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Real Success with Nate Kaeding: Ann Oleson

Former NFL athlete and Iowa entrepreneur Nate Kaeding talks with Ann Oleson, the chief marketing officer at Ruffalo Noel Levitz, about learning the importance of making a lasting impression in the latest episode of “Real Success.” Presented by MidWestOne Bank.

Edtech’s moment of truth

Edtech was already a fast-growing industry pre-pandemic, with a market set to rise from $160 billion in 2019 to $1 trillion by 2027. Now, with classrooms and companies going remote almost overnight and the need for innovative and accessible learning solutions soaring, its possibilities and promise have been put to the test.

Curbing the pandemic

With the possibility of a third COVID-19 vaccine being approved soon, health officials hope to be closer to preventing severe disease, hospitalizations and death.

Family-owned communications company helps build Iowa’s 5G future

With federal and state governments pledging big money to bridge the state’s urban-rural digital divide and “a 5G revolution” just over the horizon, it’s an exciting – and frenetic – time for Carlisle-based Murphy Tower Communication.

Disaster prompts Mount Vernon boy to hone business, philanthropic skills

A handmade birthday gift for a friend has evolved into a budding business for a Mount Vernon sixth-grader, teaching him valuable lessons about hard work and giving back to the community.

Organizations hit by derecho tell their survival stories

On Aug. 10, 2020, hurricane-force winds up to 140 mph marauded though a swath of Iowa, including a major portion of the Corridor, leaving $11 billion in damages, downed power lines, a communications breakdown, and hundreds of thousands of insurance claims in its wake.

Diversity Straight Up: The importance of mentors

In the latest episode of CBJ podcast, “Diversity Straight Up,” hosts Sarika Bhakta and Anthony Arrington talk with Jennifer Bennett, president of Shive-Hattery, about her leadership role in the engineering field and the importance of having a mentor.

Network connections

How do you effectively network when everyone is staying at home?

Banks rally to the rescue – again

Another $300 billion has been allocated for PPP loans this year as the program moves into its second round, with 400,000 second draw pandemic relief loans worth $35 billion approved as of last week.

Higher commodity prices boost ag outlook for 2021

A pair of keen observers closely attuned to the Iowa ag economy — and its tendrils stretching across the nation and around the globe — see bright months ahead for the state’s farmers and agribusinesses.

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