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Monthly Archives: January 2014

Connecting students with careers

The entire staff at Workplace Learning Connection is passionate about engaging students in career planning, which is good for local kids and business.

Buildings offered for redevelopment as flood demolitions near end

Two commercial buildings that were destined for demolition will be given a second chance.

Whirlpool showcases new technology

Leaders of the world’s largest appliance company came to the Corridor lastweek to announce that refrigerators from Whirlpool Corp.’s Middle Amana plant will be the first in the world insulated by a new, greener foam insulation with a drastic reduction in gases that contribute to climate change.

New Bo Books promotes local literature

A hand-written sign at the entrance to New Bo Books asks if customers have made their 2014 reading lists yet. If not, no problem.

Robins launches economic development group

Attracting new businesses in Robins, one of the Corridor’s most upscale small towns, will take plenty of sensitivity and planning after years of emphasis on accommodating residential growth.

Indicators improving for 2014

The Corridor Business Journal’s Economic Forecast Luncheon took place Jan. 15 at the Coralville Marriott. The event had 614 in attendance, a record breaker for the event.

New hot spots planned for Cedar Rapids

Gastronomic changes are coming to a Cedar Rapids hot spot.

Corridor communities receive Main Street grants

Jeanne Matthews hopes the renovation project she and her husband, Paul, are embarking on in Marion will inspire others to preserve historic buildings.

Rockwell Collins completes ARINC acquisition

The largest acquisition ever completed by Rockwell Collins – ARINC Inc. – is taking shape with recent announcements that ARINC will become part of a new Rockwell Collins Information Management Services business unit and one major ARINC business unit will be divested.

Braving winter weather

While some may view the winter as a time best spent curled up on the couch with a steaming cup of hot cocoa, many area runners use the season to train for upcoming road races.

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