Consulting

Helping CR businesses

CBJ Editorial
While many communities do this, it was nice to see the city of Cedar Rapids survey a portion of its business community and ask what it can do to help after the devastating derecho.

Building your family’s media budget for 2021

By Joe Coffey | The Fifth Estate
Your family’s media budget for 2021 deserves planning, but the calculus for media budgeting has changed considerably over the past few decades.

Learning from ICR’s failure

CBJ Editorial
The joint economic development venture between Cedar Rapids and Iowa City was supposed to attract businesses and talent, foster cooperation and ultimately create an economic development organization uniting both ends of the Corridor.

Downs, Hayworth land city leader awards

CBJ Editorial
We have long thought that the Corridor is blessed with some of the best city managers anywhere. They are a big reason why our communities are so strong and vibrant.

The price of reliable journalism

By Joe Coffey | The Fifth Estate
True or False: People who can afford reliable journalism get reliable journalism, while everyone else is stuck with sketchy news-ish looking stuff that can’t be trusted.

Job market gains a hopeful sign

CBJ Editorial
While COVID-19 isn’t going away anytime soon, we are heartened that Iowa’s unemployment rate continues to improve.

News nuggets from the Corridor’s media market

By Joe Coffey | The Fifth Estate
The quality of journalism and the missed journalistic opportunities in a particular area say a lot about a particular region and the people who live there.

Another important DeWolf gift

CBJ Editorial
The generous philanthropy of Chris and Suzy DeWolf, the owners of Lil’ Drug Store Products, Inc., is once again making an important difference for the Corridor.

Missing Collins’ balanced portfolio

CBJ Editorial
When Collins Aerospace was the independent company Rockwell Collins, it had a balanced business portfolio split almost half and half between commercial aerospace and defense.

Big Ten corrects a bad call on football

CBJ Editorial
“Leaders lead” is a well-known adage, but what happens when someone tries to lead and nobody follows?




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