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Monthly Archives: November 2016

Celebrating the 2016 Workforce Awards

The region’s tough workforce challenges have given rise to some creative approaches, a few of which were shared by Corridor employers during the CBJ’s Workforce Awards breakfast.

Q&A: Brian Crowe

Brian Crowe of the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance is right in the thick of economic development in the Corridor, collaborating with area employers and development partners.

New job portal takes a couples approach

Several Corridor employers have teamed up in an effort to find qualified hires, and in doing so, are paying extra attention to an historically overlooked party: the hire’s spouse.

CR law firm takes proactive approach toward talent gaps

The law firm Lynch Dallas P.C. has been serving clients for 90 years, yet after employing dozens of successful attorneys through the decades, the issue of succession has never been more important than it is today.

Prairie Hill to become Iowa’s first cohousing site

A cohousing development southwest of downtown Iowa City will provide a unique option for aspiring homeowners who value convenience over autonomy when the project opens next year.

Corridor’s natural foods scene evolves with demand

It’s a season of change for Eastern Iowa’s local foods scene, with a national grocery chain planning four new Iowa stores, a local food co-op closing its virtual doors and one longtime farmers market shutting down.

Community banks thriving amid consolidation

Iowa-based banks are adjusting to the changing regulatory and financial landscape, with one noticeable outcome being fewer of them, according to the president of the Community Bankers of Iowa.

Fleck purchases Evans Distributing

Evans Distributing, which holds local distribution rights to Pabst Blue Ribbon and other beers, has been sold to Fleck Sales of Cedar Rapids.

BMO arrives in the Corridor

The sale of GE Capital division assets last year had several significant outcomes, but the biggest locally may be the arrival of BMO Transportation Finance in Cedar Rapids.

Bloat-busters: CR firm supports changing tech needs

SecurityCoverage has seen many IT security threats in more than a decade of providing support for internet users, but over the last two years its tech support lines have been lighting up with problems that are more annoying than malicious.

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