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Real Success with Nate Kaeding: Randy Ramlo

Former pro athlete and Corridor entrepreneur Nate Kaeding sits down with Randy Ramlo, president and CEO of UFG Insurance, to talk sports, business and life lessons in the first edition of the CBJ’s new monthly feature, Real Success with Nate Kaeding.

The story behind “Real Success”

CBJ contributor Nate Kaeding discusses the concept behind his newest Q&A collaboration with the CBJ and Flow Media, called “Real Success.”

New CBJ series: Working for a living

Wages are inching up, but so is the Creative Corridor’s cost of living. Just what does it take to make ends meet these days? Presenting the first of a three-part CBJ series ex­amining wages and affordability in the Corridor.

CBJ Q&A: Jennifer Daly

In an exclusive interview with the CBJ’s editorial board, Corridor Development President and CEO Jennifer Daly discusses the first steps in a new regional rebranding effort, the organization’s aggressive trade show schedule for 2018 and other steps on the new journey.

NextEra hints at early closure for Duane Arnold

The owner of the Duane Arnold Energy Center near Palo says it may close the plant in 2025, about nine years earlier than its operating license is scheduled to expire.

Ditching law for a greener future

EcoCare Supply owner and founder Kaveh Mostafavi vividly recalls the shock that sent his career spinning in an entrepreneurial direction nine years ago.

Repour Wine Saver drawing big interest, sales

Tom Lutz calls the seven-month period since he introduced his Repour Wine Saver a “soft launch.” But during that time, the Cedar Rapids inventor and entrepreneur has sold nearly 200,000 units worldwide, attracted widespread industry acclaim and landed prime retail shelf space at more than 2,000 stores.

Washington decor, consignment store keeps it creative

British home decorating guru Annie Sloan would have to look far and wide to find a better example of her shop local/have fun philosophy than RePurpose It in downtown Washington.

AbouAssaly: Marion’s got the big mo

Marion businesses and residents can look forward to more commercial project announcements and progress in the city’s transportation system in 2018, along with the beginning of “transformational” projects, Marion Mayor Nicholas AbouAssaly told attendees of the annual State of the City speech.

Economic forecast 2018: Big growth, big risks

Deere & Co. economist Luke Chandler predicted big growth and big risks at the CBJ’s Economic Forecast Luncheon, held Jan. 17 in downtown Cedar Rapids.

Upcoming Events

The Corridor Business Journal’s annual Health Care Summit will examine national health policy issues and refocus them to the regional level.

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