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Iowa Legislature Adjourned

June 18, 2020

The Iowa Legislature adjourned the 2020 session on Sunday, June 14, wrapping up their work after suspending session for nearly t…

CLP Deadline Extended to 6/29

June 15, 2020

CLP Application deadline is now Monday, June 29th.

Iowa Legislature Reconvenes Today

June 3, 2020

The Iowa Legislature returns to Des Moines today after a two and a half month pause.

June 2nd Primary: Information for Safe In-Person Voting

May 28, 2020

With the Iowa Primary happening on Tuesday June 2nd, those who have not voted via absentee ballot still have the choice to vote …

Landlords - Reminder to Encourage Tenants to Complete Census

May 18, 2020

The 2020 Census may be the last thing on businesses’ minds right now, but it is more important than ever to complete the Census …

Making the Most of this Crucible Moment

May 7, 2020

Thoughts on strong leadership in this troubling time from President & CEO Kim Casko.

CLP Applications: FAQ and Best Practices

May 4, 2020

Learn how to make your application for the CLP Class of 2020-2021 the best it can be!

Suggestions for Safely Reopening Your Business

May 1, 2020

Some resources and things to think about while you plan to reopen your business to the public.

Community Leadership Program Class of 2020-2021 Applications Open!

May 1, 2020

Apply to join the 30th cohort of the Iowa City Area Community Leadership Program!

The CARES Act - Stimulus Plan

March 26, 2020

U.S. Senate $2 trillion disaster relief and economic stimulus plan

COVID-19 Updates for Iowa Businesses

March 13, 2020

We have assembled the following information and resources to help businesses prepare for COVID-19.

Iowa Dept. of Public Health - Business Guidance

March 12, 2020

The Iowa Department of Public Health has issued a guidance for businesses as it pertains to COVID-19.

COVID-19 Guidance for Employers

March 11, 2020

To plan and respond to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 Workplace Tips for Employees

March 11, 2020

Health and safety information from the CDC

2020 Census

March 10, 2020

Accurate Census data can provide businesses with many benefits.

2020 Innovation in Education Awards

March 6, 2020

The 2020 Innovation in Education awards, jointly presented by the Iowa City Area Business Partnership and the Iowa City Area Dev…

Chamber Announces New Name, Logo and Vision

February 17, 2020

The Iowa City Chamber of Commerce is now the Iowa City Area Business Partnership.

Cybersecurity & State of Iowa

February 4, 2020

Check out ProCircular's CEO Aaron Warner and his OpEd about ransomware in Iowa and how to combat it.

New Member Monday: Golfletics Performance Center

January 20, 2020

Meet new member Golfletics, opening soon!

New Member Monday: LaLa Boutique

January 10, 2020

Read more about our fabulous new member LaLa Boutique!

New Member Monday: Omni Digital Group

January 6, 2020

Learn more about our new member the Omni Digital Group!

New Member Monday: National Alliance on Mental Illness of Johnson County

December 30, 2019

Read more about our new member New Member Monday: National Alliance on Mental Illness of Johnson County!

New Member Monday: Kepros Physical Therapy & Performance

December 23, 2019

Read more about our new member Kepros Physical Therapy & Performance!

New Member Monday: Mix Home Mercantile

December 16, 2019

Learn more about our new member Mix Home Mercantile!

New Member Monday: Natural Grocers

December 9, 2019

Learn more about our new member Natural Grocers and all of their amazing services!

Why the 2020 Census is Important to Business

December 4, 2019

As a business, you have the opportunity to be a 2020 Census Official Partner, which works with the Census to encourage household…

New Member Monday: Carlos O'Kelly's

November 15, 2019

We are so thankful to have Carlos O'Kelly's be a new member of the Chamber! Check out this post to learn more.

Bike Friendly Iowa City Op-ed

November 6, 2019

Check Out Bob Oppliger's Piece on Making Iowa City More Bike Friendly!

Job Opening: Development Programs Manager

October 28, 2019

The Chamber is Hiring; to View the Qualifications click above!

Going Green is Good for Business

October 28, 2019

Learn More About Iowa City's Climate Action and Adaptation Plan

Announcing the 2019 A Toast to Our Communities Awardees!

October 22, 2019

Meet the deserving winners of this year's awards!

New Member Monday: Spark Consulting Group

October 14, 2019

Spark Consulting Group describes themselves as "like Google Maps for your innovation journey.”

