George C. Ford

Correspondent for The Gazette


University of Iowa ranked among top colleges for adult learners

With more people returning to college as job requirements change and layoffs often prompt a career change, 40 percent of all college students today are adult learners.

The University of Iowa was listed at No. 11 in the nation among four-year coll ... »

Cedar Rapids start-up Repour sees sales soar in 5 months

The Cedar Rapids inventor of a wine preservation product is enjoying industry acclaim and experiencing strong domestic and international sales.

Tom Lutz began selling Repour Wine Saver stoppers with a soft launch in June 2017. The device, manufact ... »

University of Iowa student-managed investment fund tops $6 million

The value of an investment fund managed by students at the University of Iowa Tippie College of Business has topped $6 million, 23 years after it was established with $50,000 in capital.

The Henry Fund's 11.25 percent average annual growth is more ... »

Eastern Iowa Airport will have TSA Precheck application center for quicker check-ins

CEDAR RAPIDS - Going through airport security sometimes can be a real headache, but there is one way Eastern Iowa travelers can fast-track their way through the line.

The Eastern Iowa Airport in Cedar Rapids will have a temporary enrollment center ... »

Senior living project gets HUD loan OK

CEDAR RAPIDS - Ground will be broken Nov. 17 for Stoney Point Meadows, a $19 million assisted-living and memory-care facility in southwest Cedar Rapids.

Approval of a $14 million mortgage by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development was ... »

Eastern Iowa Airport launches ‘fly local’ travel policy

CEDAR RAPIDS - Business travel is the bread and butter for airlines when it comes to ticket revenue.

So the Eastern Iowa Airport is launching a #x201c;fly-local#x201d; policy to demonstrate the support of regional employers, local governmental ent ... »

‘What do I do with my parents’ stuff?’

Every day, 10,000 people in the United States turn 65, according to the Social Security Administration, and eventually somebody is going to have to dispose of the clothing, dishes, silverware and other stuff they've accumulated.

Amy Dean is well a ... »

Dan and Debbie’s Creamery in Ely marks 20 years

Every morning and evening, Dan and Debbie Takes milk their 150 cows.

It's a process that takes seven hours each day.

But building up their operation on their family farm outside of Ely has been a long time coming.

From an initial her ... »

Is Westdale for sale? Development ahead of schedule in job creation, property tax goals

CEDAR RAPIDS - The owners of Westdale have listed the shopping center for potential sale.

Westdale, the former 72-acre, 900,000-square-foot regional mall under redevelopment in southwest Cedar Rapids, is owned by A. Shapiro LLC, an investor group, ... »

Junge Automotive Group building in North Liberty

Junge Ford of North Liberty expects to move into a new 31,000-square-foot building on March 1 at the southeast corner of the Interstate 380 interchange.

Jason Junge, owner of Junge Automotive Group, on Tuesday said the full-service dealership at 5 ... »