Yearly Archives: 2019

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.

Ahmann takes aim at redevelopment in College District

Ahmann Companies is making plans to redevelop the site of a vacant Terex factory at 916 16th St. NE in Cedar Rapids that could become a catalyst for redevelopment in an industrial area of the city’s Mound View neighborhood.

PC Matic makes a non-televised push into Iowa

Former Gateway Inc. executives at anti-virus software provider PC Matic are looking to resellers and distributors in Iowa as the company seeks to break into the small business market.

CBJ’s 15th Anniversary: 15 things that made us a region

Once a collection of loosely knit cities and towns, our region has been bound together through a series of major events and developments, ranging from the floods of 2008 to the region’s first joint venture.

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.


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