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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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Five on Friday: Fuel for Thought

This is the inaugural “5 on Friday” reading list, a new regular feature of our blog. By Steve Dust, CEO, Greater Cedar Valley Alliance & Chamber As I was reviewing the communications you receive from the Alliance & Chamber with Dorothy de Souza Guedes, our new Director of Communications, she suggested I give a recap

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Dean Snyder Construction Ranks 341 on Top 400 Contractors List

Each year, Engineering News-Record (ENR), the leading U.S. publication for the engineering and construction industry, releases its Top 400 Contractors list to rank firms across the country according to annual revenue. Dean Snyder Construction’s significant growth and exceptional performance in 2016 landed the firm at No. 341. This will mark Dean Snyder Construction’s inaugural appearance

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Mayor Hart and Waterloo Main Street Working To Minimize Impact of 4th St. Bridge Closures

Improvements are underway to the 4th Street pedestrian walkway. The City of Waterloo is working to minimize the impact of construction on businesses and those driving through downtown. Beginning this Friday, the 4th Street bridge will be closed to all traffic. Closures will occur throughout the project to accommodate necessary construction equipment and workers. The

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Construction project to impact traffic around Covenant Medical Center

WATERLOO – The city of Waterloo is planning a reconstruction of West 9th Street between the San Marnan Frontage Road and St. Francis Drive during the 2017 summer road construction season. The project will involve complete removal and replacement of the existing street as well as construction of a new storm sewer. Work will be

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Ethics conference presentation proposals due June 9

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The third biennial Conference on Ethics is now accepting presentation proposals, which are due now no later than the extended deadline of June 15, 2017. This year’s conference is focusing on ethics and social responsibility. It will be held Sept. 22 at Maucker Union on the University of Northern Iowa campus.

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GREATER CEDAR VALLEY ALLIANCE & CHAMBER TO HOLD FORUM ON WORKFORCE ISSUES

The Alliance & Chamber will host a forum to engage area business and institutions to address talent and workforce challenges in the Cedar Valley.  Addressing Workforce: Beyond the Numbers is for employers, educators, service organizations and other workforce partners to be held Thursday, September 29th from 7:30 -11:30am at the National Cattle Congress Pavilion, Waterloo.

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Explore China! Alliance & Chamber Announces Third Cedar Valley Global Awareness Tour

 Cedar Valley of Iowa (December 2015) – The Alliance & Chamber will host its third Cedar Valley Global Awareness tour with a second trip to China on October 4-12, 2016. This will be a cost-effective opportunity for the business community to become familiar with some of China’s major cities, experience their centuries-old customs and history,

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UNI, UI announce first Venture School Entrepreneurial Training Program in Cedar Falls

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa — Venture School, originally started in the state by the University of Iowa, is designed to help entrepreneurs increase their odds of success. Venture School is a new approach to entrepreneurial training, based on a leading-edge curriculum that emphasizes the Lean Startup methodology. Venture School has completed three cohorts in Iowa City

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Two New Administrators Take on Roles at Hawkeye Community College

WATERLOO—Hawkeye Community College recently filled two administrative positions. Dr. Jane Bradley was selected as the new Vice President of Academic Affairs and Aaron Sauerbrei was selected as the Executive Director of Business and Community Education. Dr. Bradley was chosen following a nation-wide search and began her duties in January. She will be responsible for leading

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