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Innovative Iowa businesses

Ben talks with Mark Ginsberg, owner of M.C. Ginsberg Jewelers in Iowa City, about how he is utilizing 3D printing technology in his jewelry business and in other areas of the city. Original Website  …

ByM.C. Ginsberg

July 23, 2012

Downtown District to beautify benches through art

Ross’ bench joined three others painted as a demonstration for BenchMarks, a project started by the Iowa City Downtown District, a nonprofit organization funded by property taxes from properties downtown and the North Side Marketplace…

ByM.C. Ginsberg

April 30, 2012

Trying to avoid a showstopper

Fighting back from the floods that hit the University of Iowa campus that year has forced the staff to find new ways to keep the UI’s premier fine arts center and its offerings vibrant and vital. Read…

ByM.C. Ginsberg

February 12, 2012

Coolest Stores in America

Ginsberg, a fourth-generation jeweler, grew up as a self-described “retail circus freak” in his family‟s Midwest store. When his father died, he had the opportunity to purchase the store from his uncles, scrap what the store had…

ByM.C. Ginsberg

December 12, 2011

MC Ginsberg expands into cottage manufacturing and biotech

Thanks to 3-D printing and casting mills, anyone willing to invest in the technology and learn about computer-aided design can turn a storefront into a manufacturing center. Ginsberg, 53, created such a setup on the second floor…

ByM.C. Ginsberg

September 20, 2011

Art Students Aid Piano Project

Lizzie Ginsberg, a student ambassador for the project, said the project helps keep students in the art program connected to the community. Sometimes, being out here at [Studio Arts], you don’t feel like you’re part…

ByM.C. Ginsberg

April 4, 2011

Local businesses support Dance Marathon

The event at MC Ginsberg raised thousands of dollars by auctioning off high-end jewelry and artifacts from Kinnick Stadium, such as old stadium seats, to members of the community. February 3, 2011

ByM.C. Ginsberg

February 3, 2011

M.C. Ginsberg Helps UI Dance Marathon Raise Record Amount

By auctioning high-end jewelry, custom-made Hawkeye jewelry and autographed Hawkeye footballs, M.C. Ginsberg Objects of Art raised thousands for the University of Iowa Dance Marathon at a Jan. 27 fundraising gala in the downtown Iowa City store. January 27,…

ByM.C. Ginsberg

January 27, 2011

A new paradigm emerges

As Mark Twain said, “the reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.” My crystal ball isn’t any more clairvoyant than anyone else, but I do feel optimistic that private business, the city and the University…

ByM.C. Ginsberg

December 14, 2010

Ginsberg to host reception

We are hosting a champagne reception at our store, 110 E. Washington St., Iowa City, to introduce Betty Thursten and celebrate her recent engagement.

ByM.C. Ginsberg

December 12, 2010