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Posted on November 14, 2019 Tom Cilek’s New Best Friend: Adam Keune

If you’ve been in the Corridor business community for even a short time, you already know Tom Cilek. He’s a vice president at a bank, a reformed lawyer and one of the Corridor's most connected business leaders. He loves making new friends, and mak... Read More

Posted on November 12, 2019 Channeling energy into an office makeover

Channel Fusion CEO Pankaj Monga shows visitors around Moe's Lounge, part of the employee break area in the company's fully updated and renovated Hiawatha's offices. He says the lounge atmosphere has already become a popular place for hosting e... Read More

Posted on November 12, 2019 Startup LandJet offers office on-the-go

LandJet's Chelsea Powers and Mark Ross chat in one of the company's mobile offices during a recent visit to the Corridor. Ms. Powers is Eastern Iowa branch manager and Mr. Ross is CEO of the Bettendorf-based transportation startup, which makes... Read More

Posted on November 6, 2019 Real Success with Nate Kaeding: Mary Sundblad

Mary Sundblad poses with Sara Sundblad, her daughter-in-law and corporate director of operations, outside a Stuff Etc. location in 2017. PHOTO STUFF ETC.   Sponsored by MidWestOne Bank, this is the latest edition of the CBJ... Read More

Posted on November 4, 2019 Health care consumerism increases value in patient care

By Michelle Niermann | Health Care Column According to a recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study, the number of individuals with high-deductible health plans (HDHPs) has increased about 15 percent in the last decade. These plans... Read More

Posted on November 1, 2019 It’s showtime for edtech startup Foundations in Learning

Foundations in Learning CEO Mark Mitrovich and co-founder and co-owner Carolyn Brown, shown in the startup's office on a recent afternoon.    By Dave DeWitte dave@corridorbusiness.com... Read More

Posted on November 1, 2019 UIHC names Kan as first chief growth officer

By Katharine Carlon katharine@corridorbusiness.com University of Iowa Health Care, grappling with growing statewide demand and budgetary constraints, has named Timothy Y. Kan as its first chi... Read More

Posted on October 29, 2019 I just kinda sorta think you should relax about assertive language

By Jen Neumann | Guest Column Somewhere Sheryl Sandberg just shuddered. According to multiple articles and business books, I undermined my own authority with that headline. These articles love to tell us (especially women) how we should speak/b... Read More

Posted on October 29, 2019 When it comes to motivation, keep it simple

By Gale Mote | Guest Column Frequently, I am asked the question, “How do I motivate my employees?” My first response is always, with a smile, “good luck with that!” While some argue that external motivation – pay increases, promotions, an of... Read More

Posted on October 29, 2019 Young leaders are our future

CBJ Editorial This week’s edition celebrates 40 of the region’s best and brightest leaders under the age of 40. Talent, workforce, whatever you w... Read More




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