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Public Policy Update

July 14, 2023 | Public Policy

Public Policy Update: New Law Expands Workforce Options

State Policy Update On July 1st, many bills that were passed during the 2023 legislative session officially became law. A top question we have received on the new laws relates...

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NewBo City Market

July 10, 2023 | Business Support, Community Development

NewBo City Market Brings Produce-Focused Farmers Market to the Community

NewBo City Market has added a new initiative to its market experience that brings more locally produced food to the Cedar Rapids community. The Farmers at the Market program i...

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2023 Graduates' Workforce Priorities

June 30, 2023 | Economic Development & Workforce

2023 Graduates’ Workplace Priorities

Recent graduate Madeline Ward, from the Tippie College of Business at the University of Iowa, has experienced a profound shift in her workplace priorities, mirroring the senti...

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June 16, 2023 | Business Support, Economic Development & Workforce

Leadership For Five Seasons 2023 Class Makes Impactful Donation To Two Local Nonprofits

The Leadership for Five Seasons (LFS) Class of 2023 capped off their successful year of leadership education and community betterment projects with a check presentation to Fou...

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Leadership for Five Seasons Adult Class of 2024 Announced

June 7, 2023 | Economic Development & Workforce, Leadership for Five Seasons

Leadership for Five Seasons Announces 2024 Class

Leadership for Five Seasons (LFS) announces the 41st incoming class for the 2023-2024 year. 35 individuals, from different businesses and industries around the metro, were cho...

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June 5, 2023 | Business Support, Economic Development & Workforce

DeltaV Code School: Upskilling & New Opportunities

In today’s fast-paced world, Melissa Silver understands the challenges that companies face in keeping up with rapid technological advancements. As the Director of Studen...

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June 2, 2023 | Public Policy

Global Diplomacy Matters Here at Home

It’s not always easy to see the connection between global issues and events as they pertain to everyday life. Yet what’s happening around the globe certainly effects what...

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May 30, 2023 | Business Support, Economic Development & Workforce

At Mercy, Vision Becomes Reality

It’s an exciting time for the community when vision comes to life, especially when lives are enhanced in the process. It’s happening at Mercy Medical Center throughout the...

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The Foundation of Leadership was Built on Legacy - An LFS Discussion with Lee Clancey

May 22, 2023 | Business Support, Economic Development & Workforce, Leadership for Five Seasons

The Foundation of Leadership was Built on Legacy – An LFS Discussion with Lee Clancey

Leadership for Five Seasons (LFS) – a well-known, respected and sought-out program, is celebrating 40 years of leadership tradition in the Cedar Rapids area. Every year ...

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May 9, 2023 | Buy 319

TitanTV Finds National Trade Show Success with Local Support

TitanTV is the broadcast industry's foremost online software and information provider. It delivers real-time tools for signal prediction, PSIP metadata, desktop and mobile gui...

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Public Policy Update

May 5, 2023 | Public Policy

Public Policy Update: Legislative Session Comes to an End

State Policy Update The Iowa Legislature adjourned Thursday, six days after their per diems ran out. The final week brought property tax reform, budget bills and the remaining...

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Pappajohn and Fellows

May 4, 2023 | Business Support, Membership

The John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center Leads the Startup Charge

When John and Mary Pappajohn created the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center at the University of Iowa (Iowa JPEC) in 1996, John urged the team to educate and train as many ...

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ICR Iowa Talent Hub Illustration

May 3, 2023 | Economic Development & Workforce

A Workforce Pipeline Just for You

Having access to quality workforce resources can be an instrumental benefit to future business success. That’s why the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance (Economic Allianc...

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Bloomsbury Farm Aerial

April 28, 2023 | Buy 319

Farm, Family and Community – The Ripple Effect of Working Together

Bloomsbury Farm is a local homestead that was founded in 1856. Dave Petersen and his wife Karen, the 5th generation to take over the Farm, started the agri-tourism business in...

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Public Policy Update

April 24, 2023 | Public Policy

Edging Closer to Session’s End

State Policy Update Legislators have one more week until the scheduled conclusion of the session, and when their per diems’ end. Leading up to the end of session, the focus ...

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