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Posted February 02, 2022in Business Feature, Business Journal

The business of Valentine’s Day

Red roses, boxes of candy, cards, dinners and diamonds — these expressions of love and affection are hits for Valentine’s Day, which is now one of the biggest annual retail [...]

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Posted January 05, 2022in Business Feature, Business Journal

Location, location, location

Location, location, location. The old adage says it is everything in real estate and business. However, sometimes business owners find what might have been a great location at one time [...]

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Posted December 01, 2021in Business Feature

Where are the cars?

Consolidation and COVID-19 have driven changes in the automotive industry both nationally and locally.   When Mark Hummel’s great grandfather opened a Plymouth-DeSoto dealership in Beaverdale in 1929, his was [...]

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Posted November 03, 2021in Business Feature, Business Journal

21 from 2021

Honoring business people who made a positive difference in the community in the past year. For the third year, CITYVIEW’s Business Journal recognizes the contributions of outstanding business leaders. The [...]

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Posted October 06, 2021in Business Feature

Handing off the baton

Successful business transitions require planning and preparation. After years of hard work, those who saw their dream of building a successful business come true often begin to see a new [...]

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Posted June 30, 2021in Business Feature

Retirement Plans

  Pension plans are almost a thing of the past as employers shift to defined-contribution plans such as the 401(k). Today, it may be hard to believe that, at one [...]

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Posted February 06, 2019in Business Journal

What’s on the minds of local business leaders?

Worker shortages, housing needs rank at the top. Business leaders hope the Iowa Legislature will take steps this session to pay for programs that will increase worker training, provide opportunities [...]

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