Recap from the Jan. 31, 2022 Meeting.
Meeting Run by President: John Kuhl
Invocation: Harvey Allbee
Guests: Kathy Kuhl
Happy News/Announcements:  A Reminder the funds from Happy News go towards out scholarships.
Chuck Moody- $2 for Tuesday 2/2/22 is Groundhog Day and his birthday.  Happy Birthday Chuck.  Naomi DeWinter- Legislative Community Forum the first Saturday in Feb and March 9am-10am.  February will be at Muscatine Community College or can be accessed online. Micah Colbert- Happy his couch is still working from his recent fix.  Happy this past weekend the JCs in QCA had a very successful Bridal Expo Fundraiser. Megan Francis- Enjoyed taking her daughter to the University of Iowa women’s gymnastics meet on Saturday. John Kuhl- Daughter is in Boston where they got 25 inches of snow in 24 hours.  His daughter is safe and had fun playing in the snow.
Club News: Membership: Third and Final Reading for Micah Colbert for membership to the Club.
Fundraising: We are starting A Super Bowl Square Fundraiser. Squares are $20 each and can be purchased at club meetings, by mailing a check to Rotary Club of Muscatine, P.O. Box 1121, Muscatine, IA  52761, or contact Megan: for other payment options. Squares will be randomly generated following our February 7th Club Meeting and payouts awarded at the Feb 14th Club Meeting. * Payout for team scores at end of 1st (10%), 2nd (10%) & 3rd (10%) Quarters and Final Score (20%), 50% of the proceeds will benefit our Rotary Club.
Reminder: A few weeks ago Mike Ruby extended a challenge to match up to $500 in donations made to Rebuild Together Muscatine County.  You can make a donation to Rebuild Together through our club or report an individual donation to the club and we will track the donations and report when the match is met.
There is a Grant Seminar on Feb 26th in West Liberty and our very own Kim Warren will be presenting on the Heart Rate Monitor grant that we wrote to assist the high School.  Traditionally we need a member of our club to attend the seminar to be able to apply for district grants so please let John or board member know if you are available and interested.
John Lohman- Publisher and Co-Owner of Corridor Media Group
John Founded CMG in his basement in 2004. CMG publishes the Corridor Business Journal a bi-weekly publication focused on Global business news for business leaders in the Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, IA Corridor. The company recent launched the Quad Cities Regional Business Journal with the first issues publishing Jan 24, 2022. Mr. Lohman has worked in a variety of fields including Politics, Public Relations and Journalism.  Hold a Bachelors in Communications and a Masters in Journalism from the University of Iowa. John is an active member of the Downtown Cedar Rapids Rotary Club.
John was board in Evanston, IL moved to Alta, IA at a very young age. Followed his brother to the University of Iowa where he was Herky the Hawk, Student Body president and the business plan for the Business Journal was created during an evening class. In his free time likes to run and hike. First job out of college was helping to launch the Iowa City Gazette, after being let go decided he never wanted to be fired again and would eventually start a business to be his own boss. John got a job at the Duane Arnold Energy Center while he worked on his future business plans, through his outreach with the Energy Center he was introduces to the Des Moines Business Record and thought why is there not something like this is Cedar Rapids/Iowa City?  After working on the business plan for a business journal he convinced his wife that he should leave his job to start this venture.  Corridor Business Journal launched in 2004, became profitable in 2007, and over the years have survived the Great Recession, The great Floods of 2008, survived the complete transformation of the Media industry, and now surviving the Pandemic.
In addition to the publication, they produce daily e-newsletters, have podcasts and do a number of events. They will be holding 5 events in the Quad Cities Market this coming year.  John was first approached to start a publication in the QCA in 2008, and when approached again this past year felt the timing might be right to launch the new publication. The publication brought on Jennifer DeWitt as Editor. Publication is focused on one thing, local and regional business news.  Subscribe at
Upcoming Meetings: Feb. 7- Update on the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library, Feb 14th- TBD, Feb 21st- Contemporary Issues Facing the Muscatine PD, Feb 21st- Aftermath of December’s Killer Tornado in Kentucky
Enjoy a recording of Today’s meeting at
Topic: Weekly Meeting
Date: Jan 31, 2022 11:34 AM Central Time (US and Canada)
Meeting Recording:
Access Passcode: Rotary#1