Iowa Business Council to Host Community Forum

posted on Thursday, September 5, 2019 in Economic Development

The Iowa Business Council (IBC) will be hosting their final Vision to Vitality in Waterloo on Monday, September 30 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. atIowa Business Council Host Fourth Vision to Vitality Forum in Waterloo IA Hawkeye Community College Van G. Miller Adult Learning Center (120 Jefferson St, Waterloo). The forum will be hosted by Raj Kalathur, IBC member and President of John Deere Financial and Chief Information Officer of Deere & Company. 

The fourth Vision to Vitality forum will focus on the theme "Paving the Way for Community Vibrancy & Growth - Cedar Valley's Economic Inclusion." Panelist will address community-wide efforts to increase economic inclusion by creating economic and workforce access for everyone through targeted programs. The discussion will examine initiatives to increase work-based learning opportunities to all students and programs to increase diversity in the workforce to meet local demands. The forum will conclude with audience Q&A and comment. The event is free to attend and open to both public and media. 

Cedar Valley community members that will serve as panelist will include Cary Darrah, President & CEO of Grow Cedar Valley; Mayor Quentin Hart, Waterloo; Dr. Jane Lindaman, Superintendent of Waterloo Community School District, and Tim Murphy, Global Director, Large Tractor Product Line at John Deere.

Register today or email IBC for additional information.