Monthly Archives: April 2018

Introducing 2018’s Women of Influence

The CBJ proudly introduces this year’s class of Women of Influence — 10 business and community leaders from around the Corridor who are making the region a better place to live and work.

Real Success with Nate Kaeding: Sarah Gardial

Former pro athlete and Corridor entrepreneur Nate Kaeding sits down with Sarah Gardial, dean of the University of Iowa Tippie College of Business, to talk planning and purpose in the CBJ’s new monthly feature, Real Success with Nate Kaeding.

Working for a Living: The minimum wage fight continues

Although it’s down, the minimum wage issue is far from dead, supporters say. Presenting the final part of the CBJ’s series on Working for a Living.

CBJ Q&A: Mary Wheeler of Horizons

The CBJ sits down with new Horizons CEO Mary Wheeler to discuss the Cedar Rapids nonprofit’s evolution, its alliance with Elder Services of Iowa City and the state of the Corridor economy.

Quincy Recycle builds a better recycling stream

Recycling companies have been swimming upstream for much of the last year, but for Quincy Recycle, which entered the Corridor market two years ago, the tough industry conditions are just another creative challenge.

Zero Energy Wall Systems to reorganize with VC backing

Zero Energy Wall Systems of Coralville plans a financial reorganization with venture capital investors after filing a Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition.

Metal tariffs causing mayhem for brewers, builders

Corridor steel and aluminum users are battling uncertainty and volatility with new import tariffs.

Will Africa be ‘the next Asia’ for trade?

Dimy Doresca believes Africa is one of the most underestimated markets for trade, and is helping Iowa companies improve its connections with the continent – but there’s plenty more to do and learn.

Farmers brace as China levies retaliatory tariffs

Eastern Iowa farmers say they are worried that new tariffs on imported steel and alumi­num could end up costing them.

Indian Creek plots new demonstration farm

Etzel Sugar Grove Farm in northern Linn County has been farmed by five generations of Etzels, but this year it’s awak­ening from its winter slumber with a new future before it, thanks to the Indian Creek Nature Center.

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