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U.S. economy stalls in first quarter as activity weakens broadly | Reuters

U.S. economic growth braked sharply in the first quarter to its slowest pace in two years as consumer spending softened and a strong dollar continued to undercut exports, but a pick-up in activity is anticipated given a buoyant labor market.

Gross domestic product increased at a 0.5 percent annual rate, the weakest since the first quarter of 2014, the Labor Department said on Thursday in its advance estimate, also as businesses stepped up efforts to reduce unwanted merchandise clogging up warehouses


Lehm Books & Gifts added to the Corridor Search business directory

The Coralville Courier is pleased to announce the addition of Lehm Books & Gifts to the 'Books' and 'Gift Shop' categories in the Corridor Search business directory.

Lehm BooksLehm Books & Gifts opened for the first time in April 1994 behind the Amana General Store. Jim and Wendy Keiper took over the business in September 1996. In September 2001, the business moved to the main street location in Amana. The business name comes from the German word “lehm” which means good soil because the previous owners were farmers as well as the current owners.

The brick portion of the building which the store is in was built in 1856. The wood section attached to the back of the building was added later. The house attached to the west was built in 1860. It was once called the “brick house kitchen”. Then it was the residence of the George Rettig family. Tiny Tim’s Colony Christmas was located in the building until September 2001.

When you enter Lehm Books & Gifts, you will be greeted by a warm and friendly staff to help you with your shopping experience. Are you looking for an out-of-the ordinary place to go and spend a quiet afternoon, searching for unique gifts for all of the special people in your life? Take your time and explore our two floors of merchandise. The relaxed atmosphere within the store and throughout the Amana Colonies will make you want to come back again to enjoy a fun day with family and friends.

We have a wide selection of items from books to gifts, collectibles to scrapbooking and more. We have something for everyone for all different ages.

Lehm Books & Gifts
4536 220th Trail
Amana, IA 52203
or 319-622-6447


PIP Printing

The Coralville Courier is pleased to announce the addition of PIP Printing to the 'Copying & Printing Services' category in the Corridor Search business directory.

PIPWe’re the perfect partner for all your business and marketing communication needs.

PIP Printing and Marketing Services opened in 1980 in a 1000 sq. ft. location and has grown to a modern 12,000 sq. ft. facility on Mormon Trek Blvd. Our knowledge, experience and consultative approach, grouped with our broad product offering have helped us grow to be a top 25 center in the VAST PIP Printing Franchise Network. Over the years, we have won many sales achievement and quality print awards from respected industry associations as well. PIP Printing is locally owned by Dan and Pam Tiedt. Their son, Dan started with the company in 2001 and is now the General Manager. The talents and dedication of all of our PIP professionals work hard every day to make your project the best it can be, while delivering the highest level of customer service. With years of experience, our staff has the knowledge to bring your project from concept to completion in the most cost effective manner. PIP Printing understands that owning or operating a business can be both challenging and rewarding. That is why we are so successful at assisting other businesses with printing and marketing solutions to grow their business. PIP understands the need for progressive thinking and technology to keep moving forward and be successful. Marketing your business is more important than ever in today's economy. PIP Printing specializes in integrated marketing campaigns with measurable results. At PIP Printing, our wide array of products, allows us to help you reach your customers effectively. From graphic design and printing to mailing services, promotional products, signage and direct marketing, we provide quality in everything we do so our customers get noticed.

Our Location

  • 2650 Mormon Trek Blvd.
  • Iowa City, IA 52240-4514
  • Store Hours:
  • Mon - Fri 8:30am - 5pm


Copyworks added to the Corridor Search business directory

The Coralville Courier is pleased to announce the addition of Copyworks to the 'Copying & Printing Services' category in the Corridor Search business directory.

CopyworksWe've been in the copying and printing business a long time. You might even say we're experts at what we do. If you need the very best, you have come to the right place. No matter what you're looking for, if it needs to be copied, laminated, bound, or printed, we do it better and faster than anyone else.

