Monthly Archives: July 2017

Olds native grows Athletico to nearly 400 locations

“Outwork them if you can’t outsmart them.”
That’s a bit of wisdom Mark Kaufman learned growing up in the southeast Iowa farm town of Olds, “around a lot of people with a strong work ethic.” The same builders and farmers instilled the idea that “nothing is given to you so you better get after it.”

Cold brew coming to the office

The cold-brewed coffee boom will soon be making its way to Corridor break rooms and cafeterias, thanks to a pioneering joint venture with roots in Cedar Rapids’ flood recovery.

Yotopia’s founder living the sweet life

Veronica Tessler is thrilled to be living a lifelong dream: She’s running a business that supports her personal beliefs.

Meld, BluPrairie find success together

The mood, ambiance and attire at the home of Meld and BluPrairie are refreshingly laid-back, but don’t let that fool you into thinking the work done by these two “sister” companies is lightweight.

Mercy’s Hiawatha Medical Park celebrates grand opening

Mercy Medical Center and Wolfe Eye Clinic, together with the city of Hiawatha, celebrated the opening of the new Hiawatha Medical Park on July 21, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, tours and an employee picnic.

Free dental clinic coming to back to Cedar Rapids

The Iowa Dental Foundation, based in Johnston, is bringing a free dental clinic, the Iowa Mission of Mercy, back to Cedar Rapids on Sept. 29-30.

Stay healthy during visit to Iowa State Fair

A visit to the Iowa State Fair, planned Aug. 10-20 in Des Moines, doesn’t have to be destructive on your waistline as healthy activities and foods are available.

MentalHealthU mobile app lists community resources

Mental Health/Disability Services of the East Central Region (ECR) wants to help residents in the nine-county region locate available services for mental health, substance abuse, housing, transportation and other community support services. MentalHealthU (MHU) is a free smartphone app available on Google Play, the Apple Store and at

Commemorating 30 years
of Strategic Financial Solutions

Upcoming Events

The Corridor Business Journal’s annual Health Care Summit will examine national health policy issues and refocus them to the regional level.

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