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Wubbena Business & Professional Women Woman of the Year

The Alliance & Chamber congratulates Bette Wubbena for being named the Cedar Valley Woman of the Year by the Cedar Falls chapter of Business & Professional Women.

This year’s Cedar Valley Woman of the Year was awarded to Bette Wubenna at the 11th Annual Salute To Women event held on Tuesday, October 18th at the Park Place Event Center and hosted by The Business and Professional Women’s Club of Cedar Falls, Iowa.

Bette grew up in Allison, Iowa and graduated from Allison-Bristow High School.  She has been employed with the Greater Cedar Valley Alliance & Chamber for over 26 years and currently serves as the Events Director. Bette has also been involved with numerous volunteer activities including the My Waterloo Days Parade Committee, the Waterloo School Foundation Trick or Trot Committee, the Waterloo Schools Foundation Breakfast Committee, the Family YWCO Capital Campaign Steering Committee, the Allen Foundation Development Committee, the Unity Point/Allen Capital Campaign Steering Committee and the American Heart Association Go Red Luncheon Committee.  Bette is also a member of the Waterloo Downtown Rotary Club.

Each year, nominations from all over the Cedar Valley are submitted to the BPW of Cedar Falls women’s club to be voted on.  Past winners of the prestigious Cedar Valley Woman of the Year award include Jean Trainor (2006), Heather Predergast (2007), Kathy Lee (2008), Maureen Collins-Williams (2009), Doris Kelley (2010), Jan Anderson (2011), Velda Philips (2012), Susan Whitson (2013), Kim Manning (2014), and Joyce Coil (2015). The BPW of Cedar Falls holds the annual Salute to Women event to honor professional women in the Cedar Valley as well as to raise scholarship funds for non-traditional students.


The Greater Cedar Valley Alliance & Chamber announces nominations will be accepted now through of January 9, 2015 for a variety of business awards to be presented during the 2015 Annual Celebration on Thursday, March 26th at the Park Place Event Centre.

Do you know of an individual who should be recognized for their contributions in creating a strong business climate and enhancing the quality of life in the Cedar Valley by continued service and leadership?  Has an Alliance & Chamber business or organization made an outstanding contribution to the Cedar Valley and its citizens on a continued basis or with a specific project?  You are encouraged to nominate Alliance & Chamber investors for recognition of their contributions.

“The strength of the Cedar Valley is a result of visionary, innovative leadership – individuals, businesses and organizations who are investing capital, creating jobs and making things happen in the workplace and the community.  It’s important to tell their stories and recognize them for their contributions,” says Alliance & Chamber CEO Steve Dust.

Nominations are being accepted through January 9th for the following awards:

Business of the Year Award (Small companies 1-50 employees, Large companies 51+ employees)
Harold Brock Innovation Award
John Deere Treating Capital Well Award
Fulfilling the Vision of One Award
Cedar Valley Partner Award

Winners from the 2014 event include Bob Koob, Ken Lockard, Barry Schaffter, Tim Hurley, Allen College Unity Point, Hydrite Chemical Co., Kryton Engineered Metals, Inc., Schumacher Elevator and Veridian Credit Union.

Descriptions of the awards and nomination forms are available at the Alliance & Chamber offices or online at www.cedarvalleyalliance.com/programsandevents .  For additional information, please contact Bette Wubbena at bwubbena@cedarvalleyalliance.com or 319-232-1156.


IGNITE Cedar Valley Opportunity for B2B Business Exposure

The Cedar Valley of Iowa (Sept. 9) – The 2015 IGNITE Cedar Valley Campaign is the Greater Cedar Valley Alliance & Chamber annual sponsorship drive to raise revenue essential to fund its programs and events is underway.

Over 400 opportunities are available exclusively to Alliance & Chamber investor businesses & organizations. These opportunities include networking events, business educations seminars, talent recruitment & retention events, and a variety of printed and electronic publications.
“The Alliance & Chamber newsletters, publication, and events are very cost effective ways to target marketing dollars to hundreds of qualified local businesses and thousands of their employees,” says Sue Beach, Alliance & Chamber Director of Investor Relations. This annual effort provides financial resources to equip the Alliance & Chamber for the future and finances new and existing programs. Priority goals include economic growth, job creation and retention, workforce development, small business assistance, regional marketing, and business services. The Alliance & Chamber also serves as an advocate for business interests on local, regional, state and national levels.

During the campaign, current investors are encouraged to utilize the multiple exclusive benefits investment provides and potential investors are introduced to the value of the Alliance & Chamber.
“Investment provides great exposure for business,” says Steve Dust, Alliance & Chamber CEO, “It also helps improve the Cedar Valley business community and quality of life, supports regional growth and collaboration, and many other component of our work to strengthen Cedar Valley businesses.”

A full list of sponsorship opportunities can be found at www.cedarvalleyalliance.com/ignite1.
The availability of sponsorships is limited. Please contact the Sue Beach, Bette Wubbena at the Alliance & Chamber immediately to answer questions and help with additional sponsorship suggestions. They can be contact by calling 319-232-1156 or email sbeach@cedarvalleyalliance.com and bwubbena@cedarvalleyalliance.com

Be part of something greater - The Cedar Valley of Iowa

The Greater Cedar Valley Alliance & Chamber is a regional economic community development corporation working to increase economic vitality and wealth in the Waterloo / Cedar Falls area and surrounding economic region. The Alliance & Chamber has approximately 800 members that represents over 40,000 employees