Yearly Archives: 2019

A season for bank rebrandings

Two of the state’s largest financial institutions, both headquartered in the Corridor, are getting brand makeovers – one prompted by necessity and the other by a desire to emphasize connection with clients.

Steampunk art gives Zeppelins its distinctive flavor

As Zeppelins Bar & Grill keeps growing in Cedar Rapids, so too does its intriguing collection of “steampunk” art by local artist Todd Sabin.

UICCU Wealth Management team leaves to start rival firm

In a surprise move, the wealth management team at the University of Iowa Community Credit Union left the financial institution en masse on April 26, announcing plans to launch their own firm and taking their clients’ business with them.

Real Success with Nate Kaeding: Tony Bedard

Former pro athlete and Corridor entrepreneur Nate Kaeding sits down with Tony Bedard, CEO of Frontier Co-op, in the latest edition of the CBJ’s Q&A feature, Real Success with Nate Kaeding, presented by MidWestOne Bank.

(Un)Hired Help: What employees really want

In today’s war for talent, tech startups and corporate giants are redefining the recruitment game with a host of unique benefits, perks and amenities – but that doesn’t mean smaller companies can’t compete. Introducing Part 3 of the CBJ’s special workforce series, (Un)Hired Help.

Ernst talks tariffs at trade-focused town hall

Compelling stories are key to moving the Trump administration to end a trade war that impacts one in five Iowa jobs, U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst recently told a business-focused town hall audience in Williamsburg.

UFG moves into unique downtown CR tower

UFG Insurance will move into the American Building, a project on one of the city’s most high-profile corners that answers the question of how to update and expand a prominent historic structure without diminishing its strong classical design. 

Inside UTC’s hybrid air race

United Technologies Corp. is determined to lead the pack in an emerging race to develop hybrid electric aircraft – a prize that could provide the next leap forward in aircraft fuel savings and emissions reductions.  

FilmScene, Englert look to build ‘greatest small city for the arts’  

With a landmark three-cinema arts facility set to open in Iowa City’s Chauncey building later this year, the leadership team at FilmScene has plenty on its plate. But it is still hungry for more.

Moxie rebrands for a national image

Corridor-based solar power installer Moxie Solar is setting its sights on the national market, with a new brand and logo to match.


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