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Tom Cilek’s New Best Friend: Bruce Teague

In the latest episode of “Tom Cilek’s New Best Friend,” Tom and Bruce discuss his arrival in Iowa City as a teenager, and working as a business owner and public official in the age of COVID and Black Lives Matter. Presented by West Bank.

UI’s Tippie College elevates acting dean to permanent role

Amy Kristof-Brown, who has served as interim dean of the University of Iowa’s Tippie College of Business since March 1, will become the college’s permanent dean, UI officials announced today.

Wahls elected to lead Iowa Senate Democrats

Sen. Zach Wahls of Coralville was elected to serve as the new Democratic leader of the Iowa Senate, replacing Sen. Janet Petersen.

Loyal to Local campaign encourages local shopping

A new grassroots campaign, Loyal to Local, will launch Nov. 16 to increase support of small businesses.

Cedar Ridge becomes Iowa’s best-selling bourbon

Cedar Ridge Iowa Straight Bourbon is the state’s top-selling 750 ml. bourbon, according to the Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division.

Diversity Straight Up: ‘Looking Up’ and driving change

In the Season 2 debut of the CBJ podcast, “Diversity Straight Up,” hosts Sarika Bhakta and Anthony Arrington talk with Michele Sullivan, former Caterpillar executive, TED presenter and now author, about growing up different, starting tough conversations, and her new book, “Looking Up.”

Godwin named permanent CEO at ACT

Janet Godwin has been named the permanent CEO of ACT Inc., the Iowa City-based nonprofit learning organization.

Heavy demand, disruptions keep appliance customers waiting

It started with toilet paper and hand sanitizer. Now the list of pandemic-related shortages is growing longer, with a months-long backlog of undelivered appliances causing frustrations for Americans riding out the crisis at home.

Wind on the rise in Iowa

Iowa’s wind, which last year became the state’s largest source of electrical power, has reached something of a tipping point, energy leaders say.

NewBoCo announces changes as Engelmann steps down

Eric Engelmann plans to step down from his role as NewBoCo’s executive director on Dec. 1 to focus exclusively on ISA Ventures.

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