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Performance center planned in CR’s College District

The warehouse space at the back of the Shores Building was the last portion to be tackled in its owners’ long process of restoring the historic building in the budding College District.

E-commerce makes dust fly at Premier 1 Supplies

Premier 1 Supplies founder Stan Potratz and his CEO and nephew Ben Rothe can’t claim for much longer they’re running a national e-commerce and mail order catalog business from a gravel road in southwest Washington County.

Small retailers look to the web warily

We may be living in an e-commerce world, yet nearly half of all small businesses lack a website, according to research firm Clutch – and even fewer directly market their products and services online.

Big batch: Raining Rose scales up CR plant

Raining Rose will soon be cranking out natural bug repellent and shaving lotion, along with its stable of mainstay products like lip balm and deodorant, following the completion of a new high-capacity blending facility.

Is Amazon headed to Iowa City?

Rumors that e-commerce giant Amazon is eyeing a former Procter & Gamble distribution center on Iowa City’s east side for a “last-mile” fulfillment center appear to have some basis in fact.

Real Success with Nate Kaeding: Tim Semelroth

Former pro athlete and Iowa entrepreneur Nate Kaeding sits down with Tim Semelroth, a partner with Cedar Rapids-based RSH Legal, in the latest edition of Real Success with Nate Kaeding, presented by MidWestOne Bank.

(Un)Hired Help: How more diversity can build a better workforce

Cultivating a more diverse office may be part of the answer to a growing skills gap for Corridor employers, but it won’t necessarily be easy. In the fifth installment of this special CBJ series, we explore the challenges of building a diverse office and offer some tips for creating your own.

Ahmann takes aim at redevelopment in College District

Ahmann Companies is making plans to redevelop the site of a vacant Terex factory at 916 16th St. NE in Cedar Rapids that could become a catalyst for redevelopment in an industrial area of the city’s Mound View neighborhood.

PC Matic makes a non-televised push into Iowa

Former Gateway Inc. executives at anti-virus software provider PC Matic are looking to resellers and distributors in Iowa as the company seeks to break into the small business market.

CBJ’s 15th Anniversary: 15 things that made us a region

Once a collection of loosely knit cities and towns, our region has been bound together through a series of major events and developments, ranging from the floods of 2008 to the region’s first joint venture.

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