Matthew Patane, The Gazette

Matthew Patane

The Gazette

Cedar Rapids, IA, United States

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Past articles by Matthew:

Charging up: What Iowa will need as it sees more electric vehicles

When Roger Brown had his first electric car, a Nissan Leaf, he would have to drive to Cedar Falls - more than 30 miles from his home in Allison - to charge the vehicle at a car dealership. → Read More

Iowa’s only nuclear plant to shut down in 2020

Duane Arnold Energy Center in Palo, Iowa’s sole nuclear power plant, will shut down in late 2020, its owner announced — five years sooner than the current power purchase agreement → Read More

Iowa's only nuclear plant to cease operations in 2020

Iowa's sole nuclear power plant, located in Palo, will close in late 2020, its owner has announced. → Read More

ImOn Communications moving headquarters in Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS - ImOn Communications will move its headquarters from its current downtown spot to a location across the river. → Read More

Invasive 'jumping worm' found in Iowa

An invasive earthworm, commonly known as a jumping worm, has been found in Iowa for the first time. → Read More

Hall-Perrine Foundation seeks new leader

CEDAR RAPIDS - Local philanthropic organization will search for a new leader after its current president transitions to a new role. → Read More

Can Iowa manufacturers attract more women employees?

CEDAR RAPIDS - Each day, Plant Manager Roxie Simon and her leadership team will walk around the network of buildings, tubes and silos that make up Ingredion's Cedar Rapids facility to check on employees. → Read More

Prices for Cedar Rapids homes keep rising, but inventory is down

CEDAR RAPIDS - Wannabe homebuyers in the Cedar Rapids area may be finding it more difficult to land one as prices rise, the number of for-sale properties dips and homes move off the market at a faster pace. → Read More

Beck's Taproom Grill closes at Lindale Mall

CEDAR RAPIDS - Another tenant has left Lindale Mall after restaurant Beck's Taproom Grill shut its doors Monday. → Read More

Arbitrator: Rockwell Collins violated union contract by outsourcing custodial work

CEDAR RAPIDS - Rockwell Collins violated its contract with a local union when it outsourced custodial work at its Cedar Rapids plant, an arbitrator has decided. → Read More

Build-A-Bear closes lines for 'Pay Your Age' event, including at Coral Ridge Mall

Customers eager to pay low amounts for stuffed animals mobbed Build-A-Bear Workshop stores across the United States and elsewhere Thursday, including at Coral Ridge Mall in Coralville. → Read More

Outsourcing at ACT leads to 23 job cuts

ACT will eliminate 23 jobs in Iowa City as part of an outsourcing effort the company first announced two years ago. → Read More

Hy-Vee to expand grocery delivery service with Shipt, Instacart

Hy-Vee will expand its grocery drop-off offerings under new partnerships with delivery services Shipt and Instacart. → Read More

De Novo Marketing acquires Cedar Rapids analytics business

CEDAR RAPIDS - A Cedar Rapids-based marketing company has purchased a data analytics company also located in the city. → Read More

Former Clarion Hotel owner ordered to pay $2 million to new owner

CEDAR RAPIDS - The former owner of a Cedar Rapids hotel who was accused of not paying employees has been ordered to pay the property's new owners more than $2 million. → Read More

TrueNorth acquires central Iowa insurance company

A Cedar Rapids-based insurance company has acquired a smaller Iowa insurance business to grow its presence in the central part of the state. → Read More

Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity starts 10th Women Build home

A new house being built in Iowa City will not only give a family a new home, but also will honor a local businesswoman for her commitments to the community. → Read More

Should Iowa businesses offer more child care?

CORALVILLE - Dawn Oliver Wiand has traveled across Iowa the last three years to figure out what communities can do to help more women get a job. → Read More

Chrome Horse closes Blairs Ferry location

CEDAR RAPIDS - Chrome Horse Saloon and Slop House is back down to one location in Cedar Rapids after the restaurant's owners closed their location on Blairs Ferry Road NE. → Read More

New Aldi grocery store coming to Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS - A new tenant will occupy the space formerly held by Fresh Market in Cedar Rapids, more than two years after the company pulled out of the market. → Read More