Posted on August 21, 2019 Performance center planned in CR’s College District

A new sign and new ADA-compliant entrance are part of recent improvements to the historic Shores Building in Cedar Rapids, which was built in three parts. A new performance center is planned in newer gray center section, which was built in 196... Read More

Posted on August 21, 2019 Think like a customer or lose the sale

By John Graham  | Guest Column “Don’t fall into the trap of thinking like a customer. If you do, you’re done!” This warning has been pounded into the heads of salespeople and it will follow them until their last day on the job. Why is thinki... Read More

Posted on August 21, 2019 Keeping track on the Inc. 5000

CBJ Editorial We were agog at the record 1,263.7 percent growth that the CBJ’s 2019 Fastest Growing Company BLX Expedited Carriers had over the three-year period from 2015-2018. The fastest growing company in Inc. Magazine’s annual ... Read More

Posted on August 21, 2019 The secret sauce: How to become a more self-aware leader 

By Greg Dardis | Guest Column It’s going to be twice as hard to qualify for the next Democratic primary debate and that’s probably a good thing. The first two debates of the primary were so crowded with 20 candidates that they became two-nig... Read More

Posted on August 13, 2019 Do you know how your customers are shopping?

By Linda Kuster | Guest Column Much of what we hear about the state of retail is how physical locations are shutting down. In the Corridor, we have witnessed a number of retailers closing their stores. The perception might be that retail is hea... Read More

Posted on August 13, 2019 A safe bet on sports betting

CBJ Editorial  Iowa was the first state in the nation to legalize modern riverboat gambling in 1991, and effective Aug. 15, it will become one of the first 20 states to implement legalized sports betting. The spread of sports bettin... Read More

Posted on August 13, 2019 E-commerce makes dust fly at Premier 1 Supplies

Premier 1 Supplies CEO Ben Rothe believes the 45,000-square-foot warehouse addition underway will set the stage for the e-commerce and mail order ag supply business to double its employment and sales volume. PHOTO EMERY STYRON  ... Read More

Posted on August 13, 2019 Small retailers look to the web warily

Deb Weiser, who owns and operates DKW Art Gallery and Studios in Marion with husband Mark, says she's believes it's important for even mom and pop shops like theirs to have an online presence, with e-tailers capturing an increasing share of th... Read More

Posted on August 13, 2019 Big batch: Raining Rose scales up CR plant

Raining Rose Automation Engineer Steve Giese cuts the ribbon at a ceremony marking the completion of the company's new blending facility, which has more than six times the company's previous batch capacity. PHOTO DAVE DEWITTE   ... Read More

Posted on August 13, 2019 Is Amazon headed to Iowa City?

Amazon is investing heavily in its national delivery infrastructure to provide faster shipping to Prime customers. PHOTO AMAZON By Katharine Carlon katharine@corridorbusiness.com Rumors that e-commerce giant Amazon is eyeing a form... Read More

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