Business Spotlight Series – part two

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



Part 2: Community Commitment

The second of the spotlight series, Community Commitment, features discussions with leaders who are dedicated to working toward the best for their organizations as well as the communities they serve.

Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College

We would like to honor Kirkwood Community College for its administering of Last Dollar Scholarship funds for nearly 500 students. Kirkwood President Dr. Lori Sundberg talked about the program that helps bridge traditional financial aid and the full cost of attending a community college or private college in Iowa with Gazette reporter Erin Jordan.

Cedar Rapids Bank and Trust

Cedar Rapids Bank and Trust has been a staple of Eastern Iowa for the past 20 years.  CRBT President James Klein sits down with Gazette business editor Michael Chevy Castranova to discuss why staying committed to this community is important to him and to the bank’s employees.

United Way of East Central Iowa

United Way

United Ways Workplace Volunteer Council’s goal is to increase and engage employees in volunteerism. Meeting topics include addressing community volunteer needs, educational programming, and increasing employee engagement. Council members network with peers, learn from other companies, share best practices, create corporate visibility, and forge relationships. The Gazettes Michaela Ramm meets with United Way Angelica Vannatta.