Monthly Archives: December 2020

CBJ announces leadership transitions

The Corridor Business Journal’s newsroom is undergoing some changes as the publication heads into the new year.

Most Influential: Marion Mayor Nick AbouAssaly returns to top of 2020’s list

When the Aug. 10 derecho tore through Marion, leaving devastation, downed power lines and decimated buildings in its wake, Mayor Nick AbouAssaly didn’t hesitate.

Exclusive: Whirlpool sells Amana plant as leasebacks rise

Corridor manufacturers are jumping on the sale leaseback trend as they look to unlock capital.

Englert Theatre marquee makes a Friday comeback

After months of restoration work, the iconic Englert Theatre marquee is back and ready for its grand unveiling.

Procter & Gamble Beauty Care has big year in Iowa City

An Iowa City plant once slated to wind down local operations and shift jobs to West Virginia has instead gone on a hiring spree and added a new product line to its production capabilities.

Real Success with Nate Kaeding: Mark Carlson

Former NFL athlete and Iowa entrepreneur Nate Kaeding talks with Mark Carlson, head coach of the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders, about the art of coaching and building a winning team in the latest episode of “Real Success.” Presented by MidWestOne Bank.

Loyal to Local launches ‘Bond’ gift certificate program

Loyal to Local, a campaign launched in November encouraging the community to patronize locally owned retail shops and eateries, has introduced a “Bond” gift certificate program.

Loans are up, earnings down for Iowa banks through Q3

Iowa’s banking industry continues to ride out the rocky economy, with loans up but earnings and credit quality ratios weakening through the third quarter, according to the latest FDIC data. 

Collins plans layoffs as RTX authorizes $5B in buybacks

Collins Aerospace plans to lay off 65 workers at its plants in Decorah and Bellevue in its latest round of layoffs.




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