Monthly Archives: September 2018

West Liberty offers “starting ground” for minority-owned businesses

There’s hardly a vacant storefront – much less a parking spot – to be found in downtown West Liberty these days. Some of those might otherwise be va­cant, says J.J. Garcia, if it wasn’t for the town’s welcoming nature.

Global Mart brings a taste of the world to Coralville

It’s been a long and sometimes crooked path from refugee to small business success story for Tawfig Hagelamin. “We’ve grown, and we’ve grown fast,” said the 38-year-old owner of Coralville’s Global Food Mart.

Immigrant service fuels Community CPA’s growth

Few people understand the needs of Io­wa’s immigrant-owned businesses like Ying Sa, founder of Community CPA & Associates and the nonprofit Immigrant Entrepreneur Summit.

Your best lines of cyber defense

Corridor experts offer their best advice for bolstering your digital defenses at the annual CBJ Cyber Security Breakfast.

Ransomware attacks on the rise

Whether it’s a ransomware attack, extor­tion, straight-up theft or a “flavor of the day” Office 365 business email compro­mise, attorneys who’ve helped shepherd clients through hundreds of data inci­dents say the threat is growing – and ev­eryone is vulnerable.

Sing-A-Long Bar & Grill wants MV to sing

A good sing-a-long is just what the world needs today, accord­ing to the owner of Mount Vernon’s newest pub.

Real Success with Nate Kaeding: Brian Ferentz

Former pro athlete and Corridor entrepreneur Nate Kaeding sits down with Brian Ferentz, offensive coordinator for Iowa Hawkeye Football, to discuss the art of preparation and improvement in the latest edition of the CBJ’s monthly Q&A feature, Real Success with Nate Kaeding.

Inside Iowa’s new innovation hotspot

A historic University of Iowa building erected in the 1930s to bring the then-revolutionary “Iowa Idea” to life is being reincarnated as the state’s bold idea factory of the future.

Iowa joining the race toward online MBAs

A sea of change in business student interest and growing employer acceptance has prompted a number of new online MBA programs at top-flight universities, including a growing number in Iowa.

New CBJ series: The Death of Privacy

Technology wonks have been debating the “death of privacy” for years, as innova­tions from web browsers to websites to social media collected more of users’ personal data, and as data breaches became commonplace. But in recent years, that slow-motion death has quickened, and become near­ly impossible to ignore.

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