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Monthly Archives: June 2011

McGregor brewery expanding to Coralville

Owners of Backpocket Brewery, an offshoot of Old Man River Brewery in McGregor, plan to open a new facility in the Iowa River Landing District in Coralville.

Iowa City DTA’s SSMID petition complete

Those who sign on will be agreeing to a $2 per $1,000 of taxable value tax added to their property tax bill.

Skills 2014 report results released

Region will need 12,000 workers over next three years

Music IC Festival starts Friday

Organizers aim to create a chamber music festival tailored to Iowa City’s literary identity

Blood-alcohol tests for sale

Starting this summer, Tipping Point representatives will be found in downtown Iowa City on weekend nights and at special events in Cedar Rapids. For $3, people can have their BAC tested with a breathalyzers.

Englert Theatre changing mortgage, city funding recommended

The Iowa City City Council will vote on whether to approve a third year of funding at $50,000 for the nearly 99-year-old theater, at 221 E. Washington St. The committee recommended the funding request; that recommendation will be forwarded to the council for formal approval.

UIHC spinout seeks to reduce blindness

A University of Iowa researcher has started a company designed to increase prevention of diabetic retinopathy, one of the most common causes of blindness.

Sustainability group formed by businesses

The Sustainability Alliance held its first meeting about two months ago and now has representation from about 40 area businesses.

Social media legal pitfalls abound

Social media issues exist about which employers should be concerned.

Young minds learn business first-hand

Cedar Rapids Jefferson students form business through Junior Achievement program.

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