New Partnership with Iowa Restaurant Association

October 7, 2019

The Chamber is partnering with the Iowa Restaurant Association to offer restaurant owners new promotional and educational progra…

Child Care Solutions Summit Recap

September 27, 2019

Last week the Chamber hosted the Child Care Solutions Summit in collaboration with the Iowa Women’s Foundation, Iowa City Area D…

New Member Monday: Dodge Street Coffeehouse

September 23, 2019

Meet your new favorite spot for coffee!

New Member Monday: Law Office of Kelcey Patrick-Ferree

September 16, 2019

Learn how the Law Office of Kelcey Patrick-Ferree can help your business!

"Toast" Nominations Now Open!

September 13, 2019

Nominate a business for one of 4 awards. Self nomination is encouraged!

New Member Monday: Fuzzy's Taco Shop

September 9, 2019

Check out Fuzzy's Taco Shop for great catering options and a good meal!

New Member Monday: SmartScripts

September 2, 2019

Meet SmartScripts, a better kind of pharmacy that just relocated to Iowa City!

New Member Monday: Carpenters Union Local 1260

August 19, 2019

Recently joined member Carpenters Local 1260 represents 300 professional union carpenters and their families.

New Member Monday: Jacobsen Staging

August 12, 2019

Learn how professional staging can help get your home sold faster (and maybe for more money)!

New Member Monday: Drury Inn & Suites Iowa City Coralville

August 5, 2019

Check out one of Coralville's newest hotels!

Announcing the Community Leadership Program Class of 2019-2020!

August 1, 2019

Congratulations to the CLP Class of 2019-2020!

New Member Monday: Alexander Lumber

July 29, 2019

Alexander Lumber has a new location in Iowa City!

New Member Monday: CBRE | Heery

July 22, 2019

CBRE | Heery is a full-service architecture and design firm recognized as a national leader in healthcare design.

New Member Monday: HOTWORX

July 15, 2019

HOTWORX is a 24 hour infrared fitness studio opening soon in Coralville.

Now accepting Applications for Office Manager

July 9, 2019

Join the Chamber team! Applications now open for Office Manager role.

New Member Monday: Jon Jacobson, REALTOR

July 8, 2019

Meet Jon Jacobson, a REALTOR with Keller Williams Realty.

New Member Monday: Eagle Point Solar

July 1, 2019

Based in Dubuque, Eagle Point Solar is the largest solar installer in the Midwest.

New Member Monday: St. Burch Tavern

June 24, 2019

Owner Cory Kent explains what makes St. Burch Tavern a unique spot in downtown Iowa City.

New Member Monday: Tanager Place Coralville

June 17, 2019

Tanager Place Coralville offers preventative services and treatment options to children, young adults, and families experiencing…

New Member Monday: Larew Internal Medicine

June 10, 2019

Meet Dr. Larew and his new concierge medical practice, opening soon in Iowa City!

What is the Community Leadership Program?

June 7, 2019

Outgoing Programming Committee Chair Dazi Wallace explains what CLP is about, and why you should apply.

New Member Monday: Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa Specialty Care - North Liberty

June 3, 2019

Introducing a new weekly post, featuring the newest members of the Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce!

How businesses can win government contracts

May 8, 2019

The CIRAS Procurement Technical Assistance Center can help Iowa City area businesses identify, compete for, and win government c…

Learn more about the Chamber's CLP program

May 7, 2019

The Chamber is now accepting applications for the newest class in our Community Leadership Program. This is your chance to be pa…

CLP Applications Now Live!

May 1, 2019

The Chamber is now accepting applications for the Class of 2019-2020

Chamber Minute: Week of April 29

April 29, 2019

It's time for First Friday Coffee Connections, and the deadline for applying to become a Chamber Ambassador is nearly here. Get …

Excellence In Education FAQ

April 23, 2019

With the Excellence In Education Awards happening Wednesday, here is everything you need to know.

Chamber Minute: Week of April 22

April 22, 2019

The Chamber and Iowa City Area Development Group take over The Englert Theatre with the Excellence in Education 2019 Awards on W…

Apply to become a Chamber Ambassador

April 15, 2019

Applications are now being accepted to become a Chamber Ambassador. Applications are due April 30.

