Tag Archives: Cedar Rapids

(Un)Hired Help: How today’s employees stack up

When Corridor economic development groups re­leased their 2018 existing industry surveys last month, the message was consistent — and bleak. Presenting part two of the CBJ’s new six-part series on Iowa’s workforce shortage.

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New city center plans unveiled for Hiawatha

Cedar Rapids has its downtown, Marion has its Uptown, and Hiawatha will soon have Hiawatha Midtown, a rough­ly $72 million redevelopment project that will provide a new city center with retail, housing and office space.

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Real Success with Nate Kaeding: Tom Pientok

Former pro athlete and Corridor entrepreneur Nate Kaeding sits down with veteran manufacturing executive Tom Pientok in the latest edition of the CBJ’s Q&A feature, Real Success with Nate Kaeding, presented by MidWestOne Bank.

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IWLC rebrands with a global vision

Cedar Rapids-based Iowa Women Lead Change is dropping “Iowa” from its name as it prepares to go national – and even global.

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Alliant subsidiary acquires Hybrid Transit Systems

The two Corridor logistics companies have joined forc­es in what leaders describe as a win-win that will offer shipping clients more seamless, customizable supply chain solutions.

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Transamerica CEO: Campus project ‘a commitment’ to CR

Transamerica’s $40 million upgrade to its C Street campus will create a wellness-oriented workplace of the future, company officials said at a Sept. 24 groundbreaking.

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2018’s Coolest Places to Work: Absolutely Clean

With a raft of unique incentives from Flower Power employee awards and Thirsty Thursdays to “maid bucks” redeemable for paid days off and other goodies, it’s no surprise that Cedar Rapids’ Absolutely Clean took top category honors in the CBJ’s Coolest Places to Work competition.

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2018’s Coolest Places to Work: BeraTek Industries

A dozen employees do it all at four-year-old manufacturing startup BeraTek Industries, and to founder and CEO Gerald Beranek, the company’s fortunes are riding on each one.

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Trouble brewing in Iowa’s beer scene

NDAs and noncompetes are popping up in Iowa’s craft beer industry, but will they hurt the community feel?

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Real Success with Nate Kaeding: David McInally

Former pro athlete and Corridor entrepreneur Nate Kaeding sits down with David McInally, president of Coe College in Cedar Rapids, to discuss the art of learning and the state of higher education in the latest edition of the CBJ’s monthly Q&A feature, Real Success with Nate Kaeding.

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