If you’ve been in the Corridor business community for even a short time, you already know Tom Cilek. He’s a senior vice president at a bank, a former lawyer and one of the Corridor’s most connected business leaders. He loves making new friends, and making things happen in Eastern Iowa.

We’ve decided to capture Tom’s inside conversations with the region’s leading business minds in a new monthly podcast, “Tom Cilek’s New Best Friend,” presented by (his employer) West Bank. In the latest episode, Tom sits down with Bruce Teague, an entrepreneur and mayor of Iowa City, to discuss his arrival in Iowa City as a teenager, and working as a business owner and public official in the age of COVID and Black Lives Matter.

Listen above or at your favorite podcast platforms, including iTunesSpotifyGoogle Play and Stitcher. And don’t miss our other CBJ podcasts, Real Success with Nate Kaeding and Diversity Straight Up.