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How to resolve a contractual dispute

By Jonathan Schmidt | Law Column
Contracts often are made and broken. Certain matters that were believed to be clear become foggy. Terms are disputed. What constitutes complete performance is debated. In those instances, the parties may have difficulty in resolving their disputes.

Keeping SouthGate in a Corridor family

CBJ Editorial
Whenever there is an acquisition of a locally owned company, there tends to be an elevated level of anxiety, as we witnessed last year with a series of acquisitions that riled stakeholders in the region. The latest, involving SouthGate Companies, is no exception.

What does Google look for when ranking webpages?

By Sherry Bonelli | Guest Column
The goal for any business with a website is for it to rank high on Google and get seen by potential customers. But how do you get to that coveted No. 1 spot in search results?

A salute to those covering the Corridor

By Joe Coffey  |  The Fifth Estate
Journalists of the Corridor, you’ve chosen a career that is both dying and one of the most important jobs around. Thank you for sticking with it.

UFG’s gift to Cedar Rapids

CBJ Editorial
UFG Insurance’s remodeling of the American Building in downtown Cedar Rapids might be its most significant and symbolic gift to date.

Can you please find coworkers I can actually work with?

By Gale Mote / Guest Column
Leaders can take three very important steps to ensure that team members actually have colleagues they enjoy working with and can get things done collaboratively rather than in spite of one another.

Acknowledging burnout is important first step

By Brooks Jackson / Health Care Column
For many of us, the arrival of spring means graduation – a memorable moment for students and families. As dean of the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, I have the privilege of participating in our commencement ceremony, and it’s always gratifying to see our fourth-year medical students’ faces as they celebrate what they’ve accomplished and look forward to their careers as physicians.

The Corridor isn’t full

CBJ Editorial
A well-functioning immigration system is important to our current and future economic success in the region, state and nation, and despite a lot of rhetoric it’s been a long time since we had one.

Finding the sweet spot when giving back

By Anna Patty/ Nonprofits Column
I want to make a difference. But how do you help in a way that is truly helpful? And if you are a nonprofit marketing or development officer, how do you make sure the time donated to your organization is spent doing something that will help you? 

What keeps Iowa farmland values steady?

By Ben Isaacson and Maurie Cashman / Focus Column 
The grain farmer is in the sixth year of declining commodity prices, but the demand for land ownership has remained strong. How do you explain that?




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