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How to win the retirement tax game

As they look forward to the day when they can finally kick back and use that retirement nest egg, many Iowans assume that their annual tax liability will finally ease. But that may not be the case

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Trust was the theme of the day at the Iowa City Area Development Group’s 35th annual meeting, a celebration of accomplishments and hopes for the future held at the Walker Homestead in Iowa City on Oct. 2.

Former pro athlete and Iowa entrepreneur Nate Kaeding sits down with David Sorg, principal with Cedar Rapids-based OPN Architects, to talk creativity and design in the latest edition of Real Success with Nate Kaeding, presented by MidWestOne Bank.

The sheer size of the Corridor’s first Fleet Farm store, which opened Sept. 17 in Edgewood Town Center in Cedar Rapids, seems to beg the question: Is the brick-and-mortar retail party going to crank back up again?

Inside the hacker’s mind

October 8, 2019

“A hacker is somebody who has a strong grasp on technology as well as security … and they have a huge amount of confidence,” Zach Zaffis, ProCircular’s security engineer and offensive security specialist, told attendees of the CBJ’s fifth-annual Cybersecurity Breakfast.

More than a year and a half ago, consumer products giant Procter & Gamble announced it would cut 500 jobs at its Iowa City facility. Now, the company says it is making “some adjustments” and plans to actually hire up to 100 additional workers.

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Act locally on environmental challenges

October 16, 2019

CBJ Editorial
With environmental challenges so large in scope and broad in geography, where do we start to combat them? Fortunately, the slogan “think globally and act locally” is playing out in several local initiatives in Linn County that could serve as a model for the rest of the nation.

Wealth preservation in business and real estate

October 16, 2019

By Maurie Cashman | Guest Column
A majority of high net-worth families have built wealth through the ownership, growth and sale of mid-market businesses and real estate. But research indicates that for 98 percent of these families, their great grandchildren will not see any of this wealth. What can be done about that?

Don’t fear the cloud – embrace it

October 16, 2019

By Jonathan Schmidt | Guest Column
In the past, I’ve been accused of being too concerned about security. My response is that people and companies are not concerned enough about it.

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