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Uptown Marion touts real estate opportunities

MARION – With more commercial development under way than it’s seen in decades, Uptown Marion rolled out the welcome mat for retailers and investors Feb. 27.

The first Uptown Marion Real Estate Showcase offered a close-up look at eight properties for sale or lease. They included historic storefronts, such as the 1873-built Mentzer & Son Grocery Building at 710 10th St., and future gems, such as the $2.6-million Phillip’s Diamond building at the southeast corner of 13th Street and Seventh Avenue.

Media lessons from the derecho

By Joe Coffey | The Fifth Estate
When you study each generation’s “where were you when” stories, like the JFK assassination or 9/11, you’ll notice that media technology is a main character.

Don’t write off TikTok just yet

By Joe Coffey | The Fifth Estate
Before you declare that TikTok isn’t your thing, consider that you’ve been through this before.

Meet the newest journo in town

By Joe Coffey | The Fifth Estate
Say hello to Deion Broxton, the newest reporter in town.

Checking in on fact-checking outrage

By Joe Coffey | The Fifth Estate
Access to fact-based information is a human right that is vital to civil society and public health.

15 ways to support local journalism now

By Joe Coffey | The Fifth Estate
News that the Gannett-owned Iowa City Press-Citizen will no longer be managed locally is worth your consideration as a member of the business community.

COVID-19 reshaping media world 

By Joe Coffey | The Fifth Estate
While many types of businesses are waiting for a return to normal, the coronavirus is forcing local media organizations to evolve and face the future now.

Trolls can be beneficial if you know how to use them

By Joe Coffey | The Fifth Estate
If you want your company’s online platforms to be engaging, you need good content and user interaction. Let people comment and ask questions.

The inaugural Rando Corridor Media Audit

Joe Coffey | The Fifth Estate
What happens when the average person pokes around to learn more about Corridor media outlets? Not someone with a handle on advertising and media markets mind you, but just a rando with an internet connection? I present to you the first annual Rando Corridor Media Audit.

Attention-grabbing signage doesn’t always mean ‘good’

By Joe Coffey | The Fifth Estate
Your business’ most overlooked media format might be the most visible one you have – the signage out front. From a media criticism standpoint, signs can say a lot more about a business than an owner intends.


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