Chuck Hammond to Receive Prestigious Howard Hall Excellence in Business Award

Jan 24, 2017

CEDAR RAPIDS The Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance announced Chuck Hammond, President & CEO, Raining Rose as the recipient of the 2016 Howard Hall Excellence in Business Award today.

Hammond will receive the award and provide acceptance remarks during the Economic Alliance’s Annual Meeting on Thursday, February 2 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the U.S. Cellular Convention Center in downtown Cedar Rapids.

“Chuck’s entrepreneurial spirit and leadership has produced the kind of exponential growth in a company that makes a real and noticeable difference to the regional economy,” said Doug Neumann, Interim President & CEO, Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance. “It was apparent to the award selection committee that Chuck is a dynamic leader with a strong work ethic and positive energy. This award is much deserved.”

The Howard Hall Excellence in Business Award is given to a premier business leader who exemplifies the outstanding, enduring business values of Howard Hall and his passion for a vibrant Cedar Rapids. Howard Hall (1894-1971) was an industrialist and philanthropist who used his influence to create a better local economy and community. Hall was dedicated to the development of the region and frequently worked behind the scenes to attract new businesses and jobs. We benefit from the many contributions of the Hall Family today.

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The Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance serves as the catalyst for economic diversity, growth and prosperity for the region through core functions of business support, economic development, community development, public policy and regional development.

Raining Rose is a full-service manufacturer of personal care products based in Iowa. Since it was founded in 1996, Raining Rose’s expertise and reputation has been built on producing lip balms, sunscreens, and lotions. The company has grown to 300+ employees nestled in a 127,000 square foot facility producing over 500,000 units a day. Raining Rose’s facility is FDA registered and Raining Rose, Inc. is also one of the few certified to manufacture USDA certified organic products.

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