The Gazette’s Business Notes is a compendium of the week’s promotions, new hires, certifications, added business lines and business events, among other items, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa City and the rest of the Corridor.

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New Hires

Kylee Stock joined Think Iowa City as manager of special events.

Dr. Steven Schopick is now with Mercy Neurosurgery Clinic at Mercy Cedar Rapids.

Cedar Rapids Bank and Trust hired Courtney Houselog as assistant vice president, controller.

Board members

NAMI Linn County board member and mental health advocate Allonda Pierce now is a member of the Citizen Review Board.

Jay Iverson, Home Builders Association of Iowa executive vice president, was installed as vice president of the National Association of Home Builders’ Executive Officers Council and Karyl Bohnsack, Greater Iowa City Area Home Builders Association executive officer, as a regional director for the national group.


The next monthly in-person networking breakfast sponsored by SCORE, held at Scott’s Family Restaurant in Cedar Rapids, will be 7:30 a.m., March 24. Go to for more information.


The initial Gazette Business Breakfast live panel discussion for 2022, “Doing Business in PY3: How businesses can gain traction,” is set for 9 a.m., Tuesday, April 5, at The full panel will be named soon, and registration, while free, is required.

Karyl Bohnsack

Courtney Houselog

Allonda Pierce

Steven Schopick

Kylee Stock

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