Monthly Archives: September 2017

Iowa vet finds success delivering discounts

“I had an experience where they gave me a military discount and it significantly re­duced the price. It wasn’t advertised any­where,” said former Marine Capt. Aaron Serrano, recalling the moment the idea for Military Cost Cutters first entered his mind.

Senior Lifestyles: Exploring the senior living surge

The retirement of the baby boom gen­eration is playing out in various ways in the Corridor, but none more visible than the current surge in senior living developments. Presenting part I in a new CBJ exclusive series.

Newest ISA teams focus on funerals, factories

The two new Iowa Startup Accelerator teams who started work this month are focused on bringing efficiency and insight to some of the less-enjoyable decisions in life.

Aaron Horn named NewBoCo’s first COO

Horn, who became NewBoCo’s chief operations officer on Sept. 5, will be charged with devising strategies to launch and grow its programs to support new and in­novative businesses.

New online resource available for food entrepreneurs

Iowa Valley Resource Conservation & Development (RC&D) has launched its Iowa Kitchen Connect website, www.IowaKitchenConnect.com, to help aspiring food entrepreneurs get their ideas off the ground.

Moody’s affirms Mercy Medical Center’s A2-level credit rating

Moody’s Investors Service has affirmed a strong “A2” credit rating, with a stable outlook, to Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids. The credit analysis factors the financial performance of Mercycare Service Corporation and related organizations such as Mercy Care Management Inc., physician practices and the Mercy Medical Center Foundation.

UnityPoint Northridge clinic awarded for patient-centered care

UnityPoint Clinic Family Medicine – Northridge in Hiawatha has been awarded the highest level of recognition by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) 2011 Program.

Rodger and Marlene’s story

Rodger Burnett has been taking care of his wife of 54 years, Marlene, full-time since 2012. Marlene, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2009, also receives 21 hours a week of support from nurses.

“She has almost total care requirements. She cannot walk alone, must have a safety belt. She does not dress herself,” Mr. Burnett explains. “She does not toilet without help. And she does not cook anymore. And I do all those tasks.”

Tin Roost brings unique food in a big package

The restaurateurs behind Blackstone in Iowa City and 30hop in Coralville are aiming even bigger with Tin Roost, a distinctive restaurant that opened this month on one of North Liberty’s busiest roads.

Cargofy wants to be in every owner-operator’s phone

A 26-year-old logistics savant at the Iowa Startup Accelerator sees a $378 million business opportunity in the trucking industry for his app-based startup.


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