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Yearly Archives: 2019

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.

Performance center planned in CR’s College District

The warehouse space at the back of the Shores Building was the last portion to be tackled in its owners’ long process of restoring the historic building in the budding College District.

E-commerce makes dust fly at Premier 1 Supplies

Premier 1 Supplies founder Stan Potratz and his CEO and nephew Ben Rothe can’t claim for much longer they’re running a national e-commerce and mail order catalog business from a gravel road in southwest Washington County.

Small retailers look to the web warily

We may be living in an e-commerce world, yet nearly half of all small businesses lack a website, according to research firm Clutch – and even fewer directly market their products and services online.

Big batch: Raining Rose scales up CR plant

Raining Rose will soon be cranking out natural bug repellent and shaving lotion, along with its stable of mainstay products like lip balm and deodorant, following the completion of a new high-capacity blending facility.

Is Amazon headed to Iowa City?

Rumors that e-commerce giant Amazon is eyeing a former Procter & Gamble distribution center on Iowa City’s east side for a “last-mile” fulfillment center appear to have some basis in fact.

Real Success with Nate Kaeding: Tim Semelroth

Former pro athlete and Iowa entrepreneur Nate Kaeding sits down with Tim Semelroth, a partner with Cedar Rapids-based RSH Legal, in the latest edition of Real Success with Nate Kaeding, presented by MidWestOne Bank.

(Un)Hired Help: How more diversity can build a better workforce

Cultivating a more diverse office may be part of the answer to a growing skills gap for Corridor employers, but it won’t necessarily be easy. In the fifth installment of this special CBJ series, we explore the challenges of building a diverse office and offer some tips for creating your own.




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