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Do you know how your customers are shopping?

By Linda Kuster | Guest Column
In the Corridor, we have witnessed a number of retailers closing their stores. The perception might be that retail is heading online, but the reality is that there continues to be a net increase in retail locations.

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.

How we talk about diversity is changing

By Christine Hawes | Guest Column
As a 51-year-old lesbian who has been open at my workplaces since pre-Ellen, I’ve witnessed an evolution in workplace diversity, through the lens of my LGBTQ identity.

Improving health with outcome-based strategies

By Sean Williams | Health Care Column
In its simplest terms, improving population health means an opportunity for health care systems, agencies and organizations to work together to improve the health of individuals in the communities they serve.

Transportation bellwethers point up

CBJ Editorial
The transportation industry is a leading economic bellwether because it shows the exchange of goods and people. When it does well, it typically means the economy is going well and will continue to expand.

Who needs tough questions when you have likes?

By Joe Coffey | The Fifth Estate
When your grandmother says “Well, you know what they say,” I doubt that you stop her, mid-witticism, and demand that she expand upon who, exactly, “they” are.

Tough questions for ICR Iowa

CBJ Editorial
When the Iowa City Area Development Group (ICAD) and the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance finally came together in 2016 to create a joint venture to increase regional economic awareness and cooperation, we were its biggest champion. But two years later, we have some tough questions.

Economic optimism holds for major Iowa companies

By Georgia Van Gundy | Guest Column
As we reflect on state workforce trends and the Iowa Business Council’s economic outlook for the year, it’s fair to say while the labor shortage continues to be a priority, the state is in a position of strength.

How social media is humanizing journalism

By Joe Coffey | The Fifth Estate
It’s no secret to TV news directors and the behavior consultants who help them shape the news that audiences long for a connection with the people who report it.

Forget Christmas in July, plan your year-end campaign now

By Anna Patty | Guest Column
Once upon a time, we could spend Thanksgiving enjoying time with family and relaxing in the afternoon. Today, that’s often not the case.




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