Alliance & Chamber Announces 2018 Annual Award Winners
posted on Thursday, March 29, 2018 in Blog
Individual and Business Award Winners Honored March 27
WATERLOO, IOWA (March 27, 2018) – Individuals and businesses were honored for their ongoing commitment to making the Cedar Valley a better place to work, do business, and live on March 27 at the Greater Cedar Valley Alliance & Chamber Annual Celebration.
More than 500 registered for the night of celebration and recognition held at the Waterloo Convention Center, downtown Waterloo.
The 2018 award winners are as follows:
Legacy Award: Tom Penaluna, Chairman of CBE Companies, Inc.
This ward honors an individual for their continued leadership and noteworthy contributions to the Cedar Valley through philanthropy and volunteerism; working to create a positive environment for business expansion; and community growth and enhancing the quality of life for talent recruitment and retention.
Fulfilling the Vision of One Award: Sue Armbrecht, North Iowa Regional President, MidWestOne Bank
This award recognizes tan outstanding contribution by an individual in the private sector for leadership in creating and strengthening regional collaboration and cooperation for economic and community development.
Business of the Year (full-time equivalent employees 1-50): Bloom Manufacturing, Inc.
Business of the Year (full-time equivalent employees 51 or greater): Omega Cabinetry/MasterBrand Cabinets
These awards recognize the efforts of Greater Cedar Valley Alliance & Chamber investors in promoting the quality of life and offering leadership within the Cedar Valley, achieving a major business accomplishment, or making an outstanding contribution to the Cedar Valley community, economy, and residents.
John Deere Treating Capital Well Award: KWWL Television, Inc.
To recognize the efforts of a private sector firm for a significant investment in the Cedar Valley that most emphasize the attributes of the Cedar Valley.
Harold Brock Innovation Award: Talk to Me Technologies, LLC
This award recognizes the efforts of a private sector firm for innovation in technology, advanced manufacturing, or talent development.
Cedar Valley Partner Award: University of Northern Iowa Business & Community Services
This award recognizes the efforts of an educational institution, non-profit organization, service club or human service agency – must be a Greater Cedar Valley Alliance & Chamber investor – in promoting economic growth, employment, and quality of life and offering leadership or making an outstanding contribution to the Cedar Valley and its residents on a continuing basis or with a specific project.
Economic Inclusion Award: UnityPoint Health – Allen Hospital
This award honors employers in the Cedar Valley that have made significant achievements in championing economic inclusion and diversity in their businesses and organizations.
For more detail about and videos of the award winners, visit the Alliance & Chamber website at https://www.cedarvalleyalliance.com/cms/390/2018-Annual-Award-Winners
Nominations for 2019 awards will be accepted in early 2019. For a listing of past award winners, visit https://www.cedarvalleyalliance.com/cms/381/Annual-Awards