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Posted on January 20, 2020 Rewrite of CRA has bankers feeling optimistic

The Community Reinvestment Act helps ensure that banks make credit available to their entire community, including working class communities like this one in northeast Cedar Rapids. PHOTO DAVE DEWITTE   By Dave DeWitte ... Read More

Posted on January 20, 2020 The inaugural Rando Corridor Media Audit

By Joe Coffey | The Fifth Estate One of the best and worst things about the internet is that you can’t control it. For local media organizations, this lack of control is annoying. What happens when the average person pokes around to learn mo... Read More

Posted on January 20, 2020 Don’t fear the new year

CBJ Editorial With stock markets at record highs and unemployment near record lows, it seems odd that the business community is entering the new decade with such economic anxiety. That is exactly where we find ourselves, however, wit... Read More

Posted on January 20, 2020 Roberts tapped to take UWECI into the future

Kristin Roberts   By Katharine Carlon katharine@corridorbusiness.com Kristin Roberts, the newly named president and CEO of the United W... Read More

Posted on January 20, 2020 Collins Insurance launches to serve CCCU members

A crew works on the new building that will house Collins Community Credit Union headquarters at 1005 Blairs Ferry Road NE, Cedar Rapids, when it opens later this year.  PHOTO DAVE DEWITTE    By Dave DeWitte Read More

Posted on January 16, 2020 Diversity Straight Up: Bringing your whole self to work

Jeff Disterhoft talks leadership and privilege with Diversity Straight Up hosts Sarika Bhakta and Anthony Arrington during a recent recording session at CBJ Studios. PHOTO ADAM MOORE   In the latest episode of the CBJ podcast, ... Read More

Posted on January 15, 2020 2020 Vision: Forecasting this year’s business trends

Compiled by CBJ News Staff news@corridorbusiness.com In early December, we asked roughly two-dozen leaders from a variety of sectors to weigh in on the trends and developments t... Read More

Posted on January 14, 2020 Let’s really merge economic development

CBJ Editorial An old adage says the best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The next best time is today. This adage can also be used when it comes to regionalism. The best time to merge parochial economic development organizatio... Read More

Posted on January 14, 2020 Sustainability built-in at Iowa’s first cohousing development

A group of Prairie Hill residents takes time out of their Saturday morning activities for a group photo showing some of the buildings on the site. Prairie Hill members own their homes and share governance of the community, along with many reso... Read More

Posted on January 9, 2020 Real Success with Nate Kaeding: Jessica Schamberger

Sponsored by MidWestOne Bank, this is the latest edition of the CBJ’s new podcast feature with Nate Kaeding and notable Iowa business and cultural leaders, available first to CBJ members. Listen to this episode below, and subscribe on Read More

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