Monthly Archives: October 2020

U.S. Bank to close five Corridor branches

U.S. Bank plans to close one branch each in Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, Washington, West Branch and Williamsburg after announcing a new round of branch closures.

CR, Vinton projects get $2.8M in brownfield tax credits

Iowa Brownfield/Grayfield Redevelopment Tax Credits to support five redevelopment projects in Cedar Rapids and one project in Vinton were announced on Friday.

Frontier Co-op awarded incentives for $7.3M expansion

Frontier Co-op was awarded $300,462 in state incentives Friday for a $7.3-million expansion project that is expected to create 24 jobs in Benton County.

Area restaurant professionals named ‘Women to Watch’

Seven Corridor restaurant industry professionals have been named to the Iowa Restaurant Association’s 2020 “40 Women to Watch in Hospitality List” announced last week.

Week brings glimmers of hope for area boutique hotels

The hospitality industry has been wracked with forced closures, layoffs and a sharp decline in bookings as the coronavirus pandemic lingers, but this week brought signs of hope for three area boutique hotels.

IC dog community center facility to be named W.A.L.K.

The name ‘W.A.L.K.’ has been chosen for a private dog-themed community activities center aiming to open next year in Iowa City.

Mercy Medical Center announces furlough plan

Citing a substantial drop in revenue during the COVID-19 pandemic, Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids has confirmed it is requiring staff furloughs and leaves of absence.

Bar owners sound off on shutdown impacts: ‘We are being crushed’

Five weeks into an enforced shutdown due to a surge in COVID-19 cases, Bob Franklin is staring at expenses of $45,000 for October alone and barely enough sales revenue to cover his monthly insurance payment.

Lumber prices threaten to stall state’s homebuilding market

Home construction and remodeling have been among the bright spots of 2020’s bleak pandemic economy – but homebuilders fear that could soon change.

DeltaV launches training for those displaced by pandemic

DeltaV has launched new curriculum and a program that features fully-paid tuition costs, thanks to a grant from the Future Ready Iowa Employer Innovation Fund.  

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