Real Success with Nate Kaeding: Gary Rozek

Former pro athlete and Iowa entrepreneur Nate Kaeding sits down with Gary Rozek, entrepreneur and chairman of Centro Inc., to discuss advanced manufacturing, restaurants and golf in the latest edition of Real Success, presented by MidWestOne Bank.

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The newest Watts Group subdivision springing up in North Liberty is probably most noteworthy for its location, but to developer Gary Watts there’s another distinction at least as important: affordability.

Iowa Department of Transportation officials have seen the future and it is jam-packed – with cars and trucks.

For the CBJ’s 15th anniversary issue, we asked community leaders to identify the events, initiatives, tragedies and success stories that shaped the Corridor into what it is today. For this future-forward Corridor 2.0 issue, we asked a handful of up-and-coming leaders how the region must change to thrive in the next 15 years.

With a quick swipe on the touchscreen of a programmable logic controller, World Class Industries celebrated its latest expansion in the Corridor on Nov. 7.

In the latest CBJ podcast, “Diversity Straight Up” hosts Sarika Bhakta and Anthony Arrington talk with Wellmark Chief HR Officer Marci Chickering about about gender parity in the C-suite, building diversity in the insurance industry and finding people’s innate gifts.


Are you at risk of derailing as a leader?

December 3, 2019

By Gale Mote | Guest Column
Some leaders demonstrate the right behaviors to keep their followers engaged and aligned, even in turbulent times. They are steadfast, decisive, resilient and focused.

Filling a void in Corridor leadership

December 3, 2019

CBJ Editorial
Next month we will publish the CBJ’s annual list of the most influential people in the region. What stands out this year, unfortunately, is a pronounced lack of diversity on the list and the stark void in local leadership by some of the region’s largest public companies.

Attention-grabbing signage doesn’t always mean ‘good’

December 3, 2019

By Joe Coffey | The Fifth Estate
Your business’ most overlooked media format might be the most visible one you have – the signage out front. From a media criticism standpoint, signs can say a lot more about a business than an owner intends.

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