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Monthly Archives: March 2018

Traveling from the Corridor to China

When David Chadima of Cedar Rapids went to Chi­na in 1982 as a college student, it was one of those destinations reserved for travelers willing to overcome steep language and cultural barriers. Today, China is a regular destination for business travelers. Some seasoned Corridor travelers offer tips on navigating the culture and customs of the eastern giant.

IDT joins parade of Corridor acquisitions

The string of high-profile acquisitions in the Corridor continued on March 9 with the announcement that Danaher Corp. will buy Coralville-based Integrated DNA Technologies, a leading global supplier of RNA and DNA oligonucleotides.

Destinations Unlimited keeps a local mindset

A loyal, local customer base and a constant focus on “bringing clarity” to the travel-booking process has kept Destinations Unlimited afloat in the cutthroat world of travel, even after 34 years in the business.

MEDCO focuses on intergenerational workforce

Marion’s innovative Community Promise program took center stage at the Marion Economic Development Corporation’s annual luncheon on March 7, with local leaders promising more job shadow op­portunities and assistance in 2018.

Working for a living: Hunting for home

Iowa is known for its low cost of living, but for workers in the Corridor, affordable housing remains hard to find. We explore the issue in part 2 of the CBJ’s new series, Working for a Living.

Exploring the future of tech in the Corridor

Iowa may be an ag state, but don’t think that means we’re stuck in the past. Four Corridor tech leaders offer their take on the present and the future of the region’s innovation economy.

Oaknoll brings virtual reality worlds to seniors

Exploring virtual reality worlds is something more millennials and Gen-Xers are doing with the help of increasingly affordable technology, but the residents of Oaknoll Retirement Residence are also getting in on the fun, thanks to a specialized VR system created with seniors in mind.

Real Success with Nate Kaeding: Gregg Hammann

Former pro athlete and Corridor entrepreneur Nate Kaeding sits down with Gregg Hammann, CEO of MetaCommunications, to talk Hayden Fry and leadership in the second edition of the CBJ’s new monthly feature, Real Success with Nate Kaeding.

Rockwell Collins to close Tucson facility

A Rockwell Collins facility in Tucson than manufactures Super First Class aircraft seating will close at the end of September due to market conditions.

Cannon talks Cargill-Diamond V merger

As Diamond V joined Cargill at the end of December, there were no new signs going up at the company’s headquarters in southwest Cedar Rapids. There were no big reorganizations or layoffs. So what should the Corridor expect to see from a tie-up that surprised many in the region when it was unveiled?

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