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Business teaches how to shop, cook healthier

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Wi-Fi more common in Corridor downtown areas

A revival in public Wi-Fi systems is bringing improved connectivity to downtown areas in the Corridor and at the same time raising the possibility that they will become a bridge to citywide public Wi-Fi networks.

Downtown Iowa City activated a new downtown Wi-Fi system in February on the Pedestrian Mall. The city of Cedar Rapids plans to solicit proposals for a new downtown Wi-Fi system this spring, and the city of Marion has discussed plans to improve the downtown Wi-Fi system it launched more than two years ago.

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Olympian’s startup aims to correct ‘mommy hips’

Two-time Olympic bobsledder Jean Prahm of North Liberty has never been one to dodge a challenge, but her latest will test a new set of entrepreneurial skills. After receiving her entrepreneurship certificate from the University of Iowa in 2012, Ms. Prahm launched her new business, Mommy Hips, this month. The company’s namesake product is a compression garment developed by Ms. Prahm to restore women’s hips distended by pregnancy and childbirth to their original shape.

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Centro to expand nationally, internationally, hire 200 in 2014

It will be a big year for Centro. The North Liberty-based custom rotational molding company announced in November it plans to open a 90,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Beaver Dam, Wis., adding 70 new jobs. Centro also is planning its largest product launch in company history, as well as an expansion into Brazil, its first overseas manufacturing facility.

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Heartland Express nearly doubles with acquisition

With a recent acquisition, Corridor-based Heartland Express became the fifth largest asset-based truckload fleet in the U.S.

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Staff moving into new UICCU headquarters

The University of Iowa Community Credit Union (UICCU) headquarters had the sign on the outside of the new building placed and last week, the American flag was raised.

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North Liberty hires new police chief

On Sept. 24, the North Liberty City Council appointed Ms. Venenga as police chief. Ms. Venenga has been with the North Liberty Police Department for 14 years, serving as one of the first members of the force, as an officer, sergeant and lieutenant.

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North Liberty dance studio thrives

As a 29-year-old business owner, Megan Snyder has seen her dance studio grow in North Liberty. The business will move into its new, larger space in September. In early August, she will give birth to her first child, a baby boy.

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Rustic Iron Bar & Grill opens in North Liberty

Restaurant, owned by longtime restaurateur, located in former Okoboji Grill building.

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2012: a year for the record books

Flood recovery marches on, as emerging neighborhoods grow.

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