Monthly Archives: October 2013
By Gigi Wood
CORRIDOR–Another stellar class of Forty Under 40 class of honorees was recognized this year for their many accomplishments and service to their communities.
This is the ninth year the Corridor Business Journal has presented the award to 40 successful young people under the age of 40. They were recognized at an awards dinner Oct. 24 at the Riverside Casino & Golf Resort.
The Startup Iowa Town Hall, as part of the UP America Summit and the Innovation Expo was Oct. 23 at the Coralville Marriott. The town hall featured Scott Case, the former CTO of Priceline and CEO of the Startup America Partnership and Scott Heiferman, the CEO of Meetup.com and University of Iowa graduate.
When Jim Fausett moved to Coralville in 1959, the population was no more than 5,000 people. Today, Coralville’s population is nearly 20,000. Though he wouldn’t take the credit, Mr. Fausett’s work in city government has helped lead Coralville’s growth and development.
Officials in Coralville are hoping to keep an essential retail service in an area that is accessible to residents. The Postal Service plans to move the customer retail post office services located at 420 10th Ave. into a postal-owned building at 2150 James St. in Coralville.
April 17 is right around the corner for the Cedar Rapids Development Group. That’s the day the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission announces its decision on whether it will grant a gaming license to the proposed Cedar Crossing Casino in Cedar Rapids. That’s after the commission visits Cedar Rapids April 3 to see the site and surrounding area.
The Iowa City Book Festival was a four-day celebration of books, reading and writing. The festival, which took place in several locations in downtown Iowa City from Oct. 10-13, included readings, discussions, and demonstrations.
Changes coming to Iowa’s oldest shopping center will bring a new gastropub and grocery store to the Town & Country Shopping Center. Long-vacant storefronts will become the new site of a Fareway store, while a former sports bar is being renovated to become the new 101 Gastropub.
The 1105 Project is a collaboration of the Crisis Center of Johnson County, the Domestic Violence Intervention Program (DVIP), the Free Lunch Program and the Johnson County chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).
Located immediately off Interstate 380 on the west side of downtown Cedar Rapids, the Kingston neighborhood is queued up for multiple developments.
Bruegger’s Bagels reopens Oct. 14 at 225 S. Iowa Ave. The bagel shop was destroyed when it caught fire Sept. 24, 2011. The damaged structure was torn down in January 2012.