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Monthly Archives: May 2013

Genova CEO persevered, receives honor

Dawn Ainger was honored with the Entrepreneur of the Year award at the Corridor Business Journal’s Fastest Growing Companies event May 21 at the Coralville Marriott.

Lattice Communications named Corridor’s Fastest Growing Company

Fairfax-based Lattice was recognized for coming in at No. 1 on the Fastest Growing Companies list the Corridor Business Journal’s event with the same name on May 21.

Companies win $5,000 at Pitch & Grow

Three companies were selected by panelists and audience members to receive $5,000 in awards at the UI John Pappajohn Pitch & Grow XIII. The event was presented by the Technology Association of Iowa (TAI) and the University of Iowa John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center on May 23 at the BioVentures Center in Coralville.

Former Secretary of State discusses women, politics during visit

Madeleine Albright wasn’t just handed her position as the first woman U.S. Secretary of State. During her trip to Cedar Rapids, Ms. Albright, who served as Secretary of State from 1997-2001 and is fluent in several languages, attributed her success to intense studying, hard work and a good education.

Passenger rail could get boost from Quad Cities route

Like a fast train dodging slower freights on a single-track railroad, supporters hope a proposal to expand passenger rail service across Iowa can weave its way past political opposition.

Construction moves ahead on The Fountains

The Fountains is a 19.3-acre mixed-use development under construction at the intersection of Edgewood Road NE and Blairs Ferry Road NE. It is one of few master-planned areas in Cedar Rapids, meaning one developer controls the entire complex and creates a cohesive design style. Mr. Ahmann estimated the entire project would cost between $30 million-$34 million.

Water under the bridge

As devastating as the 2008 floods were to the family business, Steve Ginsberg doesn’t grieve over what happened five years ago.

Questions about Obamacare

There’s nothing easy about it. But Corridor legal, insurance and accounting advisors say it’s time for local employers to pay attention to the changes coming in 2014 regarding the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.

Helping businesses grow

After helping launch one business and grow another, Marlo Higgins is ready to become her own brand.

UI alumna to speak about career, working with Oprah

After a tough first semester as a pre-med student at the University of Iowa, Sheri Salata knew she needed to switch majors to improve her academics.

Now, many years later, she is working for and alongside one of the most powerful women in entertainment and media, Oprah Winfrey. Ms. Salata is president of OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network and Harpo Studios.

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