Nominations Open Now for Howard Hall Excellence in Business Award

Oct 01, 2019

Nominations are open now for the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance’s Howard Hall Excellence in Business Award. The award will be presented at the Economic Alliance Annual Meeting on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Cedar Rapids Convention Complex. Nominations will be accepted on through on December 2, 2019.

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,” said Doug Neumann, Executive Director, Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance. “Our community benefits from the many contributions of the Hall Family today.”

Recent recipients of the Howard Hall Excellence in Business Award include Larry Helling, Founder & CEO, Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust, Tony Golobic, Chairman & CEO of GreatAmerica Financial Services and Chuck Hammond, President & CEO, Raining Rose. A full list of past recipients can be found here.


Registration for the 2019 Economic Alliance Annual Meeting on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 is open now at The Annual Meeting is the organization’s signature event where valued member businesses and regional champions come together to celebrate achievements and learn about the organization’s goals for the year ahead. Registration will close on January 24, 2020.

Thank you to the Economic Alliance Annual Meeting’s Presenting Sponsor, U.S. Bank and Supporting Sponsor TrueNorth Companies.



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