Monthly Archives: December 2013
Mark Cardis remembers playing in the yard of the hilltop Victorian home, next door to his family’s house in northwest Cedar Rapids.
It will be a big year for Centro. The North Liberty-based custom rotational molding company announced in November it plans to open a 90,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Beaver Dam, Wis., adding 70 new jobs. Centro also is planning its largest product launch in company history, as well as an expansion into Brazil, its first overseas manufacturing facility.
Flood worries did not factor into the location of Marlene Chramosta’s shop, but the new business owner cheered the news that removable flood walls will likely be used for portions of the Cedar River’s west side.
The timing couldn’t be better for Olive’s Oil, a new retail business in Cedar Rapids.
At a press conference on the University of Iowa’s medical campus Dec. 6, the UI Health Alliance announced it will make a $1 million commitment over several years to help fund the Iowa Rural Physician Loan Repayment Program. Gov. Terry Branstad, UI President Sally Mason and other notables presented at the press conference.
It won’t be the Lincoln Cafe, but a dollop of hope remains for fans of the popular Mount Vernon restaurant.
Readers in North Liberty now have more room to browse, read and hang out at the city’s library.
In November, Eden Lounge opened in Iowa City. To enter the lounge, located at 217 Iowa Ave., customers have to walk through an alley next to Takanami.
A group of entrepreneurs from across the Corridor presented their stories about starting a business and the struggles to become successful at the Corridor Business Journal’s An Entrepreneurial Forum Dec. 4 at the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library in Cedar Rapids.
Mayor Ron Corbett is this year’s Most Influential Person of the Corridor. He first appeared on the list in 2009 at No. 5, then again in 2010 at No. 1. In 2011 and 2012 he came in at No. 3.