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Partnership with Kirkwood Community College Offers Members Discount on Professional Development Programs

​We're committed to providing members of all sizes and investment levels with high-quality programming connecting them to available resources in the region to grow their business. We're partnering with Kirkwood Community College to offer Economic Alliance…
We're committed to providing members of all sizes and investment levels with high-quality programming connecting them to available resources in the region to grow their business. ……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2018/03/partnership-kirkwood-community-college-offers-members-discount-professional-development-programs

Leadership for Five Seasons Youth Program Changes Teens' Perspective on Cedar Rapids

​The Leadership for Five Seasons (LFS) Youth program brings together 40 high school juniors from Cedar Rapids metro area high schools to strengthen their leadership skills through in-depth programming that acquaints them with community needs, opportunitie…
The Leadership for Five Seasons (LFS) Youth program brings together 40 high school juniors from Cedar Rapids metro area high schools to strengthen their leadership skills through……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2018/09/leadership-five-seasons-youth-program-changes-teens-perspectives-cedar-rapids

Share Your Knowledge in a Business Support Program

Our membership is full of subject matter experts ready to share their valuable knowledge with other businesses through our Business Support Programs. These programs exist to develop businesses, develop employees as leaders and foster professional growth.
Our membership is full of subject matter experts ready to share their valuable knowledge with other businesses through our Business Support Programs. These programs exist to devel……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2018/11/share-your-knowledge-business-support-program

New Forum for ESOP Businesses

Economic Alliance Forums are industry based groups of non-competing professionals providing peer insights on relevant industry topics. Previously, the Economic Alliance offered three Forums: Marketing, Executive and Food & Beverage. Thanks to member input…
Economic Alliance Forums are industry based groups of non-competing professionals providing peer insights on relevant industry topics. Previously, the Economic Alliance offered th……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/01/new-forum-esop-businesses

New Online Platform Offers Opportunity for Small Businesses to Participate in E-Commerce

​Online shopping has changed the way consumers shop. In fact, according to a recent report from SalesCycle, e-commerce grew by 16 percent in 2017. Even the biggest buy local enthusiasts can’t deny the convenience online shopping offers. Creation, manageme…
Online shopping has changed the way consumers shop. In fact, according to a recent report from SalesCycle, e-commerce grew by 16 percent in 2017. Even the biggest buy local enthus……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2018/12/new-online-platform-offers-opportunity-small-businesses-participate-e-commerce

Thank You, Next: Speed Networking Returns in April

​Networking events are excellent opportunities to grow connections and potentially lead to new customers, clients or mentors. But have you ever found it difficult to connect with more than just a handful of people at an event? Based on this feedback from …
Networking events are excellent opportunities to grow connections and potentially lead to new customers, clients or mentors. But have you ever found it difficult to connect with mo……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/02/thank-you-next-speed-networking-returns-april

Connecting With Industry Peers Through Forums

Conversations with peers in your field can provide immense value. They understand your unique opportunities and challenges while sharing insights on their past experiences that you can learn from. Economic Alliance members are eligible to join any of our …
Conversations with peers in your field can provide immense value. They understand your unique opportunities and challenges while sharing insights on their past experiences that yo……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/06/connecting-industry-peers-through-forums

Celebrating Ten Years Since the Double LFS Class of 2009

​After the most devastating natural disaster in Cedar Rapids history, there was a heightened need to infuse the community with leaders that would help in ushering in a chapter of recovery. Leadership for Five Seasons was ready to be a vehicle to supply co…
After the most devastating natural disaster in Cedar Rapids history, there was a heightened need to infuse the community with leaders that would help in ushering in a chapter of r……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/06/celebrating-ten-years-double-lfs-class-2009

Leadership for Five Seasons Youth Program Increases Potential Workforce Retention

The Leadership for Five Seasons Youth Program identifies and selects 40 Cedar Rapids metro area high school students that demonstrate leadership qualities and have a passion for their community. Eight days of in-depth programming acquaints students with c…
The Leadership for Five Seasons Youth Program identifies and selects 40 Cedar Rapids metro area high school students that demonstrate leadership qualities and have a passion for t……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/07/leadership-five-seasons-youth-program-increases-potential-workforce-retention

Surviving & Thriving in an e-Commerce World

Engaging with small and locally-owned businesses to help them succeed is part of the Economic Alliance’s Business Support core function. In today’s age of technology and immediate gratification purchases, part of helping businesses succeed is providing re…
Supporting local businesses + the convenience of online shopping = Cedar Rapids Area Shop Where I Live Engaging with small and locally-owned businesses to help them succeed is part……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/07/surviving-thriving-e-commerce-world

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