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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. ...

The conviction that one person can make a difference in someone else's life has motivated Kim Venner in both her professional career and her personal endeavors. ...

For Linda Meloy, writing a book about the impact the League of Women Voters has had in Iowa during the past century was 'like putting together a thousand-piece puzzle with 300 pieces missing and a lot of clouds.' ...

As an executive coach and career coach, Jennifer Zach of Cedar Rapids guides her clients to rise above the things that may be holding them back in their lives. ...

Sara Sundblad really knows her 'stuff.' ...

Some people are born to create - like Katie Harms. ...

Many have congratulated Mount Mercy University President Laurie Hamen for being the first female president of the college. Hamen kindly corrects them. ...

Shelley Sullens prides herself on being a welcoming host, providing the complete bed-and-breakfast experience. ...

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Thursday, April 02, 2020

There is something magical about dawn and dusk. In photography, we call it 'the golden hour,' when the light is long and lean, beautiful and full of possibility. As I write this article, the sun is slowly making its descent and I'm soaking in a glorious warm light. And, it is the same ligh ...

Coaching unlocks your success

Thursday, April 02, 2020

Want to generate new opportunities and greater income while tapping into deeper resources of energy, satisfaction and success? If so, all of that and more is possible with the right coaching. ...

Hollie Trenary said she could be a poster child for all that's good about Iowa. ...

Marty Stoll's mission is to provide low-income families and children with opportunities for stable housing. ...

Sometimes delegating involves bringing in experts to help tackle a job, like updating your website. ...

Linda Barnes, CEO of Geonetric in Cedar Rapids, isn't a big fan of the word 'delegating.' ...

Megan Merritt, an attorney at Shuttleworth & Ingersoll in Cedar Rapids, spends most of her workday negotiating. She says it's a skill that's less about innate ability and more about practice and preparation. ...