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5 on Friday: Fuel for Thought

One: Yes, the Cedar Valley Was Considered for Apple’s New Data Center So, I was walking through the office early Thursday afternoon, and Director of Communications Dorothy de Souza Guedes asks, “What’s your big item to accomplish the rest of the day?” “Getting over the depression of hearing the Governor and Tim Cook announce the

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What a Day!

By Steve Dust, President/CEO Greater Cedar Valley Alliance & Chamber You have probably seen that commercial for an insurance company where, after a great day for a young woman receiving a new car and an equally dismal day for a man whose car tires have been stolen, both exclaim, “What a day!” That’s how I

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Letter of Support for Convention Center, Hotel Agreement

In a letter to Mayor Quentin Hart and Waterloo Council Members, Greater Cedar Valley Alliance & Chamber CEO Steve Dust outlines several reasons why the city should approve an agreement with developer Leslie Hospitality Company. “This agreement is beneficial to the city’s taxpayers, and should be seen as enabling a significant benefit to the Cedar

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Tribute to Sullivan Brothers Secured with Naming of Plaza Surrounding Convention Center

Waterloo, Iowa – The City of Waterloo and Leslie Hospitality Company are pleased to announce that the square block where Waterloo’s convention center resides will be dedicated as Sullivan Brothers Plaza and incorporated into the convention center’s new name: Waterloo Convention Center at Sullivan Brothers Plaza. “We are very pleased with the naming of Sullivan

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Community Invited to Grand Reopening Celebration Saturday

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – May 8, 2017– The Walmart Supercenter remodel at 525 Brandilynn Blvd. is complete – and, in addition to the physical changes inside, customers now have access to Online Grocery Pickup. For the first time, Cedar Falls residents can order Walmart groceries online and pick them up without ever having to unbuckle

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ALLIANCE & CHAMBER PREPARES TO MOVE TO TECHWORKS CAMPUS

Cedar Valley of Iowa – “It only makes sense that our offices are located in TechWorks”, emphasizes Greater Cedar Valley Alliance & Chamber CEO Steve Dust, “we are inseparable partners in Cedar Valley economic development, and TechWorks is attracting tenants that we want to be near.” Dust shows his enthusiasm when talking about the new

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Cedar Falls Downtown District was Awarded Main Street Iowa Challenge Grant

On November 29, 2016, the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) announced the Cedar Falls Downtown District was awarded Main Street Iowa Challenge Grant. The announcements were made during a ceremony held at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden by IEDA Director Debi Durham, Iowa Downtown Resource Center Director Jim Engle, and Main Street Iowa State

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Public invited to attend UNI presidential candidate forums

Public forums to be held November 29, 30 and December 1 at 2:30pm in the Old Central Ballroom of Maucker Union, on the University of Northern Iowa Campus. Three candidates for the position of UNI president will visit campus during the week of November 28th. We encourage you to attend the public forums held on

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Winnebago Completes Acquisition of Grand Design

The following information was submitted by our investor Winnebago Industries which has facilities in the Cedar Valley, located in Waverly, Iowa. 11/08/16 — Winnebago Industries, Inc. (NYSE: WGO) today announced that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of Grand Design RV, LLC (“Grand Design”), a manufacturer of towable recreation vehicles (RVs), for approximately $500

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INVISION Honored with Two National Design Awards

The Following information was submitted by our investor INVISION. INVISION received a Gold Award and a Merit Award in the national 2016 Association of Licensed Architects Design Awards Program. INVISION, a planning, architecture and interiors firm with locations in Des Moines and Waterloo, received two awards in the recent 2016 Association of Licensed Architects (ALA)

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