Introducing 2018’s Women of Influence

The CBJ proudly introduces this year’s class of Women of Influence — 10 business and community leaders from around the Corridor who are making the region a better place to live and work.

Recent News

The CBJ sits down with new Horizons CEO Mary Wheeler to discuss the Cedar Rapids nonprofit’s evolution, its alliance with Elder Services of Iowa City and the state of the Corridor economy.

Recycling companies have been swimming upstream for much of the last year, but for Quincy Recycle, which entered the Corridor market two years ago, the tough industry conditions are just another creative challenge.

Zero Energy Wall Systems of Coralville plans a financial reorganization with venture capital investors after filing a Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition.

Corridor steel and aluminum users are battling uncertainty and volatility with new import tariffs.

Dimy Doresca believes Africa is one of the most underestimated markets for trade, and is helping Iowa companies improve its connections with the continent – but there’s plenty more to do and learn.


Five ways to give your social media a makeover

April 15, 2018

By Sherry Bonelli / Guest Column
With just a few changes and a little effort, your social media channels could become the highlight of your digital marketing plan, generating more leads, more interest in your company and more sales.

Five tips for de-cluttering your communication

April 15, 2018

By Greg Dardis / Guest Column
I’m happy to present part two of my spring-cleaning series. This one comes is on de-cluttering your communication. There are so many ways to be sparser and, as a result, far more effective in how you communi­cate. Here are five.

Mayors: Budget woes, tax reform shouldn’t compromise local services

April 8, 2018

Letter to the Editor
In 2013, the state adopted property tax reform legislation that was hailed as “the largest property tax cut in Iowa’s history.” That legislation included a promise to soften the negative impacts on local governments. Faced with mounting budget deficits and a desire for tax reform, some state leaders may soon be inclined to forego that promise.

Upcoming Events

The Fastest Growing Companies awards banquet identifies and honors the region’s most dynamic companies that have made significant contributions to the strength of the local economy.

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