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Corridor Business Journal invites Fastest Growing Companies nominations

Fastest Growing Companies LogoNORTH LIBERTY – The Corridor Business Journal (CBJ) is seeking nominations for its 2018 Fastest Growing Companies. The 11th-annual event identifies and honors the region’s most dynamic companies that have made significant contributions to the strength of the local economy.

To be eligible, companies must have revenue of at least $350,000 in each of the fiscal years ending 2015, 2016 and 2017. They must also demonstrate revenue growth in 2017, as compared to 2015. Companies must be for-profit entities and headquartered in Benton, Black Hawk, Cedar, Iowa, Johnson, Jones, Linn or Washington counties.

To download the nomination form, visit Nominations must include a compiled, reviewed or audited financial statement or tax return. All financial information will be evaluated by Honkamp Krueger, a Top 100 CPA and business consulting firm, and will be kept confidential. Actual revenue amounts will not be published.

Nominations are due April 16. For more information, contact Kyle Kunz of Honkamp Krueger at (319) 378-3370 or

The rankings of the 25 Fastest Growing Companies will be revealed at the 11th-annual event, to be held from 5:30-8 p.m. May 30 at the Coralville Marriott. The evening will also feature videos on each company, culminating in the announcement of the No. 1 Fastest Growing Company.
Tickets are $55, and dinner will be provided. For more information or to register, visit or contact Ashley Levitt at (319) 665-6397, ext. 311.

About Corridor Business Journal:
The Corridor Media Group Inc. (CMG) is a family-owned media company based in Coralville, Iowa, and the publisher of the Corridor Business Journal (CBJ), a weekly source of comprehensive business coverage for Iowa’s Creative Corridor. CMG also provides custom publishing, digital news, business data, and hosts the region’s most popular corporate and awards-based events. For more information or to subscribe, visit

Trucking Returns to Kentucky for 2018 MATS

The Mid-America Trucking Show this week at the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville, Kentucky, features a variety of educational sessions, the country's largest trucking expo, and other trucking festivities aimed at drivers, owner-operators, small fleets and other trucking enthusiasts.

Organizers say the show annually attracts over 75,000 attendees and features more than 1 million square feet of exhibit space and more than 1,000 exhibitors showcasing the latest products and services.

Every day at the show there will be discussions and seminars featuring fleets and industry associations on crucial trucking issues. The seminar lineup includes sessions on topics ranging from ELDs to owner-operator/small fleet business solutions.


Related:  Trucking Jobs

Today's Weather Outlook for the Corridor

Today's weather forecast and a four day outlook.  Check this page for the latest weather reports in the corridor area.  Up-to-date weather conditions for the Iowa City area are observed at the Iowa City, Iowa City Municipal Airport, IA.  For weather conditions specific to other cities outside the corridor area, just type in your zip code below.

Coralville, Iowa, weather forecast

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Fire Department Hosting Adult Resource Expo on March 28th

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – The Cedar Rapids Fire Department will be hosting an Adult Resource Expo at the Central Fire Station, 713 1st Avenue SE, on Wednesday, March 28th from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

The goal of the Adult Resource Expo is provide older adults with timely fire and crime prevention, healthcare, safety, social service and other pertinent information.  There are nearly 40 vendors participating in the event, including:

·         AARP

·         Aging Services

·         Alzheimer’s Association

·         Area Ambulance Service

·         Area Substance Abuse Council (ASAC)

·         Better Business Bureau (BBB)

·         Care Givers Resource Center

·         Cedar Memorial

·         Clark’s Pharmacy

·         Cedar Rapids Fire Department

·         Cedar Rapids Police Department

·         Diane Thompson,  Massage

·         Echo of My Heart Healing Massage

·         Emery Place

·         Garnett Place

·         Get Organized

·         Heritage Agency on Aging

·         Home Choice Senior Care

·         Home Instead

·         Kepros Physical Therapy

·         KMRY Radio

·         Learning RX

·         Linn County Mobility

·         Linn County TRIAD

·         Mayvil Senior Living

·         Mount Mercy University-Nursing students

·         PADS -Peer Agency Support

·         Premier Investments

·         Riders Club of America

·         Ridgeview & Meadow View

·         Sunday Drive

·         The ARC of East Central Iowa

·         The Gardens of Cedar Rapids

·         To the Rescue/Transport/Home Care

·         UnityPoint-Pallative Care

·         West Ridge Care Center

·         WRAP

There is no charge for admission.  For more information about the Adult Resource Expo, including parking maps, please visit our Website at

March 18th Unattended Death Investigation Update

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – The individual found deceased outside of 505 33rd Avenue SW at 2:38 p.m. on Sunday, March 18th was identified as Joseph Frank Botello, DOB/04-16-1940, age 77. 

