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Alex Taylor named managing director of ISA

Alex Taylor has been named the new managing director of the Iowa Startup Accelerator (ISA). 

Reynolds closes bars as COVID numbers jump

Bars will be closing again in the six Iowa counties with the most virus activity beginning tonight, news partner KCRG-TV9 reports.

Tom Cilek’s New Best Friend: John Lohman

In the latest episode of Tom Cilek’s New Best Friend, banker and master connector Tom Cilek sits down with John Lohman, publisher and owner of the Corridor Business Journal, to discuss his time as Herky the Hawk, his decision to start a newspaper and the evolution of the Creative Corridor region and brand. Presented by West Bank.

RMHC-EIWI names Greene new executive director

The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois has named Shannon Greene as the organization’s new executive director.

Duane Arnold to stay shuttered following derecho 

The Duane Arnold Energy Center in Palo will cease operations permanently following the Aug. 10 derecho.

Project ReConnect aims to bring power back to customers

A community collaboration has been formed to bring electricity to Alliant Energy customers who are still without power after the Aug. 10 derecho.

General Mills awarded tax credits for CR plant upgrades

The Iowa Economic Development Authority board has approved tax credits through the state’s High Quality Jobs program for General Mills, which is investing $37 million to update a production line at its Cedar Rapids plant.

Expanding entrepreneurship: Empower by GoDaddy going Corridor-wide

Although Jermaine Wilson’s food truck business has been in a lull during the pandemic, the 48-year-old Black entrepreneur’s confidence isn’t shaken.

Floral entrepreneur takes big risk on pandemic pivot

Entrepreneur Allison Krivachek spent three years building her Tiffin-based floral operation from a one-woman shop into an Eastern Iowa wedding powerhouse.

Affording Health: Promising solutions, but poor results

There have been many beacons of hope for making health care more affordable over the past decade. One of the most promising has been taking a consumerist approach.




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