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Yearly Archives: 2019

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.

UTC, Raytheon merger raises more questions than answers

Operating for less than a year under the umbrella of United Technologies Corp., the employees of Collins Aerospace could soon have a new corporate parent.

Eco-entrepreneurship fuels Mostafavi and Ecocare Supply

It started out four and a half years ago with a small idea – helping businesses find products that would reduce paper and plastic waste – by an immigrant who was looking to make a difference.

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