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Clayberg Joins Alliance & Chamber as Director of Business Retention & Expansion

The Greater Cedar Valley Alliance & Chamber is pleased to announce Nate Clayberg has accepted the position of Director of Business Retention & Expansion. As Director of Business of Retention & Expansion, Clayberg will plan, develop, and implement regional economic development initiatives to encourage and facilitate growth in targeted industry sectors. An important initiative to [...]

Sue Beach Joins Alliance & Chamber as Director of Investor Relations

The Greater Cedar Valley Alliance & Chamber is pleased to announce that Sue Beach has joined the Alliance & Chamber as Director of Investor Relations. The Director of Investor Relations is responsible for investor recruitment and retention. Beach will work collaboratively with Bette Wubbena, Director of Investor Services.  “Sue has served as a volunteer on [...]

Leader Valley Receive Robert Koob Award for Collaboration

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa — The University of Northern Iowa Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Student Association will be honoring local nonprofits at the 10th Annual Cedar Valley Nonprofit Awards Luncheon from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 16th, in the Commons Ballroom on the UNI campus. The luncheon will recognize the outstanding contributions of local nonprofits [...]

Alliance & Chamber Announce 2014 Annual Award Recipients

WATERLOO, April 2, 2014— The Greater Cedar Valley Alliance & Chamber (GCVAC)  is announcing their 2014 Annual Award recipients. These awards recognize Cedar Valley individuals, organizations and businesses and were presented to a record setting crowd of 580 investors and supporters at the Alliance & Chamber Annual Celebration on March 27 at the Park Place [...]


The Greater Cedar Valley Alliance & Chamber seeks motivated and energetic candidates that are passionate about helping businesses & institutions fulfill their workforce needs to become our full-time Workforce Development Coordinator. The main responsibility is to execute workforce development events & activities that promote job creation, workforce recruitment & retention in basic industry sectors and [...]

Alliance & Chamber Investors/Leaders Expand Market Reach with Recent Acquisition & Merger

ME&V has announced it is merging with Cedar Rapids advertising agency Henry Russell Bruce (HRB) as of April 1. The new organization’s name is “AMPERAGE.” The branding line for the new entity is “Move the Needle.” The merger of two of Iowa’s top agencies will broaden the scope of services and expand areas of expertise. [...]

Career Opportunities in Economic Developement & Investor Developement with Greater Cedar Valley Alliance & Chambe

The Greater Cedar Valley Alliance & Chamber has two positions available: Job Title: Director of Investor Relations Description: This person will be responsible for achieving revenue goals through the creation & execution of investor recruitment & retention programs. Bachelors degree with at least 3 years related experience preferred. Competitive salary with incentive structure and benefit [...]

Legislative Update

Legislators spent the majority of this week debating bills. Most of the bills were non-controversial, but they do have an impact on Iowa employers. ABI provides an update on this weeks activity here.

Zuidberg to Locate First U.S. Facility in the Cedar Valley of Iowa

Officials from Zuidberg, the City of Cedar Falls, Iowa, Greater Cedar Valley Alliance & Chamber and Iowa Economic Development Authority have jointly announced the location of Zuidberg North America, Inc. in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Zuidberg’s facility will be located in the Cedar Falls Industrial Park on Capital Way in an industrial operations building, that local [...]

TechWorks Campus and Iowa Innovation Council welcome Wes James as Director of Operations, Industrial Incubator/Accelerator

Cedar Valley of Iowa – With plans moving forward at the Cedar Valley TechWorks to establish the Iowa Advanced Manufacturing Center, a position has been created and filled to oversee the startup operations of the new center and its incubator/accelerator. Wes James joins the TechWorks team as the former General Manager of NABL Center, which [...]