Our Customer Service Center provides you with 24-hour access to our services. From here you can request an estimate, place an order, transfer a file, or review a proof, all from the convenience of your office or home.

Coralville Copyworks
309 2nd Street
Coralville, IA 52241

Phone: 319.338.5050
Fax: 319.338.1717

Mon to Fri: 7am–8pm
Sat: 9am–7pm
Sun: 11am–7pm

Cedar Rapids Copyworks
4837 1st Avenue SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

Phone: 319.373.5335
Fax: 319.373.5436

Mon to Fri: 7am–8pm
Sat & Sun: 9am–6pm


Community Medical Supply, Inc. added to the Corridor Search business directory

The Coralville Courier is pleased to announce the addition of Community Medical Supply to the 'Medical Equipment & Supplies' category in the Corridor Search business directory.

Community Medical SupplyCommunity Medical Supply, Inc. has been providing patient care in southeast Iowa since 1997 and has built a lasting relationship with our clients. With locations in Washington and Iowa City, we have a location close to you. We pride ourselves on the quality of care we provide for our patients. We offer a wide variety of home medical, respiratory, rehabilitation equipment and durable medical supplies for those that need assistance in their homes, assisted living facilities as well as nursing homes. Our services work in close relationship with the physician to meet the patients short term needs as well as those patients in need of long-term care. Our goal is to assist our clients to maintain their independence while meeting their healthcare needs. Community Medical Supply, Inc. is staffed by licensed professional staff twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, to give you the care you need.

Community Medical Supply is your one-stop-shop for:

Can't come to us? We deliver to Cedar, Henry, Iowa, Jefferson, Johnson, Keokuk, Louisa, Muscatine, and Washington counties.

If you have questions, please contact us or visit one of our locations in your area.

505 Highway 1 South, Washington, IA 52353
Toll Free: (888) 665-4000

Iowa City
2901 Northgate Dr. Ste. B, Iowa City, IA 52245
Toll Free: (866) 956-0202


Bread Garden Market added to the Corridor Search business directory

The Coralville Courier is pleased to announce the addition of Bread Garden Market to the 'Groceries' category in the Corridor Search business directory.

Bread garden marketThe Bread Garden Bakery & Café originally opened in 1995 as an affiliate of Fresh Food Concepts, which also currently owns and operates Mondo's ReUnion Brewery, Joseph's Steakhouse, and Hot House Yoga. The Bread Garden Bakery & Café thrived on the street corners of Clinton and Burlington, celebrating a calm and close atmosphere endeared by students, faculty, artists and residents alike. With its simple efficiency and modest layout, people lined up for an unrivaled quality of homemade cuisine. Following the success of the restaurant, owner Jim Mondanaro saw an avenue to other possibilities, and the result was a change in location in 2008. As the tweak in the name suggests, Bread Garden Market was something distinctively new,  without straying too far from the themes of its predecessor.


There's a reason Bread Garden Market has become the place where food lovers shop. As foodies ourselves, it's important to us to offer high quality products that elevate and transform your traditional grocery experience.  We love the artisanal chocolate bars, heirloom beans, and boutique wines you can find throughout the store and we want to share them with you. In addition to the shelf-stable groceries lining our shelves, we take pride in the high quality of our housemade products ranging from our famous hearth bread (where do you think our name came from?) to our signature soups and sandwiches, our cold-pressed juice to our gourmet gelato.


At the Market, you'll find a large variety of organic, conventional, and gourmet groceries. We offer everything from value priced cereal to truffle oil and everything in between.

Our full-service deli features the highest quality meats and cheeses from Boar's Head and the selection ranges from classic smoked turkey to Italian specialties like mortadella and sopressata. You'll find that our preference for variety carries over into just about everything we do. Our produce department is bursting with a wide variety of organic, conventional and local produce,  our meat department features fresh seafood and unique cuts of meat, and our from-scratch bakery makes bagels, fresh pasta, gourmet tortes and more!


