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Corridor Business Journal announces Forty Under 40 Alumnus of the Year

By October 2, 2019 No Comments

In celebration of the 15th anniversary of the Forty Under 40 awards, the Corridor Business Journal has named its inaugural Forty Under 40 Alumnus of the Year. This award spotlights a previous Forty Under 40 recipient for his or her continued professional success and impact on the community.

The 2019 Alumnus of the Year is Joshua Schamberger. Mr. Schamberger
is a member of the 2005 Forty Under 40 class.

Mr. Schamberger has served as president and CEO of the Iowa City/Coralville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau for the past 18 years. During that time, he has spearheaded numerous quality of life and community betterment initiatives including the early development of the Iowa Cultural Corridor Alliance, Herky on Parade, FRY Fest, USA Wrestling Olympic Team Trials, UWW World Cup, Telenet UCI Cyclocross World Cup, RAGBRAI, RUN CRANDIC, Xtream Arena, and many others. He has also served the community through board leadership roles with UNESCO City of Literature, Iowa City Downtown District, United Way of Johnson and Washington County, and the Eastern Iowa Airport where he was appointed as Johnson County’s first airport commission member.

Mr. Schamberger, alongside the 2019 Forty Under 40 honorees, will be recognized at an Oct. 17 awards banquet at the DoubleTree by Hilton Cedar Rapids. Cocktail hour will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner and the awards ceremony. He will deliver a brief acceptance speech upon receiving his award.

Tickets are $55. For more information or to register, visit or call Ashley Moore at (319) 665-6397, ext. 311. The reservation deadline is Oct. 10.

About Corridor Business Journal:
The Corridor Media Group Inc. (CMG) is a family-owned media company based in North Liberty, Iowa, and the publisher of the Corridor Business Journal (CBJ), a weekly source of comprehensive business coverage for Iowa’s Creative Corridor. CMG also provides custom publishing, digital news,  business data, and hosts the region’s most popular corporate and awards-based events. For more information or to subscribe, visit

Presenting Sponsor: Tippie College of Business

Major Sponsor: US Bank

Contact: Ashley Moore
Events & Social Media Marketing Manager
(319) 665-6397, ext. 311
Oct. 2, 2019