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Monthly Archives: June 2012

Top employer: Nyemaster Goode up for national award

Nyemaster Goode is a finalist for a major national award. The 94-year-old law firm, headquartered in Des Moines with offices in Ames and Cedar Rapids, is a finalist for the 2012 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. Nyemaster Goode is one of 30 finalists chosen from a pool of 3,236 nominations. Businesses were nominated by National Guard and Guard Reserve service members or family members acting on their behalf.

Local startup forges ahead, navigates FDA approval

It’s been five years since John Slump and Jared Garfield started their company as students at the University of Iowa. The two were 20 years old when they came up with the idea to improve a medical device used in cancer care. Now 26, Mr. Slump said the company is a major step closer to launching the product commercially.

Farm business expands with zipline, coffee shop

Bloomsbury Farm in Atkins, west of Cedar Rapids, has grown from a flower and greenhouse business into a family destination spot and a place for corporate team-building retreats.

Medical center sees unexpected growth

A medical center in Jones County is experiencing rapid growth. Since the Jones County Regional Medical Center in Anamosa moved to a new building in 2009, they have seen more than double the number of patients they had at the old facility, said Jones County Regional Medical Center CEO Eric Briesmesiter.

Wood named CBJ editor

The Corridor Business Journal has selected a new editor. Gigi Wood, who has reported on Johnson County for five years at the CBJ, was chosen as editor last week.

Englert receives city funding

The Englert Theatre in downtown Iowa City was approved to receive $50,000 in funding from the city of Iowa City last week.

Flooded to the roof

Gutter and roofing company recovers from 2008 flood

United Fire Group weathers the storm

United Fire Group, the Corridor’s second-largest insurance company based on the number of local employees, is bouncing back from a multitude of storms and disasters nationwide, posting a profit in the fourth quarter of 2011 and favorable results in the first quarter of this year.

UI professor: multi-state insurance regulations increase costs to consumer, company

A recent study by a University of Iowa professor quantifies how much more insurance companies pay to comply with regulations in multiple states.

Western Fraternal Life Association offers fraternal benefits to members, communities

Nearly 120 members of Western Fraternal Life Association were directly affected by the devastating flood that tore through Cedar Rapidsand much of Eastern Iowa in June of 2008.




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