Chamber Update October 18, 2011

Posted:  October 18, 2011

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Chamber Events

Be recognized at breakfast with the Chamber Board of Directors

The Chamber has celebrated the area’s best in business for 23 years. This year, recipients will be recognized at the all new "A Toast to Our Communities Breakfast" with the Chamber Board of Directors. We need your help to find individuals and businesses to join the ranks.

Answer three brief questions identifying why you or your nominee deserves the award. Self nomination is encouraged! Nominations for awards are due by Thursday, October 27. Online voting will take place between October 31 – November 9 to determine the recipients who will be recognized at the new "A Toast to Our Communities Breakfast" on November 17 from 7:30-8:30 a.m. at Brown Deer Golf Club.

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Meet new Corridor leaders at the Corridor Welcome Reception

Join us this evening of networking and making connections at the Corridor Welcome Reception. Help us welcome nine new Corridor leaders. Anyone living or working in the Cedar Rapids/Iowa City Corridor, especially those new to the area, are welcome to stop by. The complimentary event will take place today, Tuesday, October 18 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Coralville Center for Performing Arts. Light refreshments will be provided.
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Professional development.jpgYou may be noncompliant and not even know it

Is your business compliant with new requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)? One component of the Act is the change in definition of the term "disability." If you're unsure about your responsibilities, don't risk employee lawsuits and EEOC enforcement fines.

Brian Fagen, attorney at Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman PLC shares updates on new ADA requirements, tomorrow, October 19 at 4 p.m. at the Chamber office. Contact Rebecca at or (319) 337-9637 for more information about this complimentary, members-only event.

The most valuable hour and half of your week

Meet fellow business professionals and prospects, learn about other organizations and exchange business cards at Speed Networking on Thursday, October 20 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Coral Ridge Mall community room. This well-organized, fast-paced event is a bit like speed dating, only less risky! Number of participants per industry category is limited and only one person per business. Register today to guarantee your spot!
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Dale Helling retirement reception set for Oct. 25

Assistant Iowa City City Manager Dale Helling is retiring on Nov. 30, after 36 years of service to the city. The public is invited to a reception in his honor on Oct. 25 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Chauncey Swan Park, across the street from city hall at 410 E. Washington St. In case of inclement weather, the event will be moved to Emma Harvat Hall in city hall.

New Members Chamber in the news! Register your support for Blue Zones

The Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce is leading the Iowa City area to become a Blue Zones Community. The goal of the Blue Zones Project is to position Iowa as first in the nation for well-being as measured by the Gallup-Healthways Well Being Index. Help bring Blue Zones principles to our community by registering support at

 A Toast To Our Communities Breakfast November 17  Corridor Welcome Reception tonight October 18 Nominate the Best in Business, including yours, by October 27
Host of the Month - United Way of Johnson County

United Way of Johnson County is the united way our community comes together to give, advocate and volunteer to positively impact community conditions and measurably improve lives. Over the last year, United Way has led a multi-sector effort to develop the 2020 Vision Goals for the Common Good to focus improving our community in the key areas of education, income stability and health. The 2020 Vision Goals are education, income and health.

Area businesses support the United Way through corporate gifts and workplace giving campaigns that provide the opportunity for employees to give generously through special events, payroll deduction and the cash equivalent of donated vacation time. United Way also provides support for workplace volunteer programs.

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