With over 35 years of food service and restaurant experience under our belts, you can rest assured we know what we're doing around here, and we don't take it lightly. Our kitchens have been staffed by fine chefs from all over the country who have helped to perfect our signature recipes and aim to deliver a high-quality gourmet experience to our customers. Whether it's a catered wedding or a weeknight dinner at home, our kitchen delivers restaurant-quality food time and time again.

Bread Garden Market
225 South Linn St.
Iowa City, IA. 52240

PH: 319-354-4246

Open 6:30am - 10pm


Azul Tequila Mexican Restaurant added to the Corridor Search search directory

The Coralville Courier is pleased to announce the addition of Azul Tequila Mexican Restaurant to the 'Restaurants Guide' section of the Corridor Search business directory.

Azul tequilaExperience food like never before

You've never tasted anything as delightful as the succulent dishes at Azul Tequila.

Food that's good for your budget

Don't miss out on the opportunity to save with our available coupons for our menu.

A reputation like no other

Come on in and see for yourself why Azul Tequila has been receiving glowing reviews.

Contact us today

720 Pacha Pkwy
North Liberty,  IA   52317




John's Grocery added to the Corridor Search business directory

The Coralville Courier is pleased to announce the addition of John's Grocery to the 'Groceries' category in the Corridor Search business directory.

Johns groceryJohn’s Grocery has been integral to the history of Iowa City since John Alberhasky bought the grocery business in 1948.  But the history of the building goes back a century further.  In fact, the State of Iowa itself is only two years older than 401 E.Market Street, which was built in 1848.  Since then the building has been a grocery store, an apartment building, a saloon, a barbershop, a fire station, office space, and even a factory for the Ernste Manufacturing Company.

No matter the variation, the building has always functioned as a service to the community.  We honor that history by continuing to provide Iowa City and surrounding communities with great products and service. 

Deli & Bakery

Cocktails & Spirits


Store Hours
Sunday: 9am to 12am
Monday - Thursday: 7:30am to 12am
Friday - Saturday: 7:30am to 2am

Contact Us
Phone: (319) 337-2183
401 E. Market St. Iowa City, IA


New Pioneer Food Co-op added to the Corridor Search business directory

The Coralville Courier is pleased to announce the addition of New Pioneer Food Co-op to the 'Grocery' category in the Corridor Search business directory.

New PioneerWelcome to a world of organic foods you can trust, and people who share your values.

We believe you can do good for your body, the environment, and Iowa’s economy when you shop your community-owned co-op. Not only do you get fresh, nutritious produce and meat, but you can rest easier knowing your purchases of organic, sustainable, local, and Fair Trade products are working to build a brighter future.

New Pioneer’s founders were committed to environmental stewardship and sought food that was naturally delicious and healthful. Today we maintain those same commitments, and over 31,000 community members own a share in this grocery store that reflects their values.

Owner or not, everyone’s welcome to shop with us.

Local & Organic Pioneers

For over forty years, we’ve promoted and supported organic food production, free of synthetic pesticides and fertilizers, and local and organic farmers. Our vision of sustainable agriculture is foods free of chemical residue and air, earth, and groundwater free of agricultural contaminants.

More Than a Grocery Store

“Co-ops are independent, locally controlled organizations created for the benefit of their owners. As a consumer-owned and democratically governed organization, New Pioneer can focus on things other than just profit generation.

The Co-op supports numerous community and school gardens, funds full-time staff for education and outreach, pays fair prices to local farmers, and supports benefits for employees well above the grocery industry norm. Co-operatives don’t simply appear different, thanks to some image makeover – they fundamentally are different.” – Matt Hartz, New Pi General Manager

Iowa City
22 S. Van Buren
Iowa City, IA 52240
(319) 338-9441
Open 7AM-10PM Daily

1101 2nd St.
Coralville, IA 52241
(319) 358-5513
Open 7AM-10PM Daily

Cedar Rapids - Now Open!
3338 Center Point Road NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
(319) 365-2632
Open 8AM-9PM Daily