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In the Media: Courtyard by Marriott opens on TechWorks Campus

“I’m really excited about it,” she said. “It’s a seven-year commitment coming full circle,” since the hotel project first was conceived in 2010. “First it was one step forward, two steps back; then two steps forward and one step back; then just full steam ahead. It’s been an interesting progression. And we couldn’t find a

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In the Media: Dan Tindall, architect, historic preservationist, and owner of the Blackhawk Hotel, dies

Cary Darrah, President of TechWorks Campus and Vice President of Community Development, is quoted in this article about the passing of Dan Tindall, the man who purchased and renovated downtown Cedar Falls’ historic Blackhawk Hotel. Man who renovated landmark Cedar Falls hotel dies, Pat Kinney, The Courier, December, 23, 2017  

In the Media: Waterloo airport board proposes switch from American to United

Board member Steve Dust stressed the importance of eventually adding other destinations. “If we don’t find a way to get people west of here we’re going to continue to be very constrained,” he said. Steve Dust, CEO Greater Cedar Valley Alliance & Chamber and airport board member is quoted in an article by Andrew Wind,

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In the Media: Cutting historic preservation tax credits

“There are a lot of buildings that would continue to sit empty or would have been demolished by now had that tax credit not been available to make the project economically sound,” said Steve Dust, president and CEO of the Greater Cedar Valley Alliance and Chamber. “And that’s repeated all over Iowa.” Steve Dust is

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5 on Friday: Fuel for Thought November 3, 2017

by Steve Dust, CEO, Greater Cedar Valley Alliance & Chamber           One: Cedar Valley in Top 100 Places to Start a Biz The website How to Start an LLC has ranked U.S. metros where it’s easiest to start a business, according to their matrix. The criteria, plus the entire list, is

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7 Habits Cedar Valley Two-Day Workshop Helps Businesses Achieve Results

Leadership Training Event is November 28-29 in Cedar Falls WATERLOO, IOWA (October 27, 2017) – Principles and practices taught during the 7 Habits Cedar Valley two-day leadership workshop help businesses and organizations achieve and sustain superior results by increasing the effectiveness of individual employees. 7 Habits Cedar Valley will be held 8:00 a.m. to 4:30

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Alliance & Chamber Hosts Business After Hours November 9 at Renovated Community Bank & Trust

RSVP by Nov. 1 WATERLOO, IOWA (October 26, 2017) – Investors of the Greater Cedar Valley Alliance & Chamber can tour the recently renovated Community Bank & Trust building in downtown Waterloo during Business After Hours on November 9. The event will be 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. on November 9 at Community Bank &

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5 on Friday: Fuel for Thought

by Steve Dust, CEO, Greater Cedar Valley Alliance & Chamber John Deere Waterloo TV ad John Deere has begun showing a terrific 30-second ad on TV in the Cedar Valley area. You have to watch it. Send it along to your colleagues and friends. Building the best large tractors :30 TV spot And here’s a

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5 on Friday: Fuel for thought

by Steve Dust, CEO, Greater Cedar Valley Alliance & Chamber Globalization is Evolving Globalization is still about exports, imports, and investment. The link below leads to a good article from The Boston Consulting Group about bringing global market building thinking forward to include digital influences. Shaping Your Own Growth in the New Global Era, Arindam

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5 on Friday: Fuel for Thought

by Steve Dust, CEO, Greater Cedar Valley Alliance & Chamber One: Cedar Valley on INC 5000 List This year, we celebrate the listing of BraceAbility from Cedar Falls coming in at number 753 on the strength of a 600 percent growth in this five-year old company. BraceAbility is operated by CEO Shaun Linderbaum, who came

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