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Leighty Legacy Luncheon Moved to July 21st

Luncheon Moved to July 21st The Legacy Luncheon featuring an interview with local entrepreneur and philanthropist Ike Leighty, previously scheduled for May 28th, has been rescheduled for July 21st from 11:30am to 1:00pm at Sunnyside Golf Course. Leighty will share his business philosophy, leadership tips from his work with Filter Minder and Engineered Products, and […]

Iowa Advanced Manufacturing Network Hub at TechWorks of First Projects to Receive Iowa’s New Strategic Infrastructure Funding – $2.7 Million for additional 3D Printers UNI Metal Casting Center

(Cedar Valley of Iowa) The Iowa Advanced Manufacturing Network Hub (IAMNH), at the TechWorks Campus in Waterloo, is one of the first projects in the state to be awarded funds through Iowa’s new Strategic Infrastructure Fund (SIF). The funding was approved by the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) Board at their June meeting. The project, […]

#CedarValleyMade – HowFactory wins top prize at UNI’s 2015 Dream Big, Grow Here Competition

A Cedar Valley startup, HowFactory, won a total of $15,000 in the University of Northern Iowa’s 2015 Dream Big, Grow Here competition held at EntreFEST Thursday night.  HowFactory has created a digital process for manufacturers to manage training material. Earlier Thursday afternoon, HowFactory won $5,000 in the semi-final round in the manufacturing/Bioscience/IT division then later […]

ConAgra Foods Announces $50M Expansion

Cedar Valley of Iowa – The Greater Cedar Valley Alliance & Chamber and the City of Waterloo, Iowa announce the $50M expansion of the ConAgra Foods plant located in the Waterloo MidPort Industrial Park, pending approval of state and local assistance. Mayor Buck Clark welcomes the potential new investment and jobs at the MidPort site, […]

Annual AMC Engineering Conference Kicks Off at TechWorks

Cedar Valley of Iowa – The 2015 AMC Engineering Conference will be held May 5-7 at the Ramada Inn and Five Sullivan’s Convention Center in Waterloo. This is the 30th anniversary of the Annual AMC Engineering Conference which is an educational conference and tradeshow for agricultural and off-highway equipment design engineers. AMC (formerly Agricultural Machinery […]

ORANGE ELEMENTARY NAMED LIGHTHOUSE SCHOOL

(Cedar Valley of Iowa) – WATERLOO—Orange Elementary has been designated by FranklinCovey as only the second Lighthouse School in Iowa. FranklinCovey visited Orange last week to confirm Leader in Me has been implemented as a whole school transformational model. It involves academics, leadership and a culture where you can see, hear and feel the 7 […]

Greater Cedar Valley Alliance & Chamber Business Education Series

The Greater Cedar Valley Alliance & Chamber is hosting three seminars for business professionals during the month of May. The Business Education Series is a local link to information on timely issues that influence the business bottom line. May seminars will focus on simple office changes that save money and improve the work environment, data […]

Winnebago Industries to Expand Operation to the Cedar Valley of Iowa

Officials from Winnebago Industries Inc., the City of Waverly, Iowa, and the Greater Cedar Valley Alliance & Chamber are announcing the planned location of a Winnebago production facility in Waverly, Iowa. The Winnebago facility will locate in the Waverly’s SW Business Park on 8th St. SW in 33,400 square foot building.   As stated in an […]

Hawkeye Community College to host Advanced Manufacturing Information Session March 16

Hawkeye Community College will hold an information session on upcoming classes in Advanced Manufacturing on Monday, March 16, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Cedar Falls Center, 5330 Nordic Drive, Cedar Falls. The session will include information about the CNC Machining and Industrial Maintenance programs, a tour of the training areas, and the opportunity to visit […]

Jesup and Independence Utilities Offering Gigabit Service

Like Cedar Falls, Independence and Jesup are communities that can offer up to 1 Gigabit broadband connections to businesses, schools and individuals.  Farmer’s Mutual Telephone of Jesup (FMT) and Independence Light and Power Telecommunications (Indytel), are investing in their communities by establishing the state-of-the- art internet backbones needed to provide this service. With a 60-day […]