Autopsy results received from the Medical Examiner’s Office determined that Botello died of natural causes.

No further information is available at this time.

Truckers sue PA Turnpike

Two trucking groups have filed a class action lawsuit against Pennsylvania for imposing excessive tolls on truckers, according to a CDL Life report. The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) and the National Motorists Association are suing the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission in a federal court in Harrisburg. The lawsuit alleges that the Turnpike Commission has enacted “excessive toll increases” which “place an undue burden on interstate commerce while improperly diverting toll revenue to other projects unrelated to the turnpike,” according to CDL Life. The report also notes that the Turnpike Commission has increased tolls on drivers by over 200% since 2006.


Related:  Trucking Jobs

2018 Summer Camp registration information now available

On Thursday, March 29, 2018, Iowa City Parks and Recreation will begin accepting registration forms for summer camp. Camp offerings this year include sports camps, as well as camps focused around the concepts of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM). Activities in these focus areas will take place in the mornings, and afternoons will be filled with games, field trips, special guests and swimming. Camp runs 9-4 p.m. daily; however supervised open play is available at no extra cost for families to drop off children as early as 7:30 a.m. and pick them up as late as 5:30 p.m.

New this year, we're pleased to offer online registration for summer camp.To register your child, visit:

Soon after you have completed your registration, you will receive an email from ePACT, the information management company selected to securely manage your child’s emergency and health information. This email will invite you to complete your registration process by supplying the information we need to provide your child with a safe and worry-free summer camp experience.

Questions? Please contact Recreation Program Supervisor Joyce Carroll at or 319-356-5223.

Learn more about our camp offerings at  

ICPL to Host Community Seed Share on March 25

Interested in starting a vegetable or flower garden this spring, but don’t want to invest in large quantities of seeds? Do you have extra seeds that you'd like to share with other gardeners? Come to the Iowa City Public Library from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, March 25, for our 2nd Annual Community Seed Share! 

Sponsored by the Iowa City Public Library and the Iowa State Extension Master Gardeners of Johnson County, this is a great opportunity to share seeds you've saved or get some free seeds to try growing something new. 

This event is part of the JCMG Growing Together efforts to reduce food insecurity in Johnson County. With donations from Burpee, Baker Seeds and Seed Savers, nearly 30 varieties of vegetable, herb and flower seeds will be available. 

The 2nd Annual Community Seed Share is free and open to all - you do not have to bring seeds to participate. Seeds will be available first come, first served so plan to arrive early!

For more information, contact the Library at 319-356-5200.

Iowa's Late Rally Falls Short Against Saint Louis

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Saint Louis held off a ninth-inning Hawkeye rally to hand the University of Iowa baseball team a 7-6 loss on Tuesday afternoon at Duane Banks Field.
The Hawkeyes trailed 7-4 heading into their final at-bat before putting the tying run at second base with one out. Pinch hitter Grant Judkins drew a leadoff walk and senior Matt Hoeg had a one-out single to put two runners on.
Sophomore Ben Norman closed the gap to 7-6 with a two-run double into the right center field gap, but Saint Louis closer Ryan Lefner buckled down, striking out Justin Jenkins and Zion Pettigrew to send the Billikens to their 11th straight victory.


New Iowa License Plates to be Released in Coming Weeks

Iowa License PlateIOWA  —  Iowa’s new license plate design will soon be seen on cars around the state.

The new look was voted on during the Iowa State Fair last August.

The Des Moines Register reports the first eight counties to receive the new plates–due to low inventory–will have them within the next two weeks. The new plates are expected to reach all county treasurers’ offices by summer.