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Rewrite of CRA has bankers feeling optimistic

Plans for the first major update to the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) in a quarter-century are being greeted warmly by Iowa banking groups, which say the law is behind the times, contains ambiguities and should apply equally to credit unions.

Recent News

In the latest episode of Diversity Straight Up, podcast hosts Sarika Bhakta and Anthony Arrington talk with Jeff Disterhoft about his role in driving diversity at one of Iowa’s largest financial institutions, understanding privilege and bringing your whole self to the workplace.

In early December, we asked roughly two-dozen leaders from a variety of sectors to weigh in on the trends and developments they will be monitoring in 2020. Here’s what they had to say.

With 16 units built and commitments in hand for another 10, Prairie Hill’s pioneers feel Iowa’s first cohousing complex has proven its appeal, locally and beyond.

Former pro athlete and Iowa entrepreneur Nate Kaeding sits down with Jessica Schamberger, vice president of operations with Goodwill of the Heartland, to talk about the organization’s new entrepreneurial venture and service to the community in the latest edition of Real Success, presented by MidWestOne Bank.

While many air carriers are cutting legroom and adding seats, United Airlines is going the opposite way in hopes of making the friendly skies even friendlier for Midwestern business travelers.

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The inaugural Rando Corridor Media Audit

January 20, 2020

Joe Coffey | The Fifth Estate
What happens when the average person pokes around to learn more about Corridor media outlets? Not someone with a handle on advertising and media markets mind you, but just a rando with an internet connection? I present to you the first annual Rando Corridor Media Audit.

Don’t fear the new year

January 20, 2020

CBJ Editorial
With stock markets at record highs and unemployment near record lows, it seems odd that the business community is entering the new decade with such economic anxiety – but here we are.

Let’s really merge economic development

January 14, 2020

CBJ Editorial
An old adage says the best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The next best time is today. This adage can also be used when it comes to regionalism.

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