Monthly Archives: June 2013

New Pioneer votes to pursue third location

New Pioneer Co-op announced it would pursue a third location. The company operates stores in downtown Iowa City and along the Coralville strip. New Pioneer Co-op members voted “yes” to pursue a third store in New Pioneer’s trade area or open a new downtown location for the Iowa City store. Members voted 2,514-239, or 90 percent, in favor of the measure.

Sedgwick set to open next month, to employ more than 300

Sedgwick Claims Management, a Memphis, Tenn.-based company, has been busy hiring in the Corridor the last several months. The company has been hiring and training out of a temporary facility until the brand-new building opens in early July.

RuffaloCODY plans continued growth, expansion

With a recent investment from growth equity investor Summit Partners, Cedar Rapids-based RuffaloCODY continues to dominate the marketplace of companies providing fundraising and enrollment management services for higher education and nonprofit organizations.

2013 Best of the Corridor voting has begun

The Corridor Business Journal’s annual Best of the Corridor voting has begun! Take a look at the survey and vote for your favorite businesses in the Corridor. To take the survey, visit this link:

Athlete, executive: Charlie Funk

When Charlie Funk finished college, he wasn’t interested in banking. After graduating with a business degree from William Jewell College in Liberty, Mo., he had dreams of playing basketball for the NBA.

Inaugural Coolest Places to Work unveiled

The Corridor’s Coolest Places to Work winners were announced June 11 at the Hotel at Kirkwood Center in Cedar Rapids.

Cirque du Soleil’s Quidam: Worth the drive, admission price

There is no question a Cirque du Soleil performance is going to be a feast for the eyes – colors, lights, acrobatics – I knew that without ever having seen Cirque du Soleil perform.

Protecting the arts

By 2016, the University of Iowa will look like a new campus. Just five years after the 2008 flood destroyed many university buildings, the university has been preparing for another potential flood, using lessons learned from 2008 to keep buildings safe.

Leading by example

When Frew Development Group took over the long-struggling Westdale Mall the first of the year, the Denver-based company knew it would take just the right person to lead the project’s revitalization.

Spring floods test lessons from 2008

Relentless rains pummeled Cedar Rapids as Mayor Ron Corbett discussed remaining recovery efforts, nearly five years after unprecedented flooding engulfed the city’s core.

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