Monthly Archives: July 2018

3 Questions with Alexis Ohanian, Reddit founder

During his upcoming appearance at the inaugural NewBo Evolve festival next month in Cedar Rapids, Mr. Ohanian will share his thoughts on the future of the internet. We had a few minutes to talk with Mr. Ohanian about his upcoming visit, and asked him these questions.

Will Iowa’s new energy law save consumers or cost them?

Iowa businesses and households can expect lower energy bills and less energy efficiency programs under a new state law taking effect this year, over the objections of environmental and consumer advocates.

Solarize Johnson County sparks residential interest

After Johnson County launched its Solarize Johnson County program this spring, Peninsula neighborhood duplex dwellers Mirna Garza and Nancy Williams signed contracts to install a solar array to power both of their homes. They’re just a few of the homeowners taking part in Solarize Johnson County, a program designed to encourage more residential solar installations.

Announcing 2018’s Best of the Corridor (Parts I & II)

Nearly 3,000 people voted in our 2018 Best of the Corridor awards program, and we have tallied the results to bring you this year’s list of the best the region has to offer.

Baur sees higher wages, lower stock returns ahead

The United States’ economic expansion will roll on to become the longest on record next year, Principal Global Investors Chief Global Economist Robert Baur predicted at the CBJ’s Mid-Year Economic Forecast Luncheon, although Wall Street’s bull market likely won’t last that long.

Business leaders weigh in at Mid-Year Review

Even with continued growth in corporate profits, the beginnings of job growth after decades of stagnation, a strong construction market and one of the longest bull markets on record, panelists speaking at the CBJ’s Mid-Year Economic Review on June 27 say the first six months of the year have also posed their share of challenges.

Northwestern Mutual’s Schutte sees bulls running longer

Although it’s been a long economic expansion, it’s also been one of the slowest and most gradual in history. Northwestern Mutual’s Chief Investment Strategist Brent Schutte believes there are some unique factors at play this time around.

Real Success with Nate Kaeding: John Myers

Former pro athlete and Corridor entrepreneur Nate Kaeding sits down with John Myers, executive director of Indian Creek Nature Center in Cedar Rapids, to talk about getting outdoors and running an organization in the latest edition of the CBJ’s monthly Q&A feature, Real Success with Nate Kaeding.

Refinancing dispute dashes hopes for Zero Energy Systems

Three months after its lender foreclosed, the financial challenges that brought Zero Energy Systems in Coralville to a standstill have become clearer, but the future for what was once one of Iowa’s promising “green” companies is more clouded than ever.

SantosHuman makes products more personal

SantosHuman, the Coralville-based “niche market engineering software” spinout aims to turn the traditional product design and engineering process on its head by encouraging manufacturers to take a close look at end users before ever committing plan to prototype.

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