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Chamber News & Press Releases

Want to find out what we’ve been up to lately? Well, it’s A LOT! You can tell by the impressive list of news nuggets below.

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…

Announcing the newest Chamber Ambassadors

November 9, 2018

Congratulations to the newest members of the Iowa City Area Chamber Ambassadors!

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.

Announcing 2018 Toast winners

October 25, 2018

Honorees have been unveiled for A Toast To Our Communities, the Chamber's 30th annual awards breakfast that will be held Nov. 8 …

2018 Sponsorship campaign is now underway

October 1, 2018

The Chamber’s annual Sponsorship Campaign is now underway, with some exciting changes in our events and programs.

Chamber hires Jennifer Banta as new Vice President

September 25, 2018

The Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce has hired Jennifer Banta as its new Vice President, Advocacy and External Affairs.

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…

Apply to join the Ambassadors

September 17, 2018

We are now accepting applications to join the Ambassadors, a great way to get more involved with the Chamber and the community.

Read candidate responses ahead of our Chamber forum Aug. 29

August 27, 2018

Ahead of the Chamber's upcoming candidate forum on Wednesday, August 29, we invited all five candidates in Sept. 4's Iowa City C…

Chamber to hold City Council forum at MERGE

August 22, 2018

The Chamber will host a candidate forum on Wednesday, August 29 ahead of the upcoming Iowa City City Council primary election on…

Chamber, ICAD announce results of Project Penguin

August 15, 2018

Recognizing a need for proactive change and leadership within the community, the Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce and the Iowa…

Preparing kids today for tomorrow's careers

August 9, 2018

Technology is rapidly changing the workplace, with career paths available today that didn't even exist a decade ago. With that i…

Congratulations to Kelly Hayworth!

August 8, 2018

The Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce congratulates Coralville City Administrator, Kelly Hayworth, on 30 years of service with …

The business of tailgating

August 7, 2018

The Iowa Hawkeye football team is gearing up to kick off a new season later this month -- and with it, the return of tailgating.…

Community Leadership Program Class of 2018-2019!

August 2, 2018

Congratulations to the CLP Class of 2018-2019!

Now Accepting Applications for Vice President, Advocacy & External Affairs

July 26, 2018

The Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce is now accepting applications for the position of Vice President, Advocacy & External Aff…

Choosing Action: Guest article by Mark Nolte

July 2, 2018

The Iowa City Area faces looming challenges to its business community. Are we willing to address them?

Introducing the Iowa City Intern Club!

June 11, 2018

The Chamber has teamed up with partner orgs and members to provide summer programming for interns.

Now acccepting applications for 2018-19 Community Leadership Program

May 15, 2018

Our Community Leadership Program (CLP) fosters informed, well-equipped, and invested leaders. Participants receive an in-depth o…

FAQ: Project Penguin

May 7, 2018

In an effort to keep our members and investors informed, here are responses to commonly asked questions about "Project Penguin,"…

Chamber opposes Chinese tariffs

April 12, 2018

The Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce is opposed to the proposed trade tariffs by the Trump Administration against China, and t…

ICACC becomes one of the first Chambers nationwide to accept Bitcoin

March 14, 2018

The Chamber now accepts Bitcoin payments from members, making it one of the first Chamber organizations in the country to do so.

Applications Now Open for Ag Youth Scholarship

March 7, 2018

Each year, the Agribusiness/Bioscience Committee offers the Outstanding Agriculture Youth Scholarship in the amount of $2,500 to…

Now Accepting Nominations for Excellence in Education

March 7, 2018

The Chamber is currently seeking nominations for 2018 Excellence in Education Awards. The awards recognize students, teachers, a…

Join our Business Council on Legislative Affairs

December 14, 2017

The Business Council on Legislative Affairs is established to engage members in the Chamber’s policy and advocacy work at the lo…

Announcing the Chamber Legislative Priorities for 2018

November 2, 2017

The Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce has released its 2018 Local Legislative Priorities, giving members an overview of the ini…

Chamber wraps up successful Sponsorship Campaign

October 31, 2017

The Chamber has successfully concluded its 2017 Sponsorship Campaign, with more than $196,000 raised.

Read the positions of City Council candidates in Iowa City, Coralville and North Liberty

October 25, 2017

The Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce invited City Council candidates from Iowa City, Coralville and North Liberty to share the…

See results from our Member Survey

October 4, 2017

Here's a quick summary of what we learned from our 2017 member survey.

We're seeking nominations for TOAST 2017

September 6, 2017

The Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for A Toast to Our Communities! The event recognizes leaders and b…

Read candidate responses ahead of our School Board Forum Aug. 30

August 15, 2017

Ahead of its school board candidate forum set for Aug. 30 at the Coralville Public Library, the Iowa City Area Chamber of Commer…

Community Leadership Program Class of 2017 - 2018

August 1, 2017

Congrats to the 2017 - 2018 CLP Class!

Expert Edge Applications

May 15, 2017

Apply to present at an Expert Edge seminar!

Community Leadership Program Applications Available

April 21, 2017

Apply for the Chamber's Community Leadership Program!

Thank you for Attending the 2017 Annual Banquet!

February 20, 2017

The Chamber's Annual Banquet was Thursday, February 16.

Congratulations to December's Small Business Spotlight!

December 8, 2016

BRL HR Consulting's owner, Brenda LaMarche, discusses the HR consulting and HR outsourcing services her business provides.

Congratulations to November's Small Business Spotlight!

November 10, 2016

Black & Gold Chiropractic & Wellness owners Drs. Jess and Jake Young discuss their family-friendly business.

A Toast to Our Communities Award Recipients Announced

November 10, 2016

Chamber Announces Best in Business Award Recipients

Welcome Tim and Rob to the Chamber Team!

October 25, 2016

The Chamber welcomes two, new team members!

Congratulations to October's Small Business Spotlight!

October 11, 2016

Dwell Home Furnishings & Interior Design President, Cheri Hochstetler, discusses Dwell's recent expansion.

Congratulations to September's Small Business Spotlight!

September 15, 2016

Grab some grub at our spotlight business!

Community Leadership Program Class of 2016 - 2017

August 1, 2016

Congrats to the 2016 - 2017 CLP Class!

Congratulations to August's Small Business Spotlight!

August 1, 2016

MMS Consultants specializes in civil engineering for the public and private sectors, with a full range of services from design t…

Welcome Kim Casko to the Chamber Team!

July 28, 2016

Kim Casko Named Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce President & CEO

Congratulations to July's Small Business Spotlight!

June 30, 2016

tiny feet BOutique and Playspace co- owner, Hannah Shultz, explains what makes their business so unique.

Above & Beyond: Chamber Members Give 110%

June 10, 2016

Thank you to the 110% Club!

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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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