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Alliance & Chamber CEO Dust to Speak at Dislocated Worker Transition Center Opening

WATERLOO–A new center to assist displaced John Deere workers will open Tuesday, August 18, with a grand opening ceremony at 10:00 a.m. on the Hawkeye Community College Main Campus. WHAT: John Deere Transition Center Grand Opening WHEN: Tuesday, August 18, 2015, 10:00 a.m. WHERE: Advanced Technology and Business Center, Buchanan Hall Hawkeye Community College, 1501 […]

Cedar Valley to receive 2015 Community of Character Award

Cedar Valley to receive 2015 Community of Character Award The Greater Cedar Valley Alliance & Chamber and Leader Valley congratulate Cedar Valley Character Counts and the Cedar Valley region of northeast Iowa for being honored by the Robert D. and Billie Ray Center at Drake University as its 2015 Community of Character. The Ray Center, […]

Alliance & Chamber Launches New Website to Showcase TechWorks Campus

The Greater Cedar Valley Alliance & Chamber is pleased to announce the launch of a new website, This new resource was developed to provide greater visibility and information about the TechWorks Campus, its properties, projects and partners. It is also a source for latest news and developments taking place on the Campus. The site […]

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 […]


(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 […]