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
Council Bluffs Area Chamber of Commerce and Leadership Council Bluffs Alumni Association are proud to introduce the 35th class of Leadership Council Bluffs. For 35 years, the Council Bluffs Area Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Leadership Council Bluffs Alumni Associations, has been helping to grow and develop leaders in the Council Bluffs community. Leadership Council Bluffs is designed to identify and develop leaders. Bringing individuals together from diverse backgrounds, Leadership
Michelle Forristall joined the CB Chamber at the end of May as the client services coordinator. Michelle will be working at the front desk of the CB Chamber and assisting chamber staff with a variety of projects. In her role, she will be a friendly face for our organization providing first impressions to our visitors and guests. Prior to working at the CB Chamber, Michelle was the payroll coordinator at Lozier Corporation and payroll specialist at Burlington Capital. She is a lifelong resident of Council
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