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.


How does public relations fit into your marketing plan?

April 25, 2018

By Besty McCloskey / Guest Column
In today’s hyper-connected, digital­ly focused world, marketing and public relations professionals need to work more closely than ever before to create effective campaigns, drive sales and in­crease brand awareness.

The power of women’s philanthropy

April 25, 2018

By Lois Buntz / Guest Column
In the next several decades, women will have access to more wealth than at any other time in history. They will earn and inherit wealth and have tremendous ca­pacity to be philanthropic. Here’s how.

Women leaders are making a difference

April 25, 2018

By Gale Mote / Guest Column
As we celebrate the CBJ’s 2018 Women of Influ­ence honorees, I have taken some time to reflect on what makes an effective leader and, specifical­ly, how women are making a positive difference in their homes, organizations and communities.

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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