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  • COVID-19 Update & Resources

    COVID-19 Update & Resources

    posted on Monday, April 6, 2020 in Grow Cedar Valley

    As our local, state, and federal response to the COVID-19 virus continues to evolve, take time now to firm up your business continuity plans and prepare to put those plans in motion.

  • Working from Home - Tips from the Grow Cedar Valley Team

    Working from Home - Tips from the Grow Cedar Valley Team

    posted on Thursday, March 26, 2020 in Grow Cedar Valley

    As we all navigate what working remotely looks like as an organization and coworker, we have a few tips from our team to you that have helped us stay productive!

  • Meet the CVLI Class of 2020 - Yellow Team

    Meet the CVLI Class of 2020 - Yellow Team

    posted on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 in Grow Cedar Valley

    Our fourth and final highlight of the 2019-2020 Cedar Valley Leadership Institute (CVLI) team is the Yellow team! We would like to thank all the businesses and organizations that allowed their employees to grow their network and knowledge of the Cedar Valley!

  • Working Remotely – Crisis Within a Crisis

    Working Remotely – Crisis Within a Crisis

    posted on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 in Grow Cedar Valley

    There are many resources for working remotely available for our businesses to consider with more and more coming online daily.  But what about the “crisis” within the “crisis” that is being created by this pandemic?  Working in a non-traditional way for our organizations can easily cause corporate misalignment and it's causing us to have to establish new goals to help us navigate working remotely.

  • Governor Reynolds Announces COVID-19 Iowa Small Business Relief Program

    Governor Reynolds Announces COVID-19 Iowa Small Business Relief Program

    posted on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 in Economic Development

    Governor Reynolds announced Monday Morning the launch of a new Iowa Small Business Relief Program that will provide financial assistance to small businesses that have been economically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The program offers eligible small businesses grants ranging from $5,000-$25,000 in addition to offering Iowa businesses a deferral of sales and use or withholding taxes due and waiver of penalty and interest.

  • ICA Update - Week 10 Bill Tracker & Session Delay

    ICA Update - Week 10 Bill Tracker & Session Delay

    posted on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 in Government Affairs

    View Iowa Chamber Alliance's week 10 bill tracker. This shows the status of the bills ICA is monitoring. This may be the last tracker you see for several weeks due to the coronavirus outbreak. The Senate and House met Monday afternoon to pass a Continuing Resolution and a Supplemental Appropriation bill. The Legislature has begun a minimum 30-day session delay. Links to both bills are attached below.

  • Steps to Take Before COVID-19 Employee Testing

    Steps to Take Before COVID-19 Employee Testing

    posted on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 in Grow Cedar Valley

    Cedar Valley health care facilities are asking businesses to review these guidelines before sending employees to receive COVID-19 testing.

  • Iowa's 2020 Competitive Dashboard

    Iowa's 2020 Competitive Dashboard

    posted on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 in Economic Development

    On Tuesday, March 10, Executive Director of the Iowa Business Council, Joe Murphy, presented on how Iowa measures and how the state is competing nationally in five indicators: economic growth; workforce and education; governance; health and wellness; and demographics and diversity.

  • How is Iowa Emerging in ‘The Next Economy'?

    How is Iowa Emerging in ‘The Next Economy'?

    posted on Monday, March 9, 2020 in Economic Development

    Where is the economy headed in the next decade? Will the southwestern edge of the country see the same wild increase in jobs as it saw in the last decade, or is the tide changing?

  • Cedar Valley Businesses Finalist for 2020 Prometheus Awards

    Cedar Valley Businesses Finalist for 2020 Prometheus Awards

    posted on Friday, March 6, 2020 in Investor Highlights

    Yesterday, Thursday, March 5, the Technology Association of Iowa announced the finalist for the 2020 Prometheus Awards, many of which are Cedar Valley businesses. Award winners will be announced Thursday, April 9. Congratulations to all Cedar Valley businesses that have made it as a finalist!