Business Buzz in Cedar Rapids and Beyond

Stay updated on the latest business news, promotions, and events in Cedar Rapids and the surrounding areas.

New Hires

Alison Gillis has recently joined the Mercy Pulmonology Clinic as a nurse practitioner at Mercy Cedar Rapids. It's always refreshing to see new faces bring their expertise and passion to the healthcare industry, ensuring quality care for patients.


Let's give a round of applause to Benjamin Stutt for being promoted to chief credit officer at F&M Bank. Promotions like these not only recognize hard work but also inspire others to reach for new heights in their careers.

The Reader's Guide


Congratulations to Ellen Goodmann Miller, Jeff Gonner, and Randy Skemp for being re-elected to serve on the Dupaco Community Credit Union’s volunteer board of directors. With their wealth of experience and dedication, these individuals continue to steer the credit union towards success.


It's fantastic to see Dubuque-based Honkamp recognized as one of the Top 10 Midwest CPA firms in Accounting Today's annual ranking. With their commitment to excellence and growth, Honkamp sets a high standard for businesses in the region.

Other News

The Buy319 campaign is back, encouraging local companies to support businesses within the 319 area code. By pledging to switch to local vendors, companies can contribute to the growth of the community and foster economic development. Remember, every purchase counts!

The opening of Caravel Autism and Behavior Specialists in Hiawatha signifies a step forward in providing essential services for individuals with autism. It's heartening to see organizations like Caravel making a difference in the lives of those in need.

In-Person Networking Workshops

For those looking to enhance their networking and business skills, SCORE is hosting in-person workshops in Cedar Rapids and Waterloo. These workshops provide a valuable opportunity for professionals to connect, learn, and grow together.

Congratulations to Browns Century Theater of Plymouth County for being named Small Business of the Week by U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst. The Browns' journey from a family band to successful business owners exemplifies the spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation in Iowa.

Stay tuned for more exciting updates and stories from the dynamic world of business in Cedar Rapids and beyond!

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