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Yearly Archives: 2019

Corridor’s coolest small company puts creativity first

A culture that fosters creative freedom, mutual respect, collaboration and learning lifted the creative agency Fusionfarm to the title of Coolest Small Company for 2019.

Corridor retailers offer clothes with a cause

If sustainable fashion conjures up images of burlap suits and hemp belts, Corridor retailers, fashion entrepreneurs and eco-conscious shoppers point to a rising rush of runway-ready ensembles that turn the cliché on its head.

Real Success with Nate Kaeding: Paul Burmeister

Former pro athlete and entrepreneur Nate Kaeding connects long-distance with Paul Burmeister, Corridor native and NBC Sports host, to talk broadcasting, criticism and (of course) the Hawks. Catch the podcast or read the interview. Presented by MidWestOne Bank.

A survival guide for the part-time MBA

The CBJ asked program leaders at four of the Corridor’s leading part-time MBA programs how to navigate this educational challenge, and received some candid advice for surviving and thriving during the two- or three-year process that can be both exciting and stressful.

Cedar Ridge distills rock star whiskey with Slipknot

Today, nearly 24,000 sold bottles later, the craft spirit that almost wasn’t – No. 9 Iowa Whiskey – has sold out across Iowa and in numerous other states, is winning accolades from booze critics across the nation and just landed its first overseas order from Japan.

Ready Wireless jumps into IoT market with Ready Fleet

Ready Wireless in Hiawatha is moving deeper into the Internet of Things with a new suite of products that promises to improve driving safety, reliability and accident response for small fleet operators.

Booming Tiffin gets a telecom boost

Iowa’s fastest-growing city, Tiffin, is getting a long-sought telecommunications upgrade that city officials say will make it a better destination for homeowners and businesses.

Bringing a soccer tradition from Bosnia

After selling cars all day in Iowa City, Sanel “Sonny” Dzafic and Haris Hadzalic get down to a totally different kind of business: soccer training.

Latinos bienvenidos?

Most Latino business owners in the Corridor say it’s business as usual despite the raging immigration debate – but some say that’s the fear talking.

You got those jeans at Hy-Vee?

The venerable Iowa-based Hy-Vee chain is betting that Midwestern shoppers will top off their grocery shopping carts with items like skinny jeans and puffer coats.




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