What drives you?
WAVERLY — Growing up in Waverly, Ann Bonzer Seggerman got a broad and diverse education. This blend of mentoring, experiential learning and formal instruction helped her become a business leader with a varied portfolio.“My parents were small business owners. My mom managed a hotel, and my da…
Editor's Note: One in a number of stories in the 2018 Progress Edition. For all of the stories, go to the Courier Progress 2018 section.
What drives you?
What drives you? ‘Well, I’m trying to re-establish the center of the community. It’s been neglected, the victim of bad public relations. It’s generally in need of a lot of help, so somebody has to do it. That’s what I’m doing.”
What drives you?
CEDAR FALLS — A quarter-century is over in a flash.That seems to be the sentiment around DISTek Integration Inc., which turns 25 this year.
CEDAR FALLS — Shaun Linderbaum started his company, BraceAbility, in the basement of his home in 2011. The e-commerce business now resides in the renovated Woolverton Building at 115 E. Second St. in downtown Cedar Falls.After a nine-month remodeling project on the 130-year-old building, Bra…
INDEPENDENCE — Area students are learning there are career options aplenty in advanced manufacturing these days.
WATERLOO — Home, at least the sales thereof, is where the heat is, according to real estate dealers in the area.Single-family detached home sales in Waterloo increased by 80 units in 2017, for a total of 953 — 9.06 percent higher than a year earlier, according to Dick Robert, a broker with C…
WATERLOO — Melissa Reade is passionate about creating leaders, and in her role as director of Leader Valley, that is exactly what she helps to do.
WATERLOO — Construction crews were braving winter weather conditions to erect a new Kwik Trip fuel blending plant in Waterloo’s Martin Road industrial park.Farther west, workers in the Cedar Falls Industrial Park remained busy in late January working on a new office building, fitness center …
WATERLOO — Food storage is the “meat’ of the business for Crystal Distribution Services.
CEDAR FALLS — The Iowa Waste Reduction Center is headquartered at the University of Northern Iowa, but its reach extends far beyond Cedar Falls. The UNI organization has set several benchmarks on reducing waste, including a standardized painting technique utilized by the U.S. military and an…
WATERLOO — Expect to see “pardon our progress” signs along U.S. Highway 63 this spring.The highway corridor from downtown Waterloo north through the UnityPoint Health-Allen Hospital will turn into a major construction zone as highway contractors rebuild the road and entrepreneurs invest in p…
WAVERLY — When Mike Byl and Tim Gassmann were coming up in their careers, with The Accel Group and Millhiser Smith Agency, respectively, both men had the ability to climb up the company ladder to the top.But it wasn’t clear, given the state of the insurance industry market, their own employe…
CEDAR FALLS — More baby boomers are ready to rock retirement, and rules for retirement communities are being rewritten.
WATERLOO — Downtown areas in Waterloo and Cedar Falls are experiencing a renaissance, in both businesses and residential.
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WAVERLY — Businesses and residents of Waverly have demonstrated a need for speed — broadband speed. Waverly Utilities began offering high-speed internet, cable and digital telephone services in 2016. This means things like downloading photos and other files, streaming videos or participating…
WATERLOO — Early on, students in Aaisha Flint’s introduction to nurse aide class learned how to properly wash their hands and put on gloves.
WATERLOO — Health care’s access and affordability have been in the limelight nationally during recent years. And the effects of a changing landscape have been felt in the Cedar Valley’s health care systems.
WATERLOO — What began as a cold, hard business strategy has turned into a warm welcome to work for some Cedar Valley residents.
WATERLOO — Take a walk around downtown Waterloo today, and you’d likely find a lot more to interest you than you would have just a decade ago.