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Consulting

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.

Embracing a disruptive force in Amazon

CBJ Editorial
It now looks as if Amazon, the e-commerce giant and iconic disruptor, might be coming to Iowa City for a new “last-mile” fulfillment hub.

Helpful tips for receiving constructive feedback

By Gale Mote | Guest Column
Let’s be truthful – no one likes to receive feedback on something they need to improve upon or change. But it’s an important step for growing as a professional.

The debate we should be having about immigrants

By Maurie Cashman | Guest Column
Immigrants contribute to business in the United States in ways and degrees that are not commonly portrayed in public debate.

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.

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