Yearly Archives: 2019

CRE caution in the Corridor

The commercial real estate market is showing signs of cooling after a strong run, but is it time to run for the exits? Recapping the CBJ’s annual Commercial Real Estate Luncheon.

(Un)Hired Help: How today’s employees stack up

When Corridor economic development groups re­leased their 2018 existing industry surveys last month, the message was consistent — and bleak. Presenting part two of the CBJ’s new six-part series on Iowa’s workforce shortage.

New city center plans unveiled for Hiawatha

Cedar Rapids has its downtown, Marion has its Uptown, and Hiawatha will soon have Hiawatha Midtown, a rough­ly $72 million redevelopment project that will provide a new city center with retail, housing and office space.

IC Chamber sets the stage for a year of change

The Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce hasn’t been one to sit still in recent years, but it appears set to move even faster in 2019.

Does your company BYOD?

Eight years after the business world embraced the phrase “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) for policies covering employee usage of company apps and data on their personal smartphones and devices, it’s still a nettlesome topic that some would prefer to avoid.

Real Success with Nate Kaeding: Tom Pientok

Former pro athlete and Corridor entrepreneur Nate Kaeding sits down with veteran manufacturing executive Tom Pientok in the latest edition of the CBJ’s Q&A feature, Real Success with Nate Kaeding, presented by MidWestOne Bank.

Total worker health begins with the job

Although Casey Chosewood, director of the federal Office for Total Worker Health, is a strong proponent of employee wellness programs, he knows of a more effective approach that many employers are overlooking: changing the job itself.

IHA CEO gives Iowa good marks on health care

Iowa is in fairly good shape when it comes to the overall state of health care, but that doesn’t mean the outlook is entirely fa­vorable, according to Kirk Norris, CEO of the Iowa Hospital Association.

Re-engineering the gender gap

How the state’s universities and companies are working to grow the number of women engineers.

When business bites

Mistakes? We’ve all made a few. Corridor business owners and experts share some of their biggest missteps, and how they recovered.


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