The CBJ proudly introduces this year’s class of Women of Influence — 10 business and community leaders from around the Corridor who are making the region a better place to live and work.
Former pro athlete and Corridor entrepreneur Nate Kaeding sits down with Sarah Gardial, dean of the University of Iowa Tippie College of Business, to talk planning and purpose in the CBJ’s new monthly feature, Real Success with Nate Kaeding.
Although it’s down, the minimum wage issue is far from dead, supporters say. Presenting the final part of the CBJ’s series on Working for a Living.
The CBJ sits down with new Horizons CEO Mary Wheeler to discuss the Cedar Rapids nonprofit’s evolution, its alliance with Elder Services of Iowa City and the state of the Corridor economy.
Recycling companies have been swimming upstream for much of the last year, but for Quincy Recycle, which entered the Corridor market two years ago, the tough industry conditions are just another creative challenge.
Corridor steel and aluminum users are battling uncertainty and volatility with new import tariffs.
Dimy Doresca believes Africa is one of the most underestimated markets for trade, and is helping Iowa companies improve its connections with the continent – but there’s plenty more to do and learn.
Eastern Iowa farmers say they are worried that new tariffs on imported steel and aluminum could end up costing them.
Etzel Sugar Grove Farm in northern Linn County has been farmed by five generations of Etzels, but this year it’s awakening from its winter slumber with a new future before it, thanks to the Indian Creek Nature Center.
Bill Rieckhoff wasn’t expecting popcorn to be anything more than a side business for his son Carter to operate when his family began selling fresh produce at NewBo City Market in 2012. Today, the Rieckhoffs believe in the power of popcorn.