Business Spotlight Series – Part One

The Gazette Business Spotlight Series is a year-long look at accomplishments and achievements throughout our Eastern Iowa business community. 



Part 1: Adaptability

The first of the spotlight series, Adaptability, features two organizations and one individual who have adjusted to new economic conditions with success for the region and communities.

Skogman Realty

Skogman Realty

Skogman Realty, the largest locally owned real estate company in the area, figured out how to keep thriving across its many facets – from sales to insurance to storage – even during a pandemic and after the derecho. President Chris Skogman speaks with Gazette business editor Michael Chevy Castranova.

Goodwill of the Heartland


Goodwill of the Heartland has continued to work through the pandemic to help its community. Last year, it received a $10 million gift from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott. CEO and President Pat Airy speaks with Gazette reporter Izabela Zaluska about how the not-for-profit has grown.

Marty Stoll

Shuttleworth & Ingersoll

Marty Stoll, with law firm Shuttleworth and Ingersoll, has made it her goal to, as she says, “help people be in homes.” She speaks with Gazette reporter Michaela Ramm on her work to push for more affordable housing.