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Co-owner of Iowa City boutique encourages women to keep their look current, yet be true to themselves

Catherine Champion is the kind of woman who is comfortable in her own skin, and thereby makes the women who stop to shop in her boutique in downtown Iowa City feel comfortable as well.

#x201c;At Catherine's, we have long relationships wit ... »

Longtime Iowa City leader shares her advice on running for office

It's 2017 and Connie and Catherine Champion can't believe we are still talking about equal pay for women and access to women's health care.

Connie Champion, for one, has done her part to stand up and get involved to help make a change in ... »

Iowa City mother daughter duo keep historic downtown boutique in fashion

On any given day, if you plan to sit out on the Ped Mall in Iowa City to chat with Connie and Catherine Champion, prepare to be interrupted.

Not rudely, mind you. It's just that between the two of them, Connie and Catherine Champion know just ab ... »

North Liberty Geek City Games store offers comics, games and more

NORTH LIBERTY - On any given work day, you might just find Jason Clark and Josh Karau playing games or reading comics while on the job.

Anywhere else, that might get you fired. But not at Geek City Games and Comics, which Clark and Karau opened ne ... »

My Biz: Cedar Rapids business owner turns art into a career

CEDAR RAPIDS - Scott Takes has painted everything from portraits and business signage to large scale murals, tractors and motorcycles.

As owner of Underground Studios in Cedar Rapids, Takes is co ... »

Cedar Rapids service technician finds customer’s misplaced cash while checking furnace

CEDAR RAPIDS - When Nate Martz headed into work one morning in late August, he expected it to be like most every other day. But one service call at the end of his day was unlike anything he'd experienced before.

Martz works as a service technici ... »

My Biz: Mathnasium in Cedar Rapids helps things add up

CEDAR RAPIDS - Ever since she was a child, Jeanne Giles has enjoyed math.

#x201c;My parents were both teachers and my dad would always do fun matching and other math games with us,#x201d; she said.

Having spent most of her career as an actua ... »

Washington: The barn quilt capital of Iowa

Driving into the countryside surrounding Washington, it is easy to see this is a community and county that values its agricultural roots.

One particularly unique feature that helps highlight those roots is the barn quilt tour of Washington County ... »

Dreams come true at Cafe Dodici in Washington, Iowa

For more than a decade, Cafe Dodici has made downtown Washington a destination for foodies across Eastern Iowa.

The Italian restaurant has gained a reputation for delectable cuisine in a posh yet relaxed environment since opening on December 31, ... »

Exploring Washington: Town square is center of shops, restaurants and activities

Washington may be small, but this town of about 7,400 people south of Iowa City manages to pack a lot around its central square.

"This is a tight knit community that is vibrant and driven," said Sarah Grunewaldt, executive director of Main Stree ... »