Yearly Archives: 2016

Crews break ground for Chauncey tower in Iowa City

At the ceremonial groundbreaking for The Chauncey, a mixed-use condominium tower to be completed in 2019, guests gathered in a tent set up for the snowy event in downtown Iowa City.

TrueNorth CEO Duane Smith’s latest venture is a classic

Last month, Classic Enterprises and all its inventory was sold by Mr. Eilers to a new owner: TrueNorth Companies CEO Duane Smith. It wasn’t just for the experienced staff or the increasingly global marketplace, either.

Taking Iowa fashion to the next level

More than 300 people attended the Sleigh the Runway fashion show, held Dec. 1 at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Cedar Rapids Convention Complex. The event, presented by the Iowa Fashion Project and GO Cedar Rapids, utilized the center’s escalators as a runway featuring local designers.

An Entrepreneurial Forum discusses keys to success

The value of mentorship both within and outside one’s own company permeated throughout the Corridor Business Journal’s annual Entreprenurial Forum. We collected some of the best takeways from the event.

Beranek named CBJ’s 2016 Entrepreneur of the Year

Gerald Beranek, founder and CEO of BeraTek Industries, was named the CBJ’s Entrepreneur of the Year for both growing his own business and helping other entrepreneurs bring their products to market.

Corridor entrepreneur finds opportunities with chain

When John Chadima of Marion decided in 2013 to go into business after a career in university athletics administration, he faced a vast array of options.

Demand grows for Corridor apprenticeship programs

Strong training demand for union building trades reflects the Corridor’s robust construction market, and is offering up promising career opportunities for new graduates and mid-life career changers.

Trader Joe’s coming to Coralville

The California-based boutique grocer will bring its signature Hawaiian shirt-clad employees to Eastern Iowa for the first time when it opens late next year.

Governor’s office renews push for computer science ed

The governor’s office plans to renew its push to expand computer science education next year, which will likely include another attempt to require Iowa high schools to offer at least one computer science course.

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