Cedar Valley Alliance & Chamber Announces 2019 Annual Award Winners Individuals and Business Award Winners Honored March 26
posted on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 in Blog
WATERLOO, IOWA – Individuals and businesses will be honored on March 26 at the Greater Cedar Valley Alliance & Chamber Annual Celebration for their ongoing commitment to making the Cedar Valley a better place to work, do business, and live.
More than 450 businesses and community members have registered for the night of celebration and recognition held at the Diamond Event Center, Cedar Falls.
The 2019 award winners are as follows:
Kris Hansen, CEO Western Home Communities
This award 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
Pamela K. Delagardelle, CEO UnityPoint Health-WaterlooThis award recognizes an 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)
Waterloo Black Hawks
Business of the Year (full-time equivalent employees 51 or greater)
Advanced Heat Treat
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
VGM Group, Inc.
This award recognizes 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
Viking Pump, Inc. – IDEX Corp.
This award recognizes the efforts of a private sector firm for innovation in technology, advanced manufacturing, or talent development.
Cedar Valley Partner Award
Northeast Iowa Food Bank
This award recognizes the efforts of an educational institution, non-profit organization, service club or human service agency 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 – Champion Award
Kyle D. Roed
This award honors an individual in the Cedar Valley for creating, executing and sharing best practices of Economic Inclusion in the Cedar Valley.
Economic Inclusion – Small Employer Award
This award recognizes employers under 50 employees for their work to encourage diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
Economic Inclusion – Large Employer Award
University of Northern Iowa
This award honors employers over 50 employees for their work to encourage diversity and inclusion in the workplace Nominations for 2020 awards will be accepted in early 2020