One of the reasons that businesses join the Business Partnership is to get more involved in our community. Get connected to the people, opportunities and businesses that can make a difference for you!
COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
Our premier leadership program was created in 1990 and was formed to foster informed, well-equipped invested leaders. Through the program’s life, more than 650 current and future leaders have gained insight into the issues, opportunities, strengths and challenges within our community.
This appointed professional development group meets once a month during the academic year for day-long sessions to gain insight into the issues opportunities, strengthens, and challenges within the Iowa City area.
Application process occurs every year in June!
“I wouldn’t be in the position I’m in today if it weren’t for the Community Leadership Program, in terms of the knowledge it has given me and the connections I’ve made that have helped me to get here. It’s a program that is very close to my heart.”
Business Partnership President and CEO
Become a Business Partnership Ambassador and help tell our story. As an Ambassador, you will lead the charge on representing the us at various events and business initiatives. While sharing your enthusiasm for the Business Partnership, you’ll also be supporting small businesses and increasing your business contacts throughout the community. Ambassadors, each from a different member organization, celebrate member ribbon cuttings and ground breaking ceremonies, honor long-standing members in the community, recruit new Business Partnership members and volunteer at events.
- Referral Exchange connects non-competing Business Partnership member businesses for the sole purpose of sharing leads, referrals, tips, information and advice that directly support their ability to drive business.
Currently two Referral Exchange groups operate:
- 2nd & 4th Wednesday, 7:45 – 9:00 a.m.
- 1st & 3rd Wednesday, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
You can make a difference in the community. Connect with the people, opportunities, and businesses that can make it happen!