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Real Success with Nate Kaeding: Mary Sundblad

Former pro athlete and Iowa entrepreneur Nate Kaeding sits down with Mary Sundblad, owner of Stuff Etc., to discuss her unique upbringing, her introduction to business and the art of the (consignment) deal in the latest edition of Real Success, presented by MidWestOne Bank.

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Hosts Sarika Bhakta and Anthony Arrington talk with Cedar Rapids Mayor Brad Hart about the city’s efforts to improve equity, diversity, inclusion and engagement, new initiatives to attract minority candidates to city posts and the rising “ban the box” movement in the latest CBJ podcast.

The Corridor Business Journal is proud to introduce another remarkable class of Forty Under 40 honorees, selected for the meaningful contributions they’ve made to their businesses and communities in their still-young careers. Meet all of this year’s honorees here.

Vermeer Corp.’s Steve Flann shares harrowing stories and important lessons from 2018’s devastating tornado as part of the CBJ’s 2019 Manufacturing Conference.

A new study on Iowa’s edtech potential concludes the state could add more than 1,000 additional highly paid tech jobs over the next five years by coordinating resources to bolster what is already a booming sector of the state’s economy.

A new class of industrial robot is on the way – and yes, they will be taking human jobs.

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Health care consumerism increases value in patient care

November 4, 2019

By Michelle Niermann | Health Care Column
According to a recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study, the number of individuals with high-deductible health plans (HDHPs) has increased about 15 percent in the last decade. These plans allow individuals to pay lower insurance premiums but pay more out-of-pocket until their deductible is met.

I just kinda sorta think you should relax about assertive language

October 29, 2019

By Jen Neumann | Guest Column
According to multiple articles and business books, I undermined my own authority with this headline. These articles love to tell us (especially women) how we should speak/behave/carry ourselves to appear more assertive and be taken more seriously by others. But I disagree.

When it comes to motivation, keep it simple

October 29, 2019

By Gale Mote | Guest Column
While some argue that external motivation – pay increases, promotions, an office with a window – is a tool managers can use to inspire extra effort, I believe it is short-lived at best. Real, impactful, lasting motivation is intrinsic.

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