Mandatory 10-Digit Dialing Takes Effect in October

Oct 18, 2021

This month all businesses in the 319 and 515 area codes must convert to 10-digit dialing for local numbers. Anyone calling within these area codes will now be required to dial the area code plus the seven digit local phone number. For businesses, it may mean re-programming office equipment or systems like fax machines, Internet dial-up numbers, Fire or burglar alarm and security systems or gates, Speed dialers, Mobile or other wireless phone contact lists, Call forwarding settings, Voicemail services and other functions.

This change is due to a federal order that adopted 988 as a new 3-digit number to be used nationwide to reach the National Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Crisis Lifeline. For 988 to work properly, everyone needs to use all 10 digits to dial a phone number. Mandatory 10-digit dialing will become effective on October 24, 2021. The Economic Alliance will be converting its phone system to accommodate this requirement at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, October 22, 2021. After this time, you can reach our main line and any direct staff lines using the 319 area code. Below is the Economic Alliance Staff List with their designated numbers and extensions for your reference.


Economic Alliance Main Number

319-398-5317

Economic Alliance Fax Number

319-398-5228

Anne Laugen, Membership Growth Specialist

319-730-1404

Audrey Wheeler, Operations Director

319-730-1401

Barbra Solberg, Public Policy Strategist

319-730-1426

Caleb Woods, Communications Specialist

319-730-1402

Christine Brewer, Receptionist

319-730-1416

Clarissa Koch, Design and Multimedia Specialist

319-730-1410

Doug Neumann, Executive Director

319-730-1414

Ellie Evans, Workforce Specialist

319-730-1400

Erin Foley, Programs Specialist

319-730-1409

Jamie Toledo, Economic Development Relationship Manager

319-730-1422

Jesse Thoeming, Downtown Executive Director

319-730-1427

Jessica Komisar, Leadership Program and Administrative Specialist

319-730-1428

Jule Day, Communications Manager

319-730-1417

Laura Thomas, Research and Analytics Specialist

319-730-1406

Maddix Stovie, Event Planner

319-730-1412

Mike Lukan, Economic Development Project Manager

319-730-1403

Phil Wasta, MedQuarter Executive Director

319-730-1407

Ron Corbett, Vice President of Economic Development

319-730-1411

Stephanie Hamilton, Business Support Strategist

319-730-1420

Tyanna Stephenson, Accounting Specialist

319-730-1408





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