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Monthly Archives: September 2020

Mediacom issues $5.7M in credits following derecho 

Mediacom Communications will issue a total of $5.7 million in credits to 340,000 customers in Iowa, Illinois and Indiana whose service was impacted by the Aug. 10 derecho.

Johnson County bars ordered to stay shut another week

Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a proclamation Friday extending the closure of bars, taverns, wineries, breweries, distilleries, nightclubs in those Johnson and Story counties for an additional week,

CHOMP feasts as delivery culture grows

Companies that deliver their food to hungry customers are reporting record growth as many continue to shy away from on-premises dining.

August’s derecho leaves storage, quality problems for Iowa farmers

The aftermath of the Aug. 10 derecho will continue through the fall for Iowa farmers, many of whom will be tested by severe grain harvesting, quality and storage challenges.

Grants to promote postsecondary training and education

Gov. Kim Reynolds announced awards to 65 applicants for the Coronavirus Relief Fund Employer Innovation Fund Grant. 

ICDD encourages new patron, restaurant & bar pledge

The Iowa City Downtown District (ICDD) has introduced a new Downtown Pledge in partnership with the Iowa Restaurant Association.

General Mills continues to roll in Q1 as shoppers stock up

General Mills has reported its sales and earnings grew by double digits in the first quarter.

$51M ‘Banjo Block’ project receives CR’s support

A project that would invest $51 million to redevelop a largely vacant downtown block east of the Cedar Rapids Public Library into a 200,000-square-foot building with at least 244 apartments was approved for city incentives Tuesday.

Heen named president of MercyOne Medical Group 

MercyOne has announced that Rob Heen has joined the health system as president of MercyOne Medical Group/

Iowa ABD introduces COVID-19 compliance checklist

The Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division (ABD) has announced it will require businesses with liquor licenses to complete a new COVID-19 compliance checklist. 

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