Posted on February 20, 2020 Tom Cilek’s New Best Friend: Steve West

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 former lawyer and one of the Corridor’s most connected business leaders. He loves making new friends, ... Read More

Posted on February 20, 2020 How will your branding communicate ‘quality’?

By Besty McCloskey | Guest Column Traditionally, manufacturing marketing is focused on sales. While business development is the number one concern for most industries, in a world where Google is the first source of information, things have chan... Read More

Posted on February 19, 2020 SE Iowa employers eye Puerto Rico’s ‘talent pipeline’

Jennifer Andrade By Emery Styron news@corridorbusiness.com “They are joyful people — they have a great spirit,” says Jennifer Andrade of the 36 Puer... Read More

Posted on February 19, 2020 Preserve the caucus impact

CBJ Editorial  The vote-counting debacle surrounding last week’s Iowa Democratic caucuses has resulted in much hand wringing and finger pointing. Already, pundits are calling for Iowa to be stripped of this privilege – a scenario th... Read More

Posted on February 19, 2020 Building a better recruitment system

An employee fabricates equipment at Marion Process Solutions in a photo from 2016. CEO Lee Eilers says the company has taken a targeted approach to recruiting and incentives for new employees. CREDIT ADAM MOORE By Katharine CarlonRead More

Posted on February 18, 2020 Can the Terminator be an inventor?

By Charlie Damschen | Guest Column Nearly everyone is aware of artificial in­telligence (AI) at some level, even if it’s only through one of Hollywood’s various doomsday scenarios (“The Terminator,” “The Matrix,” etc.). While the prospect of... Read More

Posted on February 17, 2020 Photos: 2020 Health Care Summit

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Posted on February 16, 2020 Web threats, security and what you should know

In recent years, we've all been witnessing a blurring of online life and real life. It almost seems impossible to separate the two. Screen time happens all the time, and just about everyone is connected to the web in some way or another. As we hav... Read More

Posted on February 13, 2020 Diversity Straight Up: The art of authentic conversation

In the latest episode of the CBJ podcast, “Diversity Straight Up,” hosts Sarika Bhakta and Anthony Arrington talk with Joel Schmidt, vice president of business development with Alliant Energy, about the importance of authentic conversations, lesso... Read More

Posted on February 12, 2020 Corridor entrepreneur flips the dip

Sara Gotch’s dreams of bringing her products to a mass market got a major boost when she was selected as one of four worldwide participants in Canadian dairy giant’s Inno Accel accelerator program. The final packaging is still to be determined... Read More


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