Watts Group bringing senior co-op to Brown Deer

Coralville’s Brown Deer Golf Course will be the backdrop for the Watts Group’s first foray into housing co-op development.

Recent News

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.

Kristin Roberts, the newly named president and CEO of the United Way of East Central Iowa (UWECI), is looking forward to serving the community and helping the state’s second-largest United Way organization navigate a dramatically changing fundraising and nonprofit environment.

Collins Community Credit Union (CCCU) has launched Collins Insurance, a new credit union service organization that will offer its members – and eventually other credit unions – direct access to independent insurance options from multiple carriers.

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.


Location matters equally in online storefront

January 28, 2020

By Jen Neumann | Guest Column
In an increasingly online world, does location still matter? Let’s revisit one of the oldest principles of marketing: “place” or location.

6 ways to foster resourcefulness at work

January 27, 2020

By Greg Dardis | Guest Column
The highest praise you can give entrepreneurs is to call them resourceful. Sure, it’s good to be industrious, intuitive, bold – but resourcefulness is that rare quality where it all comes together.

Closing DAEC won’t help climate change

January 27, 2020

CBJ Editorial
It has been interesting to note the increasing number of elected officials and governing bodies becoming woke to climate change.

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