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Monthly Archives: October 2017

Deals keep the ink flowing in Corridor media

An unlikely scenario is playing out in the Corridor: Local newspaper com­panies, which had been all but left for dead, are changing hands fast.

Squeezed by big guys, CHOMP bites back

It’s a David-and-Goliath story that might only happen in a place like Iowa City. Then again, it might be one of the first salvos in a coming revolt against the giant food delivery companies controlling a $20 billion (and growing) market.

Motion Industries acquires Apache Inc.

Apache Inc., the Cedar Rapids-based sup­plier of industrial belts and hoses, will become part of a business family that in­cludes auto parts giant NAPA under a deal announced Oct. 19.

UI names J. Brooks Jackson to head UI Health Care

The University of Iowa has named J. Brooks Jackson as vice president for medical affairs and dean of the Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine.

AbbeHealth president announces retirement

Dan Strellner, president and chief executive officer of AbbeHeath, a UnityPoint Health – Cedar Rapids affiliate, has announced plans to retire, effective Dec. 31, after leading the organization for 17 years.

IC researcher on panel to speak to Congress

Michael Abramoff, the founder of an AI medical device company based in Iowa City, is on a panel of scientists from eight companies that spun out of U.S. research universities that will speak to Congress members Oct. 25 about the challenges of bringing innovations to market.

Meet 2017’s Forty Under 40

The Corridor Business Journal is proud to introduce another outstanding class of Forty Under 40 honorees, all of whom have been selected for both their profes­sional achievements and dedicated service to our communities.

Corridor companies look for ROI in IoT

Peter Murray has heard the buzz about the Internet of Things, and the vice president of marketing and sales for Iowa Wall Sawing is ready to hop on.

UI Museum of Art, “Mural” set for return to campus

Jackson Pollock’s “Mural” and the rest of the University of Iowa’s 15,500-item, $500 million art collection will return from their flood hiatus to a new campus home in 2020.

Viewpoint Molecular receives $2M in SBIR funding

An innovative new method of pinpoint­ing the location of advanced skin can­cer that has spread to other parts of the body has won a University of Iowa start­up a $2 million vote of confidence from the National Cancer Institute.




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