Business Support Programs

Let's Get Down to Business Program Series

The Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance offers a variety of programming to grow and develop your business, continue your development as a leader, foster your growth as a professional, collaborate and create something new, or simply meet and network with other professionals. Check out the list for 2022 below, and click any session title to register! 

Day Time Session Title Presenter
1/13/22 4-5 p.m. Marketing Session 1 Jen Neumann, DeNovo
2/10/22 noon-1 p.m. Human Resources Session 1 Cherrie Spurlin, MRA
3/10/22 4-5 p.m. Sales Session 1 Nicole Mead, BerganKDV
4/14/22 8:30-9:30 a.m. Marketing Session 2 Liz Foster & Quint Howell, Northwestern Mutual
5/12/22 noon-1 p.m. Human Resources Session 2 Julie Albert, Robert Half
6/9/22 8:30-9:30 a.m. Sales Session 2 Darrell McChesney, Team Iowa
7/14/22 4-5 p.m. Marketing Session 3 Melissa McCarville, Alliant Energy & Ellen Bardsley, Raining Rose
8/11/22 Noon - 1:30 p.m. Human Resources Session 3 Kaly Etten, CRST
9/8/22 4-5 p.m. Sales Session 3 Shawn Reineke and Kellie Lala, Z102.9
10/13/22 noon-1:30 p.m. Marketing Session 4 Kate Nash, Raining Rose
11/3/22 8:30-9:30 a.m. Human Resources Session 4 Brenda LaMarche, BRL HR Consulting
12/8/22 noon-1:30 p.m. Sales Session 4 Lee Roberts, BerganKDV

Interested in being considered for a presentation next year? Fill out this form and we'll be in touch!

Thank you to our presenting sponsor:

Northwestern Mutual


Our Forums continue to grow, and are designed to provide peer insights and programming on a variety of topics and business segments. Groups are pre-arranged to include non-competing professionals, and topics of discussion vary by forum.

The format for these sessions includes guest speakers, group problem solving, and sharing of best practices. Groups meet monthly, with time of day determined by group preference, and location rotating among members or at the Economic Alliance. Get more information on active Forums.

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