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Rewrite of CRA has bankers feeling optimistic

Plans for the first major update to the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) in a quarter-century are being greeted warmly by Iowa banking groups, which say the law is behind the times, contains ambiguities and should apply equally to credit unions.

Roberts tapped to take UWECI into the future

Kristin Roberts, the newly named president and CEO of the United Way of East Central Iowa (UWECI), is looking forward to serving the community and helping the state’s second-largest United Way organization navigate a dramatically changing fundraising and nonprofit environment.

Collins Insurance launches to serve CCCU members

Collins Community Credit Union (CCCU) has launched Collins Insurance, a new credit union service organization that will offer its members – and eventually other credit unions – direct access to independent insurance options from multiple carriers.

Diversity Straight Up: Bringing your whole self to work

In the latest episode of Diversity Straight Up, podcast hosts Sarika Bhakta and Anthony Arrington talk with Jeff Disterhoft about his role in driving diversity at one of Iowa’s largest financial institutions, understanding privilege and bringing your whole self to the workplace.

2020 Vision: Forecasting this year’s business trends

In early December, we asked roughly two-dozen leaders from a variety of sectors to weigh in on the trends and developments they will be monitoring in 2020. Here’s what they had to say.

Sustainability built-in at Iowa’s first cohousing development

With 16 units built and commitments in hand for another 10, Prairie Hill’s pioneers feel Iowa’s first cohousing complex has proven its appeal, locally and beyond.

Real Success with Nate Kaeding: Jessica Schamberger

Former pro athlete and Iowa entrepreneur Nate Kaeding sits down with Jessica Schamberger, vice president of operations with Goodwill of the Heartland, to talk about the organization’s new entrepreneurial venture and service to the community in the latest edition of Real Success, presented by MidWestOne Bank.

United brings premium flight experience to CID

While many air carriers are cutting legroom and adding seats, United Airlines is going the opposite way in hopes of making the friendly skies even friendlier for Midwestern business travelers.

Healthy exploration: Wellness travel comes to the Corridor

If the millennial generation reshapes the travel market, there’s a good chance it will be to bring the growing wellness travel segment into the mainstream. Corridor experts talk about how the trend could reshape your next vacation.

Duane Smith is 2019’s Most Influential

Duane Smith speaks with the authority of a business professor about concepts like building a legacy company and the entrepreneurial ladder. Yet, the CEO of TrueNorth Companies, voted this year’s Most Influential Leader, is at his best when he talks about developing the people around him.


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