Grow Cedar Valley is Now Accepting Nominations for 2024 Annual Awards

posted on Tuesday, November 7, 2023 in Grow Cedar Valley

Grow Cedar Valley will be hosting an in-person Annual Celebration to recognize the 2024 annual award recipients for their outstanding achievements and dedication to the Cedar Valley in 2023. The date for the Annual Celebration will be March 28th, 2024. Stay tuned for more event information as we continue planning our Platinum 20th Anniversary Annual Celebration.


Nominations for the following awards will be accepted through December 15th, 2023. Individuals may submit nominations for multiple awards.



Cedar Valley Economic Diversity & Inclusion Award - 1-50 FTE’s & 51+ FTE’s
“Recognizes a business or organization for outstanding leadership contribution in creating and strengthening an environment of diversity and inclusion in workplace culture, business practices and in the community.”


Bette Wubbena Partner Award
“Recognizes the efforts of an education institution, non-profit organization, service club or human service agency (Grow Cedar Valley investor) in promoting economic growth and employment, quality of life, offering leadership to the Cedar Valley and its citizens on a continuing basis or with a specific project.”


Cedar Valley Innovation Award
“Recognizes the efforts of a private sector firm (Grow Cedar Valley investor) for innovation in technology, advanced manufacturing or talent development.” Building – green and sustainable, Technologies, Innovative talent recruitment and training, New tech jobs.


John Deere Treating Capital Well Award
“Recognizes the efforts of a private sector firm (Grow Cedar Valley investor) for a significant investment in the Cedar Valley that most emphasizes the attributes of the Cedar Valley: building – green and sustainable; technologies; innovative talent recruitment and training and new tech jobs.”


Cedar Valley Business of the Year Award - 1-50 FTE’s & 51+ FTE’s
“Recognizes the efforts of a business (Grow Cedar Valley investor) 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 citizens.”


Cedar Valley Business Leader Award
“Recognize an outstanding contribution by an individual (Grow Cedar Valley investor) for leadership in creating and strengthening regional collaboration and cooperation for economic and community development.”



Click here for Award Information and Nomination Form


For additional information or questions, please contact Cary Darrah, 319/232-1156 or