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Navigating the new rules of ‘tele-business’

A new culture of remote work is taking shape as Corridor employees increasingly work from home to help slow the spread of COVID-19, and employees are doing their best to adapt, from ditching the all-day PJs to digital happy hours.

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A lawsuit and settlement agreement filed Thursday by the U.S. Department of Justice will allow the merger of Collins Aerospace parent United Technologies Corp. and Raytheon to go forward, if they divest three business units.

The largest economic stimulus package in history moved a big step closer to reality Wednesday night with its unanimous passage in the U.S. Senate.

The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) announced agreements on March 26 to boost pay and benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic for its members at Quaker Oats in Cedar Rapids, and at several other Iowa meatpacking and food processing companies.

In the fifth episode of Tom Cilek’s New Best Friend, Tom sits down with Kim Casko, president and CEO of Iowa City Area Business Partnership, to discuss the organization’s recent rebrand, what drew her to Iowa City, and the biggest challenges she hears from local businesses.

The U.S. Senate is set to vote on a massive $2 trillion stimulus package designed to keep the economy afloat amid the deepening COVID-19 pandemic, according to news reports and local business sources.

Consulting

Make casino site a downtown catalyst

March 18, 2020

CBJ Editorial
A city-owned site between the Cedar River and I-380 once earmarked for a casino could be Cedar Rapids’ catalyst for more downtown development if developed properly.

Trolls can be beneficial if you know how to use them

March 16, 2020

By Joe Coffey | The Fifth Estate
If you want your company’s online platforms to be engaging, you need good content and user interaction. Let people comment and ask questions.

City leadership fills a void

March 13, 2020

CBJ Editorial
We don’t live in a perfectly cohesive region, but fortunately that hasn’t been a major impediment, because our regional economy is strong.

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