Monthly Archives: January 2021

Higher commodity prices boost ag outlook for 2021

A pair of keen observers closely attuned to the Iowa ag economy — and its tendrils stretching across the nation and around the globe — see bright months ahead for the state’s farmers and agribusinesses.

Panel: Heading into 2021 with renewed hope

Panelists at the CBJ’s 2021 Economic Forecast Luncheon began last year with strong expectations and healthy workloads.

Turning the page

President Joe Biden will bring a host of changes to the U.S. political landscape, but don’t expect wholesale reversals of former President Donald Trump’s nationalist and protectionist trade policies, keynote speaker Gary Hufbauer told attendees of the Corridor Business Journal’s Economic Forecast Luncheon.

Tom Cilek’s New Best Friend: Ryan Heiar

In the latest episode of “Tom Cilek’s New Best Friend,” Tom and Ryan Heiar discuss motorcycles and football as well as North Liberty’s past as a bedroom community and its rapid growth. Presented by West Bank.

Kalona Creamery brings yogurt production home

Kalona Creamery has moved production of its cream-top yogurt from Wisconsin to Iowa, sourcing milk from local Amish and Mennonite families.

Scratching a niche

Could the Corridor’s manufacturing future belong to smaller companies competing in niche consumer markets – organic lip balm, maybe?

Seeding the field

Leaders at Williamsburg-based Kinze Manufacturing remain optimistic about the future.

Real Success with Nate Kaeding: Kim Lehrman

Former NFL athlete and Iowa entrepreneur Nate Kaeding talks with Kim Lehrman, CEO of Communications Engineering Co., about learning the importance of being a general rather than a sergeant in the latest episode of “Real Success.” Presented by MidWestOne Bank.

Leaders prepare for a rebuilding 2021

If there’s one thing the 15 business leaders participating in this year’s Year Ahead forecast agree on, it’s that 2020 is going to leave a mark – and a permanent one at that.

Iowa City teen finds recipe for new baking startup

At just 16, Iowa City West junior Aashika Gadkari has already learned many lessons about what it means to be an entrepreneur: Try, try, and try again.

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