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Former pro athlete and Corridor entrepreneur Nate Kaeding sits down with Jan Weissmiller, co-owner of Iowa City’s iconic Prairie Lights Books, in the latest edition of the CBJ’s Q&A feature, Real Success with Nate Kaeding, presented by MidWestOne Bank.

The University of Iowa is home to top-flight researchers and facilities – but what exactly are they coming up with? The CBJ explores the UI’s patent success in recent years.

Former Hawkeye basketballer Jon Darsee is returning to Iowa to lead the university’s innovation efforts. The CBJ sat down with Mr. Darsee for an exclusive interview.

Growth is likely to slow in 2019 compared to last year’s blockbuster pace, and while a recession is coming — eventually — it almost certainly won’t be this year.

Iowa farmers, manufacturers are looking for prosperity signals as trade talks continue.


Reflecting on career lessons learned

February 21, 2019

By Gale Mote / Guest Column
Would you do anything differently? It’s a question I am frequently asked by those contemplating starting their own business. The answer, after 28 years of living the dream is, “of course — yes!”

What happens after you win your lawsuit?

February 21, 2019

By Jonathan Schmidt \ Law Column
If you’ve had to engage in a long and hard-fought legal battle, you know it can be extremely stressful —and even if you accomplish the goal you initially set out to achieve with a lawsuit, it doesn’t mean your litigation efforts are over.

The importance of growing our talent pool

February 12, 2019

By Jen Daly / Guest Column
Where can we find employees? It’s a phrase our ICR Iowa team hears weekly from employers large and small throughout Iowa City-Cedar Rapids (ICR) region.

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