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Our Business is Growing Your Business

Formerly the Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce - the Iowa City Area Business Partnership exists to serve your business and the Johnson County community. We are enthusiastic advocates and partners who:

  • Advocate for a strong business climate and member businesses
  • Connect businesses to resources
  • Cultivate community leaders
  • Give businesses visibility

Together, we accomplish so much more than any one person or business can accomplish alone. Join today!

Board of Directors

*Vince Ellison (Chair), BerganKDV

*Shawn Meaney (Immediate Past Chair), Individual Member

*Nick Westergaard (Vice Chair), Brand Driven Digital

Adam Keune, (Secretary), Higher Learning Technologies

*Paula Rogers (Treasurer), Terry Lockridge & Dunn

Nancy Bird, Iowa City Downtown District

Jim Conard, West Bank

Shari DeMaris , Hills Bank & Trust Company

Kelly Hayworth, City of Coralville

Ryan Heiar, City of North Liberty

Brad Johnson, Knutson Construction Services

Brenda LaMarche, BRL HR Consulting LLC

Ashley Monroe, City of Iowa City

Kate Moreland, Iowa City Area Development Group

Margaret Reese, Mercy Hospital Foundation

Kristine Trupp, InBalance LC

Ryan West, West Music

Carolynn Wallace, Phelan Tucker Law LLP

Pat Heiden, Johnson County Adminstration

Laura McLeran, University of Iowa Office of the President

Greg Crosby, NextGen Marketing

* designates executive committee


Consider us an extension of your team. We're here to offer support, provide connections and help your business grow. Contact us at 319-337-9637 or via the email links below:

Kim Casko, President & CEO

Jennifer Banta, Vice President, Advocacy & Community Development

Felicia Halvorsen, Director of Partner Engagement

Beth Meyer, Director of Marketing & Communications

Emily Wenzel, Events & Sponsorships Manager

Erin Hoard, Office Manager