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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

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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

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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

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To plan and respond to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 Workplace Tips for Employees

March 11, 2020

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Health and safety information from the CDC

2020 Census

March 10, 2020

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Accurate Census data can provide businesses with many benefits.


2020 Innovation in Education Awards

March 6, 2020

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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

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


Cybersecurity & State of Iowa

February 4, 2020

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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

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Meet new member Golfletics, opening soon!

New Member Monday: LaLa Boutique

January 10, 2020

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Read more about our fabulous new member LaLa Boutique!

New Member Monday: Omni Digital Group

January 6, 2020

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Learn more about our new member the Omni Digital Group!

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

December 30, 2019

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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

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

New Member Monday: Mix Home Mercantile

December 16, 2019

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Learn more about our new member Mix Home Mercantile!

New Member Monday: Natural Grocers

December 9, 2019

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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

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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

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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

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

Job Opening: Development Programs Manager

October 28, 2019

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

Going Green is Good for Business

October 28, 2019

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

Announcing the 2019 A Toast to Our Communities Awardees!

October 22, 2019

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Meet the deserving winners of this year's awards!

New Member Monday: Spark Consulting Group

October 14, 2019

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

New Partnership with Iowa Restaurant Association

October 7, 2019

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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

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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

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Meet your new favorite spot for coffee!

New Member Monday: Law Office of Kelcey Patrick-Ferree

September 16, 2019

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

"Toast" Nominations Now Open!

September 13, 2019

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

New Member Monday: Fuzzy's Taco Shop

September 9, 2019

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

New Member Monday: SmartScripts

September 2, 2019

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

New Member Monday: Carpenters Union Local 1260

August 19, 2019

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

New Member Monday: Jacobsen Staging

August 12, 2019

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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

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Check out one of Coralville's newest hotels!

Announcing the Community Leadership Program Class of 2019-2020!

August 1, 2019

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Congratulations to the CLP Class of 2019-2020!

New Member Monday: Alexander Lumber

July 29, 2019

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Alexander Lumber has a new location in Iowa City!

New Member Monday: CBRE | Heery

July 22, 2019

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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

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

Now accepting Applications for Office Manager

July 9, 2019

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

New Member Monday: Jon Jacobson, REALTOR

July 8, 2019

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Meet Jon Jacobson, a REALTOR with Keller Williams Realty.

New Member Monday: Eagle Point Solar

July 1, 2019

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

New Member Monday: St. Burch Tavern

June 24, 2019

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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

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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

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

What is the Community Leadership Program?

June 7, 2019

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

Chamber Minute: Week of April 29

April 29, 2019

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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

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

Chamber Minute: Week of April 22

April 22, 2019

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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

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

Winners announced for Excellence In Education

April 15, 2019

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Envision Newsletter

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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