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Yearly Archives: 2019

CBJ’s 15th Anniversary: How has the Corridor changed?

The CBJ asked 10 business leaders who were there how it all happened, how the region has changed in the past 15 years and what needs to happen to push it forward into the future.

CBJ’s 15th Anniversary: Thank you for 15 years

My wife, Aspen, and I are immensely proud that the CBJ continues to thrive 15 years to the month after we launched the business in our basement in North Liberty.

Introducing 2019’s Best of the Corridor (Parts 1&2)

Nearly 3,000 people voted in our 2019 Best of the Corridor awards program, and we have tallied the results to bring you this year’s list of the best the region has to offer.

CBJ’s Best of the Corridor Hall of Fame

Meet the companies that have been voted onto the CBJ’s Best of the Corridor list at least 10 times, and serve as examples of outstanding service, value and customer loyalty.

Real Success with Nate Kaeding: Katie Roche

Former pro athlete and Corridor entrepreneur Nate Kaeding sits down with Katie Roche, development director at The Englert Theatre in Iowa City, to talk art and business in the latest edition of the CBJ’s Q&A feature, Real Success with Nate Kaeding, presented by MidWestOne Bank.

Going Up: Inside Iowa City’s high rise boom

Iowa City is literally moving on up, with several high-rise buildings already transforming the skyline and the potential for more to come.

Vilsack: USMCA trade pact ‘needs to be ratified in 2019’

Former governor and U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and a panel of Iowa business leaders traveled to Cedar Rapids recently to call on Congress to approve the Trump administration’s U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade pact (USMCA).

New distributor takes aim at brewery supply challenges

For businesses seeking to grow in Iowa’s fast-evolving brewing, winemaking and distilling industries, one of the biggest challenges is buying and coordinating the delivery of ingredients. A Corridor startup hopes to change that.

(Un)Hired Help: Working on the edge

In the years since the Great Recession, the stock market has roared back to life, unemployment has bottomed out and the good times are rolling like never before – but not everyone is feeling so positive. We explore how jobs have changed over the past decade in part 4 of the CBJ’s special workforce series, (un)Hired Help.

BladeEdge training work yields dividend for Kirkwood

After receiving help from Kirkwood Community College with a site to train its operators, wind turbine analytics company BladeEdge had a chance to repay the favor this spring.




Celebrating 25 years
of Engineering Excellence


Upcoming Events

A panel of business leaders and a speaker will provide insight into where the economy’s heading and the biggest opportunities and challenges they see facing the Corridor.

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