Closing DAEC won’t help climate change

CBJ Editorial
It has been interesting to note the increasing number of elected officials and governing bodies becoming woke to climate change.

The inaugural Rando Corridor Media Audit

Joe Coffey | The Fifth Estate
What happens when the average person pokes around to learn more about Corridor media outlets? Not someone with a handle on advertising and media markets mind you, but just a rando with an internet connection? I present to you the first annual Rando Corridor Media Audit.

Don’t fear the new year

CBJ Editorial
With stock markets at record highs and unemployment near record lows, it seems odd that the business community is entering the new decade with such economic anxiety – but here we are.

Let’s really merge economic development

CBJ Editorial
An old adage says the best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The next best time is today. This adage can also be used when it comes to regionalism.

Highway 30 bypass brings us together

CBJ Editorial
The quiet opening last month of the Highway 30 Mount Vernon-Lisbon Bypass is a reminder of the importance of Iowa’s second-busiest cross-state route to the Corridor economy.

The difference between independent contractors and employees

By Jonathan Schmidt
If you run a business, you may have employees and you may have independent contractors. Legally, there are differences between the two. Do you know what they are?

Real-time research, big-time advantages

By Lynn Manternach | Guest Column
New and improved technologies are enabling easier access to customer research. Small and mid-sized businesses have the most to gain with improved access to easier, faster and efficient ways to conduct consumer research in-house.

Don’t forget to ask your employees what they think

By Linda Kuster | Guest Column 
Employees are a main driver for your brand, revenue and profitability. Yet, many organizations fail to monitor or evaluate their employee experience as carefully as they track their customers.

Durham lays out the challenges ahead

CBJ Editorial
Eight Corridor companies and organizations were honored for innovative workforce strategies last week at the CBJ Workforce Awards, an annual program produced in partnership with Kirkwood Community College to highlight and share ideas for attracting and retaining talent.

The greatest gift for the holidays

By Greg Dardis | Guest Column
Oprah Winfrey could do a dramatic reveal in her sleep. So, when it’s time to announce her holiday gift guide, she is more than ready.


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