Category: Business Stories
The Story Behind Beat Cancer Today

The Story Behind Beat Cancer Today

Beat Cancer Today was founded in Iowa in 2009 by a few parents of children diagnosed with cancer. Learn from Aaron Horn, President of Beat Cancer Today, about his own son's battle ...

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Local Mom Started Business from Old Curtain & Bag of Rice

Local Mom Started Business from Old Curtain & Bag of Rice

Moms are notorious for doing whatever they have to do to put their children first. When this local mom couldn't find an affordable weighted blanket to try out, she made one ...

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What is Card My Yard?

What is Card My Yard?

SKIP THE CARD, STAKE THE YARD! There's a new wave of fun coming to a yard near you that has nothing to do with getting TP'd or having a flock of flamingos on your lawn. It's ...

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Rebranding Her Business- New name and products for local business owner LeAnn Romine

Rebranding Her Business- New name and products for local business owner LeAnn Romine

Out with the old and in with the new! Did you get the memo? Country Gal Heart Gifts is now Knitting Barn Boutique! What inspired this change and what can we expect? Let's ...

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National Learn About Butterflies Day with Chasing Butterflies Creations

National Learn About Butterflies Day with Chasing Butterflies Creations

Out with Pi and in with Butterflies! Many revere March 14th as Pi Day in celebration of  π, the symbol used to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle ...

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Sunshine Soaps- Small Handcrafted Gifts That Are Gaining Big Attention

Sunshine Soaps- Small Handcrafted Gifts That Are Gaining Big Attention

Giving a thoughtful, handcrafted gift led this Cedar Rapids woman to start a business that has now been picked up by a national retailer. Angie Handeland Owner of Sunshine Soaps ...

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Local stock market investor is smashing the market average…and helping others do it too

Local stock market investor is smashing the market average…and helping others do it too

There's no doubt about it...the world is changing. And when it comes to our financial futures, things aren't the same as they used to be. Company pensions are all but a thing of ...

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Losing Purpose & Finding Hope – Christopher Vasquez from kmjDesigns

Losing Purpose & Finding Hope – Christopher Vasquez from kmjDesigns

Christopher Vasquez, Owner and Jewelry Designer of kmjDesigns, creates his jewelry with beads from all over the world which include (but not limited to) stone, pearl, metal, ...

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Katy’s Kitchen- Baking the World a Sweeter Place

Katy’s Kitchen- Baking the World a Sweeter Place

Katy's Kitchen creates custom cakes and cookies for birthdays, weddings, and other celebrations. Katy Sennett, a local baker and owner of Katy's Kitchen, is relatively new at ...

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Cedar Rapids Area Woman Steps Into the ‘LimeLight’

Cedar Rapids Area Woman Steps Into the ‘LimeLight’

In her early 60’s, Cindy Lee may not be your typical direct sales consultant, but the beauty company she represents, LimeLight by Alcone, is anything but typical. After she ...

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