Monthly Archives: August 2020

ProCircular secures 2020’s Fastest Growing title

Aaron Warner learned a valuable lesson from his former boss, Integrated DNA Technologies Founder Dr. Joseph Walder: You can make any company look like it’s on the verge of becoming the next big thing. Or you can build a company that is the next big thing.

MEDCO launches loan program for businesses

Marion Economic Development Corp. has partnered with three community banks to launch the Derecho Storm Business Recovery Loan Program.

Veridian names Christoffer as its new CEO, president

Veridian Credit Union has named Renee Christoffer as its new president and CEO.

Alex Taylor named managing director of ISA

Alex Taylor has been named the new managing director of the Iowa Startup Accelerator (ISA). 

Reynolds closes bars as COVID numbers jump

Bars will be closing again in the six Iowa counties with the most virus activity beginning tonight, news partner KCRG-TV9 reports.

Tom Cilek’s New Best Friend: John Lohman

In the latest episode of Tom Cilek’s New Best Friend, banker and master connector Tom Cilek sits down with John Lohman, publisher and owner of the Corridor Business Journal, to discuss his time as Herky the Hawk, his decision to start a newspaper and the evolution of the Creative Corridor region and brand. Presented by West Bank.

RMHC-EIWI names Greene new executive director

The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois has named Shannon Greene as the organization’s new executive director.

Duane Arnold to stay shuttered following derecho 

The Duane Arnold Energy Center in Palo will cease operations permanently following the Aug. 10 derecho.

Project ReConnect aims to bring power back to customers

A community collaboration has been formed to bring electricity to Alliant Energy customers who are still without power after the Aug. 10 derecho.

General Mills awarded tax credits for CR plant upgrades

The Iowa Economic Development Authority board has approved tax credits through the state’s High Quality Jobs program for General Mills, which is investing $37 million to update a production line at its Cedar Rapids plant.

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