Winners announced for Excellence In Education

April 15, 2019

The Chamber and ICAD will team up on April 24 to present the Excellence In Education Awards at the Englert Theatre in downtown I…

Chamber Minute: Week of April 15

April 15, 2019

Announcing the winners of the upcoming Excellence In Education Awards, plus a special "Missing Link" program at Big Grove Brewer…

Chamber Minute - Week of April 8

April 8, 2019

Come get your LINC on! Learn more -- and about how to get an Excellence in Education 2019 poster -- in the latest 60-second upd…

Chamber Minute - Week of April 1

April 1, 2019

There are just a few days left to submit nominations for the Excellence in Education 2019 Awards at The Englert. Learn more in o…

Apply for the 2019 Ag Scholarship

March 27, 2019

Each year, the Agribusiness/Bioscience Committee of Johnson County offers the Outstanding Agriculture Youth Scholarship in the a…

Chamber to relocate office to MERGE

March 27, 2019

The Iowa City Chamber of Commerce announced plans on Wednesday to relocate its staff office to the MERGE space on the Ped Mall l…

Chamber Update - Week of March 25

March 25, 2019

Our Business PM returns this week! Learn more in the latest episode of Chamber Minute.

A look inside ICR Day at the Capitol

March 19, 2019

Get an up-close look at what happens during this annual event (including burritos and kolaches!), and how it impacts our region'…

Chamber Minute - Week of March 18

March 18, 2019

The final legislative Breakfast of 2019 is Saturday, and you won't want to miss it. Here's why.

Chamber Minute - Week of March 11

March 11, 2019

Learn how to nominate people for the Chamber's and ICAD's Excellence In Education Awards, and meet the latest member of the Cham…

Call to action

March 5, 2019

Together, the Chamber and ICAD will be launching a shared initiative to take our education ecosystem to the next level.

Nominations now open for Excellence In Education 2019

March 5, 2019

Celebrating Growth and Innovation in Iowa City Area schools. Nominate a candidate today!

Photos and video from the 2019 Chamber Annual Banquet

March 4, 2019

Watch the comedic opening and Year In Review videos and flip through a gallery of photos from our biggest event of the year.

Chamber Minute - Week of March 4

March 4, 2019

We've got updates on the ICR IOWA Future Call to Action, Tuesday's Affordable Housing Forum for Developers & Contractors and mor…

Chamber pledges support for Iowa Compact on Immigration

February 25, 2019

On Monday the Chamber joined forces with more than 30 business, industry and economic leaders in the Cedar Rapids and Iowa City …

Chamber Minute - Week of Feb 25

February 25, 2019

Chamber Minute for the week of Feb. 25 takes a look at First Friday Coffee Connections - March, Small Business Networking at MER…

Buy Here Business Spotlight: 3D Media Now

February 22, 2019

Meet Chamber member 3D Media Now in Coralville, which creates 3D virtual tours of local businesses and attractions.

Chamber Minute - Week of February 18

February 18, 2019

Catch up on all Chamber news for the week in just 60 seconds with Chamber Minute for Feb. 18.

Chamber Minute: Week of February 11

February 13, 2019

We take a look at the upcoming Affordable Housing Forum, Building Change Grants with the City of Iowa City Government, a new Sma…

Building a Workforce Pipeline by Inspiring Young Iowans

February 12, 2019

By focusing on workforce training and career readiness programs at both the state and local levels, we feel that our region is u…

Unveiling "Livability: Iowa City Area"

February 6, 2019

Working with other area organizations, the Chamber has unveiled Livability Iowa City Area, a quality-of-life program for attract…

Chamber Minute - Week of February 4

February 4, 2019

Learn about the new Livability Iowa City Area Magazine in this week's installment of Chamber Minute. All this week's news in jus…

Chamber Minute - Week of Jan 28

January 28, 2019

See what's coming at the Chamber this week, all in just 60 seconds.

ICR Future Coalition launches high school intern and job shadow campaign

January 26, 2019

The ICR Future Coalition has announced the launch of a new campaign to create 650 new high school job shadow and internship oppo…

Chamber Minute - Week of Jan 21

January 21, 2019

This week's Chamber Minute takes a look at the new LINC networking event, the first Legislative Breakfast of 2019, and more. Fin…

Business Spotlight video: ImOn's Big Year

January 18, 2019

In this video, the Chamber talks with ImOn's Greg Crosby about what drove the company to have such a big year of expansion in th…

Chamber launches video news updates

January 15, 2019

Weekly updates from the Chamber of Commerce can now be viewed in video form, thanks to a new program launched this week called "…

Getting To Work On Legislative Priorities

November 27, 2018

Over the summer and fall we’ve been gathering member feedback and developing our public policy priorities for 2019. With the hel…

Chamber seeking Director of Member Services

October 26, 2018

The Chamber is currently seeking a Director of Member Services to add to our growing team.

Seven tips to be better people in business

September 21, 2018

David Aaker is well-known for his expertise in helping businesses thrive. Here are seven tips from him on how to train your enti…

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For those who prefer not to get newspaper ink on their fingers...the electronic version of our monthly print newsletter is below. Envision is distributed on the first Monday of the month inside the Corridor Business Journal.

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