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Real Success with Nate Kaeding: Gary Rozek

Former pro athlete and Iowa entrepreneur Nate Kaeding sits down with Gary Rozek, entrepreneur and chairman of Centro Inc., to discuss advanced manufacturing, restaurants and golf in the latest edition of Real Success, presented by MidWestOne Bank.

Amazon’s coming to town

Economic development officials say an Amazon “last mile” fulfillment center coming to Iowa City’s east side could have implications beyond generating new jobs. It might also mean a shot at marrying tech innovations from the University of Iowa with the e-commerce giant’s ambitions of dominating the drone delivery space.

Marion boutique offers a ‘mode’ for giving back

With fewer resources than their corporate brethren, it’s often daunting for small businesses to devote time, money and effort to philanthropic partnerships. One Marion boutique owner says there’s a good reason for doing it anyway: enlightened self-interest.

‘The Preserve’ focuses on affordability in North Liberty

The newest Watts Group subdivision springing up in North Liberty is probably most noteworthy for its location, but to developer Gary Watts there’s another distinction at least as important: affordability.

Paving the way for a wider I-380

Iowa Department of Transportation officials have seen the future and it is jam-packed – with cars and trucks.

How must the Corridor change over the next 15 years?

For the CBJ’s 15th anniversary issue, we asked community leaders to identify the events, initiatives, tragedies and success stories that shaped the Corridor into what it is today. For this future-forward Corridor 2.0 issue, we asked a handful of up-and-coming leaders how the region must change to thrive in the next 15 years.

World Class Industries keeps growing in Hiawatha

With a quick swipe on the touchscreen of a programmable logic controller, World Class Industries celebrated its latest expansion in the Corridor on Nov. 7.

Diversity Straight Up: Marci Chickering

In the latest CBJ podcast, “Diversity Straight Up” hosts Sarika Bhakta and Anthony Arrington talk with Wellmark Chief HR Officer Marci Chickering about about gender parity in the C-suite, building diversity in the insurance industry and finding people’s innate gifts.

Building even greener homes in the Corridor

Home buyers seeking energy savings and sustainability may find fewer new Energy Star-rated homes available these days, but homebuilders who remain in the green building market are offering some new ratings that may be even more useful.

Disruptive launch fueled Hames Homes success

“It was quite a culture shock,” remembers Barbara Hames-Bryant, of her family’s move in 1969 to Marion to open a mobile home dealership. Fifty years later, the family’s impact is still being felt.




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