Yearly Archives: 2019

Iowa pork industry fighting to keep ASF virus at bay

American pork shipments abroad, amounting to $6.48 billion in 2017, could be at risk if African Swine Fever (ASF) finds its way into U.S. hog herds from Europe and Asia, farmers and officials say.

Stillwater Coffee marks Deb Witte’s next chapter

Opening and selling three Corridor coffee houses, along with several other businesses, has given Deb Witte a unique perspective on the task ahead of her as she brews up Hiawatha’s next coffee purveyor.

Cereal sellers bring the sugar back as sales sog

After years of sliding sales and fruitless attempts to win consumers back with healthful, high-fiber options, cereal manufacturers have doubled down on sugar in a big way.

CBJ Q&A: Todd Wishman, Bankers Trust

Todd Wishman became the Cedar Rapids market president for Bank­ers Trust last October, and brings a sizable amount of commer­cial banking experience with him. The CBJ sat down with Mr. Wishman to discuss the bank’s positioning in the market, his hopes for the future and his interests off the clock.

Introducing 2019’s Women of Influence

This year marks the 15th anniversary of the Corridor Business Journal’s Women of Influence awards, and we are excited to introduce our latest class in this week’s special edition.

A new stress test for college admissions

The uncovering of a massive college admissions scandal has put a renewed focus on standardized tests like the ACT. But will it change the high-stakes game?

Waypoint helps navigate Iowa’s child care crisis

As the child care crisis deepens in Iowa, Waypoint Services has found a way to help employers recruit and retain workers with children, as well as show appreciation for the support it receives from the business community.

Real Success with Nate Kaeding: Brandi Mueller

Former pro athlete and Corridor entrepreneur Nate Kaeding sits down with Brandi Mueller of The Overture Group in the latest edition of the CBJ’s Q&A feature, Real Success with Nate Kaeding, presented by MidWestOne Bank.

Stepping under the ESOP umbrella

Employee-owned companies in the Corridor are increasingly pursuing M&A deals in a bid to diversify.

Kondo spurs a resale revival in the Corridor

Spring cleaning season is here, and Corridor thrift store operators are bracing for impact after already receiving an unprecedented haul of unwanted clothes, furniture and household items. The reason, in a word: Kondo.


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