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Yearly Archives: 2019

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.

(Un)Hired Help: Digging into Iowa’s workforce skills gap

In this six-part, members-first series, the CBJ is exploring the causes and symptoms of Iowa’s worker shortage, and whether it’s likely to be a long-term, systemic issue or a transient one that will disappear during the next recession.

Real-world perspectives on protecting your IP

We asked four veteran IP attorneys for their advice about the patent process, geared toward entrepreneurs and early-stage companies – when should you file for patent protection, what should you expect and when does it make sense to go international?

Real Success with Nate Kaeding: Jan Weissmiller

Former pro athlete and Corridor entrepreneur Nate Kaeding sits down with Jan Weissmiller, co-owner of Iowa City’s iconic Prairie Lights Books, in the latest edition of the CBJ’s Q&A feature, Real Success with Nate Kaeding, presented by MidWestOne Bank.

Inside Iowa’s innovation factory

The University of Iowa is home to top-flight researchers and facilities – but what exactly are they coming up with? The CBJ explores the UI’s patent success in recent years.

Meet the UI’s new innovation chief

Former Hawkeye basketballer Jon Darsee is returning to Iowa to lead the university’s innovation efforts. The CBJ sat down with Mr. Darsee for an exclusive interview.




Celebrating 25 years
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