Monthly Archives: December 2017

New UFG wellness center a draw for talent

A new 6,000-square-foot wellness center at United Fire Group opened on Nov. 27, looking a lot like a upscale health club with 24/7 card access, 32 workout stations and a group exercise room filled with spinning bikes.

EBD rebuilds with a little help from staff

Agricultural and single-family home construction drove demand for Engineering Building Design’s roof and floor trusses from Day 1 in 1995 until 2007, when the housing market collapsed.

IWLC puts focus on male allies for 2018

The leaders at Iowa Women Lead Change weren’t necessarily looking to address issues of sexual harassment when preparing for 2018, but that conversation seems all but inevitable now.

Riverfront Crossings sees development rush

With Iowa City’s Riverfront Cross­ings Park set to open next year, the south­ernmost and least updated pocket of the district is finally abuzz with development activity.

Marion retail scene jumps Highway 13

The driving range and mini-golf course that long greeted travelers entering Marion from the east is quickly transforming into a major mixed-use development called Squaw Creek Crossing that will extend the city’s retail scene east of Highway 13 for the first time.

The Depot transforms brownfields to urban block

The mixed-use development known as The Depot is showing just what’s possible in Cedar Rapids’ NewBo District.

Crisis Center reaches goal for food bank warehouse expansion

The Crisis Center in Iowa City recently reached its goal to raise $45,000 for its food bank warehouse expansion project on #GivingTuesday. University of Iowa Community Credit Union has matched this amount.

Innovative Protein in Marion to offer a healthy shot of coffee

Marion Chamber Ambassadors will host a ribbon cutting at noon Dec. 12 celebrating the opening of Innovative Protein & Coffee Bar, 901 Tower Terrace Road, Ste. 100.

UI researchers help launch clinical study of balloon catheter

University of Iowa researchers are helping launch a clinical study of a new medical solution that could dramatically change the way urethral strictures are treated.

Senior Lifestyles: Making the numbers work

The initial concern for many looking to move into a senior community may be whether they have the credit standing or financial resources to be accepted, but the long-term concern is running out of money.

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