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Monthly Archives: September 2017

2017’s Coolest of the Cool: Oaknoll Retirement Residence

Iowa City’s Oaknoll Retirement Residence takes top honors in the CBJ’s 2017 Coolest Places to Work competition.

2017’s Coolest Places to Work: Aerotek

Aerotek’s emphasis on lifting each other up, coupled with some unique work perks, earned the firm its second-straight award as the Coolest Place to Work among me­dium-sized companies in the Corridor.

How we selected 2017’s Coolest Places to Work

An explanation of how 2017’s Coolest Places to Work were chosen from the dozens of Corridor companies that applied.

2017’s Coolest Places to Work: FUEL

When veterans of the corporate grind John Moes and Bill Bollman came to­gether to found FUEL 17 years ago, one of the first decisions they made was there would be no walls. That meant no phys­ical walls between people, and no mental walls, either.

Public health researcher to be featured in Coralville simulcast

The public is invited to attend a viewing party for a televised simulcast presentation featuring surgeon, public health researcher and author Atul Gawande from 4-5:30 p.m. Sept. 25 in Schwab Auditorium of the Coralville Public Library at 1401 Fifth St.

Foot golf offered at Jones Golf Course in Cedar Rapids

Foot golf can now be played at Jones Golf Course, 2901 Fruitland Blvd. SW, Cedar Rapids. The sport combines soccer and golf, being more closely related to golf. It is played with a regulation No. 5 soccer ball and 21-inch diameter cups on the golf course. Players kick the ball into the cup in as few shots as possible.

Report: Decline in outpatient antibiotic prescriptions filled in Iowa

The rate at which outpatient antibiotic prescriptions were filled declined 2 percent among Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield commercially insured members in Iowa, compared to 9 percent nationally from 2010 through 2016, according to a new study by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA).

New owners upgrading last of Heartland Inn chain

A Des Moines company has completed the first stage in a major renovation of the 169-room Heartland Inn on the Coralville strip as it seeks to better position the property against an onslaught of new competition.

Fashion Lab sets its sights on wearable tech

A new competition in Iowa City aims to explore the intersection of technology and fashion with a little help from the creatives in Iowa’s Creative Corridor.




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