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Yearly Archives: 2019

Diversity Straight Up: Marci Chickering

In the latest CBJ podcast, “Diversity Straight Up” hosts Sarika Bhakta and Anthony Arrington talk with Wellmark Chief HR Officer Marci Chickering about about gender parity in the C-suite, building diversity in the insurance industry and finding people’s innate gifts.

Building even greener homes in the Corridor

Home buyers seeking energy savings and sustainability may find fewer new Energy Star-rated homes available these days, but homebuilders who remain in the green building market are offering some new ratings that may be even more useful.

Disruptive launch fueled Hames Homes success

“It was quite a culture shock,” remembers Barbara Hames-Bryant, of her family’s move in 1969 to Marion to open a mobile home dealership. Fifty years later, the family’s impact is still being felt.

UI’s next business dean faces shifting demands

Sarah Gardial will be a hard act to follow as dean of the University of Iowa’s Tippie College of Business. A few leaders in the know offer their thoughts on who and what it will take.

Tom Cilek’s New Best Friend: Adam Keune

In the premiere of this new CBJ podcast, West Bank’s Tom Cilek shares stories with Adam Keune, co-founder and chief people officer with Higher Learning Technologies, about the edtech company’s origins and how a few impromptu meetings made it all happen.

Channeling energy into an office makeover

When Pankaj Monga has clients in for a visit to Channel Fusion, his Hiawatha-based international marketing firm, he wants them to be able to feel the energy of the team interacting with customers and each other.

Startup LandJet offers office on-the-go

After a successful launch, the Iowa-based mobile office startup LandJet is preparing for a national rollout next year. The CBJ’s Dave DeWitte steps inside.

Real Success with Nate Kaeding: Mary Sundblad

Former pro athlete and Iowa entrepreneur Nate Kaeding sits down with Mary Sundblad, owner of Stuff Etc., to discuss her unique upbringing, her introduction to business and the art of the (consignment) deal in the latest edition of Real Success, presented by MidWestOne Bank.

It’s showtime for edtech startup Foundations in Learning

With the launch of its Foundations Learning System and a new CEO, the company is offering a powerful tool that educators can use to close the reading deficiency gap that is holding back students.

UIHC names Kan as first chief growth officer

University of Iowa Health Care, grappling with growing statewide demand and budgetary constraints, has named Timothy Y. Kan as its first chief growth officer.




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