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In the face of the pandemic and its hard hit on small, locally-owned businesses, 'the push to shop small has resonated with a lot of people,' said Abby Huff, executive director of the Czech Village/New Bohemia Main Street District in Cedar Rapids. ...

Keesha Burke-Henderson spent only a few years living and working in the Cedar Rapids community. But she made quick work of doing her part to strengthen it. Burke-Henderson recently wrapped up her role as director of Diversity and International Student Success at Mount Mercy University - t ...

Brooke Fitzgerald is a self-described 'recovering people-pleasing addict' who's recently embraced the power of the word 'No.' ...

Barbara Thomas is devoted to making connections for college students and alumni at the University of Iowa's Tippie College of Business, as well as for community members. ...

RaQuishia Harrington, program supervisor for special and underserved populations with the City of Iowa City, is accustomed to bringing people together - literally. This year, her plans didn't quite go as expected. Many of the community programs she normally plans were put on hold or scrapp ...

Heather Wagner is the kind of artist who uses her interests to help fuel the gift of creativity in others. ...

Long before COVID-19 hit, some people had years of experience making the most of working remotely. Before landing in Cedar Rapids at JET Engineering a few years ago, Helena Long spent 15 years traveling the country as a human resources and training consultant for Fortune 500 companies like ...

Dr. Ann Stroh draws inspiration from the women she treats for cancer. ...

During what can be the most unexpected and challenging time of a woman's life - recovering from breast cancer treatment - Cheryl Schlote is there to help. ...

For years, Dr. Carol Scott-Conner performed breast cancer surgeries. And then one day, she was the breast cancer patient. ...

Growing up in Los Angeles, Karen Chappell remembers a weekend tradition. Every Saturday, her family would head to the movie theater and 'sit in the way, way back.' ...

Nancy Humbles grew up in Des Moines knowing that education - and giving back to your community - were important. ...

Maria Gonzalez, originally from Mexico, is now a proud entrepreneur and business owner in northwest Cedar Rapids. ...

Back in March, when the COVID-19 pandemic turned the world upside down, four economic development organizations in Johnson County pulled together with one goal - to help local businesses survive. They pivoted from supporting businesses in a booming economy to figuring out how to help a com ...

During the Aug. 10 derecho, Emily Stochl was hunkered down in her southwest Cedar Rapids basement with her cat and dog. In the middle of the storm, she could hear windows breaking and doors slamming in her 100-year-old house. ...

Five days after the Aug. 10 derecho hit the Cedar Rapids area, the Marion Chamber of Commerce staff opened the doors to a temporary food pantry in City Square Plaza. It was a far cry from a normal day at work, but the overall task was familiar: to serve the community. ...

Each year, The Gazette is proud to recognize a select group of Eastern Iowa women for their amazing leadership, drive and dedication. Each honoree has made sizable contributions in their workplaces, community organizations and in our communities as a whole. This year, dozens of women were ...

With the COVID-19 pandemic forcing many schools to re-think what K-12 education will look like this fall and beyond, Iowa-City based ACT hopes the tools it provides will lessen the burden on teachers and parents. ...

Keeping up with the evolving priorities of teachers and parents requires constant innovation at ACT in Iowa City. That's where Kacy Webster, who's worked in higher education for over 25 years, comes in. To make sure ACT's products continue to meet customers' needs, she asks the scientists ...

After working in sales and insurance, Elyse Segebart, of Perry, decided she needed to switch gears. ...

While studying information technology and software development at Capella University, Elyse Segebart, of Perry, founded an online group called 'Moms in Tech.' Her reason was simple. 'I didn't know any developers, and I needed to ask questions,' she said. ...

When New Pioneer Food Co-op launched a virtual market in May, they knew they'd be able to reach their regular shoppers. What they didn't entirely expect was that a whole bunch of new customers would log on to the site. ...

New Pioneer Food Co-op lets customers peek behind the curtain to get to know the people who make many of the products it sells. Through in-store displays and online content, it often highlights women-led businesses. The reason is simple - like many other industries, there aren't as many fe ...

Ruth White teaches students of color that their future is bright if they take their education seriously. ...

Being agile - or able to adapt to change - has suddenly become a crucial skill for most of us in the wake of the pandemic crisis. Beth Livingston, University of Iowa Tippie College of Business assistant professor, said companies have used this word for years, especially when hiring new emp ...

University of Iowa Tippie College of Business assistant professor Beth Livingston has spent 15 years studying spousal/partner negotiation, and she's a frequent human resources consultant for local businesses. Her background makes her uniquely qualified to offer advice for individuals and c ...

From an early age, Jeralyn Westercamp has demonstrated a service mind-set. ...