For over 60 years The Procter and Gamble (P&G) Iowa City Beauty Care Site has been a vital part of our local economy. On Feb. 7, P&G shared with the local community its decision to move the haircare and body wash production lines from Iowa City to its new West Virginia location in 2020. Make no mistake; the ramifications will stretch far beyond the estimated 500 positions that will be lost. […]
Because employers are not comfortable with people who “look different,” they are missing out on a huge potential workforce that would bring tremendous positive change and growth to their companies. […]
After decades of feeding and entertaining Cedar Rapidians, chef Basil Hadjis passed away last month at the age of 62. Owner of the Vernon Inn, Fourth Street Diner and Sweet Basil’s Pizza Pie and Basil’s Food, Hadjis was a mainstay of the local culinary scene. Most recently, Hadjis could be found at the Mount Vernon Road Hy-Vee, preparing meals at the Market Grille. […]
I frequently have the TV on when I’m doing work in my kitchen and the other day was no exception. CNN happened to be on and I caught the last few minutes of Paul Ryan’s news conference. I wasn’t paying much attention until I heard him advocating for the overhaul of entitlements and increasing the birth rate in this country. […]
This Thursday, Dec. 14, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is set to force a vote to end net neutrality. I’ll bet I’m not the first person to warn you about this. But I’ll also bet that you don’t entirely understand what all of this really means. […]
We must support existing incentives for charitable giving by protecting the full scope and value of the tax deduction for all forms of charitable gifts. Charitable giving incentives encourage donors to give more, but under the Senate tax reform proposal, charities could see a staggering loss of up to $13.1 billion in contributions annually.
“Boys will be boys” is a phrase that gets ingrained in everyone’s head from a young age. However, not once in my life have I heard the phrase “girls will be girls.” I came face-to-face with this realization a few weeks ago when something circulated my high school that would change the community forever. […]
Ryan Hall has a campaigned on a number of issues that I wholeheartedly support: family friendly neighborhoods, strong local foods policy, transparency and a strong local economy, which is essential for everyone to thrive. But I was most impressed by his approach to tax increment financing policy. […]