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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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First & First West

May 22, 2023 | Economic Development & Workforce, Member Stories

1st & 1st West Project: Enhancing Our Community

A new skyline is beginning to take shape on the west side of the river in downtown Cedar Rapids. What was once a bare piece of land will soon blossom into a must-see attractio...

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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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High Properties

April 18, 2023 | Business Support, Member Stories

High Development Builds on Customer Commitment and Connections

Planting roots in Iowa was the last thing on Darryl High’s mind when he and his family moved to Cedar Rapids in 1986. At the age of 17, his original plan was to move to Tenn...

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April 7, 2023 | Business Support, Public Policy

Regional Advocacy Efforts Provide Results

In March, the Eastern Iowa Airport (CID), which handles 50 percent of the state’s air cargo and is and is the second largest commercial service airport, broke ground on the ...

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Public Policy Update

April 7, 2023 | Public Policy

Priorities That Survived the Funnel and What Comes Next

State Policy Update March 31 was the deadline for the 2nd funnel deadline of the 2023 legislation session, further narrowing the legislation still eligible to become law ...

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Christina Jones, ICR Boomerang

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

CR Native Returns To Corridor for Unexpected Opportunity

Sometimes, you really don’t know what you’ve got until you’re gone. And when the right opportunity pops up, you come back! Christina Jones was living in Colorado Springs...

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Slingshot 25

March 28, 2023 | Buy 319, Membership

Reaching Beyond Comfort Zones – Slingshot25 Challenges 319 Companies to Push Their Status Quo

Expertise in change. Expertise in leadership. Words that the small, but mighty power team at leadership consulting company, Slingshot25, knows a thing or two about. Their comp...

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