Grow Cedar Valley Announces 2023 Annual Award Recipients

posted on Wednesday, February 1, 2023 in Grow Cedar Valley

2023 Annual Celebration

Grow Cedar Valley Announces 2023 Annual Awards Recipients

WATERLOO, IA – Individuals and businesses will be honored on March 7 at 6 PM at the Grow Cedar Valley Annual Awards Recognition for their ongoing commitment to making the Cedar Valley a better place to work, do business, and live.  The Annual Celebration Awards Ceremony will be held at the Holiday Inn Suites & Bien VenU Event Center in Cedar Falls.

Sponsors for the event include Premier Sponsor: Community Bank & Trust; Gold Sponsors: AMPERAGE Marketing & Fundraising, Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa, Discerning Wealth, Holiday Inn Suites & Bien VenU Event Center, KWWL, Lincoln Savings Bank, Moxie, VGM Group, Inc., and Waterloo Schools – Waterloo Career Center.

The 2023 Award Winners that will be recognized on March 7 include:

Legacy Award

Jane Lindaman

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.

Cedar Valley Business Leader of the Year Award

Mark Kittrell, Eagle View Properties
This award recognizes an outstanding contribution by an individual (Grow Cedar Valley investor) for their 2022 leadership in creating and strengthening regional collaboration and cooperation for economic and community development.

Cedar Valley Innovation Award

The award recognizes the efforts of a private sector firm (Grow Cedar Valley investor) for innovation in technology, advanced manufacturing or talent development in 2022.

John Deere Treating Capital Well Award

Lost Island Theme Park
This award recognizes the efforts of a private sector firm (Grow Cedar Valley investor) for a significant investment in the Cedar Valley in 2022 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


Cedar Valley Business of the Year Award - 51+ FTE’s

Fahr Beverage
These awards recognize 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 in 2022.

Bette Wubbena Partner Award

24/7 B.LA.C.
This 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 in 2022.

Cedar Valley Economic Inclusion & Diversity Award

Western Home Communities – Jamaican Intern Program

This award recognizes a business or organization for outstanding leadership contribution in 2022 in creating and strengthening an environment of diversity and inclusion in workplace culture, business practices and in the community.

Limited tables and tickets are still available for this event, click here for more information or to purchase tickets