Iowa Grant Will Help Employers Lower Language Barriers in the WorkplaceFunding will improve communication on the job and support recruitment and retention efforts DES MOINES, IOWA – Governor Kim Reynolds today announced new grant awards targeted at reducing language barriers within Iowa’s workforce. The new Iowa Language Learners Job Training Program will provide $357,470 in funding to support meaningful language programs at 11 different Iowa employers. In total, the employer grants being awarded today
Iowa Arts Council to host grant information sessions inCedar Falls, Creston, Ottumwa and Storm LakeDES MOINES – The Iowa Arts Council is encouraging all Iowans involved in building creative communities, including artists, filmmakers, and cultural organizations, to attend its grant information sessions this month.Iowa Arts Council staff will make stops in Cedar Falls, Creston, Ottumwa and Storm Lake to visit with community members about current grant funding opportunities ahead of a May 1, 2023, application
CB CHAMBER CELEBRATES COUNCIL BLUFFS’ TWENTY-FIVE AWARDED UNBELIEVABLE WORKPLACES FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 9, 2023COUNCIL BLUFFS, IOWA – UNbelievable Workplaces is a third-year program developed and managed by the Council Bluffs Area Chamber of Commerce. The program is designed to help area businesses track employee satisfaction. Area employers can utilize the UNbelievable Workplaces program to obtain insight from their associates, create a culture that employees will want to work in; and share their
ANNOUNCING OUR Council Bluffs Area Chamber Partnership with BetterCultureThe ability to attract and retain talent is one of the most pressing issues facing Council Bluffs Area Chamber member businesses. As such, I’m excited to announce a new partnership. The Council Bluffs Area Chamber is partnering with BetterCulture to provide our members with resources to attract, develop, and retain talent and improve your workplace culture. BetterCulture has an impressive
The Council Bluffs Area Chamber of Commerce still has sponsorships available for our workforce development department. Please see the current and available list below. If you are interested please email Drew at Drew@councilbluffsiowa.com Workforce Development Sponsors This is a great sponsorship for any business looking to get its business informed of Council Bluffs' workforce and partners. Workforce Development Sponsor $3,000 1 of 2 available Benefits: This sponsor will receive
Governor Reynolds Awards Second Round of Child Care Business Incentive GrantsGrants will support child care slots and give employers greater flexibility to help their employeesDES MOINES, IOWA – Governor Kim Reynolds today announced a second round of grant awards targeted at supporting child care slots through meaningful business incentives. A total of $443,234 will be awarded through Iowa Workforce Development (IWD) and the Iowa Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to support five projects
5 Benefits of Joining Your Local Chamber of CommerceLearn how your local chamber can create business contacts, increase credibility, expand your network, provide resources, and support professional development.A chamber of commerce is an integrated business network that works toward the common interests of small businesses in local areas across the United States. Your local chamber of commerce can offer visibility, credibility, support, and more for your new or growing business.Here are five reasons why
The CB Chamber is a proud sponsor of the 2022 REV Pitch Competition. TS Bank has partnered with Advance Southwest Iowa to host REV, a pitch competition with $14,000 in prize money, on Tuesday, November 1, 2022 from 4-7 p.m. at the Hoff Family Arts and Culture Center. Attendees will have the opportunity to watch pitches live from five REV finalists, all local entrepreneurs and business owners, beginning at 4 p.m. They will also have the chance to meet the finalists to learn more about their businesses,
The Council Bluffs Area Chamber of Commerce is partnering with Iowa Workforce Development (IWD) and Iowa Economic Development Authority to complete a Laborshed employment study for the Council Bluffs area. This study will geographically define which communities contribute to Council Bluffs’ workforce, regardless of political boundaries. This defined area is called a Laborshed area and is based upon commuting patterns. The purpose of this Laborshed study is to measure the availability and
The Council Bluffs Area Chamber of Commerce has received a $5,000 grant from the Community Foundation for Western Iowa through the Women’s Fund of Southwest Iowa. This fund has been established to support programming designed to improve the quality of life and well-being of women and their families. The CB Chamber will utilize these funds to support Leveraging Individual Female Talent (L.I.F.T.) Mentor Program, a new workforce development program. “The Council Bluffs Area Chamber of Commerce is honored
Youth Leadership Council Bluffs (YLCB), a program of the Council Bluffs Area Chamber of Commerce, is designed to develop and educate youth to become socially minded, active young adults. YLCB is designed to create a two-fold investment. Community members and stakeholders invest in the development and education of youth by lending guidance to learn about community leadership. In turn, youth become invested in the community because of their experiences and the relationships established during the program.
The Council Bluffs Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Alicia Frieze, workforce development director for the CB Chamber, has been selected to participate in LeadDIVERSITY’s fourth cohort beginning in September 2022. LeadDIVERSITY is a 9-month leadership program established by Inclusive Communities in partnership with the Omaha Public Power District, the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce, and TriFaith Initiative. This program is centered around creating organizational opportunities and
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