 2019

By Betsy McCloskey | Guest Column
The value of public relations can be hard for people to grasp, especially in this data-driven world. While there are ways to measure PR, the value goes beyond the numbers. PR is an investment in your brand, your reputation and your company.

Celebrating our Fastest

June 20, 2019

CBJ Editorial
The Corridor Business Journal was again privileged to host the annual Fastest Growing Companies awards event last week. The companies recognized are the “gazelles” that are creating the jobs and the wealth that economic development and public officials covet.

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