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Episode 47: Tara Cronbaugh, Founder of Java House Coffee Roasters
Episode 4713th March 2023 • Real Success with Nate Kaeding • Corridor Media Group
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On Today's Episode: Tara Cronbaugh is the founder of Java House Coffee Roasters, a local coffee staple in the Iowa City community for nearly 30 years.

Tara shares how she researched over 50 coffee houses in California before launching Java House in Iowa City, how partnerships were the cornerstone of her company’s success, and how big chain coffee shops have actually helped her business grow. Additionally, Tara explores the importance for people to have a third space to retreat to, her mentality around money as an obstacle to growth, and what real success means to her.

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This is the Real Success podcast, produced in partnership with former NFL athlete and entrepreneur Nate Kaeding. This monthly podcast is a collection of conversations with Iowa-connected doers about success, purpose, and what makes them tick. Our hope is that you’ll learn something new about these notable leaders and that the conversations will perhaps play some small part in helping you further define what real success means to you.

This is a Corridor Media Group podcast: Bringing critical business news, thoughtful analysis, and valuable strategic insights for business leaders throughout Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, and the Quad Cities. For more information, visit

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