We create experiences to connect young professionals to people and places in our community.

Advisory Board Application Open Now

If you’re looking for an opportunity to build your leadership skills outside of your 9 to 5, engage Cedar Rapids young professionals and build your network, apply for the ImpactCR Advisory Board. Click here to apply!. The application will close on Sunday, September 30. If you have any questions, reach out to Jordan Atwater, Leadership & Business Programs Specialist at


Siren Wednesdays: These after work socials at Economic Alliance member local bars and restaurants. They occur on the first Wednesday of each month and serve as a way for young professionals to network with each other in a relaxing environment.

BigWig Lunch Talks (BLT): The goal of the BigWig Lunch Talks is to expose young professionals to seasoned professionals and inspirational leaders in the community over the lunch hour. BLTs happen four times annually. Each BLT features one seasoned community leader, who shares their unique leadership story.

Leaders Roundtable: One of our most popular events, Leaders Roundtable, brings Corridor leaders together for small group discussions with young professionals. This annual event takes place over the lunch hour at NewBoCo, 415, 12th Ave, Cedar Rapids.

Leadership Workshops: Twice a year ImpactCR offers lunches dedicated leadership discovery. Local professionals discuss leadership principles and best practices for them in everyday situations.

Next Gen. Summit

Each year, we team up with EPIC, with the Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce to produce this professional, full-day conference. Next Gen. Summit is designed to inspire, empower and develop young professionals who live and work in ICR IOWA. In 2018, Next Gen. Summit was offered as a track at The Gazette's Iowa Ideas conference September 20-21 in Downtown Cedar Rapids.

ImpactCR 2018 Advisory Board

Kyle Faille - Chair
Shive-Hattery Architecture + Engineering
Kaly Etten - Incoming Chair
Rockwell Collins
Rebecca Sullens - Secretary Cornell College
Kyle Zimmerman Securian Advisors MidAmerica
Emily Weber
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library
Tyler Thompson Van Meter Inc.
Jessalyn Holdcraft New Bohemian Innovation Collaborative
Jaimen Pangborn Kids on Course/Zach Johnson Foundation
Lindsey Flannery Indian Creek Nature Center
Jordan Montgomery Northwestern Mutual
Aaron Murphy Aaron Murphy Interiors
Torri Trapp Community Savings Bank

To stay up-to-date on ImpactCR, check out the events calendar, follow us on Twitter (@ImpactCR), Like us on Facebook and sign up for the monthly ImpactCR email update! If you have any questions or would be interested in learning more about ImpactCR please contact Jordan Atwater at

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