If you’ve been in the Corridor business community for even a short time, you already know Tom Cilek. He’s a 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 third episode, Tom travels to “the barn” owned by Mike Hodge, president of Hodge Construction, to discuss the founding of his company, some of its notable projects in the Corridor and his personal formula for success.

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