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?

A major Corridor attraction arrives

CBJ Editorial
Steve Shriver, the well-known business owner and serial entrepreneur from Cedar Rapids, sagely advised, “Don’t open an event venue during a pandemic,” during the CBJ’s 90 Ideas in 90 Minutes event in May.

Media lessons from the derecho

By Joe Coffey | The Fifth Estate
When you study each generation’s “where were you when” stories, like the JFK assassination or 9/11, you’ll notice that media technology is a main character.

General Mills project sends positive signal

CBJ Editorial 
An award of tax incentives for General Mills in Cedar Rapids by the state’s economic development board didn’t attract much notice, but strikes us as an encouraging sign for that company’s future in the Corridor.

A Duane Arnold Energy Center eulogy

CBJ Editorial
When a prominent business or community leader dies or retires in ordinary times, there is a funeral or reception to honor them. But what happens when a prominent business or industry closes? Typically, nothing.

Replacing our ‘flyover’ image

CBJ Editorial
The derecho that ravaged much of the Corridor, especially Cedar Rapids and Marion, has caused much lamentation that the national news neglected this big story.

Four lessons from coronavirus for improving work performance

By John Graham | Guest Column
If we’ve learned anything this year, it’s that an unseen, but deadly, force kicked us out of our comfort zone.


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